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Jan 18, 2021, 06:00 ET New BDC study suggests Canadian entrepreneurs are regaining confidence in Canadian economy, despite new restrictions and rising number of COVID-19 cases

MONTREAL, Jan. 18, 2021 /CNW/ - As the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic intensifies, Canadian entrepreneurs are gradually regaining confidence in the Canadian economy, despite additional health...


Dec 04, 2020, 07:00 ET BDC hits half billion mark in its efforts to grow cleantech in Canada

The Bank caps off MaRS Impact Week with important milestone in mandate to help Canadian cleantech firms become global leaders MONTREAL, Dec. 4, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - BDC, the bank for Canadian...


Nov 25, 2020, 06:00 ET E-commerce increases profitability, accelerates growth and brings resilience in times of crisis: BDC study

Despite global online sales reaching $39 trillion by 2023, Canadian entrepreneurs are still slow to seize e-commerce opportunities Key findings: 46% of SMEs plan to sell online after the COVID-19...


Nov 13, 2020, 07:00 ET New BDC survey finds COVID-19 is impacting entrepreneurs' mental health - alongside their businesses

Women, visible minorities, and business owners who have not fully resumed activities are more likely to report mental health challenges MONTREAL, Nov. 13, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - BDC, Canada's bank for...


Oct 19, 2020, 06:00 ET BDC CEO Michael Denham and Minister Ng kick off Small Business Week

Week of events to provide insight and practical advice for entrepreneurs adapting to new environment MONTREAL, Oct. 19, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - BDC Small Business WeekTM (SBW) is going completely virtual ...


Oct 07, 2020, 06:00 ET Canadian entrepreneurs are shifting priorities and taking advantage of new trends brought on by COVID-19: BDC study

MONTREAL, Oct. 7, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Most small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs) are looking ahead and taking action to prepare for the future despite COVID-19, according to BDC's study, "The...


Jul 24, 2020, 07:00 ET BDC releases its 2020 financial results

Year marked by Bank's 75th anniversary, deployment of additional digital lending tools, and important pivot to address economic challenges caused by COVID-19 MONTREAL, July 24, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ -...


Jun 18, 2020, 18:00 ET BDC deploys new program intended to support medium-sized businesses with cashflow needs as a result of COVID-19

MONTREAL, June 18, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - BDC, Canada's bank for entrepreneurs, announced today the deployment of the Mid-Market Financing Program, part of the Government of Canada's Business Credit...


May 15, 2020, 07:00 ET BDC reports on progress on the support it has delivered so far to business owners impacted by COVID-19

MONTREAL, May 15, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - As Canada moves into its third month of lockdown, BDC is taking stock of the situation to date, and looking forward to how it will further support economic...


May 11, 2020, 12:08 ET BDC to provide new support for medium-sized companies to help navigate COVID-19 as part of Government of Canada's Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP)

Program to provide liquidity for medium-sized businesses whose credit needs exceed what is already available through BCAP MONTREAL, May 11, 2020 /CNW/ - With the goal of helping Canadian medium-sized ...


Apr 24, 2020, 11:03 ET New BDC Co-Lending Program finalized, will be gradually rolled out by financial institutions as of today

Part of Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP), new loans to help fund SME operational cash flow needs amid COVID-19 MONTREAL, April 24, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Today, BDC, Canada's bank for...


Apr 17, 2020, 16:39 ET BDC to increase support to Canadian oil and gas sector companies

MONTREAL, April 17, 2020 /CNW/ - As part of a Team Canada response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Government of Canada, through BDC, Canada's bank for entrepreneurs, and Export Development Canada (EDC)...


Mar 27, 2020, 15:33 ET New Small and Medium-sized Enterprise Loan and Guarantee program to help ease access to credit for entrepreneurs impacted by COVID-19

Program to include loans to be risk-shared between BDC and financial institutions MONTREAL, March 27, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - As announced earlier today by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, BDC, Canada's...


Mar 18, 2020, 18:20 ET Coronavirus (COVID-19): BDC announces additional measures to provide relief for Canadian entrepreneurs

New measures include working capital, payment postponements and rate reductions Effective immediately, new relief measures for qualified businesses include: Working capital loans of up to $2 million...


Mar 04, 2020, 08:00 ET Canadian female founders take on Silicon Valley with BDC and TCS

PALO ALTO, CA, March 4, 2020 /CNW/ - Over 72 hours, 16 female founders and others participated in six workshops, received mentorship from more than a dozen peers and experts, and collectively met...


Jan 15, 2020, 06:00 ET Canada's business owners will keep investing in 2020 despite economic uncertainty: BDC study

Outlook optimistic in Quebec and Ontario, most pessimistic in Western Canada MONTREAL, Jan. 15, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Many Canadian entrepreneurs will continue investing in their companies in 2020...


Nov 19, 2019, 07:00 ET 2019 Women's Entrepreneurship Day special release - BDC study paints a promising future for today's women entrepreneurs and looks back at their progress

Key findings: The number of female entrepreneurs has grown more than 3 times faster than the number of male entrepreneurs since 1976 More than a third (39%) of all entrepreneurs that started...


Oct 22, 2019, 06:00 ET BDC Small Business Week™ 2019 presents the new face of Canadian entrepreneurship

New study finds Canada's entrepreneurs are increasingly diverse and opening more businesses today than in the past decade Key findings: Entrepreneurial activity has increased and the growth trend is...


Sep 09, 2019, 07:00 ET BDC Small Business Week™ 2019 celebrates Canada, a nation of entrepreneurs

To highlight its 75th anniversary, BDC is showcasing the people behind the success of Canadian small- and medium-sized businesses MONTREAL, Sept. 9, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - The 40th edition of BDC Small...


Sep 05, 2019, 07:00 ET BDC named to "Best For The World 2019" list as one of world's top-performing B Corps

Canada's first B Corp bank recognized for high governance and workplace standards MONTREAL, Sept. 5, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - BDC, Canada's bank for entrepreneurs, has been named a "Best For The World...


Aug 13, 2019, 07:00 ET BDC welcomes three new Board Members

MONTREAL, Aug. 13, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - BDC, Canada's bank for entrepreneurs, is pleased to welcome three diverse and experienced leaders from Newfoundland and Labrador, Ontario and British Columbia...


Aug 08, 2019, 07:00 ET Media Advisory - BDC logo

MONTREAL, Aug. 8, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - BDC, Canada's bank for entrepreneurs, recently refreshed its stock images, following the launch of its new brand identity some time ago. The Bank asks that when...


Jul 24, 2019, 06:00 ET BDC enhances access to its services and supports more business owners than ever

The Bank announces another year of strong performance in fiscal 2019 MONTREAL, July 24, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Canada's bank for entrepreneurs, BDC, has made it easier than ever for entrepreneurs to...


Jul 12, 2019, 07:00 ET BDC announces $300 million in commercial loans to fuel growth of Atlantic Canada businesses

New financing builds on 2017 commitment to lend $280 million to Atlantic entrepreneurs ST. JOHN'S, July 12, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - BDC, Canada's bank for entrepreneurs, announced today it will make...


Jul 10, 2019, 07:00 ET Pit Caribou microbrewery acquired with $3.4 million in financing from BDC Capital and Desjardins Capital

QUÉBEC and L'ANSE‑À‑BEAUFILS, QC, July 10, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - BDC Capital's Growth & Transition Capital division and Desjardins Capital have partnered to provide, in equal parts, $3.4 million in...