Visa Canada is committed to championing and supporting small businesses across the country. These businesses are the heart and soul of our communities, showing resilience by giving back and making a difference during uncertain times. They’ve been there for us, and now it’s time for us to be there for them.
How Visa Supports
Visa developed a Small Business Hub to help business owners start, run, and grow a digital-first small business. The Hub offers solutions and guidance around building a website, selling online, accepting payments, and promoting businesses online.
Start your business
Starting a business involves figuring out funding and startup costs, setting up a website and deciding what kind of payments you’re going to accept.
Run your business
Learn more about managing your finances, selling your product or service, optimizing your website and getting on online marketplaces.
Grow your business
Fine-tuning your efforts, discovering new strategies and managing your online reputation can help grow your business.
Learn more about the digital landscape and transforming your business digitally.
Visa has also teamed up with a number of organizations including Google, Shopify, and WordPress.com as well as Visa’s own payments platform Authorize.Net, to provide offers and educational resources for small business owners.
Visa’s Back to Business Locator is an online tool that helps you identify businesses that are open. As these businesses continue to adapt and serve their communities, you can show your support by shopping at them or recommending them to others.
As a response to COVID-19, Visa launched #MySmallBizReco, rallying Canadians to recommend the small businesses they love using our hashtag. We developed select recommendations into a campaign and promoted them to raise awareness and drive traffic to amazing business across the country.
Keep the momentum going by making your own recommendation with #MySmallBizReco on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, and search the hashtag to discover new ones.