Financing1 for women-owned2 businesses
Whether starting or acquiring a business, carrying out an expansion project or taking over a business, Femmessor carefully analyzes the financing applications presented by the local women business leaders.
Thanks to available funds, Femmessor is able to offer business leaders financing in the form of conventional loans or share capital. Investment decisions are made by regional managers and their Investment Committees; leaders who are familiar with the entrepreneurial reality of their communities.
A business project financed through Femmessor also means a team of specialists who support the leader throughout her project. She will benefit from support aligned with her specific needs, including consulting services, help from various experts, training, and networking opportunities.
Femmessor offers more than just financing; we work with entrepreneurs to help them develop their full entrepreneurial potential and build sustainable and prosperous businesses.
The steps to apply for financing are as follows:
* This service is offered to companies that receive funding through Femmessor.
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1 Financing offered in the form of a conventional loan or equity investment through partnerships with the Fonds pour les femmes entrepreneurs FQ et Capital croissance PME (CCPME).
2 Eligible businesses have at least one woman in a strategic position and owning at least 25% of the shares.
Excluded sectors of activity: politics, religion, sex trade, bars, violent entertainment, multi-level sales and any other activity that may be ethically controversial. Learn more here about Femmessor's comprehensive investment policy regarding excluded sectors for conventional loan financing.
For share capital financing, other sectors are also excluded: finance, mining, real estate, single-site retail businesses, self-employed workers and companies undergoing restructuring. Learn more here about Femmessor’s investment policy for the excluded sectors for share capital financing.