NEED HELP LAUNCHING YOUR BUSINESS IDEA?
Are you an entrepreneur with a new business or business idea that you’re ready to take to the next level but can’t secure financing from traditional sources? Do you have an amazing business idea but need guidance on how to move it forward? Have you experienced mental health or addiction challenges that are a barrier to your success?
We can help.
Through access to low-interest loans, free training programs, mentorship and other custom supports, Rise helps Canadians build small businesses that empower them to support themselves, their families and their communities.
Complete the Rise Navigator questionnaire to discover which program is the best fit for you!
GET STARTED WITH OUR SELF-DIRECTED ONLINE PROGRAM:
EnterpRISEing You is a go-at-your-own-pace online program for aspiring entrepreneurs of all ages. You will complete 15 virtual modules to learn essential business skills, build confidence and begin developing a business plan. Once complete, you’ll be connected with a Rise Business Advisor for a personal consultation and support with the next steps.
DO YOU WANT TO BUILD A SMALL BUSINESS BUT NEED FINANCING AND PERSONAL GUIDANCE?
Small Business Lending Program
The Rise Small Business Lending Program provides entrepreneurs unable to secure traditional financing with an opportunity to access low-interest loans, mentorship and other supports to help them build a small business.
From the start of the application process, you will be connected with a Rise Business Advisor for personalized support to complete your loan application. If approved, Rise will match you with a mentor for a year of one-on-one guidance and support.
ARE YOU OVER 30? READY TO BUILD YOUR ENTREPRENEURIAL SKILLS AND A BUSINESS PLAN?
Peer Supported Startup Program
The Peer Supported Startup Program (PSSP) provides entrepreneurs aged 30+ with access to skills training, business guidance and the support of a peer network. In addition to virtual classroom sessions, you will work in small groups with a volunteer mentor to develop your business plan.
As a graduate of this 8-week program, you will receive a $300 start-up grant.
ARE YOU BETWEEN 16 AND 29 YEARS OLD WITH A BUSINESS IDEA TO DEVELOP?
Youth Small Business Program
The Youth Small Business Program (YSBP) offers 20 virtual classes and group mentoring sessions to help aspiring entrepreneurs who thrive in a guided teaching environment build confidence and develop business plans while exploring business fundamentals and wellness topics such as mindfulness.
As a graduate of this 10-week program, you will receive a $500 start-up grant.
EnterpRISEing Youth Plus
EnterpRISEing Youth Plus (EY+) combines the flexibility of our EnterpRISEing You online program with the added value of 8 weekly virtual classroom workshops and peer support discussion groups.
Tailored for young entrepreneurs who are comfortable with self-directed learning, EY+ graduates will receive a $300 start-up grant.
INTERESTED IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP BUT NOT QUITE READY TO APPLY FOR A PROGRAM?
Try the Rise Idea Generator
The Rise Idea Generator is a three-part video workshop that will help you explore your ideas and gauge whether or not you are ready to begin your entrepreneurial journey.
Watch the videos at your own pace and complete the activities to:
- Learn more about the pros and cons of self-employment
- Explore your entrepreneurial traits and whether running a business is right for you
- Understand important elements for designing a business
- Unleash your creativity and begin turning the things you love into business ideas