According to Industry Canada, 47% of SMEs are entirely or partly owned by women*. And at BDC, we recognize that women in business play an important role in helping to improve Canadian competitiveness.
In response to the Action Plan for Women Entrepreneurs announced by the Minister of Status of Women in 2015, BDC is stepping up its efforts to help women‑owned businesses grow and reach their business goals through financing and consulting services.
A renewed focus on women-owned businesses
BDC has committed to increasing its term lending to majority women‑owned businesses to at least $700 million over the next three years. Learn more about:
Along with committing to increasing business loans for women entrepreneurs, we are also investing in resources across Canada by assigning dedicated champions who can help you find the right solutions for your business.
Contact us to find out about events and initiatives aimed at creating networking and mentoring opportunities for business women in your area.
*Source: Gulati, Sonya. “Canada’s Small and Medium-Sized Business Owners: Diverse Society in a Microcosm.” TD Economics Specials Report. (2012). Web. November 20, 2013.