How to Find the Right Financial Advice for your Small Business

How to Find the Right Financial Advice for your Small Business.

As a small business owner, you could be tasked with doing everything yourself, because at the end of the day you know you will get it done. That’s just being an entrepreneur and you have the freedom to do it your way. But maybe there’s a better way, or easier solutions for the many challenges you face. Expert advice is essential to the growth of any small business. So making sure you can access the right, reliable advice and gain the continued guidance of experienced partners could help set small business owners like you up for success.

Where to Look when you Need Advice for Your Small Business

There are many places to look for advice, but not all are created equal and can provide accurate and expert information.

Relying on official resources including governmental or financial professionals helps to provide accurate information and potential opportunities to develop relationships and connections that can help expand your small business.

Whether you are looking for answers to your questions or wanting a fresh perspective, it’s worth connecting with the right people, professionals and institutions to help you find a clear path forward for your business. To gain further insights and learn more about potential resources, please keep reading.

TD’s Small Business Banking resource page has a great list of helpful business resources to get you off to the right start.

From growing your business to the challenges of your industry, you can find information, advice and insights to help you move forward.

Federal Governmental Resources

Start by taking a look at some of the various government sites:

Government of Canada: Business & Industry — You can find information on a wide variety of topics from business taxes, permits and regulations, intellectual property, business support and how to sell to the government.

Canada Small Business Financing Program — If you’re looking to get a loan, the Canada Small Business Financing Program makes it easier for small businesses to get loans from financial institutions (like TD ) by sharing the risk with lenders.

The Business Development Bank of Canada — Whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been in business for many years, this site offers valuable information, which can help you succeed. From tools to sound business sense, there is much to discover and learn. Looking for new sources of government funding? TD is providing complimentary access to Fundica, an easy to use AI powered search engine that provides relevant government funding recommendations based on your business situation and needs. Find Government funding and grants.

Provincial and Local Small Business Organizations

Many organizations and programs exist at provincial and local levels that provide resources, guidance, and support for small business owners, new and growing.

At a provincial level these include ones such as the Manitoba Business Start Loan Program, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Alberta Government Small Business Support and Ontario Small Business Services.

Manitoba Business Start Loan Program: Are you starting a new business in Manitoba? You may qualify for a loan guarantee program.

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency: Become a part of the vibrant economic future of Atlantic Canada.

Alberta Government Small Business Support: Find information and resources for starting and running a business in Alberta.

Ontario Small Business Services: How new or existing small businesses can get advice, support and information on government regulations.

Small Business Enterprise Centres are run by provincial governments in places such as Ontario, with more localized small business associations also spreading across Canada. The centres help business owners grow their business.

In addition to all of this, some of the best information you can get will also come from experienced business owners. Join a networking group or connect directly and lean on them for advice and guidance. They’ve been down your path and hopefully can provide positive solutions for you.

TD & Your TD Account Manager Small Business

The TD Small Business Banking team is here to help you when it comes to your business’s financial needs.

Not only does the TD SBB Tools & Resource Page provide a variety of information for growing your small business, but our Account Managers Small Business also have the experience to help you find the right financial solution for your next step.

No matter what industry you're in, talk to one of our Small Business Account Managers today.

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