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Business Accelerator loan program

Business Accelerator loan program

Supporting entrepreneurial diversity and improved access to financing for all

Securing business financing can be difficult for entrepreneurs, and unfortunately this challenge is often greater for entrepreneurs in diverse groups, including: Indigenous peoples, women entrepreneurs, newcomers to Canada, visible minorities, 2SLGBTQ+ people, and people with disabilities.

To help close that financing gap, Meridian’s Business Accelerator loans offer flexible term financing for improved access to working capital between $25,000 and $500,000, supported by BDC*.

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Program benefits


Term financing for working capital between $25,000 and $500,000.


Loans are approved and issued by Meridian, supported by a guarantee from BDC (up to 100%).


Amortizations of up to 6 years, with principal to be paid in equal monthly instalments.

Is your business eligible?

Your business may be eligible if you:

  • Are based in Ontario
  • Have been in operation for at least 12 months
  • Have annual revenues that are under $10 million
  • Have operational cash flow needs between $25,000 and $500,000
  • Conduct your day-to-day banking with Meridian

Note: The loan proceeds must be used to fund the operational cash-flow needs of your business, not to replace other loans you may hold.

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How to apply

Talk to a Meridian advisor. They’ll answer any question you have, and you’ll review the eligibility requirements and the needs of your business together. Once an advisor confirms that this is a good option for you, they’ll walk you through the application process and support you throughout the entire loan process.

Talk to us about the Business Accelerator loan program

One of our business advisors will be happy to answer any questions you have about getting a loan.

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