Black entrepreneurs are making a significant contribution to our communities and our economy, yet they face unique barriers that prevent them from achieving their full potential. BDC is here to help.
to the needs of the Black entrepreneurs
by working with organizations that serve the Black community
to provide tangible solutions
Growing your business
Recent studies consistently cite access to capital as the main barrier to success. We have partnered to provide the following programs:
Black Entrepreneurship Loan Fund
Financing of up to $250,000. Led by FACE.
Black Entrepreneur Startup Program
Financing of up to $60,000, plus mentorship for entrepreneurs aged 18-39. Led by Futurpreneur.
Black Innovation Fund
A venture fund for black-led tech start-ups. Led by Black Innovation Capital.
Goodee: Buy less, but better
Byron and Dexter Peart are entrepreneurs passionate about design and style and they know many consumers want beautiful and sustainable home furnishings. Listen to the Peart brothers describe how Goodee is a socially conscious brand that carefully chooses products that meet both criteria.
We are proud to work with these partners to support the Black business community across Canada.
Articles, tools and resources to address the challenges facing business owners.
Business Benefits Finder
Answer a few questions and get a tailored list of the right supports for your business.
Recipe for success: Green and healthy products
Wanting to feed their family with local, organic and tasty tempeh motivated a couple to create Les Aliments Merjex and its Tempehine product line
How to use the right digital tools to win customers
Plus improve your company’s online presence.
New report examines barriers facing Black entrepreneurs in Canada
From the Canadian Black Chamber of Commerce.
How to grow your business in a virtual world
Plus tips to build networks and find mentors.
Technology investment pays off for this Winnipeg hair salon owner
Praise Okwumabua grew her company by investing in digital technology.
Flexible, patient loans to cover your business needs.
Wide-ranging advice from seasoned business experts.