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.