Unlocking Financial Opportunities
A Comprehensive Guide to Funding for Canadian SMEs
This comprehensive guide presents an array of funding opportunities available across the country, including grants, loans, venture capital, and other types of financial support. With expert insights, practical tips, and a deep exploration of the funding landscape, this guide is designed to demystify the complexities of securing financing and help Canadian SMEs unlock their full potential.
Business Development Bank of Canada
At BDC, we know business owners. We’ve been working with them for more than 75 years. We know their challenges and we understand their needs. And we want them to grow and succeed.
We support small and medium-sized businesses in all industries and at every stage of growth with money and advice. We are the Business Development Bank of Canada. We are BDC.
We help create and develop strong Canadian businesses through financing, advisory services and capital, with a focus on small and medium-sized enterprises.
- We support entrepreneurs in all industries and at all stages of development from business centres across Canada and online at bdc.ca.
- We’re committed to the long-term success of Canadian entrepreneurs and we understand that a business is more than just dollars and cents.
- We complement the role played by private-sector financial institutions and have been serving Canadian entrepreneurs since 1944.
- We are a financially sustainable Crown corporation and we operate at arm’s length from our sole shareholder, the Government of Canada.
BDC is a Certified B Corporation
BDC’s is the first and only Canadian bank to receive Beneficial Corporation (B Corp) certification
BDC is the B Corp movement’s national partner in Canada and presents the B Impact Assessment – the world’s most widely used ESG tool for entrepreneurs – to thousands of business owners each year. It does so via events and workshops, such as B Corp 101 and Getting to 80.
B Corporations are recognized as a force for good, meeting high standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. The B Corp global community includes nearly 5,000 businesses in 77 countries and 153 industries.