Starting a Small Business

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Start your business off right.

Whether you’re writing a business plan or opening a business banking account, our Scotiabank Small Business Advisors can help you get your business started.

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The new Scotiabank StartRight for business program1 has been designed specifically for Landed Immigrants who have been in Canada for 3 years or less to access credit and help start a business. It’s a great way for new Small Business owners to build credit history quickly while fueling entrepreneurial dreams.

Eligible products include:

To learn more or to apply, speak with your local Small Business Advisor today!

We're committed to helping you become financially better off by providing the expert advice and services you need to get your business started, or get it growing. Contact an advisor

Scotia Running Start for business®

Take advantage of great introductory offers for your Business with Scotia Running Start for business2

Get customized financial solutions to jumpstart your business, including savings on bundled personal and business banking services and other special offers. The Scotia Running Start for business banking package has been designed especially for businesses that are less than 2 years old.

Scotia Plan Writer for business®

Put your plans in writing with Scotia Plan Writer for business®

Our leading edge and easy-to-use interactive business planning tool will help you create an effective business plan. Try our Scotia Plan Writer for business and get your business started.

The Importance of Establishing Credit

Andrew, a small business owner for over 30 years, explains how to build and maintain a good credit history in Canada.