Consulting Advisory Services (CAS)
Building a strong business does not always occur as you anticipate. Oftentimes challenges and opportunities may arise that are not in your area of expertise. Business consultants are experts in their fields and are qualified to suggest guidance and offer advice to entrepreneurs.

CBDC's recognize the importance of connecting entrepreneurs and business owners with industry experts in order to advance the success of small business in Newfoundland and Labrador. Our Consulting Advisory Services (CAS) Program is designed to provide small and medium size businesses and non-profit organizations with the resources and information needed to operate effectively and efficiently.
How CAS Can Help You
CBDCs can offer you cost-shared Consultant Advisory Services to assist with various opportunities and challenges. New and existing clients will be able to access technical and financial assistance in a wide range of areas, including:
  • Diagnostic assessment
  • Business management development practices
  • Access to capital
  • Marketing readiness/export potential
  • Specific studies/business plan mentoring, and
  • Aftercare/mentoring and follow-up

We offer you the flexibility of selecting your own consultant to complete the work which may give you more security and comfort when delving into important issues with your business.
Who is eligible?
If you are interested in availing of the CAS Program, review the guidelines below to determine if you may qualify:
  • Both existing and potential entrepreneurs are eligible for this program;
  • Year-round and seasonal business activities are both acceptable;
  • Most business sectors are eligible for the CAS except retail/wholesale,real estate, government services and services of a personal or social nature;
  • Non-profit organizations are eligible;
  • The project should be financed on a cost-shared basis with the client covering a minimum of 25% of the eligible project costs;
  • The Consultant may be reimbursed 75% of the costs of professional fees and associated costs to a maximum of $5,000;
  • HST is not eligible expense.