Business support agencies play an important role in helping to start a new business or expand current business operations. Whether you are looking for business plan advice, financing options or to network with other business leaders, you will find an organization in Corner Brook to meet your needs.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Service Centre page of Canada Business Network
provides comprehensive information on business planning, licensing and regulations, financing and operations. Their services can be accessed online
or by calling at 1-888-576-4444 (toll-free) or 709-772-6022. In Corner Brook, there are satellite resource sites at Humber Community Development Corporation at 19 Union Street and Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation at Millbrook Mall.
To help translate your business idea into a business plan, the following local agencies are available to work closely with you. They will identify your skill sets, define the product/service, evaluate the ownership structure and analyze the market potential to create a viable business plan. They will also help you work out best financial solutions.
Several government agencies or departments have financing programs to support business start-up and growth. These agencies also offer grants, business advisory and counselling services.
You can also apply for business loans at the branches of the banks located in Corner Brook.
The local member business organizations provide opportunities for networking with other business owners and managers, workshops and training, and advocacy on issues that concern businesses on an ongoing basis.
When you are ready to start your business, contact the Business Facilitator at the City Hall who will guide you through the process of registration and regulatory requirements. Advisory services on all aspects of business set-up, licensing, financing and operations are also available. Phone 1-709-637-1551 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Before you rent or buy space, it is advisable to check whether your business is permitted in that zone. You will also need to complete a development application and potentially, a building permit in case of construction of a new building and renovation or a change of use of an existing building.
Depending on the scope of your business, you will also register with provincial or federal governments.
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)
Joseph R. Smallwood Building
1 Regent Square
Corner Brook, NL A2H 7K6
(709) 640-8196 / (709) 632-2749
City of Corner Brook (City Hall)
5 Park Street
P. O. Box 1080
Corner Brook, NL A2H 6E1
(709) 637-1551 / (709) 637-1500
Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation
Millbrook Mall, 2 Herald Avenue
P.O. Box 2006
Corner Brook, NL A2H 6J8
Humber Community Development Corporation
19 Union Street, Suite 4
P.O. Box 657
Corner Brook, NL A2H 6G1
Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
4 Herald Avenue, 1st Floor
Corner Brook, NL A2H 4B4
Corner Brook Downtown Business Association (DBA)
P.O. Box 20055
Corner Brook, NL A2H 2R1
(709) 634 7052
Greater Corner Brook Board of Trade (BOT)
P.O. Box 475
11 Confederation Drive
Corner Brook, NL A2H 6E6
Navigate Small Business Program
Room# AS2001 Room# 143B
20 University Drive 141 O’Connell Drive
Corner Brook, NL A2H 5G4 Corner Brook, NL A2H 6H6
(709) 639-2700 (709) 637-8549
Newfoundland & Labrador Organization of Women entrepreneurs (NLOWE)
Contact: Joanne Gillis, email@example.com