Successful businesses are at the heart of our communities. They employ people and serve others. Successful businesses make Ontario strong, and we want to see even more of them.
That’s why Meridian and member organizations of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE) and other partners have joined together to make starting, running and growing a business in Ontario easier.
We know there are many Ontarians who have the passion to become successful business owners. bizsmarts.ca is the tool to help them realize that passion.
We’re not a big bank. We’re a credit union – Ontario’s largest, in fact.
Meridian offers all the services and products you need to manage your personal or business life – anywhere, anytime. Meridian is owned by our Members, meaning we only work for you. This allows us to return our profits to our Members in the form of the best banking solutions that make sense for you.
And that’s good news for small businesses. Your business is unique. So there’s simply no way that a one-size-fits-all basket of products and services would work for you. At Meridian, we make our products and services fit your business needs, instead of the other way around.
Meridian offers small business with a personal touch. Your dedicated Small Business Advisor will take the time to get to know you and your business. They can offer market-leading rates plus a full-suite of competitive products and services. Many decisions are made at the branch based on your business needs. That’s how we make small business feel big.
The Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (“the ONE”) is a collaborative network of 90 organizations across Ontario, designed to help Ontario entrepreneurs and companies commercialize ideas. The ONE is here to assist you. Funded by the Government of Ontario, the ONE provides in-person and online advice, referrals, programs, funds, resource materials, training and connections.
Whether you’re a main street enterprise, innovator, technology-based business, entrepreneur, researcher or an established growing business, the ONE will connect you with services and programs to help you innovate and gain a competitive advantage.
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