Tourism Nova Scotia business resources include:
- A series of tourism development manuals help establish tourism businesses and plan for the delivery of tourism services in Nova Scotia. Recently developed guides include:
- A Guide to Planning and Hosting Festivals and Events in Nova Scotia
- A Guide to Community Tourism Planning in Nova Scotia
- A Guide to Marketing Your Nova Scotia Tourism Business
- A Guide to Starting and Running a Restaurant in Nova Scotia
- Building Travel Trade Business – Opportunities for Nova Scotia Tourism Operators
- A Guide to Starting and Operating an Accommodation Business in Nova Scotia —coming soon!
If information on other subject areas is required, please contact Jennifer McKeane, Tourism Development Advisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (902) 424-6540.
- For strategic industry or sector development initiatives related to increasing the quality, market- readiness, and professional development for employees. Please contact Jennifer McKeane to discuss your project.
- The Experience Toolkit will help you create world class, memorable experiences for your visitors. Learn more about experience development here.
- Visit the Tourism Research page to access research on current levels of tourism activity. This publication is updated regularly and gives an accurate year-to-date synopsis on visitation and accommodation activity in Nova Scotia.
External Resources for developing your business
- The Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia (TIANS) provides tailored one-on-one mentoring meetings, technology workshops and webinars. The Nova Scotia Tourism Human Resource Council (NSTHRC) provides on-going professional development resources for tourism operators. Please contact Lisa Dahr at TIANS at (902) 422-5249, visit tians.org and tourismhrc.com, or email email@example.com
- Visit your local Community Business Development Corporation (CBDC) or download a business plan template at: http://www.cbdc.ca/en/business-plan/a-practical-guide
- Attend a workshop at the Centre for Entrepreneurship Education and Development (CEED):
- Both CEED and CBDC can advise on financing options, and both offer specific loan programs.
- The Canada Business Network also has a wealth of information on starting and growing a business and has a database on all federal and provincial financing and grant opportunities.
- Figuring out the rules and regulations that apply to your business can be complex and time-consuming. To help make things easier and save valuable time visit Nova Scotia’s Business Navigation service.