Vancity

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Vancity’s New Business Toolkit

A number of online tools and resources to help you advance a social enterprise or social purpose real estate initiative.

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Canada
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Vancity Are You Ready to Start a Business?

This presentation is designed to help you learn about the business landscape in B.C.; review what influences lasting success; discover if you’re ready to weather the risks to reap the potential rewards.

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Vancity Growing Your Values-Based Business

With our values-based partners, we’ve put together some recommendations, tips and resources to help you grow your business in our local economy.

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Vancity’s basic business planning form

A form and accompanying guide to help you think through the elements of a good business plan. Providing resources including links, a sales forecast and a cash-flow forecast tutorial.

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Vancity’s basic guide to business planning

Compiled by Vancity’s microfinance team, this guide offers information to provide a general overview of what Vancity’s microfinance team looks for in business plans that they receive.

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Vancity Ten Things a Lender Looks for in a Business Plan

Is your plan on the right track? Lenders are most likely to approve financing when your plan: Defines potential risks; Highlights your managerial skills; Includes clear financial projections.

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Vancity Business Tips for Entrepreneurs

Vancity sees hundreds of business plans each year from new and aspiring entrepreneurs and have narrowed five areas in the business plan that entrepreneurs may skimp on research or not spend enough time on. This business plan series shares tips on each of these five areas to help you and your business succeed. Apply the tips in this series and join us at our free small business workshops to help you create a great plan.

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Vancity Getting Inside a Lender’s Head

A four-part Vancity video series for entrepreneurs who are considering seking a small buisness loan.

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Vancity Each One, Grow One

Business skills for smart start-ups. If you’re a new entrepreneur, Vancity’s Each One, Grow One seminars will give you the information and tools you need to help make your young business flourish.

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Canada
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Vancity Social Enterprise (SE) Portfolio Program

Vancity Community Foundation has established a portfolio program to provide multi-year grants and mentorship for social enterprises that have growth potential. Applications for this program are by invite only. This is a collaborative program between Vancity and Vancity Community Foundation.

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Canada
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Vancity Small Business Loans

Vancity offers two type of microloans: Peerloans and Microloans. Peerloans have a limit of $10,000 and Microloans may go up to $75,000. Microloans are directed at those who do not qualify or do not need a conventional loan. Instead of credit history they look at ambition, character and determination.

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Vancity Microloans for Green Businesses

Microloans for start-up entrepreneurs developing green businesses or working on green technologies to be launched.

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Canada
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For Profit, Not-For-Profit, Cooperative
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Early, Growth

Vancity Community Foundation

VCF buildS healthy communities, where cooperative principles and practices are flourishing and social justice and environmental sustainability are enhanced, by providing financial support to social enterprises, supporting community organisations and investing in impact real estate initiatives.

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Canada
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Not-For-Profit
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Early

Vancity enviroFund

The Vancity enviroFund program was created as a way to support innovative solutions that will advance Vancity’s vision to positively impact the environmental well-being of our members and their communities. Their goal is to create reciprocal partnerships that will further our vision of Redefining Wealth by supporting and advancing environmental sustainability. Criteria: https://www.vancity.com/AboutVancity/InvestingInCommunities/Grants/enviroFund/GuidelinesandApplicationProcess/. Criteria: Guidelines

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Canada
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Vancity Resilient Capital Program

Provides subordinated debt, mezzanine financing, convertible debentures or equity investments.

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