Know how to Start Strong

Kick-start your new business with these planning ideas and expert guidance

CIBC is committed to helping new entrepreneurs like you transform great ideas into viable businesses. Get your new venture up and running with confidence using the resources and featured services of our CIBC Start Strong Program for Business:


Prep-work checklist

We can help you cut through the paperwork for day-to-day business banking needs and apply for credit. If you’re setting up a business account for the first time, here’s what you’ll need to get started or for your first meeting with a CIBC business advisor.

Get the guide

Draw your roadmap for your new venture with ideas and hands-on planning worksheets in our 28-page guide:

CIBC Start Strong Planning Guide for Business (PDF, 2.5 MB) Opens a new window in your browser.

Business Advice Centre

Find more information, practical calculators and online tools to help your business grow and prosper visit the CIBC Business Advice Centre.