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Access the right financing to grow and sustain your business success

Whether it’s purchasing equipment, acquiring real estate or supply chain support, BDC’s experts can provide you financing with terms and conditions to protect precious cash flow.

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Find the best fit for your business and get capital that propels your company fast-forward.

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Government support for women-led businesses

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

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Digital maturity assessment

Is your company ready for the digital revolution?

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Inspiring success stories

A woman entrepreneur builds an organic snack firm with ESG at its heart and sees a 100% annual sales growth.

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Leadership is key to growing your business – discover how to be an effective leader

Discover your leadership style, how to approach change and learn from failure.

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Quiz: Do you understand your business’s finances?

Assessing how well you understand your finances and identify your weak spots in accounting knowledge.

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Partner guides: In a complex ecosystem, you can rely on these trusted resources

National and regional guides of the resources available to help women grow their business through BDC partners.

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How to write a business plan

Prepare a compelling business plan and discover a free template to help you write a structured plan.

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Attracting and selling online – a guide for entrepreneurs

Discover tips on how to build your brand and techniques to boost sales and nurture clients online.

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How to start a business

Learn about key business concepts, obtain advise for experts and test your knowledge along the way.

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Connect with our trusted partners

We partner with organizations to build a strong ecosystem that provides access to financing, networking opportunities and educational workshops for women and other underserved groups.

Supporting start-up or small businesses

You are launching a new business or looking for financing? Count on these partners for advice, programs and tools to bring your business to the next level.

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Investing in your business growth

You are seeking to overcome obstacles and achieve your full growth potential? Connect with these partners for access to financing or funding solutions, practical advice and tools and resources.

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Guiding your expansion into new markets

You are seeking to enter new markets or spread your business globally? Rely on these partners for support during your export journey and as you grow internationally.

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Helping you grow via supplier diversity programs

You are a supplier from an underserved group? Discover our partners to access corporate and public procurement opportunities and networking events with large buyers.

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Learn at your own pace in your own comfort

Discover our Learning Center’s free courses designed to increase your knowledge and skills as a business leader and help you grow your business.

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Connect with the people and partners who can help you improve how you run your company or take your business to the next level.

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