June 30, 2015

Government and Organizational Support

There’s a lot of support available to new business start-ups. According to a Maytree and Metcalf Foundation report, “there are a range of supports available to individuals who wish to start their own businesses including information and referral, training, financing, individualized supports, business incubation, and professional networks. These supports are targeted to a general population but available to newcomers. While immigrants can and do access these services, they have not been developed with immigrants in mind. However, they will be very useful for you.”

According to RBC, “Many new entrepreneurs make the mistake of waiting to talk to or even find professional advisors until after they start their business. Talk to advisors early in the process of starting your business and get their advice.” In many cases, these supports are a mix of government, business, and community (non-profit) organization programs. Look for the programs in your city.

RBC Newcomer Advantage:

Royal Bank of Canada, Canada’s largest bank and leading financial institution has been helping newcomers get established in Canada for more than 145 years. With the RBC Newcomer Advantage™ you will receive a complete banking solution to address both your Businessand Personal Banking needs. Learn more www.rbc.com/canada

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This is intended as general information only and is not to be relied upon as constituting legal or other professional advice.

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