GLOOSCAP COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Purpose

 

The  non profit Community Economic Development Department of Glooscap Ventures purpose is to provide business resources and advisory services for members of Glooscap First Nation. This includes new business start ups and expanding existing businesses owned by community members.

 

 Our Services

 

  • Business planning, including Business Plan assistance

  • Business Financing Assistance

  • Business Grants Assistance (Non-Repayable Programing)

  • Marketing Plans Consulting

  • Finance Consulting

  • Supply Chain Consulting

  • Training Programs

 

Our Programs

 

Small Business Loan Program

 

  • Apply for a loan up to $5,000

  • Access to CBDC Entrepreneurship Training & Workshops

  • Self-Employment Benefits Training workshops

 

“Soar Up” Scholarship Award

 

  • Scholarship of $2,000 for post-secondary University Students

  • Scholarship of $2,000 for post-secondary trade

  • Deadline for submissions is May 15th of each program year. Call outs for submission will be April 15th. 

Glooscap Artisans Promotion Initiative 

  • Provides assistance to community artisans through

    • Website & online development & sales​

    • Promotional materials

    • Exclusive retail locations

    • Indigenous tourism promotion in the Annapolis Valley

Our Projects

High Speed Internet 

High speed internet has arrived in Glooscap First Nation and the surrounding area for the first time. This allows community owned and privately owned businesses to advance with the times, allows for better online access for students, and improves entertainment.

Glooscap Community Radio

In 2020 Glooscap First Nation launched its first community radio station - GCR. GCR broadcasts local Indigenous music, news, and information to the Glooscap community members. The station is operated and funded through the community development department and can be found here: www.glooscapradio.com.

Glooscap Artisans Gift Shop

Working with our artisans, Glooscap Ventures will set up and operate a gift shop on Glooscap Landing that will offer artwork and crafts from our community members. This will be located within the Sweetgrass Convenience store in 2021 but will be moved to a new home in the future. There is no cost for community members to sell their wares. Contact us for more information. 

OUTSIDE RESOURCES

 

Business Registration Forms (Nova Scotia)

 

Access Nova Scotia: http://novascotia.ca/sns/access/business/registry-joint-stock-companies/forms-information.asp

 

Programs for Youth

 

 

Programs & Organizations for Everyone

 

Community Business Development Corporation (CBDC)

Kings-Hants http://www.cbdc.ca/en/nova-scotia-association-of-cbdcs/cbdc-hants-kings/programs

Annapolis Ventures http://www.cbdc.ca/en/nova-scotia-association-of-cbdcs/cbdc-annapolis-ventures-ltd/programs

  • Social Enterprise Loan

  • First-Time Entrepreneur Loan

  • General Business Loan

  • Youth Loan

  • Students in Business

  • Skills Training

  • Self-Employment Benefit Program

  • Innovation Loan

  • Business Counselling

 

Ulnooweg Development Group

 http://www.ulnooweg.ca/aboriginal-business-services/the-lending-process/loans/

 

  • Aboriginal Business Development Program

  • Youth Business Loan

  • General Business Loan

  • Cottage Craft Industry Loan

 

Centre for Entrepreneurship Education and Development (CEED)

https://ceed.ca/

 

  • Workshops & Training

  • Business Counselling

  • Youth Employment Program

 

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)

 http://www.acoa-apeca.gc.ca/eng/ImLookingFor/ProgramInformation/Pages/Home.aspx

 

  • Atlantic Innovation Fund

  • Business Development Program

  • Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

  • Innovative Communities Fund

  • Seed Capital Program

 

Acadia Entrepreneurship Centre

http://www.acadiaentrepreneurshipcentre.com/what-we-do/for-individuals/

 

  • Training Programs

  • Business Counselling

  • Incubation Centre

 

Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)

https://www.bdc.ca/en/pages/home.aspx

 

  • Advisory Services

  • General Business Loan Program

  • Venture Capital Program

 

Capital for Aboriginal Prosperity and Entrepreneurship (CAPE Fund)

http://www.capefund.ca/

 

  • Investments for large Aboriginal Businesses

 

 

Information for Community Members not living in Nova Scotia

 

ONE Network (Ontario)

http://www.onebusiness.ca/

Small Business Enterprise Centres (Ontario)

 https://www.ontario.ca/page/small-business-enterprise-centre-and-community-based-provider-locations

CBDC (New Brunswick)

http://www.cbdc.ca/en/new-brunswick-association-of-cbdcs

SBDC (New Hampshire)

https://www.nhsbdc.org/

New Hampshire Economic Development (New Hampshire)

http://www.nheconomy.com/Start/Free-Business-Advice/

 

Post-Secondary Education

 

Acadia University – FC Manning School of Business

St. Mary’s University – Sobey School of Business

Dalhousie University – Rowe School of Business

Mount Saint Vincent – School of Business and Tourism

St. Francis Xavier University – Schwartz School of Business

Cape Breton University – Shannon School of Business

Nova Scotia Community College – School of Business