Written by Sarah Dallyn
JD Candidate 2024 | UCalgary Law
Starting a business is an exciting venture, however, entrepreneurs face many challenges in getting their enterprise off the ground. One of the biggest challenges start-up companies face is securing financing in the initial stages of development. In Canada, there are various sources of financing available for early-stage start-up companies. This blog will provide an overview of the common types of financing available to entrepreneurs and will discuss the benefits and disadvantages associated with each funding source.
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 Investopedia, Love money: https://www.investopedia.com/terms/l/lovemoney.asp
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 ATB Financial, https://atbentrepreneurcentre.com/
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 Government of Canada, List of designated organizations – start up visa, online: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/immigrate-canada/start-visa/designated-organizations.html#angel
 Canadian Securities Administrators, https://www.securities-administrators.ca/investor-tools/understanding-your-investments/start-up-crowdfunding-faqs/
 The Business Development Bank or Canada, https://www.bdc.ca/en/financing
 Government of Alberta, https://www.alberta.ca/small-business-resources.aspx
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 Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association, https://www.cvca.ca/
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