〉 Involve NL
〉 Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation
〉 Business Development Bank of Canada
〉 Community Business Development Corporations
〉 Metro Business Opportunities
〉 Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council
Having a conversation with any of these funding agencies is so important. All of them have contact people whose job it is to give you the advice you need. Have a phone call or face to face meeting, if possible, with them follow-up with email. Check with your current banking institution to see what lending options they have available for your business.
Some questions you may want to answer before you speak with them include:
BDC – Business Development Bank of Canada
The only bank exclusively devoted to entrepreneurs. They provide services for financing, advisory services, and capitol.
CBDC – Community Business Development Corporations
This is a not for profit entity dedicated to helping Atlantic Canadian business success. They have business consultants you can connect with to get advice specifc to you and your business.
MBO – Metro Business opportunities
“Metro Business Opportunities is dedicated to the development of Business and Social Enterprise in St. John’s and Mount Pearl. Through advisory, lending, and training programs, MBO’s knowledgeable team helps potential and existing entrepreneurs of all ages with idea generation, business start-up, and successful growth.”
ArtsNL – Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council
Non- profic crown agencysupport a variety of granting programs, office administration, and communications.
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