Young entrepreneur

As a young entrepreneur, you have what it takes to make it in business: passion, drive, energy, and creativity. And at BDC, we also understand the common challenges that you face. That’s why we’re there to help you succeed with your entrepreneurial ventures.

BDC Young Entrepreneur Award

As a part of our commitment to young Canadian entrepreneurs, we created the BDC Young Entrepreneur Award, which recognizes outstanding young business owners. BDC Young Entrepreneur Award finalists compete online to win the $100,000 Grand Prize and a second prize of $25,000 in consulting services.

Loans designed for every stage of business

Whether you’re an early-stage business or a growing company, get financing that meets your everyday needs and can help you get your projects off the ground quickly. We also provide affordable loans with flexible payment terms that help you keep cash in your business.

Check out these financing options:

  • Get start-up financing
  • Apply online for a Small Business Loan and get up to $50k to tackle those pressing projects such as buying equipment, upgrading your website or launching marketing campaigns

Practical business advice

Get advice from an experienced BDC management consultant who can act as an invaluable business coach and work with you to bring your business to the next level.

Resources for young entrepreneurs

“BDC helped me realize my dream of starting a marketing company specifically for medium-sized companies… and our ongoing partnership with BDC has proved to be extremely valuable.”

Braden Douglas
Relevention Marketing Solutions

“I am very proud of the fact that I was able to open a very new business in a part of Canada where there was nothing like it and that it is still growing after 10 years.”

Anaïs Guimond
Atlantic Cirque Agency and School



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