Getting through it together
Stories of resilience and advice to help you manage and grow your business.
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Do You Have What it Takes to Start a Business?
April 27th, 2021
Federal Budget 2021 – Four Key Takeaways Every Business Should Know
May 13th, 2021
Six Reasons Why 2021 is a Great Time to Start a Business
April 27th, 2021
Looking at Government Grants for your Business? Read These Tips Before you Apply
April 27th, 2021
#SmallBusinessRedefined: Transferring the Energy Online: How Soul Studio Expanded During COVID-19
April 14th, 2021
Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program (HASCAP): 10 Top Questions Answered
March 22nd, 2021
Business Owner Burnout: Seven Self-care Tips During Stressful Times
April 6th, 2021
Tax Tips for Business Owners: Filing Your 2020 Return
March 9th, 2021
Women Entrepreneurs: Making a Difference Through Leadership and Innovation
February 26th, 2021
#SmallBusinessRedefined: Muttluks Founder Marianne Bertrand on Running a Seasonal Canadian Business
December 30th, 2020
The Green Beaver: From Home-Based Hobby to Global Business
October 13th, 2020
Episode Eight: Bedridden by COVID, Can Ernesto Save His Restaurants?
November 12th, 2020
Episode Four: Chris Barrett - Put Your Best Click Forward
October 6th, 2020
Episode Two: Ujwal Arkalgud - Adapting to the Changing Face of the Canadian Consumer
October 23rd, 2020
How a “Made in Canada” Approach Helped One Garment Manufacturer Thrive
October 16th, 2020
Episode Five: Christian Dion - Kick-up Your Online Marketing
October 6th, 2020
Helping Businesses During COVID-19
Helping Businesses During COVID-19
We know that many businesses are facing difficult challenges due to the pandemic. We’re here to support businesses with immediate and longer-term relief solutions. Contact us to find out about the relief programs that are available.
Black Entrepreneur Program
As part of our action plan against issues of systemic racism, RBC is committed to enabling economic growth and wealth creation for Black entrepreneurs through access to financial solutions and advice. We are also actively championing success and fostering community engagement through partnerships and programs in an effort to help establish a robust and enduring ecosystem of Black entrepreneurs.
Open & Promote Your Store
Moneris + Bookmark + UPS + Google AdWords
Build Your Online Store
In collaboration with Moneris‡ and Bookmark‡, we’ve created an exclusive offer to help RBC business clients build their online stores - from setting up a website, adding a shopping cart to accepting online payments.
Taking your business online is easy:
- Build your website with Bookmark: No coding or design experience needed.
- Accept payments with Moneris Online: Process debit or credit card payments through your website.
- Ship to customers with UPS: Enjoy preferred rates on UPS shipping and accessories, including up to 50% off small package shipping.2
- Connect with new customers online: Google‡ Ads powered by Kliken‡ makes it quick and easy to get set up.3
Promote Your Store
RBC Business Clients receive 3 free Business Posts per month for 6 months and 1 free Local Deal7.
Nextdoor is an easy-to-use, hyperlocal platform that instantly connects you to customers in your neighbourhood.
Reach and engage with new clients to promote your business:
- Free Business Posts: Engage with your community and spread the word about events, announcements, promotions and more.
- Free Local Deal: You can also promote an offer, discount, or another incentive to new and existing customers with one free Local Deal.
- Reach new, local customers: Post an update, ask a question, and share expert advice. Neighbours can react and reply to your posts to spark conversation with your business.
Start a New Business
Challenging times can offer good opportunities to start a business.
Learn how you can get an idea off the ground with our five start-up steps. Each step includes guides, tools, templates and resources to help you along the way.Learn more
Thinking of starting a business?
Explore the #GetStarted article series, where we provide practical tips, debunk common myths and call on experts to help prospective entrepreneurs take the leap from idea to action.
Offers & Services Beyond Banking
Business banking that fits your needs
- Pay taxes online – File and submit federal and provincial taxes conveniently and efficiently
- Send a wire transfer – A fast and secure way to pay your domestic and international vendors. Use when guaranteed funds are needed to close the deal.
- Pay employees and vendors - Pay your domestic and international vendors, virtually anywhere in the world, in over 25 currencies.
RBC Mobile App6
Business banking in the palm of your hands
- Track business spending with NOMI - Gain insights to make informed financial decisions.
- Improve cash flow with our Request Money feature to remind clients about outstanding invoices and receive real-time notifications on outstanding payments
- Send money electronically to pay bills, transfer money between accounts and send Interac e-Transfer payments to vendors and suppliers
Or text “RBC” to 722722 and we’ll send you the link
Frequently Asked Questions
The Government of Canada is providing the Canada Emergency Business Account to support Canadian businesses that have been adversely affected by COVID-19. Businesses that are approved for CEBA will receive a $40,000 loan for immediate financial support to cover short term operating expenses, payroll and other non-deferrable expenses which are critical to sustain business continuity. In order to request enrollment for the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA), as per the Government of Canada’s requirements, the organization must meet certain criteria based on their qualifying stream.View Details
You can register to receive eligible amounts to be paid to you by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) such as the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS), directly in your RBC business account.View Details
A Void Cheque can be obtained from Online Banking or by visiting your local RBC Royal Bank branch.View Details
Business Clients can conveniently pay and file government remittances such as Federal or Provincial taxes (GST/PST) and payroll source deductions online.View Details
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All other trademarks are the property of their respective owner(s).
MONERIS and MONERIS & Design are registered trademarks of Moneris Solutions Corporation. BOOKMARK is a trademark of Bookmark Your Life, Inc.
UPS is a registered trademark of United Parcel Service of America, Inc. and is used under license by United Parcel Service Canada Ltd. All other marks appearing on this page are the property of their respective owners.
For sole proprietorship registration “$89 back” offer is inclusive of any applicable taxes, and for incorporation, “$300 back” offer is inclusive of any applicable taxes (“Offer”). Offer available when you register or incorporate with Ownr and open a new RBC business deposit account (“bank account”) within 60 days (“Qualifying Criteria”). Once you complete the Qualifying Criteria, you must log back into your Ownr account and click ‘Refund Me’. You will receive the refund to your bank account within 7-10 business days of clicking ‘Refund Me’ . To qualify for this Offer your bank account must remain open for a period of 1 year from the date your bank account is opened. If you received this Offer then changed or closed your bank account within 1 year, we reserve the right to debit your bank account for the value of this Offer, plus applicable taxes, even if this places you into overdraft. Offer may be revised or withdrawn at any time without notice. No minimum account balance required.
Terms and conditions apply. Promotion runs from July 17, 2020 to December 31, 2021 (“Offer Period”). To be eligible for a 6-month fee waiver on the Bookmark Business Plan (“Offer”), you must be or become a Moneris merchant, have an RBC personal or business bank account for the settlement of transaction proceeds and sign up for a Bookmark Business Plan during the Offer Period. Monthly fee of $39.95 shall apply after the expiry of the 6-month fee waiver period on the Bookmark Business Plan which may be cancelled at any time. Offer is subject to change, cancellation or withdrawal at any time. Please click here for complete details of offer terms and conditions, including additional restrictions regarding offer eligibility.
This promotional offer (the "Offer") is not transferable, cannot be combined with other promotional offers or discounts and is time limited. In order to take advantage of this Offer and receive certain UPS preferred rates, you must visit ups.com and create a UPS account or sign-in with your existing UPS account. The services provided by UPS are subject to the UPS Canada Terms and Conditions of Service and such terms and conditions are available at UPS.com/ca.
As a Google Partner, Kliken is offering customers who are Visa Cardholders a credit for advertising on Google. Spend $150 within 31 days of your first served Google Ad powered by Kliken and Kliken will automatically top up your account with up to an additional $150 worth of advertising credit. Kliken is solely responsible for this offer. Click here for offer details.
Terms and conditions apply. Receive three months of free payroll processing and free implementation when you are referred by Royal Bank of Canada (“RBC”) by August 31, 2021 and have entered into ADP’s standard form services agreement by September 30, 2021. Cannot be combined with any other promotions and is only available to new ADP clients in Canada and ADP Clients who have previously only obtained Complimentary Access to ADP HR AssistSM, in each case that are referred by RBC and have 1–49 employees . Applies only for Small Business Payroll solutions — ADP Workforce Now On the GoSM, TeamPay by ADP® (including ADP HR Assist bundles), TeamPay by ADP Live and Comprehensive Outsourcing Services. Free processing applies to the recurring processing fees paid by you to ADP. “Recurring processing fees” exclude, without limitation: (i) any underlying payroll funding obligations (wages, taxes, third party remittances); (ii) fees for additional services such as custom reports,third-party remittances (as applicable), and cheque stuffing; (iii) Year-end services (except for first T4 production as applicable); (iv) third party pass through charges (including delivery charges); (v) bank fees such as wire and NSF fees; (vi) fees for the delivery, maintenance and sale of equipment; and (vii) penalties and interest. ADP reserves the right to discontinue or modify this promotion at any time. ADP, the ADP logo, TeamPay by ADP and Always Designing for People are trademarks of ADP, Inc. ADP HR Assist and ADP Workforce Now On the Go are service marks of ADP, Inc. ® / ™ Trademark(s) of Royal Bank of Canada. RBC and Royal Bank are registered trademarks of Royal Bank of Canada. All other marks are the property of their respective owners. Services referenced herein are provided by ADP Canada Co. ADP Canada Co. is not a member of RBC Financial Group. Copyright © 2021, ADP Canada Co.
Certain terms and conditions apply. Please visit go.moneris.com/rbc for complete details and restrictions regarding offer eligibility. To be eligible merchants must enter into credit and debit processing agreements and rent or buy a terminal from Moneris. Offer is subject to cancellation or withdrawal at any time. Promotion runs from March 11, 2020 to March 31, 2021. MONERIS and MONERIS & Design are registered trademarks of Moneris Solutions Corporation.
RBC Mobile is operated by Royal Bank of Canada, RBC Direct Investing Inc. and RBC Dominion Securities Inc. RBC Canada, and RBC Rewards are operated by Royal Bank of Canada.
This offer is not transferrable. In addition to the one (1) free Business Post you will receive upon initial sign-up with Nextdoor, as an RBC Business Client you will also get an additional two (2) free Business Posts per month (regularly $125/post) for six months and one (1) free Local Deal (valued at $125) (collectively, “Offer”). “RBC Business Clients” are RBC clients who have an RBC business bank account or an RBC business credit card (excluding RBC commercial credit cards). Offer is valid for the first 6 months from the date of sign-up. The Local Deal is a way for businesses to share deals and promotions. RBC Business Clients must either sign up with Nextdoor via the RBC Offers for Business platform or if they who have an existing business account with Nextdoor must email Nextdoor at the email address provided in the offer terms in the RBC Offers for Business platform using their email associated with their business account for Nextdoor in order to receive the Offer. Offer must be activated before September 30th, 2021. Offer will be applied to your Nextdoor business account within 48 hours after the initial Nextdoor business account sign-up via RBC Offers for Business or for RBC Business Clients with an existing business account with Nextdoor upon email receipt.
For more information on business posts, please visit: https://help.nextdoor.com/s/article/Business-posting-guidelines?language=en_CA .
For more information on Local Deals, please visit: https://help.nextdoor.com/s/article/Offers-rules-best-practices-official?language=en_CA
Nextdoor Canada Ltd, and not Royal Bank of Canada, is responsible for the terms and conditions applicable to this offer.
Upon enrolling in RBC Online Banking for Business, it may take up to 4-6 weeks to view RBC Business Offers.
This offer is only available to Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) business clients and is non-transferable. RBC business clients will receive free access to the GrantMatch Funding Assessment and Strategy Tool (FAST). RBC business clients who wish to access the FAST more than once must contact GrantMatch directly. Upon completing a FAST assessment, RBC business clients can get access to preferred pricing for GrantMatch grant writing services (where GrantMatch personnel will assist with the completion and submission of a grant application) and GrantMatch Premium (where GrantMatch funding specialist will assist in developing long term strategic grant strategy, offer guidance on the grant application process and if a grant is awarded will assist with reporting and compliance requirements) (“Offer”).
Preferred pricing for GrantMatch grant writing services consists of the following which is a 20% discount from GrantMatch’s standard pricing for GrantMatch grant writing services:
(1) Hourly rate $175.
Preferred pricing for GrantMatch Premium consists of the following options which are a 20% discount from GrantMatch’s standard pricing for GrantMatch Premium:
(1) an hourly rate $175; or
(2) a percentage fee model which is based on a percentage of approved funding:
- Up to $250,000 = 20% fee (of the first $250,000 of approved funding)
- Between $250,000 - $499,999 =16% (of approved funding)
- Between $500,000 - $999,999 =12% (of approved funding)
- More than $1mm = 8% (of approved funding)
Preferred pricing does not include HST. This Offer is valid from March 22, 2021 to January 31, 2022. GrantMatch Corp., not Royal Bank of Canada, is responsible for all terms and conditions applicable to your GrantMatch services, which are available at: https://ca.grantmatch.com/gm-terms-of-use-ca. Offer may not be combined or used in conjunction with any other offer(s). GrantMatch and RBC each reserve the right to discontinue or modify this Offer at any time.
Each time you use your linked Eligible RBC Card to purchase any grade of gasoline, including diesel, at a Retail Petro-Canada Location, you will save three cents ($0.03) per litre at the time of the transaction.