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Want the flexibility of a line of credit, but with the certainty of a term loan?

Fast, flexible business funds from $500 to $300,000.

Accelerate your business with quick & flexible small business loans

When it comes to small business financing, whatever you need, DrivenTM has got you covered.

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*Pricing for term loans ranges from 3.9%, cents on the dollar (for each dollar borrowed, the amount of interest paid ranges from $0.039).
**Businesses demonstrating strong performance and possessing a credit score above 750 may be eligible for these reduced of a div block.

Canadian small business loans you can count on

Reliable, on-demand capital

Borrow up to $300,000, or as little as you need. Just like a line of credit, we set a pre-approved limit when you sign up – after that, every draw is up to you.

Withdrawals on your terms

Every draw comes with crystal-clear pricing, so you can make the right decisions for your business.

Use our support for whatever you need

You know your business better than we do. Whether you're seizing an opportunity or tackling a challenge, there are no restrictions on how your funds are used.


How does our Small Business Loan compare to a traditional Line of Credit?

Line of Credit

Small Business Loan

Needs-based withdrawals within a pre-approved limit
Needs-based withdrawals within a pre-approved limit
“Revolving” credit that becomes available again as you make payments
“Revolving” credit that becomes available again as you make payments
Increases in your credit limit as your business grows and you show a good repayment record
Increases in your credit limit as your business grows and you show a good repayment record
Pricing for every draw is outlined up front before you commit
Pricing for every draw is outlined up front before you commit
Constantly accumulating interest based on what you owe every day
A fixed and transparent total cost of borrowing made clear up front on each draw
Entire line of credit facility counts towards your credit history
Only the draws you make are counted as loans in your credit history—not the total pre-approved limit
Minimum payment dates set
according to bank needs, not yours
A choice of payment schedules
according to your business needs

Difference between Line of Credit and Business Loan

When business owners need capital to cover expenses, they often have two options at their disposal: business loans and lines of credit. Both offer access to financing that can help a business grow, but there are some key differences between the two. Understanding these differences is essential for business owners who want to make an informed decision about their financial future. In this article, we'll explore the similarities and differences between business loans and lines of credit so you can make the best choice for your business.

Business Loans vs Lines of Credit

The main difference between a business loan and line of credit is how much money you can borrow at one time. A business loan gives you access to a lump sum payment which must be paid back over a set period with agreed-upon interest rates or fees depending on the type of loan taken out. On the other hand, with a line of credit, businesses have ongoing access to funds up to an approved limit as long as they remain within it – payments only need be made when money is withdrawn from the account rather than in regular installments like with a loan. 

Repayment Terms

With both types of funding option, repayment terms vary based on factors such as business size, business performance and credit score. Business loans may require collateral or a personal guarantee from the business owner in order to secure funding, while lines of credit do not generally require any form of security. Additionally, business loan terms tend to be shorter than those for a line of credit.

Interest Rates

The interest rate applied to either option is also important to consider when deciding which one is best for your business. Generally, business loans have higher interest rates than lines of credit as lenders view them as more risky investments due to their larger sums and longer repayment periods. On the other hand, lines of credit often come with lower rates because they are guaranteed with collateral such as real estate or equipment so they present less risk to lenders.

How it works


Apply in 3 simple steps and
get pre-approved instantly

Our all-digital credit application process is quick and easy and typically takes less than 10 minutes. We ask for basic information about you and your business. We ask you to securely connect your online banking information. And as soon as you're done, we'll tell you exactly how much you can borrow - all without hurting your credit score.


Draw what you need, when you need it

When your application is complete, you'll know exactly how much you can borrow, but only you know how much you actually need right now. Make individual draws from within your overall business loan limit, each with their own fixed fees and terms. All pricing is up front, with nothing hidden in the small print.


Use our support for whatever you need

Choose the repayment schedule that makes sense for your business—from daily, or weekly payments, or pay early to save on interest. Borrow from $5,000 to $300,000 on 3, 4, 6, 9, 12, 18 or 24 month terms, with absolutely no hidden fees.

See if Your business qualifies

Qualification is simple.
No heavy paperwork.

If your business meets the following basic criteria, our all-digital application process will have us on the way to helping you in minutes.

Your business is based in Canada

Your average monthly revenue is at least $3,000

You have been operating for at least 3 months with a dedicated business bank account

Driven at a glance


Lent to
Canadian SMBs


SMBs supported
coast to coast


Year founded


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What do you need right now?

Every day brings a different challenge and a different opportunity. At Driven, we're here with the funds you need when you need them, whether that's to seize the moment, to face down business calamities, or to bet on yourself as you take your business to the next level.

Marketing Funding

Marketing Funding

Got a great product but need to get the word out?

A business can’t grow without putting itself out there. We help you line up your brand, marketing, and ad spend to make that big public splash.
Inventory Funding

Inventory Funding

The busy season’s coming and you need to stock up?

Seasonal challenges aren't just for holiday stores. When times are quiet, we help you secure funds to stock up for the busy days ahead.
Ecommerce Funding

Ecommerce Funding

Need capital that keeps pace with eCommerce?

We’re digital, flexible, and fast on our feet. Just like your growing online business.
Funding the unexpected

Funding the unexpected

Truck broke down? Receivables late? Product stuck on a ship somewhere?

When the unexpected happens (and it will), we’ve got you.
Payroll Funding

Payroll Funding

Need to pay your team but that big invoice is past due?

If you wait until you can afford the people who will take your business to the next level, you might never get there.
Funding New Projects

Funding New Projects

New products? Channels? Seize-the-moment growth opportunities?

Whether it’s expanding to new locations, audiences, or product lines, we help you invest in growing your business.

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