How much in grant funding does your business need?
Not having access to funding is one of the most common reasons why new businesses don’t make it past the developmental stages. Any business idea, no matter how great, wouldn’t stand a chance without the funding needed to get it off the ground.
Don’t put your entrepreneurial dreams aside because you lack the funds needed to get it started. Small business funding is available if you know where to look. Here at AAG, we are committed to helping you find the grants that you need for your business.
Find out exactly how much money is available for your business by getting out a professional grant proposal. Ask grant experts where we help find funding programs for you in our personalized funding report and also review your funding applications before you send them out!
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STEP 1: LEARN ABOUT THE TYPES OF FUNDING
From renewable grants and government-guaranteed grants to angel investment and wage subsidies; each type of funding has its own qualification criteria and advantages for the business. Familiarizing yourself with various types of government programs and private investments available may significantly increase your chances of getting funded.
STEP 3: BROWSE FUNDING SOURCES
Funding is allocated to small businesses through hundreds of government agencies, departments, and private firms; which makes it difficult for entrepreneurs to quickly locate the programs for which they qualify. Our funding database is a searchable listing (find programs in your region, industry, and for your particular needs) of over 1,500 programs for Canadian small businesses.
STEP 2: ASSESS YOUR FUNDING NEEDS
You know you need money, but what for? Funding programs and investors want to know that their money is going to good use, so they categorize the funds by purpose. Whether you need money to cover startup costs, hire staff, purchase equipment, for marketing or to develop your product; funding is available for Canadian entrepreneurs.
STEP 4: APPLY FOR FUNDING
Having access to over 1,500 funding sources, you can start applying for funding today. Many programs require a business plan to be submitted along with the application. The Startup Portal contains all of the tools and resources you’ll need to successfully apply for business funding; including a Business Plan Builder and Investor PitchDeck to ensure your make a great first impression.
Browse 1700+ Funding Programs for Canadian Entrepreneurs
Find government grants, and private investors available for small businesses in your area.
Small Business Funding Database
As a member of AAG, you instantly get access to the small business funding database. Our database contains over 1,500 funding sources of government grants, and private funding to help small business startups succeed.
Along with the Funding Database, as a member, you will also have instant access to the Business Plan Builder Tool and the Investor PitchDeck. All tools are provided to help you fund your business.
The process is simple. Figure out how much you need, what you need it for, research the available funding sources and apply.
How can funding help your business?
Private Grant Funding
As a Canadian small business owner, you are in luck. The Canadian government allocates billions of dollars each year in an attempt to support small businesses across the country. This government support comes from local, provincial, and federal governments and is typically in the form of a government grant, tax credit, or financial contributions.
Our Small Business Funding Database currently contains over 2,500 grant programs. Funding varies in amounts from $1,000 to over $5 million in potential funding to small business owners.
Grant agencies fund small business startups, in all industries and different government agencies are there to fund the various funding needs you may have.
Private Funding For Businesses
When you turn to private funding to obtain capital for your business forward, you’re taking a giant step toward your business’ success.
Our Small Business Funding Database provides you with access to 2,500 private funding sources. These sources include angel investors, venture capitalists, and banks. Getting your small business funded is your primary concern, so we try to provide you with a wide variety of funding sources to dramatically improve your opportunities for success.
Just like government funding, private funding sources fund businesses in pretty much all industries, all across the U.S., and for various purposes. Sometimes, private funding can prove to be a better option that offers many advantages that can’t be accessed when applying for funding through the government. Take some time to familiarize yourself with private funding and see what it can do for your small business goals.
Funding Application Review Service
After you’ve had a chance to try the funding applications or if you’ve completed them; the next step is to use the funding application review service through our Ask AAG Grant Professional Program to have one of our dedicated funding experts review your applications before you send them off. It doesn’t take long but it could mean the difference between success and failure when it comes to getting funding.