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Sources of small business financing and information on getting the money you need to start and grow your Canadian small business, from getting business loans or grants through attracting investors.
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5 Creative Ways to Fund Your New Business
Have an idea for a new business and no luck getting the small business financing you need to start it from traditional lenders? Try one or more of these funding sources.

10 Things You Need to Know About Small Business Funding
Every small business finds itself looking for small business funding at one point or another. Here are ten things you need to know about Canadian small business funding that will prevent your small business funding search from turning into a wild goose chase.

How to Get a Small Business Loan
Increase your chances of getting a small business loan by being prepared to meet the lender's expectations. This explanation of the documents you need and how to prepare yourself will give you a better chance of making a winning presentation.

10 Small Business Loan Sources
Getting a small business loan can be a tough job for a small business. Canadian banks are traditionally conservative and see small businesses as risky. But traditional banks aren't the only places to get small business loans. If your small business is looking for money, here are ten other Canadian small business loan sources where you may be...

20 Sources of Micro Loans for Starting a Canadian Small Business
If you need $20,000 or less to start your new business in Canada, a micro loan will give you the money you need. Check this list of 20 micro loan lenders.

The Truth About Small Business Grants in Canada
What small business grants are available in Canada? And what do you have to be or do to get one? See if you fit the criteria for any of these Canadian small business grants.

7 Canada Government Grants Your Small Business May Qualify For
Looking for Canada government small business grants or loans to help you start or expand your small business? Browse through this collection of Canada government grants and see which you could apply for.

The Canada Small Business Financing Program
Whether you're looking for new business financing or for financing for your established small business, the Canada Small Business Financing Program is a good deal. Here are the details of this federal small business loan program and how your Canadian small business can apply.

Starting a Business: Finding Small Business Financing
While many new small businesses are financed out of their owners' pockets, many others need an infusion of funds from other sources to get off the ground. This page presents the main small business financing options for financing a new business in Canada.

Crowdfunding in Canada: Will Kickstarter Kick Indiegogo?
Kickstarter or Indiegogo - which is better if you're thinking of using crowdfunding to get the money you need to fund your new business? Find out here.

Franchise Financing a Business Financing Option Worth Exploring
Looking for a franchise that offers financing can be a great solution if you need business financing. Here are two Canadian franchises that offer this option.

Instant Imprints Canada Offers Franchise Financing
Franchise financing by the franchisor is a small business funding option in some cases. Learn about the financing Instant Imprints Canada offers here.

8 Sources of Business Start Up Money
How are you going to get the business start up money you need to take your new business from idea to success? This rundown of where to look for the start up money you need and the most popular sources of business start up money, including sources of business start up loans, will help.

Murphy Business Canada Offers Franchise Financing
If you're interested in buying a franchise, some Canadian franchises, such as Murphy Business Canada, offer franchise financing. Here are the details.

The Self-Employment Program: One of the Best Small Business Grants in Canada
If you're starting a business and looking for small business grants in Canada, you have to check out the federal government's Self-Employment Program. It's one of the best small business grants in Canada, providing business start up money and so much more for those who qualify. Find out what the Self-Employment Program offers and if it's for you...

Where to Get a Small Business Loan When the Banks Turn You Down
Have you tried to get a small business loan from a bank or credit union and been turned down because you don't have enough collateral or sufficient credit history? You may be able to get the start up money you need or the necessary funds to grow your business from a Canadian Community Loan Fund.

Small Business Loans for Women in Canada: For Women Only
Are you a Canadian woman looking for a small business loan? That’s the focus of this article - small business loans and business assistance that is only available to women. See if you fit the criteria for any of these women’s small business loan programs.

How to Keep the Money Coming In While You're Starting a Business
Make starting a business less of a financial strain with these financing ideas to keep the money coming in while you're getting your new business off the ground.

Attracting Angel Investors
Angel investors typically reject three quarters of investment proposals sight unseen. How do you get an angel investor to invest in your business? What are angel investors looking for? Here are seven tips for persuading angel investors to invest in your business.

How to Find an Angel Investor
Finding an angel investor is not a particularly easy task, but the effort will really pay off when you find the angel investor who is willing to invest in your business. These tips will help you find the angel investor you’re looking for.

Angel Investor
What typical angel investors are looking for and what you should consider before accepting small business financing from an angel investor.

Capital Investment
Two definitions of capital investment and how capital investment applies to small businesses.

A definition of collateral and an explanation of the potential problems with collateral for small business people seeking a loan.

Debt Financing
An explanation of the difference between long term and short term debt financing and how debt financing applies to small businesses.

Don't Miss out on the SR&ED Tax Credit Program
The SR&ED tax credit program is a great deal for Canadian businesses – and it’s not just for corporations or high-tech businesses. Find out how this Research and Development (R&D) tax incentive might apply to your business.

Equity Financing
A definition of equity financing and an explanation of the most common sources of equity financing for small businesses.

Finding Small Business Financing
Looking for small business financing? This guide to the different types of debt and equity financing will help you decide what kind of small business financing is right for you.

Finding Start Up Money
How much money will you need to start your new small business and where can you find it? Here are some ideas to find the small business financing you need.

What is an IPO? This IPO definition discusses IPOs from a small business point of view, including using an IPO as an exit strategy.

What is leverage and how does leverage affect your small business? Here's an explanation.

Prepare an Investor Ready Business Plan
Your business plan needs to be tailored to the needs of angel investors and venture capitalists if you want to use it to attract investors. Howard Schwartz explains how to put together an investor ready business plan.

Venture Capital
The clearest explanation I've found about what venture capital is and what role venture capitalists (i.e. angel investors) can play in financing your business. While this document targets Atlantic Canada, the information is a must-read for small business owners in every province.

Venture Capitalist
An explanation of the difference between venture capitalists and angel investors.

What About a Private Lender?
Where can entrepreneurs go when the bank says, "No"? One small business financing alternative is the private lender. This interview with one private lender tells what private lenders look for before investing and one way to find one.

Debt Financing - Positioning Your Company
Good advice for ensuring that your business has a better shot at getting debt financing from commercial lending institutions from Creative Capital Associates Inc. (American).

Types of Private Sector Financing
Learn about methods of financing from commercial term loans through factoring with this summary of private sector financing from the federal government's Canada Business Network.

Partnering with Angel Investors
Ralph Kroman WeirFoulds LLP explains the difference between angel investors and venture capitalists and how to find an angel investor.

Canada Business Search for Sources of Financing
This Industry Canada database helps you find financing based on why you need the money, by type of financing, or by type of organization. Outstanding!

Steps to Growth Capital Self Study Guide
Find out about the pool of growth capital in Canada with the self-paced learning guide, or take the Investor Readiness Test to learn how to attract investors (Industry Canada).

Making Sense of Financial Statements
Summary of the contents and purpose of the Income Statement, Balance Sheet, and Cash-flow Statement (AllBusiness.com).

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