13 Stories to Celebrate
Whether it’s launching Braille product labels or receiving a Clean Label Project certification, Nova Scotia businesses continue to make an impact within our communities and around the world.
Virtual Nova Scotia
Our skilled labour force balances work life with an easy outdoor lifestyle; people love living here. Find out how setting up in Nova Scotia can benefit your business.
Trust the Label: a truly organic approach
“Trust the Label” is now the driving force behind our Nova Scotia food and beverage campaigns.
EnPoint: Aiming to change 1 million lives through mentorship
Chantal and Julia Brine want to bring the value of mentorship to the world through EnPoint, whose mission is to change one million people’s lives.
Global tech leader Virtusa looks to drive digital transformation in Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia is gaining global recognition for a highly educated workforce, tech-friendly environment, and neighbourly business style. Add in an envious ocean lifestyle, and it’s no wonder global tech leaders like digital engineering company, Virtusa, are choosing Nova Scotia.
Shivani’s Kitchen: Exporting spices and sauces to appreciative customers
When the pandemic closed Shivani Dhamija’s restaurant, she launched a food production plant in West Hants.
Outcast Foods: Making beautiful food out of ugly produce
The founders of Outcast Foods know that beauty is more than skin deep.
Talkatoo, Don't Type: A tech startup uses Voice AI to help veterinarians
Shawn Wilkie, CEO of Talkatoo, has spent the past several years working to create solutions that help veterinarians in their day-to-day operations.
Electrifying tomorrow: Nova Scotia emerges as a global hub for disruptive clean technologies
NOVONIX Battery Technology Solutions is a prime example of what’s possible when you combine academic innovation with a connected and invested local business environment.
Opus Fund Services finds itself at home in Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia’s particular business culture is in sync with Opus Fund Services’ foundational pillars.
A digital peacock feather in her cap
Anita Kirkbride’s mission is to empower small business owners to take charge of their social media marketing.
QRA Corp: An ‘accidental entrepreneur’ changes the game
QRA Corp has carved out a unique space in the market for natural-language processing software that uses machine reasoning.
Passive Design, Active Results: An architecture firm helps fight climate change
Passive Design Solutions offers stock home building plans and custom architectural home design services to create energy efficient, low-maintenance homes.
Watch: Laurel Broten discusses leadership and innovation
NSBI President and CEO Laurel Broten discusses with Atlantic Business how her career experience has shaped her leadership and her advice for developing an innovation culture.
LeeWay for Change: A marine company scales up during COVID
The Halifax-based marine services company successfully entered a new market, and, as a result, had its biggest year yet.
Agri-food With Andy: #ThinkExport with Cape Breton Oatcakes
We're celebrating agri-food in Nova Scotia with Andy Hay, The East Coast Kitchen, and he's making Cape Breton Oatcakes!
Video marketing is critical for your business, and NSBI can help
Video marketing plays a critical role in today’s business environment - develop the right video and get it in front of the right audiences.
10 Women Entrepreneurs Doing Business in Boston
Meet 10 incredible women who are doing business in Boston.
Taking the Fuss out of Fizz: A story of innovation
Guy Tipton and Cyril Meagher, founders of BrewWizz, develop innovative products that are improving the craft brewing process all over the world.
12 Reasons to Celebrate
From teaching literacy to helping fight the pandemic, Nova Scotia businesses have been making a difference.
2020: A Year of Pivots
As we kick off 2021, we’re reflecting on 2020: the highs and lows, the lessons learned, and the uplifting business community stories we shared throughout the tumultuous year.
From passion to product: Sohma Naturals brings natural skincare to the world
A manufacturer based out of Digby, Nova Scotia, Sohma Naturals has been producing organic skincare products since 2018.
REDspace in Nova Scotia: Looking back on two decades of business
Looking back on two decades of business. 20 years later, REDspace is a company of 200+ people and is trusted by some of the biggest brands in the world.
We the East: How a Halifax company has infiltrated sports media
Tidal League is making waves in the sports media podcasting industry.
EUCCAN: One Week, One Province: Nova Scotia
NSBI participated in the European Union Chamber of Commerce in Canada (EUCCAN) 'One Week, One Province' virtual event, featuring Nova Scotia.
Innovating the next generation of maritime artificial intelligence in Nova Scotia
A Canadian innovation is a global success story — GSTS provides air traffic control for ships around the world using powerful artificial intelligence.
The technologies for farming under glass (and growing 3 million pounds of tomatoes)
Den Haan Greenhouses is a high-technology greenhouse business producing more than 3 million pounds of tomatoes and a million cucumbers sold throughout Atlantic Canada every year.
Through 8 engaging video modules, you will create an E-commerce roadmap that lays out a clear plan for immediate action and long-term success.
Supporting supplier diversity is just good business
Supplier diversity allows companies to pitch their business to some of the largest organizations in North America and Europe.
Report: How to Spur Innovation in Nova Scotia Post-COVID-19
Innovation is critical to Nova Scotia’s recovery from COVID-19. Click to read the report (PDF).
Safe Harbour: Why investment in Nova Scotia is continuing during COVID-19
Since the beginning of the COVID-19, many businesses have chosen to invest and create jobs in Nova Scotia. These investments are the first signs of a change in the way businesses manage their workforces and investment decisions and also the first signs that Nova Scotia is well-positioned to attract investment despite the chaos.
Top 10 tips for getting the most from your first virtual trade show (plus a key takeaway!)
Thinking about participating in a virtual trade show? We've put together our top 10 tips to help you prepare.
The Jeff Dahn effect: superstar alumni and a growing regional battery cluster
Lithium-ion batteries are critical to the future of green energy and Nova Scotia is going all in to support and grow its cleantech economy.
Hope Blooms: Planting a seed, harvesting a dream
The Hope Blooms journey has gone from a small plot of land to the Dragon’s Den television show to one of the largest grocery retailers in Canada.
Bringing Hill’s Jamaican Jerk Sauce to the world one bottle at a time
Many companies new to exporting get overwhelmed when they first start looking to sell their products and services outside the province. It can be especially challenging when that product is food.
Scotians Global Advisors Program
Scotians is a global network of individuals passionate about Nova Scotia. Passionate about our economic success and the entrepreneurs that drive it.
Ecommerce in COVID-19: Local businesses rise to meet these new challenges
We sat down with Aaron Whitman, the President and Chief Strategist of Able Sense, a small Halifax ecommerce agency with big talent.
Larch Wood: Exporting boards beyond borders
Today, that company— Larch Wood— sells wooden end-grain cutting boards around the world, counting Williams Sonoma and Sur La Table as clients.
Alpha Dog Games: the acquisition of a successful indie studio in Nova Scotia
In October, video game giant Bethesda Softworks acquired Halifax indie studio Alpha Dog Games. By any measure, this is a great success story for a Nova Scotian business.
Canada’s Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster: an FAQ for Nova Scotia companies
The Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster funding is available for Nova Scotia companies. Here's what you need to know.
Igniting entrepreneurship across Nova Scotia
Let’s say you need help growing your business, or you have an idea for starting one. Where do you start? You know there are support organizations that can help – but which one? With so many options, it can seem overwhelming at first – especially if you live in a rural area where offices might be geographically spread out. This is where Ignite Labs comes in.
Nova Scotia filmmaker on mission to strengthen diversity
Behind the scenes of the Aboriginal Shadow Program with Hank White, Nova Scotia film industry veteran.
Live and Work in Nova Scotia
Short commutes, affordable homes, endless coastal beauty, and career opportunity — Nova Scotia has it all.
A booming business, on their terms: How Side Door digitally disrupted the music industry
When one sets out to digitally transform the way entertainers and hosts find each other (think Uber for music shows), you’d assume a strong technology background would be a big part of the equation.
8 reasons why Nova Scotia chocolates are as unique as they are yummy
There are some very interesting things that contribute to the uniqueness of Nova Scotia chocolate.
Leveling the FinTech playing field
No longer the exclusive playing field of traditional institutions, Financial Technologies – or FinTech – is an exponentially growing market driven by rapidly changing technologies and customer expectations.
Opportunity Runs Deep
There’s a place — within steps of office and workshop space — where technology meets the ocean. Where ideas come to life and technical advancements are made.
What's Happening in Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia Industry Sectors
Businesses of Diversity
Nova Scotia Businesses of Diversity are growing their revenues and forging new partnerships through participation in Supplier Diversity procurement programs.
Nova Scotia’s oceans industries are diverse and produce innovative products and services in Marine Defence & Security, Marine Transportation, Fisheries & Aquaculture, Energy, and Ocean Science.
Nova Scotia’s thriving seafood companies, fish harvesters and processors export the highest quality fish and shellfish from the North Atlantic worldwide.
Information Communications Technology
Nova Scotia is a leading data analytics hub in Canada, supported by globally competitive companies and world-renowned academic institutions.
Nova Scotia has everything you need to produce a wide range of crops, including forages, fruits, vegetables, and grains.
Nova Scotia benefits from the largest tides in the world, a wealth of minerals and resources, and researchers that are attracting global attention.
Nova Scotia attracts globally recognized companies working in naval defence, aerospace, shipbuilding, sonar and sensing, cyber security, and training and simulation.
Take notice of the financial services industry in Nova Scotia - a strategic nearshore location for middle & back office operations.
Nova Scotia boasts one of the most cost-competitive jurisdictions for video game development in North America and Europe.
Film & Television Production
Make your next film in Nova Scotia. Located on Canada's Atlantic coast, Nova Scotia offers diverse and spectacular locations.
Nova Scotia's clean technology industry attracts considerable international attention, with its expertise in energy monitoring related technologies and access to natural resources.