Financial Resources

Beyond the traditional charter banks and credit unions, here are some options:

  • Community Futures is located in Nanaimo.  This non-profit organization provides loans to support new business start-ups, business expansion or to provide stability.
  • Women’s Enterprise Centre: A valuable resource for female entrepreneurs, offering small business loans to businesses that can help you start or grow your B.C. business.
  • Government of Canada Small Business Financing: In order to apply for a loan under this program, a borrower must present a business proposal directly to a financial institution.
  • Innovate BC: This a one-stop service centre to connect innovators – large and small – with B.C. government funding, tools, resources and support. 

Last updated: February 23, 2024

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