Sponsor Spotlight: BDC

September 14, 2022

Sponsor Spotlight: BDC

BDC is the bank for Canadian entrepreneurs. It 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.

Tell us about a project, program, or initiative that your company will be working on in 2022.

As an organization, we are committed to move the needle forward on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). It is one of our top priorities and while we’ve made progress, we still have a lot of work to do to ensure all entrepreneurs have access to the resources, financing, advice and networks they need to succeed. To achieve this goal we have developed a client diversity strategy—building on our success assisting women and indigenous entrepreneurs—to expand our support to include diverse business owners in the Canadian entrepreneurial ecosystem. We want our organization, including the people we hire and the entrepreneurs we serve, to reflect Canada’s diverse ecosystem. To be authentic – among our employees, clients and in the market – we must walk the talk.