Once you have established your business, we can help you expand it with our suite of helpful programs, along with information and guidance on how you can progress on several fronts:
Staying competitive in today’s global marketplace is a full-time job. Business strategies must have a long-term vision. Products must meet international quality standards. You must exercise sound business management and be environmentally responsible. And your employees have to be well trained. It takes time and resources.
If you’re thinking about expanding or modernizing, ACOA can help cover some of your capital costs with unsecured, interest-free loans and flexible repayment terms. We can also help with related operational costs for training, research, marketing, productivity, quality assurance and environmental management.
For business sectors such as manufacturing, business services, tourism and information technology, our Business Development Program is a potential source of funding for expansion.
Atlantic Canadian products are sold all around the world. Going global requires specialized knowledge. ACOA can help you with advice, training, internships, market research, business planning and interest-free loans.
We also offer training programs and seminars across the region on topics such as: trade awareness, export assessment and counseling, market information and trade missions. Find out more about doing business abroad.
Atlantic Canadian companies that innovate with speed and precision will thrive. Innovation is vital to Atlantic Canada’s prosperity and a key priority at ACOA.
Looking to develop your innovative ideas and commercialize your products? Through initiatives like the Business Development Program and the Atlantic Innovation Fund, we can help you finance your R&D projects and acquire leading-edge technology to enhance your firm's overall productivity and competitiveness.
Find out more about achieving success through innovation.
Knowing how to prepare a successful bid for a government tender is a distinct skill. ACOA can help you learn how to sell with confidence.
Contact your local ACOA office to see how we can help.