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How to start a business – Financing your business

How to start a business – Financing your business

COST: Free

DURATION: 20 minutes


LANGUAGE: Available in English or French

DEVICE COMPATIBILITY: Computer (optimal), tablet, smart phone

CATEGORY: Start or buy a business

LEVEL: Basic


Note: To have the best learning experience, we recommend you view this course on a computer with the latest version of Google Chrome or Firefox and a strong Wi-Fi connection. If you decide to view this course on a mobile device, we recommend you use Chrome.

There are many different ways to get the financial help you need when starting your business. This short course introduces you to the different sources of financing available to your business, as well as how to be well-prepared when meeting your banker to ask for a loan. You’ll also hear from a BDC expert who’ll explain which financial documents to bring and what other information you may need to have on hand when you meet with a banker.

At the end of the course, you’ll be able to work on your ideas in a handy travel journal—a great place to keep notes and start working on your financial plan. Your journal will also contain tips on, and additional resources for doing business in Canada.

This course is part of the comprehensive program, How to Start a Business, which guides you through all aspects of starting a business in Canada.

The program covers the following topics: 

  • defining your business structure
  • an overview of the business plan
  • financing your business
  • hiring and retaining employees
  • marketing
  • sales
  • networking

Click here if you would like to enroll in the program instead.

Enroll for free and enjoy many benefits:

  • stop anytime and save your session
  • easily resume your course
  • keep your course history
  • win awards and badges