CBDC Celtic offers support and services to new and existing businesses.
- Financial assistance in the form of loans, loan guarantees and equity financing;
- Business counselling and advisory services
- Entrepreneurship development and training
A variety of programs and services are available such as:
CBDC Celtic assists entrepreneurs who may have had difficulties accessing financing from traditional lenders and are unable to qualify or meet the credit standards of conventional lending institutions.
Our Business Loan Program provides financial assistance to new or existing businesses to a maximum of $150,000 in the form of Loans, Loan Guarantees and Equity Financing. CBDC Celtic loans are fully repayable and are negotiated at competitive interest rates and flexible repayment terms.
Counselling and Advisory Services / Professional and Technical Services
We want to see businesses in our area succeed and therefore we give high priority to the advisory role of our mandate. Counselling is the most common type of assistance requested. When particular problems arise for a business client, staff assist the owner in generating solutions to solve these problems. CBDC Celtic will assist clients in obtaining access to programs and services of other agencies if needed.
Every attempt is made to follow-up the initial call or visit. Requests for assistance in special areas such as market development, bookkeeping, feasibility studies, arranging financing and business analysis are usually referred to as technical assistance.
Entrepreneurship Development and Training
CBDC Celtic offers group training sessions and workshops to clients and businesses. These include topics of general interest to business owners such as Advertising, Marketing, Bookkeeping, Income Tax for Small Business, etc.