Looking to Start a Business?

We can help!

Here are three great reasons to start a business in Kentville!

Support: There is a circle of support waiting for you in Kentville. Kentville Business Community works hard to create a welcoming environment, and the Town of Kentville staff can help you navigate permits, taxes, and funding. We attract thousands of visitors through tourism initiatives and special event hosting, and have a strong online presence. The Town also runs subsidized joint advertising campaigns for businesses every year both in print and on radio with various local media companies. Kentville believes in celebrating the successes of its business community!

Service delivery: Kentville prides itself on providing top notch service delivery to both the residential and commercial zones.  Kentville benefits from a 24/7 dedicated police service with a 3 minute average call out time.  The Town manages its own Public Works department, water commission staff, and fleet of equipment allowing us to excel in the areas of snow clearing and maintenance, and the delivery of water and sewer services.

Taxes: Everyone has to pay them, but in Kentville we are committed to keeping the commercial rates competitively low.  Currently Kentville has the 5th lowest commercial rate in Nova Scotia.

The Town of Kentville has a great resource page on starting a business in Kentville. Click here to check it out.

Finding out which government requirements apply to a certain business type can be time-consuming and frustrating. BizPaL is an easy online service that can help you create a customized list of licenses and permits you need start or operate your business in Kentville. It’s integrated with information from all three levels of government – not just the Town of Kentville, but also the provincial and federal governments. Spend less time with red tape, and more time building your business! It’s free to use, and available 24/7. Launch BizPal 

If you are looking for available commercial properties or commercial land, visit our Available Commercial Space page.

Be sure to sign up for our monthly newsletter list. This is KBC’s primary method of communicating with businesses and organizations. The newsletter provides information on upcoming engagement opportunities, invitations to public consultations, updates on new businesses, available commercial space, applications for funding, etc.

Further Reading:

Guide to Growing Your Business in Kentville – Town of Kentville has put together a guide to help new or growing businesses navigate permits, taxes, funding, and everything in between!

Town of Kentville Parking Map

Town of Kentville Map

Have a question? Feel free to contact us at info@kentvillebusiness.ca