As per: http://www.awebusiness.com/pages/Financing/default.aspx
AWE financing can help women in Alberta purchase a business, start a new business or grow your existing business.
Our repayable loans (up to $150,000) have flexible repayment options and terms up to 5 years. If you require financing beyond $150,000, we attempt to partner with other lenders to meet your full borrowing requirements.
We are here to connect our clients to the people and resources needed at all stages of business growth. In addition, we offer a competitive interest rate— TD Bank’s Prime + 3%. There are no penalties for early repayment and we do not charge annual renewal fees. Loan administration fees are only 1% of the amount loaned to a maximum of $500.
To find out if you are eligible for a loan click here.
As per: http://www.bdc.ca
Financing for starting a business
- Working capital: to supplement an existing line of credit
- Acquiring fixed assets
- Marketing and start-up fees
- Buying a franchise
How can BDC help?
Learn more at: ttp://www.bdc.ca
As per: http://www.cybf.ca/cybf_programs/start-up/
The Canadian Youth Business Foundation’s (CYBF) Start-up Program provides the support you need to get your business off the ground. On top of coaching and resources to help you create a winning business plan, CYBF also provides mentorship, financing and post-launch services to position you and your business for long-term success.
Financing that meets your needs:
- We focus on your character instead of collateral when assessing eligibility for financial support. Get the financing you need to start your business and build your credit.
- You may be eligible to receive up to a total of $45,000 to launch your business! CYBF offers up to $15,000 in start-up financing and you could receive up to twice your approved CYBF amount through our partnership with theBusiness Development Bank of Canada (BDC).
Check out all their amazing start-up support here: http://www.cybf.ca/cybf_programs/start-up/
In a conversation with Jane Bisbee, Executive Director of the Social Enterprise Fund, in February 2012 we learned that this Edmonton-based fund is considering investing in social enterprises being launched in Calgary.
As per: http://socialenterprisefund.ca
Put simply, the Social Enterprise Fund is a loan fund. We lend money to social enterprises that want to make things better in the community, and in the world.
SEF was established in 2008 through a unique collaboration between the Edmonton Community Foundation and the City of Edmonton. Other contributors to the fund have included the United Way, the Alberta Real Estate Foundation and several private contributors.
If you have an Awesome idea that will make Calgary a better place, click here to apply and pitch for this $1000 no strings attached grant!
History of Awesome Foundation
As per: http://www.awesomecalgary.org/p/what-is-awesome-foundation.html
Created in the long hot summer days of 2009 in Boston, the Foundation distributes a series of monthly $1,000 grants to projects and their creators. The money is given upfront in cash, check, or gold doubloons by groups of ten or so self-organizing “micro-trustees,” who form autonomous chapters around geographic areas or topics of interest.
The Foundation provides these grants with no strings attached and claims no ownership over the projects it supports. It is, in the words of one of our trustees, a micro-genius grant for flashes of micro-brilliance.
The founder of Awesome Foundation Calgary, Lori Stewart writes:
Awesome Calgary was literally founded on Bow Trail in the midst of West LRT construction on a freakin’ cold last day of January 2011. I was listening to CBC radio and Matt Galloway was chatting with Matt Thompson about AwesomeTO and I slammed the brakes on (ok, I was actually stopped in traffic so it’s not as dramatic as it sounds), went home and contacted Tim Hwang (@Awesomefound) founder and got things rolling. What a way to end the January blahs!
As per: http://calgary.plusacumen.org/about/
CALGARY+acumen is a volunteer-run chapter that supports Acumen Fund’s mission to change the way the world addresses poverty. We seek to create awareness, raise funds, and be a community resource around the use of social finance and social enterprise.
Meet the socially responsible investment specialist from Raymond James,
Patti B. Dolan, CFP, CSWP, FCSI
Below is an excerpt from: https://www.raymondjames.ca/rjl_marketing/3%20patti%20b%20dolan/
Coming to Raymond James fits perfectly with my outlook on the investment industry. I feel that Raymond James is a firm which truly believes the most important person to our business is the client as stated in their motto “Life Well Planned”.
I specialize in Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) and have done so since 1995. SRI is a screening process that focuses on environment, sustainability and governance. Individuals, businesses and organizations are aligning their personal values with their investment values.
View full profile here.