Newcomers wanting to start their own business in Canada face some unique challenges, such as lack of familiarity with business practices, access to funding for the business and a limited professional network. The most recent Arrive newcomer webinar Starting a Small Business in Canada: What Newcomers Need to Know covered these issues and more.

Presented by Arrive and the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), this informative webinar  focused on foundational steps you can take to plan out set yourself up for success as a newcomer entrepreneur in Canada. Shikha Bhuchar, co-founder of Arrive, along with Sharon Connolly from BDC’s Newcomer Entrepreneur Success team, and Clarinda Andes from RBC’s Business Accounts team walked participants through the steps needed to start a new business in Canada.

Key topics in the webinar:

  • Getting started on your business plan
  • How to finance your business
  • Resources and programs available for newcomers
  • Tips and recommendations for setting up for business

Watch the webinar to learn more!

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RBC supports Arrive, and with a 150-year commitment to newcomer success in Canada, RBC goes the extra mile in support and funding to ensure that the Arrive newcomer platform is FREE to all. Working with RBC, Arrive can help you get your financial life in Canada started – right now.

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