Grants and financing 

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Entrepreneurs often report that getting financing is the most challenging aspect of starting or growing a business. If you are looking for money for your business, you should start by learning about the different types of financing that are available. You can then decide which one best suits your needs.

  • Government grants and financing

    Find out about government grants, loans, and other financing available for your business.

  • Private sector financing

    Your business may be eligible for different types of private sector financing, including debt and equity.

  • Financing from non-government organizations

    There may be not-for-profit or community-based organizations that can offer you financing or direct you towards financing.

  • Crowdfunding

    Could crowdfunding help you raise funds for your business?

  • Canadian Financial Literacy Database

    Find resources, events, tools and information on budgeting, money management, insurance, saving, investing, and taxes.

  • Accessing equity financing

    Learn how to plan for and negotiate a deal with potential investors in order to obtain equity financing for your business.

  • Personal assets

    See how you can use personal assets to help finance your business.

  • Business planning

    Find out how to write a business plan and access templates, sample business plans, market research information and statistics.

  • Start and grow a social enterprise

    Are you ready to start a business to further your non-profit organization's mission or generate income to support its sustainability? Find resources to help you manage and grow.

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