Workshops & Information Sessions

  • Canadian Government Grants & Loans Workshops & Events

    Let Mentor Works help you discover Canadian government grants and loans to finance your business. Funding resources are available for small businesses from both the provincial and federal levels of government. The challenge is how to find and take advantage of what is out there. With considerable expertise in government funding, both on a federal and provincial level, Mentor Works has secured government grants for small business as well as low interest loans for small-medium size business owners across Ontario including Eastern Ontario small businesses, Northern Ontario businesses, Southern Ontario small businesses, and Toronto and GTA small businesses.

    Workshops to Help Small Businesses Select and Access Government Grants Ontario

    Mentor Works has compiled the best organizational tools and resources to research government grants and loans options to serve small businesses in Eastern and Western Ontario.   Through her presentation, she will share her knowledge with you. The government grants & loans presentation will cover financing trends, the different types of government resources, how to find them, and how to harness these opportunities to fund your business. You will learn how to take the mystery out of how funding mechanisms work, the on-line application process, eligibility factors, the funding cycle, and more. You will also learn what the experts know about government funding and business support resources and how to keep it simple.

    Learn the Ins and Outs of Canadian Government Grants & Loans for Small Business

    Please Note: Seating preference will be given to business owners. Professional advisers are kindly asked to bring along a business owner client in order to attend. Please see other eligibility criterion listed below (“workshop prerequisites”).

    Workshop Date/Time Location Description
    CME SMART Funding Webinar
    January 12, 2015
    11:30am-12:00pm
    Online Webinar Learn more about this lucrative funding program offered through the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME). The highly anticipated CME SMART Prosperity Now grant for Southern Ontario manufacturers offers businesses up to $100,000 or 35% of project costs related to purchasing on the adoption of advanced technologies, including capital equipment. You can learn more about this program by attending this 30 minute informational webinar. Learn More about Mentor Works’ Services.
    Training Grants to Strengthen Your Workforce Webinar (Canada Job Grant)
    January 14, 2015
    9:30am-10:00am
    Online Webinar Join Mentor Works on Wednesday, January 14th for a complimentary webinar covering the exciting, new Canada Job Grants funding for training program. During her presentation, Bernadeen McLeod will discuss how your firm can benefit from up to $10,000 (66%) of eligible costs coming in the form of government training grants. Funding from Canada Job Grants can be used to support high-skill training programs such as: Lean Manufacturing/Six Sigma; Business Systems/Software Training (ie. AutoCAD, Coding, Graphic Design); Marketing, Business & Leadership Training; and other High Skilled Training Programs. Learn More about Mentor Works’ Services.
    Funding Options for Ontario Agricultural and Agri-Food Businesses
    January 23, 2015
    9:30am-11:00am
    Online Webinar Learn more about this lucrative funding programs offered through the provincial and federal governments targeting businesses in agriculture and agri-food. Bernadeen will cover more than 30 of the most popular funding programs for business in the agriculture and agri-food sector. Learn More about Mentor Works’ Services.


    *All times listed are in Eastern Standard Time.

    Small Business Government Grants & Loans Workshop Prerequisites

    • Incorporated in Canada for at least 2 years
    • Financially stable
    • Not a retailer/distributor
    • Not a start-up
    • Company must manufacture or conduct R&D in Canada

    Don’t Meet the Eligibility Criteria for Small Business Grants & Loans Workshops? Register for a Webinar!

    Learn more about Small Business Grants and Loans for Start-ups and Service-based Businesses and be sure to Download a Free Government Funding Checklist to learn more about what you will need to do in order to qualify for most funding.

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