Government Programs To Help Fund Business Development


A variety of funding sources exist from federal, provincial and regional government agencies in support of Canadian small businesses. Many of these initiatives are relevant to the recreational boating business.

 

 

 Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

http://www.acoa-apeca.gc.ca/English/ImLookingFor/ProgramInformation/Pages/ProgramDetails.aspx?ProgramID=2

Offers funding to small to medium-sized businesses in Atlantic Canada looking to modernize or expand operations.

 

Business Development Program

http://www.acoa-apeca.gc.ca/English/ImLookingFor/ProgramInformation/Pages/ProgramDetails.aspx?ProgramID=2

Offers interest-free loans to help small- and medium-sized businesses in eastern Canada expand and/or modernize their operations.

 

Business Development Bank of Canada

http://www.bdc.ca/EN/solutions/financing/Pages/fs_working_capital_general.aspx

Offers financial assistance for new product launches, product development, adding e-commerce to your business or upgrading marketing and promotional strategies.

 

Business Development Bank of Canada

http://www.bdc.ca/EN/solutions/financing/Pages/fs_start_business_general.aspx

Offers financing for new business start-ups.

 

Business Development Bank of Canada

http://www.bdc.ca/EN/solutions/financing/Pages/fs_market_expansion.aspx

Offers market expansion loans of up to $100,000 for use in prospecting overseas business, attending foreign trade shows, inventory purchase for export and more.

 

Canada Small Business Financing Program

http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/csbfp-pfpec.nsf/eng/home

Helps new and expanding small businesses access financing for land, buildings and equipment.

 

Canada/Atlantic Provinces Agreement On International Business Development

http://www.acoa-apeca.gc.ca/English/ibda/Pages/HomePage.aspx

Helps established exporters in Atlantic Canada expand their activities into new and more diversified markets; also helps new exporters get started.

 

Trade Assistance Program for Trade Shows

http://www.canadabusiness.ca/eng/summary/2514/

Is your Manitoba-based business ready to export? Access funding for trade show attendance with this initiative.

 

Export Express Credit

http://www.edc.ca/english/financing_export_express_credit.htm

Provides unsecured loans to help smaller firms develop export business.

 

Export Guarantee Program

http://www.edc.ca/english/financing_export_guarantee.htm

Facilitates loans from existing financial institutions for export-related activities or foreign investments.

 

Supplier Financing

http://www.edc.ca/english/financing_supplier_financing.htm

Provides firms with immediate access to cash rather than waiting for payment from your foreign buyers.

 

Canada Small Business Financing Program

http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/csbfp-pfpec.nsf/eng/home

Facilitates loans for establishing, expanding, modernizing and improving small businesses.

 

Team Canada Atlantic

http://www.teamcanadaatlantic.com/NR/exeres/54933AE7-8F3C-4E58-8255-CACAC8248719.htm?lang=en

Organizes trade missions for Atlantic Canada businesses looking to expand to or export to the US.