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.
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)
4 Herald Ave, Fortis Tower, Suite 505
Business Resource Centre
2 Mount Bermard Ave
Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
4 Herald Ave, Fortis Tower
Canada/Newfoundland Business Service Centre (CBSC)
Humber CBDC – 19 Union St
INTRD – 2 Herald Ave ,Millbrook Mall
Department of Innovation Trade & Rural Development (INTRD)
2 Herald Ave, Millbrook Mall
Downtown Business Association (DBA)
2 West St, Corner Brook Museum
University Dr, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College
709.637.6200 ext. 6435
Greater Corner Brook Board of Trade
11 Confederation Dr
Humber Community Development Corporation (CBDC)
19 Union St
Humber Economic Development Board (HEDB)
23 Stentaford Ave, Pasadena
Newfoundland Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs (NLOWE)
93 West St, Goodhouse Building