BDC is the only Canadian bank devoted exclusively to entrepreneurs. We provide financing and advisory services to small and medium-sized businesses at every stage of growth. This includes access to the right tools and resources, such as training, networking, partnerships and more.
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Succeed as a newcomer entrepreneur
Experienced as a business owner or not, BDC helps immigrants handle the typical challenges of building a company in Canada.
- Little to no credit history
- Limited knowledge of the local business environment
- Cultural and language barriers
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That’s okay. Some of our content is available in these languages:
Need more than $50,000?
Learn about our other financing solutions.
Learn about starting a business in Canada
Get familiar with terminology
Browse the glossary to learn business terms regularly used in Canada.
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3 tips for newcomers starting a business
Overcome challenges new immigrants face.
Avoid common business plan mistakes
Build a plan that works.
Questions to ask before starting a business
Are you ready for entrepreneurship?
How to write a business plan
Make sure it supports your loan application and serves as a management tool.
How to start a business
Take advantage of our video clips and practical advice to get your business off the ground.
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We had a lot to learn about how to do business in a new country! BDC helped us launch our business on time for ski season, which was essential for us!