Support for business growth

Are you dreaming of starting your own business, or need to expand your existing one? Help is just one click away. There are several government departments and agencies tasked with supporting economic development in the Province of Nova Scotia.

And you can always contact the Chamber of Commerce – we’re here to help.

Nova Scotia Business Inc

As a private sector‐led agency, NSBI works to attract new companies to locate in Nova Scotia and help those already in Nova Scotia expand through services such as export development and financing.

Community Business Development Corp

CBDC Blue Water offers financing up to $150,000 and also delivers specific programs targeted to young entrepreneurs, start‐up businesses, student entrepreneurs, female entrepreneurs, and businesses implementing new technology in their business or bringing a new technology to market.
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112 km (70 miles) to Truro

85 km (53 miles) to New Glasgow

112 km (70 miles) to Halifax

Getting here

  • Sheet Harbour is only a 90-minute drive from Halifax Stanfield International Airport. This the only airport in Atlantic Canada to offer U.S. pre-clearance, making travel that much easier.
  • If arriving to Sheet Harbour by boat, we have six moorings with floating docks nearby that are free to the public. Stock up on provisions or have a bite to eat.
  • Several ferry services operate in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick (Saint John), Prince Edward Island (Wood Islands) and Newfoundland (Port Aux Basques and Argentia).
  • You can drive to Sheet Harbour on one of three highways: Highway 7, NS-224, or NS-374



I'm proud to be able to live and work in the Sheet Harbour area since building my business here. Living here while being an entrepreneur allows me to have more sense of balance between work and life due to how peaceful the area is.

Rebecca Atkinson

Sober Island Brewing Company