At this point in time there is no clear indication of when we can expect business to return to some level of normalcy, and in the interim countless small business owners are at risk of going bankrupt. In addition to the measures taken by the federal government last week, there have been further developments Canadian entrepreneurs should know about.
CLA’s Open Letter to Canadian Government: Why Small Businesses Need FinTech Lenders to Survive COVID-19
On March 17th, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the Business Credit Availability Program, which dedicates $10 billion to support small businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds would be disbursed to eligible businesses via the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) and Export Development Canada (EDC). Businesses that qualify would receive working capital loans of…
At Smarter Loans we are committed to doing whatever we can during these difficult times, to help Canadians get access to financial support when they need it most. We are working closely with all lenders on the platform, the Canadian Lenders Association and other organizations, and will your updated as new information becomes available.
While the situation is changing quickly there are a number of new measures that small business owners need to be aware of, ranging from extended deadlines for tax filings to wage subsidies to working capital loans. We will continue to update this information as the situation continues to unfold, but for the meantime here’s what small business owners in Canada need to know in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.
“I very much respect Canadian businesses, and we love doing business with them,” explains founder and chief executive officer Jordan Fein. “Our footprint is only going to grow in Canada, and we’re going to continue building that trust in a much bigger way.”
Today, IOU Financial offers small business loan products across most American States and almost every Canadian province, with the exception of Quebec. Since issuing its first small business loan in 2009, IOU Financial has funded over $700 million in small business loans, out of nearly $11 billion in applications received. Here’s their story.
Small business owners just starting out may think a company credit card is unnecessary. But even new companies can receive benefits and perks, along with expense management, to help the business to grow. Over time, building good business credit becomes a calling card to opportunities that produce the leverage needed to advance a small business into a thriving empire.
No two businesses are alike, and the same goes for their financing options. One common misconception is that unconventional borrowers should accept any loan for which they can qualify. But there are many other lending options from which to choose before making a loan commitment.
No matter how large or small, every business will need to have access to credit in some way or another. Good business credit scores will make a difference in the type, rates, and terms of loans that will be offered. These steps go a long way to ensure a healthy and viable business now and into the future.
There are several legitimate lenders who approve loans with no credit check needed. Getting approval for no credit needed loans is pretty simple. Basic requirements are that the applicant is over 18 years old with a full-time job, and has a bank account or debit card to make payments. Sounds simple enough. Yet a closer look is warranted to get the full picture.