To start a business, you need money to get it 'off the ground'.
There are many expenses when starting and running a business
such as the purchase of equipment, supplies and payment of
rent etc. You should first look at your own personal contribution
to the business and then consider other sources if there is
a need for additional financial support. The following is
a list of sources for financial support, but most also offer
other services and support. Each one has its own guidelines
Contact or click on the following links
to find out more information:
- Canadian Youth Business
Foundation Loan Funds
Business Call Centre
Business Start-Up Financing Info-Guide.
The Ministry of Economic Trade and Development, provides
information and Hands-on business training and mentoring.
This program also offers awards of up to $3,000 - to help
you get your summer business started.
This program is also offered by the Ministry of Economic
Trade and Development. It combines hands-on business training
and the availability of competitive loans of up to $15,000
to help you start and run your own business.
- Canadian Venture Capital
Promoting the use of venture capital to support the development
of small and medium-sized growth businesses in Canada.
Business Loans Administration
The Canada Small Business Financing program is a loan guarantee
program delivered by financial institutions across Canada.
We therefore encourage you to communicate directly with
the financial institution of your choice to discuss how
this program can respond to your specific
The Canadian Bankers Association (CBA) is a professional
industry association that provides its members - the chartered
banks of Canada - with information, research, advocacy and
operational support services. Established in 1891, the CBA
is the main representative body for banks in Canada and
today represents over 40 domestic and foreign-chartered
banks in Canada.
We offer a wide range of competitively priced loan and leasing
options. Flexible terms, conditions and payment schedules
put you in the driver's seat and let you manage your credit
We offer a broad range of innovative products to meet and
simplify all your cash management needs.
The customized tools your business needs for financial success.
- National Bank of Canada
To help make it easier for you to manage your business and
save considerably at the same time, the National Bank offers
a full range of highly efficient products and services.
Business accounts, banking packages, virtual banking and
payroll solutions are just a few of the tools specially
designed to meet your needs. You'll be impressed by the
many options that let you spend more time on your business...
and less on ours!
Our goal is simple. To provide you with practical solutions
that put you in control of your day-to-day business and
At TD Canada Trust Small Business Banking, we provide easy
access to simple products and services. Browse through our
website and discover ways that TD Canada Trust Small Business
Banking can help your business.
Bank Of Canada
Our "Small business privileges" program was created
with an entrepreneurial determination, which ensures the
accessibility, priority and support meet and exceed your
Development Bank of Canada
The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) is Canada's
small business bank. BDC plays a leadership role in delivering
timely and relevant financial and management services, with
a particular focus on the emerging and exporting sectors
of the economy.
Search the Sources of Financing database for a wide spectrum
of financial providers from the private and public sectors
that may address your particular business needs. You have
the options of searching financing providers that are located
in your area or those that are offering financing services
to your area.
Small Business Financing (CSBF) Program
The CSBF Program, under the Canada Small Business Financing
Act, can assist businesses in obtaining term loans of up
to $250 000 to help finance fixed asset needs. The loans
are made directly by a qualified lender (chartered banks,
caisses populaires, Alberta Treasury Branches, most credit
unions, many trust, loan and insurance companies).
Futures Development Corporations In Ontario
Local Solutions for Local Economies.
'In Pursuit Of Economic Opportunity'
Support Financing Strategis Canada
Strategis is produced by Industry
Canada a department of the Federal government.
The department's mission is to work with Canadians to build
a growing competitive, knowledge-based economy.
Business Services Centre
As the information gateway for Ontario business to access
federal and provincial programs and services for business,
we can help you find answers to your business start-up,
business growth, and exporting questions in several ways.