Know how to Start Strong

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

CIBC Small Business 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 Small Business Start Strong Program:

  • Get hands-on planning help. Ask for a copy of our CIBC Small Business Start Strong Planning Guide at any CIBC Branch, or download an electronic copy here (PDF, 2.5 MB) .
  • 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 Small Business Start Strong Planning Guide (PDF, 2.5 MB)

Resource Centre

Find more information, practical calculators and online tools to help your small business grow and prosper at the CIBC Small Business Resource Centre

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