Financial support and resources available for businesses impacted by COVID-19.

Support for businesses impacted by COVID-19.

Indigenous entrepreneur

Indigenous entrepreneur

Supporting your business

Committed to your success

BDC has a long history of working with Indigenous entrepreneurs and appreciates your unique histories, cultures and contributions in Canada. We stand in solidarity with you and all Indigenous peoples and are committed to listening, learning and taking action towards Reconciliation.

We are also dedicated to help you succeed on your business journey:

Empower

Dedicated loans to help you grow

Inform

Access free resources and training

Connect

Work with organizations that support Indigenous entrepreneurship

Growing your business

financing

Growing your business

BDC offers the Indigenous Entrepreneur Loan with financing of up to $350,000 to grow or scale your business.

  • Flexible repayment terms

    Help protect your cash flow

  • Preferred rates

    Plus no processing or annual administration fees

  • A loan that gives back to charity

    BDC will give back part of the interest paid on the loan to a registered charity of your choice

Need more than $350,000? Learn about our other financing solutions.

BDC’s corporate head office in Montreal is located on unceded Indigenous lands: The Ga-Nionk-Geh-Ha-Gah also known as the Mohawk (Kanien’kehá:ka) Nation.


Connect with partners

We are proud to work with a range of partners to support the Indigenous business community across Canada.

National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association (NACCA)

Provides advice and financing including the $150M Indigenous Growth Fund. Contact your local Aboriginal Financial Institution (AFI) for details.

Learn more

Canadian Council for Aboriginal Businesses (CCAB)

Become a member to certify as a diverse supplier and increase business procurement opportunities.

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Pow Wow Pitch

Delivers education, mentorship, programs, and resources to help entrepreneurs start and grow thriving and sustainable businesses.

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Futurpreneur

Offers entrepreneurs aged 18-39 financing to start your business (up to $60,000).

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Inspiration and resources

Articles, tools and inspiration to help you seize opportunities.

How to get a business loan

How to get a business loan

Get an Inuktitut version of our eBook.

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Virtual Gurus

Pivoting through the pandemic

Virtual Gurus seizes opportunities for remote work.

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Financial fundamentals

Financial fundamentals

This free course will help you manage your businesses’ finances.

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Capitalizing on a market opportunity

Capitalizing on a market opportunity

How Superior Strategies became one of the few 100% Indigenous-owned PPE suppliers in Canada.

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Bringing two worlds together

Bringing two worlds together

From selling sports gear to consulting, Kendal Netmaker is a serial entrepreneur with a higher calling.

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Science meets nature

Science meets nature

How this entrepreneur from NunatuKavut developed her unique anti-tick spray.

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