Look beyond traditional funding sources. There may be not-for-profit or community-based organizations that can offer you financing or direct you towards financing. These organizations are often set up to help business owners in a specific geographic region or demographic group. Your success is their success!
Organizations offering financing
These not-for-profit and community-based organizations either offer financing or can help you access financing.
As an African Nova Scotian entrepreneur, you could access a loan of up to $25,000 to start or expand your business.
Futurpreneur Canada Start-Up Program Are you between the ages of 18 and 39? If you are a Canadian resident with a good business idea, you could get $15,000 or more to start or run a business full-time.
If you are starting or expanding your business in the London area and you cannot access traditional financing, you may qualify for a loan of up to $5,000.
Other organizations offering business support
There are a variety of organizations that offer business assistance in the form of business development, coaching services, or networking opportunities. Often these organizations can also help you access financing.
Business support organizations Seeking the advice of peers, professional business counsellors and coaches can help you transition from new business owner to experienced entrepreneur.
Government financing delivered by not-for-profit organizations
Some government agencies provide funding to not-for-profit organizations to deliver financing services to entrepreneurs. These programs are listed in our government grants and financing section.