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Truro Colchester Welcome Network

Owning Your Own Business

In Truro and Colchester County, we welcome new business owners to our community. You will find many resources if you want to start a business. Our region was built on small businesses. We encourage and support entrepreneurship.

Truro Colchester Partnership for Economic Prosperity (TCPEP)

The TCPEP provides expert advice in all aspects of business ownership. This includes how to start, manage and grow your business. They also help you to find the resources, support programs, and funding to help you.

To find out more, visit

CBDC Northern Opportunities for Business Limited (NOBL)

CBDC supports businesses in our community through financial support, training, and advice.

To find out more, visit and

Truro and Colchester Chamber of Commerce

The Truro and Colchester Chamber of Commerce is the voice of local business. It has 3 main functions:

  • it advocates on behalf of businesses
  • it hosts networking events
  • it gives members the opportunity to offer discounts to other members

Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS)

ISANS offers several programs to help you start or grow your business in Nova Scotia. This is some of the training they offer:

  • accounting and finance
  • business insurance and risk management
  • developing websites and business plans

To find out more, visit and type “business” in the search box

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)

ACOA helps businesses to become more competitive, innovative, and productive. The agency offers free information in these areas:

  • business planning
  • financing
  • government regulations