Services & Support

Whether you’re starting a new business or need some advice to expand your existing one, Alterna Savings can help make your vision a reality. We have a wealth of experience providing professional advice for both profit and non-profit organizations.

Starting a New Business

Starting a new business is one of the most difficult - and rewarding - endeavours you'll ever undertake. Whether you're planning to run a small business from home, or beginning to lay the foundation of a large corporation, there are many things you need to know. Between writing your business plan and hanging that first earned dollar on your wall, you're bound to run into all sorts of surprises. We can help.

We can walk you through some of the steps involved and introduce you to a few of the organizations you'll be dealing with. Education and preparation will not only make the process smoother but will increase your chances of success in today's fast-paced and highly competitive markets.

Growing Your Business

Getting a new business up and running is one thing, but it isn't the final objective. For your business to thrive, you need to constantly re-examine your short and long-term goals and be prepared to make the changes necessary changes to expand your business. From developing new marketing strategies to finding ways to distribute and deliver your product to a larger customer base, there are a number of new challenges to face as your business grows.

Non-Profit Organizations

If you're thinking of starting a new business with the intent of helping people in your community, you might want to consider starting a non-profit organization. In many ways, non-profits are similar to for-profit businesses - you still need careful planning and clear objectives if you're going to succeed. Remember: the people you hope to help with your new venture may be depending on your success. At Alterna Savings we understand how important it is to help out in the community, so let us help you understand the unique position of the non-profit in today's business world.

AGCO Cannabis Retailer Applicants

Alterna is the leading financial services provider in the cannabis sector. The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has opened the market to retail cannabis stores in Ontario. We’re here to help you get started and prepare for the AGCO’s store authorization application. 

Alterna has been the leading financial services provider supporting the regulated medical marijuana providers for over four years. As one of Canada’s first financial institutions to support the cannabis industry, both medical and recreational, Alterna has been banking legal cannabis business when other banks haven’t.

We also have established relationships with a significant percentage of cannabis partners such as accounting firms, law offices and compliance organizations. We understand the unique challenges of the cannabis sector.

Complete our form today to get the process started for all your banking needs.