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:

  • Get hands-on planning help. Read the CIBC Start Strong Planning Guide for Business (PDF, 2.5 MB) , or ask for a copy at any CIBC Banking Centre.
  • Save on banking services. Take advantage of bundled financial products to save time and money on essential day-to-day business banking needs.
  • Benefit from our expert advice: Get the financial guidance you need to best prepare your venture from your own CIBC Business Advisor.


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

CIBC Start Strong Planning Guide for Business (PDF, 2.5 MB)

Business Advice Centre

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

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