In addition to the agencies and organizations listed under the previous sections, here are some other local and provincial organizations that may be helpful to you and your business:
South Queens Chamber of Commerce
Over 100 years old, the South Queens Chamber of Commerce serves Liverpool and surrounding communities. Their mission is to promote and improve trade and commerce, working to foster the economic, civic and social welfare of the district. A member of the Nova Scotia Chambers of Commerce, the SQCC has a growing membership, is a strong advocate for local business and a valued partner of the Region of Queens Municipality and other organizations in the area. For more information on SQCC, visit their website and follow them on Facebook.
North Queens Board of Trade
Established in 1906, the North Queens Board of Trade is the equivalent organization to SQCC in the Caledonia area, acting as an advocate for local businesses. NQBT is an active organization not just with local businesses, as a registered not-for-profit and charitable organisation it acts a umbrella body for a number of other community economic development initiatives. You can follow NQBT on Facebook.
Centre for Women in Business
The Centre for Women in Business is dedicated to helping women across the province succeed as entrepreneurs through exposure, connection and learning. This includes one-on-one business advice, business skills training, trade missions, networking and a membership program designed to develop and support women in business.
They’ve helped members and clients launch new business ideas, propel established companies to new levels of success, and thrive as owners, CEOs and industry leaders. For more information, visit https://www.centreforwomeninbusiness.ca/
Acadia Entrepreneurship Centre
The team at Acadia Entrepreneurship Centre is made up of experienced business professionals and counsellors. They offer everything from one-on-one business planning consultation to group training facilitation. With satellite offices in Lunenburg and Queens and online platforms, it’s easy for individuals, businesses and not-for-profits to access their training, advisory and innovation & incubation services. For more information, visit https://www.acadiaentrepreneurshipcentre.com/