Our involvement

Marcus Lemonis taking a question from a small business owner

Small Business Forum

Every year, CIBC holds a forum for small business owners. In 2017, Marcus Lemonis, star of CNBC’s The Profit and CEO of Camping World and Gander Mountain, shared his “People, Process and Product” formula for business success, and emphasized the importance of capturing and using data to drive business decisions. In 2018, Google presented tips on how to use Google analytics to increase market presence and drive customers to their websites.

EasyPath Financing Program

Our EasyPath Financing Program offers affordable financing options to help you achieve your business goals. We provide working capital so that you can focus on making smart financial decisions. 

Learn moreabout easypath business financing.

CIBC Entrepreneur Loan Program

The CIBC Entrepreneur Loan Program provides important working capital options to startup and early-stage businesses. We offer the loan program to companies that: 

  • have completed a CIBC-approved training program offered by one of our partners; and 
  • are looking to create job opportunities in underserved communities in Chicago, Detroit, Milwaukee and St. Louis.  

Learn moreabout our entrepreneur loan program.

CIBC Small Business Entrepreneur Training Program Awards

We award grants in an effort to strengthen our partnerships with community organizations that provide support and resources for our Entrepreneur Loan Program. We choose the recipients based on the success of their programs and their commitment to the communities they serve.

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