Launch Your Start-up With The right tools


At National Bank, we realize that hard work and dedication are not always enough to succeed in the business world.  That is why we created a turnkey solution with start-up needs in mind.

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or contact one of our advisors
1 800 325-4215


We give you a headstart with our Welcome offer for business clients

We know how much you’ve invested in your company, that’s why we’re giving your business a boost with our Welcome offer for businesses clients that could make you save up to $ 5451,2.


We're with you every step of the way with our financing solutions

With our flexible financing solutions6, you’ll never miss out on a promising business opportunity .

  • Access the funds you need to increase your cash flow through a term loan or line of credit.

  • Enjoy express processing for applications under $100,000.

  • Count on the expertise of our experienced advisors to help you choose the best financing for your project.

Make an appointment now

or contact one of our advisors
1 800 325-4215

We give you the tools to succeed

We’ve developed a toolbox full of innovative resources to support your business at every stage of its development.

My Business Model Canvas

My business mode

My Business Model
The My Business Model canvas can help you turn your business ideas into reality.

University Business Programs

National Bank - HEC Accelerator
Mon entreprise - UQAM

The “Mon entreprise” competition at UQAM
To foster entrepreneurship and bring start-up ideas to life.

McGill Dobson Cup

Centech at ÉTS
The art of transforming technological start-ups into successful businesses.

Discover how Centech ETS helps
entrepreneurs power their ideas


Notman House

Notman House
An innovative centre that pools the creativity of budding entrepreneurs.

Discover how Notman House helps
entrepreneurs power their ideas

Fondation Montreal

Fondation Montréal Inc.
This hub of the Montreal business community offers start-up grants, support services, and much more!



One of top crowdfunding sites in the world.


Reseau M

Réseau M through the Fondation de l’entrepreneurship
Offering entrepreneurs mentoring services and high-level coaching with seasoned experts to foster the development and success of their business.

Discover how Réseau M helps entrepreneurs power their ideas


École d'Entrepreneurship de Beauce

L’École d’Entrepreneuship de Beauce
Join forces with a school that supports the success of its student entrepreneurs.


Devenir entrepreneur
Fostering entrepreneurship in Quebec: a meeting place for entrepreneurs, industry players and three major financial institutions, including National Bank. 

Entrepreneurial success stories that will inspire you 

Every day, we witness the inspiring achievements of new entrepreneurs and growing businesses that we support. Be inspired by their success stories and discover how National Bank and its partners can help you achieve your goals.

1642 Cola

1642 Cola

Réseau M helped Bastien Poulain from 1642 Cola find a mentor.


Notman House welcomed Philippe Rivard's start-up Nukern.


Legal Notes

® MasterCard is a registered trademark of MasterCard International Inc. Authorized user: National Bank of Canada.

®1 Nethris  is a registered trademark of CGI Payroll Services Centre Inc.

TM Sage, Sage Software logos and the names of Sage products and services are registered trademarks or trademarks of Sage Software, Inc. or its subsidiaries.

1 The Welcome Offer is intended for businesses that are not clients of National Bank. The benefits or advantages awarded through this promotion may not be transferred, cumulated or combined with other financial programs, promotional offers or advantages from National Bank, and are not retroactive. This offer may be withdrawn or modified, in whole or in part, at any time without prior notice.

2 The advantages apply as of enrolment in one or more of the Welcome Offer products. Once the discounted months have elapsed, the rates in effect will apply. The $545 in savings corresponds to the following free services: the annual fee for the main Platinum MasterCard® business card ($125), the fee to activate the file and create employee profiles ($70), the 13th month of payroll processing ($50), the discount on file opening fees (minimum value of $100) and the discount on a POS terminal purchase ($200). The discount on the first 3 months of a leased POS terminal is $55. The savings may be lower if you do not enrol in all the products included in this promotion.

3 Subject to credit approval by National Bank of Canada. The promotional offer on the annual fee for the main card applies only to individuals who do not have a National Bank Platinum MasterCard Business Card. National Bank reserves the right to end this promotion at any time without notice. One year after the card is issued, the regular annual fee in effect for the main card will be automatically charged to the account. Grace period: No interest will be charged on purchases made during the month provided the balance is paid in full within twenty-one (21) days of the date of the statement which will be sent periodically. This grace period does not apply to cash advances or balance transfers. Minimum payment: The minimum payment will be equal to 3% of the account balance plus any overdue amount or $50, whichever is higher (or the full account balance if it is lower than $50). If the credit limit is exceeded, the minimum payment will be 3% of the account balance or the amount in excess of the credit limit, whichever is higher. Main card annual fee: $125. Annual fee for each additional card: $35. Account statement: A statement is sent monthly.

Examples of credit charges calculated for a period of 30 days:

Annual interest rates Average balance
  $500 $3,000
19.99% $8.22 $49.29
22.99% $9.45 $56.69

4 CGI Payroll Services Centre Inc. is the sole provider of payroll processing solutions and services marketed under the Nethris® brand and for which National Bank of Canada acts only as distributor. Nethris® is a registered trademark of CGI Payroll Services Centre Inc.

5 The discount offer is valid for a limited time. It is for the exclusive benefit of businesses that enrol in the Welcome Offer and are new referrals of National Bank to Global Payments. All applications are subject to credit approval by Global Payments. Businesses who are existing clients of Global Payments cannot take advantage of this offer. Rebates will be applied to the business’ account only once during the agreement period between the business and Global Payments. Rebates will be applied to the business’ account within 6 to 8 weeks of the start of processing.

6 Financing subject to credit approval by National Bank of Canada.