Sponsor Spotlight: BDC

July 7, 2021

Sponsor Spotlight: BDC

Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) supports small and medium sized businesses to provide financing and advisory services in order to ensure Canadian entrepreneurs realize long term success. 
BDC offers more flexible terms and conditions on real estate, helping Entrepreneurs enter the market or grow with their business.

What originally drew you to sponsor Edmonton CREW?

Edmonton CREW and BDC strive to promote the success of women owned businesses as well as women working in the field of Commercial Real Estate. As a sponsor of CREW, BDC has been able to reach new clients and assist more businesses become stronger though our financing and advisory services. BDC, like CREW, is committed to leading change in the industry and focus on helping Entrepreneurs scale up, grow, and advance their commercial real estate goals.

Organizations considering sponsoring Edmonton CREW should know that the organizer is very collaborative. They are focused on ensuring sponsors’ goal and objectives are heard and considered in the sponsorship opportunities.

How does your company support diversity in the CRE industry?

As Canada’s bank for Canadian entrepreneurs, BDC is committed to helping under-represented groups – in all industries, thrive and flourish in the Canadian entrepreneurial ecosystem.

To that end, BDC has designed specific financing programs and activities to support these groups:

  1. Women-owned businesses
  2. Indigenous entrepreneurs 
  3. Black entrepreneurs
  4. Entrepreneurs with mental health challenges
  5. Social innovators who are using business for broader societal good 
  6. Immigrant-owned businesses
  7. LGBTQ2+ entrepreneurs 
  8. Military veterans turned entrepreneurs