Our business growth consultants are here to help you scale your business model, expand your physical footprint, and reach new markets.

We are here to help you solve business problems, overcome challenges, access financing and loans, and connect with investors, advisors and mentors.

If you don’t see what you need below, or if you have a question, we’re always available for coffee and a chat!

Talk to us: Mark Breen


Cluster-power

The simple act of co-locating with like-minded businesses can result in a critical mass of expertise, innovation and opportunity that creates a success cascade. Being a part of a cluster is so valuable that belonging becomes intrinsic to the brands of each participating company. It is the kind of magic that happens when the whole is truly greater than the sum of its parts.

Clusters in the Saint John region include:

  • Brick Park, our ICT cluster in uptown Saint John
  • Tucker Park Collaborative, our health sciences cluster at the UNB Saint John campus
  • Grandview Industrial Park, home to the Irving Oil refinery and a cluster of trades and trade suppliers.

Funding for expansion

The Impact Loan, formerly known as the SEED loan, is a loan fund for the development of business in the urban Saint John area. In addition to capital, the program also offers free business management skills training for successful applicants.

An Impact Loan Review Meeting is held in the morning of the final Wednesday of every month. To be considered, applications must be submitted nine (9) business days prior to the meeting.

Eligibility: Entrepreneurs aged 39 years or less can apply for business expansion funding. Anyone living outside the urban Saint John area can contact the Community Business Development Corporations (CBDC) for similar funding programs.

Amount: Up to $25,000
Terms:
5 year term at 2% + prime, interest free for 12 months.
For more information: Dakota Lutes


Business consulting/workshops

Using a proven process tailored to your company’s needs, our Catalyst Innovation program helps companies find solutions to complex business challenges. Learn more in this brochure.

Catalyst also enables your team to:
– define and refine ideas for commercialization
– turn untapped potential into innovative product and service solutions

Whether you want to reduce costs, create value, access new markets, outperform competition, or solve a major industry problem, Catalyst will guide you and your team using facilitated problem-solving workshops and strategic support.

For more information: Mark Breen


Success stories