Entrepreneur Loan Program

At CIBC, we’re committed to working with business owners like you to help you find success. Our Entrepreneur Loan Program was created to support startup or early-stage small businesses that have completed a CIBC-approved entrepreneur training program with important working capital. 

A strong foundation

We believe the key to success for any business is a strong foundation. Owning a business takes time, patience, commitment and a solid base of business knowledge. That’s why CIBC partners with a variety of organizations in Chicago, St. Louis, Milwaukee and Detroit to support entrepreneur training programs. Business owners who successfully complete one of these programs are eligible for a term loan or line of credit through the Entrepreneur Loan Program.

Qualification guidelines

  • Successful completion of a CIBC-approved entrepreneur training program
  • Two years of continuous employment or educational experience in the U.S.
  • Proper business licenses in place (as appropriate)
  • Personal guarantee required
  • Co-signers allowed

Start your application today

CIBC offers a variety of financing solutions to meet the needs of all types of small businesses. Behind our name is a promise to take the time to get to know you, to talk about what matters most and to see whether our financial solutions can help you get there.

To begin the application process, complete the form below and a Small Business Banking representative will contact you to discuss financing options for your small business within one business day. Alternatively, download the Small Business Loan Application (PDF, 780 KB) Opens a new window in your browser.and bring your completed application to any CIBC Banking Center.

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Learn more about Small Business Financing options by calling a Relationship Manager at 877-702-7882.Opens your phone app.