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Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA)

Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) provides business owners with interest-free loans of up to $40,000 and a chance to have $10,000 of it forgiven. The program was introduced by the Canadian government as a relief measure for COVID-19. This article will help business owners understand how the program works, who is eligible, and how to apply for a CEBA loan.

Resources to Help Canadians Through The Economic Fallout Of COVID-19

It’s only been a few weeks since Canada’s first confirmed case of coronavirus, and just about everyone is feeling the effects of the global pandemic in one way or another. Even those fortunate enough not to contract the virus are getting accustomed to social distancing, mass closures and is bracing for difficult economic times ahead....

The Best Invoicing Software for Small Businesses in 2020

In this article, we’ll dive into the best invoicing software for small businesses, break down their features, and make recommendations regarding what types of businesses they might be most suited for.

New Small Business Relief Measures Announced: COVID-19 Update

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.

How COVID-19 is Affecting Mortgages and the Real Estate Market in Canada

Ever since the start of the year when the coronavirus first started to become an issue, the Government of Canada bond yields have been on a downward trajectory. As a result, fixed mortgage rates fell off a cliff in January and February. A lot depends on how the coronavirus situation plays out and how quickly health officials can get it under control, but this is how I see things going if coronavirus is under control by the summer (hopefully a lot sooner).

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…

COVID-19 Coronavirus Update: Access to Financial Support for Consumers & Businesses

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.

Canadian Small Business Relief Measures for COVID-19 Coronavirus

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.

Execs from Loblaws and IKEA to startups discuss how to grow, scale and expand

Lots of companies are trying to figure out how they can tailor e-mail messages or customize the kind of advertising they serve to specific segments of their target market. While that makes sense in general, it should be part of a phased approach

Common Credit Card Questions & Answers

Answers to the Top 10 Credit Card Questions

A credit card is a financial tool that can benefit the user’s financial profile if used properly. The decision to use credit cards or not is based upon a multitude of factors that are unique to the individual. But many people have unanswered questions that prevent them from applying for a credit card.

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