If your Bank tells you that you don’t qualify for a minority small business loan startup program, be sure that they are referring to the Canadian grants and loans programs. Many small banks will offer minority small business loan startup funding, but this is private funding and is separate from what the Canadian government offers.
There are currently 264 grant programs available in our Funding Database. In fact, the Funding Database currently has over 1,500 funding programs available for small business owners and startup entrepreneurs. What are you doing to take advantage of this? Become a member and start your search.
You can also take advantage of the Small Business Startup Assessment Tool below and see the tools and resources you need to succeed at launching your business. It takes just a minute and will also tell you if there may be any funding programs available.