Business Counselling

Are you working IN your business, but not ON your business? Are you working 70-80 hours per week but not getting ahead? Perhaps is it time to step back and look at the big picture – with a fresh set of eyes.

An Acadia Entrepreneurship Centre Business Counsellor can help you explore growth opportunities, address problem areas in your business, and establish a clear vision of how to get ahead.

Our Business Counsellors are available to assist at every stage of the business cycle.

Whether you are:

  • Interested in starting a business, but don’t know where to start
  • Looking for assistance with your business plan
  • An entrepreneur who sees a business growth opportunity sitting just beyond your reach
  • Thinking of expanding your company, but need trusted support and expert advice to get you there
  • Ready to pass on your business to a family member or sell your business
  • Looking for training for your business or staff

Contact us today at to set up an appointment

PHONE: (902) 585-1180

TOLL FREE: 1-866-654-4499


Self-Employment Program (SE)

AEC administers the Self-Employment Program in Lunenburg County from our Bridgewater officer. If you are interested in starting your own business, and are Employment Insurance (EI) eligible, you may qualify for the Self Employment Program. The program includes one-on-one business counselling, assistance researching and writing a business plan, post start-up assistance and mentoring, and training and networking opportunities. The Self Employment program is funded by Employment Nova Scotia.

For more information: 1-877-232-2723, 902-543-1067,,