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Webinar: Grow your business with the Canada Small Business Financing Program

May 30, 2011 - Tags: Events, Financing

Istock 000007437277xsmallIf you have plans to establish, expand, update or improve your small business, you may be interested in an upcoming webinar on how to grow your business with the Canada Small Business Financing Program.

The program's goal is to increase the availability of loans for small business by encouraging financial institutions to share risk and offer more financing. This program may be able to help you secure up to $500,000 in loans to cover 90% of costs to:

  • Buy or improve land or property
  • Purchase leasehold improvements or improve leased property
  • Invest in new equipment or improve used equipment

You may be eligible for this program if your business is operating for profit in Canada and has annual gross revenues under $5 million. You can apply directly to any participating bank, caisse populaire or credit union, as it is up to the financial institutions to deliver the program.

The webinar takes place on Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 1:00pm (Eastern time) in English and at 2:30pm (Eastern time) in French.

To learn more about how you might be able to make this program work for your business, please register for either the French or English Webinar.

For more information on these webinars, email SBTBWebinar-DGPETWebinaire@ic.gc.ca. You can also access previously recorded webinars here.

To consider more options for small business financing, visit our section on How to get money for your business.

Comments

Sir / madam

Have a good day. We are manufacturer and exporter of leather goods. We need list of importers in (CANADA) of leather goods like
Wallet & bags,etc.We will be very thankfull to you. Plz Advice.

Thanks & best regards

 

By g on May 31, 2011

Canadian Company Capabilities (CCC) is a database that can help you find and connect with Canadian companies with international import/export experience. CCC includes hundreds of specialized manufacturing, service, and product-specific business directories that you can search to find potential business partners.

Best of luck with your business.

By Canada Business on May 31, 2011

Dear Sir/Madam

I would like to start a new coin operated laundry business. I would like to obtain the fund from Canada Small Business Financing Program for this business. How and where can I find more details in person and what are the steps involved to apply for it.

Sincerely,

Roveydah

By Roveydah on June 2, 2011

Hi,

Is there funding for a Biz Plan ?

By Ronney Young on June 4, 2011

Hello JAs,

A good place to begin is the Starting a Business section of our site

By Canada Business on June 7, 2011

Great thinking! That really breaks the mold!

By Lyzbeth on June 9, 2011

Hello Roveydah,

The Canada Small Business Financing Program is delivered by financial institutions (lenders) on behalf of Industry Canada. In order to obtain a loan you must present your business proposal directly to a financial institution (most banks

By Canada Business on June 10, 2011

I want to enter into a cleaning business that i can concentrate in commercial cleaning..and how to go into bidding contracts…please help…thanks

By mika on June 22, 2011

Hello Mika,

Have you looked at our section on Selling to the federal government? It has a lot of information on how to bid for government tenders, write proposals and promote your goods and services.

Public Works and Government Services Canada has instructions on the bidding process and how to Bid on Opportunities. You can contact the InfoLine toll-free at 1-800-811-1148 (TTY 1-800-926-9105). The Contact us page has a variety of email addresses for more specific questions.

For more information on starting a business in Canada, contact the Canada Business service centre in your province or territory or call toll free 1-888-576-4444 (TTY 1-800-457-8466).

Best of luck with your cleaning business.

By Canada Business on June 23, 2011

Hi,

I would like to start a trucking business and need some information for that. I don’t have a AZ license, which I want to get one. I will hire a driver in the beginning and go with him everywhere. Later I can share driving on the long routes.
I want to find out if there is any grant available to purchase a new truck to start with?

Thank you.
best regards.
Samuel

By Samuel on July 6, 2011

Hello Samuel,

There are a number of resources you can look into for financing for a trucking business.

Our Grants and Finances section is an excellent place to start your search. Within this section, you can view or search financing programs offered by governments by selecting parameters such as your industry, your location, your demographic group and/or the reason you are looking for financing. The section also links to some community-based and private sector financing resources.

Our Steps to growth capital guide is designed to help you develop the plan, the materials and the confidence to go after equity financing. Keep in mind that most lenders will want to see a well-prepared business plan before providing financial assistance. Consult our Business Planning section for more information on how to capture the essence of your business.

If you are still having difficulty finding business financing that is right for you, feel free to contact the Canada Business service centre in your region for further assistance. Good luck getting your trucking business off the ground.

By Canada Business on July 7, 2011

Hi
i have a welding busness and we wanted to expand to buying/renting a store to show people our product is there any kind of grand for us?

By Andreas on August 2, 2011

Hello Andreas,

A good place to begin your search is our Grants and Finances section.

You can view or search financing programs offered by governments by selecting parameters such as your industry, your location, your demographic group and/or the reason you are looking for financing. The section also links to some community-based and private sector financing resources.

You can also contact the Canada Business service centre in your region for further assistance.

By Canada Business on August 4, 2011

Hi
Im looking at buying an existing retail business
is there grant or other financial help i can get and where can i find the info
Thanks

By Luc on September 13, 2011

Hello Luc,

There are a number of resources you can look into for financing.

Our Grants and Finances section is an excellent place to start your search. Within this section, you can view or search financing programs offered by governments by selecting parameters such as your industry, your location, your demographic group and/or the reason you are looking for financing. The section also links to some community-based and private sector financing resources.

If you are still having difficulty finding business financing that is right for you, feel free to contact the Canada Business service centre in your region for further assistance.

Good luck!

By Canada Business on September 13, 2011

I would like to expand my covered rv storage business and need some grant money to do so.

By frank on October 26, 2011

Hello Frank,

There are a number of resources you can look into for financing for your covered RV storage business. You might want to start with our Grants and Finances section. Here you can view or search financing programs offered by governments by selecting parameters such as your industry, your location, your demographic group and/or the reason you are looking for financing. The section also links to some community-based and private sector financing resources.

Our Steps to growth capital guide is designed to help you develop the plan and the materials you need to go after equity financing. Keep in mind that most lenders will want to see a well-prepared business plan in advance of providing financial assistance.

If you are still having difficulty finding business financing that is right for you, contact the Canada Business service centre in your region for further assistance.

Best of luck with your expansion.

By Canada Business on October 27, 2011

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