You should take advantage of the information, training, services and funding programs provided by your provincial government (in this case BC). Get some value from your tax dollars!
The search for equity financing can be an expensive process but this website has the best “bang for the buck” of anything I have ever seen
If you are under 40 years of age then you need to check out this government agency for good advise and generous funding programs. Your tax dollars at work so take the advantage
If you are a BC based Small or Mid-Sized business affected by Covid then you might be eligible for a $10k to $30k Grant! Free money and worth checking out
Forum for Women Entrepreneurs
If you haven’t already contacted or borrowed from the BDC yet then you need to view this website and check out all the resources available to small business. These are your tax dollars at work. If you would like a direct introduction I’m happy to provide one!
Credit Insurance is an interesting tool and the Export Development Canada is a good place to learn about it. These are your tax dollars at work so you should take advantage of the services if you can.
If you are looking for a bank line of credit of $300,000 or less then here is a link to easy way to do that. BMO is a bank interested in working with SME’s
Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program (HASCAP). The name says it all, loans from $25k to $1 million backed by your government. Take advantage if you have been affected.
The Canadian Small Business Financing Program makes it easier for you to borrow from your local bank or credit union because the government will guarantee most of it. It’s available to start-ups and growing businesses to add equipment or improve property. Worth checking out.