Tag Archives: Small and Mid Size Enterprises (SME’s)

New Business Loan Program for New Canadians

More than any other barrier to starting and maintaining a business, immigrant entrepreneurs identify access to capital as a challenge. Small business bank loans are difficult to obtain at the best of times, even for well-established businesses owned by Canadians with a credit history. For newcomers, the possibility of securing a bank loan may seem… Read More


Food Venture Program Pilot Project to Support GTA Food Sector Entrepreneurs

This article was authored by Josie DiFelice and originally appeared on the Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance (GHFFA) website http://www.foodandfarming.ca.  It has been reprinted with permission from the GHFFA. Food Starter and CaterToronto are working with the City of Toronto to launch a Pilot Project, titled Food Venture Program, in an effort to help… Read More


Guide To Service Providers 101: SBECs & CFDCs

Small Business Enterprise Centres [SBECs] and Community Futures Development Corporations [CFDCs] This post does refer to the survey but these are not actually ‘survey results’! This post is the first of a Blog Series “Guide to Service Providers 101“. These posts will be interspersed among the blogs on the Survey Results. Providers and immigrant entrepreneurs have asked: “What… Read More