Traditional banks and credit unions can provide you with an assortment of business loans and are a good place to start.
Business Development Bank of Canada - is the only bank devoted exclusively to entrepreneurs. They offer financing, venture capital, growth & transition capital and consulting services. www.bdc.ca
Community Futures Wild Rose – provides financing, training and advisory services for small businesses. Loans are provided to those where traditional bank financing has been declined. www.wildrose.albertacf.com
Other Opportunities for obtaining funds and support:
Canadian Business Network – provides a comprehensive list of government and private sector sources of financing. www.canadabusiness.ca Alberta Government: Alberta Small Business Resources – includes a directory of funding resources for new and established businesses. www.smallbusiness.alberta.ca.
Connectica – a free service that helps users connect with Alberta’s ever-expanding research and innovation network. It is a great place to find funding that meets your needs. www.connectica.ca AlbertaIn – a community driven and owned online directory that helps inventors, entrepreneurs and startup companies find the most suitable service provider to meet their needs. www.albertain.com
Business Link – connects entrepreneurs with the most relevant small business resources to help bring innovators' ideas to life. www.businesslink.ca
Futurepreneur Canada (formerly CYBF) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to growing our economy one entrepreneur at a time. www.futurpreneur.ca
Momentum – is a dedicated to teaching business development, financial literacy and skill training as it relates to training individuals to start their own business. www.momentum.org