Financing Your Business

Government of Canada funding/grant ‘Concierge’:  Concierge is a single access point to funding, expertise, facilities, and global opportunities for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) seeking to grow through innovation. The only service of its kind in Canada, it offers free, one-on-one assistance from expert advisors who provide customized guidance in selecting the most relevant programs and services to help you grow your business.

Government Business Grants and Financing: Learn about possible grants and funding options for your business on this Government of Canada site.

Canada Small Business Financing Program: This Program can help you with your financing needs. Under the program, the Government of Canada makes it easier for small businesses to get loans from financial institutions by sharing the risk with lenders.

Funding from Financial Institutions: Find a BBOT member to help with your business’s financing needs.

Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC): BDC is the Government of Canada’s financial institution tasked with assisting entrepreneurs. Explore BDC’s Main Website and Financing Website as they can provide financing, consulting, venture capital and more to assist entrepreneurs.

Futurpreneur Canada: Futurpreneur Canada is a national non-profit organization that provides youth aged 18-39 with pre-launch coaching, business resources, start-up financing and mentoring to help them launch and sustain successful businesses.

Western Economic Diversification Canada: This government agency helps to fill the gap between traditional bank lending and the availability of venture capital for small and medium-sized enterprises.

BC Tech Co-op Grants Program: Employers at small technology firms can receive 25% of a Co-op student’s salary, up to a maximum of $2700.