Business Support Agencies

The City of Corner Brook has business support agencies to help start a business or expand your current business operations. Whether you are looking for business plan advice, financing options or to network with other business leaders, Corner Brook has organizations to meet your needs.

Business Planning

The Canada/Newfoundland and Labrador Business Service Centre has information about the many areas of business operations.   You can access their services online or by calling toll-free at 1-800-668-1010.  We have two local satellite resource sites at Humber Community Development Corporation at 19 Union Street or the offices of the Department of Innovation, Trade & Rural Development in the Millbrook Mall.

To help move your business idea into a business plan, local agencies will work with you one-on-one to help identify your skill set, define your product/service, and determine the market potential to create a business plan and seek funding for a new business.  As well, these organizations can help you create plans for expansion. 


Business Financing

There are government agencies or departments that have financing programs to support business growth.  These agencies also offer counseling or advice.

You can apply for business loans from any of the banks located in Corner Brook.

Business Member Organizations

There are local member business organizations that provide opportunities for networking with other business owners and managers, workshops or other training, and advocacy on issues that affect your business. 

Business Registration

When you are ready to start the business, the Business Resource Centre at City Hall will guide you through the process within the City of Corner Brook.  Phone: 637-1588 or Email: business@cornerbrook.com.  

Before you rent or buy space, it is best to check whether your business fits the zone for that area of the city.  You will also need to complete a development application and potentially, a building permit if renovations or a new building is needed. 

Depending on the scope of your business, you will also register with provincial or federal governments.  You can check out the Business Start up Info Guide at www.canadabusiness.ca. For example, you apply for a Business Number with the Canadian Revenue Agency for filing corporate income tax, GST/HST, payroll, and import/export.  All businesses with employees or are incorporated, need to register with Workplace, Health & Safety Compensation Commission

For more information about processes when starting a business, see the section Business>Start/Expand a Business.

Local Offices

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)
4 Herald Ave, Fortis Tower, Suite 505
709.637.4477
www.acoa.ca

 Business Resource Centre
City Hall
2 Mount Bermard Ave
709.637.1588
www.cornerbrook.com

Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
4 Herald Ave, Fortis Tower
709.637.4515
www.bdc.ca

Canada/Newfoundland Business Service Centre (CBSC)
Humber CBDC – 19 Union St
INTRD – 2 Herald Ave ,Millbrook Mall
1.800.668.1010
www.canadabusiness.ca

Department of Innovation Trade & Rural Development (INTRD)
2 Herald Ave, Millbrook Mall
709.637.2980
www.intrd.gov.nl.ca/intrd

Downtown Business Association (DBA)
2 West St, Corner Brook Museum
709.634.7052
www.downtowncornerbrook.com

Gateway West
University Dr, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College
709.637.6200 ext. 6435
www.swgc.mun.ca/gateway

Greater Corner Brook Board of Trade
11 Confederation Dr
709.634.5831
www.gcbbt.com

Humber Community Development Corporation (CBDC)
19 Union St
709.639.7755
www.cbdc.ca

Humber Economic Development Board (HEDB)
23 Stentaford Ave, Pasadena 
686.6390
www.humber.nf.ca

Newfoundland Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs (NLOWE)
93 West St, Goodhouse Building
709.632.5069
www.nlowe.org