Starting A New Business Requires Money - Where Will It Come From?
Identifying the sources of financing for your new small business can be a challenging and stressful task. Finding the money that a new business requires is an important step to success. With proper planning and a few resources to guide you on your way, identifying and securing the financing to start your business becomes a much smoother and gentler process. Here are a few important resources to help get your business financed. For more tools and resources, visit SBA's Funding & Financing page.
Start here: Get to Know the Canada Small Business Financing Act
Great Starting Points For Finding Financing Information in BC and Canada:
- Angel Forum
- Greenangel Energy Corp
- VANTEC : Vancouver Angel Technology Network
- NRC-Industrial Research Assistance Program
- Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
- Western Universities Technology Innovation Fund (WUTIF)
Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD)
Government of Canada website that provides business information services for entrepreneurs, including information on starting a business, grants and financing, regulations and permits, management, marketing and more.
Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
BDC is a government owned financial institution that serves Canadian entrepreneurs. BDC acts as a 'complementary lender', offering loans and investments that supplement services available from commercial financial institutions. BDC puts special focus on SMEs in sectors such as manufacturing, exporting, innovation and knowledge-based industries. Start with:
The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service - Global Markets Support Program
Offers a variety of funding and financing options for Canadian businesses with the potential to engage in global trade and international commerce.
How to Finance Your Start-Up Business - Small Business BC
This post published by Small Business BC provides an excellent overview of you main financing options.