Export financing

Find reliable sources of financing and financial support to maximize and expand your business’ export potential.

Bahamas Development Bank

The Bahamas Development Bank provides financial and technical support for small businesses.

  • Funding for the agricultural, fisheries, manufacturing, services, tourism and transportation sectors
  • Grants loans and guarantees
  • Technical assistance and business advisory services
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Bahamas Entrepreneurial Venture Fund

The Bahamas Entrepreneurial Venture Fund works with local entrepreneurs by making loan and equity financing available to start-up businesses.

  • Validate your business concepts
  • Get help applying to the Venture Fund
  • Accelerated online application available
  • Gain access to finance through loan and equity financing
  • Learn from Success Stories
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Central Bank of The Bahamas

Businesses and individuals resident in The Bahamas may access foreign sources of financing with the approval of the Central Bank.

  • Borrower must first attempt to obtain financing in the local market
  • Simple application process
  • Download application form here [pdf]
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Caribbean Export Development Agency (CEDA) supports CARIFORUM (CARICOM and the Dominican Republic) firms, including Bahamian firms, in developing their businesses specifically for export to the CARIFORUM and European markets.

  • Gain access to finance through Angel Investing, Grant Schemes & Breakpoint Program
  • Capacity Building and Technical Assistance
  • Access to the Caribbean Exporter Toolkit
  • Find priority markets and emerging markets for your products
  • Learn from Success Stories
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The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group provides financing and technical assistance for private sector projects with positive economic and social development impact.

  • Variety of financial instruments including loans, capital investments and grants
  • Products and services are tailored to the individual needs of the client
  • Qualifying projects will demonstrate contribution to the country’s development
  • Priority given to projects promoting regional and international integration and trade, the sustainable use of natural resources and greater social inclusion
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The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) Private Sector Development Unit provides financing for micro, small and medium sized businesses

  • Projects must be directly related to the economic development of the country
  • Priority given to activities which will enhance foreign exchange earning capabilities, generate employment, facilitate poverty reduction, social equity and environmental protection
  • CDB generally does not directly finance projects where its intervention would be less than US$3 million
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