Our commitment

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.

Listen

to the needs of the Black entrepreneurs

Learn

by working with organizations that serve the Black community

Act

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.

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Black Entrepreneur Startup Program

Financing of up to $60,000, plus mentorship for entrepreneurs aged 18-39. Led by Futurpreneur.

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Black Innovation Fund

A venture fund for black-led tech start-ups. Led by Black Innovation Capital.

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Byron and Dexter Peart - Founders of Goodee

Podcast

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.

Stronger together

We are proud to work with these partners to support the Black business community across Canada.

Resources

Articles, tools and resources to address the challenges facing business owners.

Business Benefits Finder

Business Benefits Finder

Answer a few questions and get a tailored list of the right supports for your business.

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Sonel Merjuste (left) et Jasmine Exael (right), Owners, Aliments Merjex

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

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How to use the right digital tools to win customers

How to use the right digital tools to win customers

Plus improve your company’s online presence.

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New report examines barriers facing Black entrepreneurs in Canada

New report examines barriers facing Black entrepreneurs in Canada

From the Canadian Black Chamber of Commerce.

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How to grow your business in a virtual world

How to grow your business in a virtual world

Plus tips to build networks and find mentors.

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Technology investment pays off for this Winnipeg hair salon owner

Technology investment pays off for this Winnipeg hair salon owner

Praise Okwumabua grew her company by investing in digital technology.

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Financing

Flexible, patient loans to cover your business needs.

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Advisory Services

Wide-ranging advice from seasoned business experts.

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