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We understand the challenges of feeding your growth

You want to grow your business but it’s hard to find the cash you need to develop new products, expand your facilities, or get accredited for exporting. Even if you do expand your market and production capabilities, labour shortages mean you may need to consider digitization to meet the increase in demand. We can help you break through the barriers and seize the next big opportunity.

Solutions for your industry

Financing tailored to your needs

  • Access working capital to invest in R&D
  • Invest in technology to automate processes
  • Modernize facilities to remain competitive

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Advisory services to run a better business

  • Boost operational efficiency
  • Develop a sales and marketing strategy
  • Comply with industry regulations

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We can help you meet your goals


Food and beverage industry outlook

Find out how you can take advantage of the positive outlook for the food and beverage sector.

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Benefit from flexible terms and expert advice

Higher percentage of financing

Longer repayment periods

Payments matched to your cash flow

Seasoned advisors who know your industry

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BDC helped us develop a real roadmap for growth. We better defined our brand and target customers to stand out in our market.

With BDC, we developed a strategic plan that enabled us grow our sales six-fold! Their coaching also helped me polish my skills as the CEO of a rapidly expanding company.

Mickey McLeod - Co-founder and CEO of Salt Spring Coffee

BDC helped us make impressive gains in productivity, increase our production capacity, reduce overtime and improve employee engagement.

Bema Panels

Our partnership with BDC has been fundamental to our continued success and growth. We have been able to drastically increase our volume capacity, sales revenues and our number of employees.