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
    Support your Agri-Business’ growth with Grant Funding: GF2, LLF & More webinar
    February 6, 2015
    9:00-9:45am
    Online Webinar Funding resources are available for small businesses in the agricultural and agri-food sector from both the provincial and federal levels of government. The challenge is how to find and take advantage of what is out there. There is a plethora of funding opportunities directly targeted at the food industry, in addition to more general funding programs available to most established Canadian businesses Read more about this webinar.
    Government Funding Grants and Loans to Support your Business
    February 16, 2015
    11:30am-12:30pm
    Online Webinar 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 grant funding as well as low interest loans for small-medium size business owners in Southern Ontario. Learn More about Mentor Works’ Services.
    Governmentt Funding for Cash Flow Planning (Co-Host: Trovo Resources)
    February 18, 2015
    8:00-10:00am
    Kitchener, Ontario Mentor Works and Trovo Resources will co-host a workshop in Kitchener, Ontario. Mentor Works will explore the top business funding grants and loans available to businesses in the Kitchener-Waterloo Region, while Trovo Resources dives into available accounting support, services, and tax credits. Learn More about Mentor Works’ Services.
    Startups Funding Grants, Loans, Tax Incentives, & Awards (Funding Insiders Only)
    February 18, 2015
    12:00-1:00pm & 6:00-7:00pm
    Online Webinar From entrepreneurs developing a business plan to startups with less than 2 years of financial history, cash flow planning is critical to the business’ success. Since many of the government funding programs are specifically for established businesses, startups must take a different approach. This webinar, part of the Funding Insider Membership, will explore funding and development resources for Canadian startups and entrepreneurs. Become a Funding Insider.
    Training Grants to Strengthen Your Workforce Webinar (Canada Job Grant)
    February 24, 2015
    11:00-11:45am
    Online Webinar Join Mentor Works on Tuesday, February 24th 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. Read more about this webinar.
    CME SMART Funding Webinar
    February 27, 2015
    9:30-10:00am
    Online Webinar Learn more about this lucrative funding program offered through the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME). The highly anticipated CME SMART 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.
    Startups Funding Grants, Loans, Tax Incentives, & Awards (Funding Insiders Only)
    March 17, 2015
    12:00-1:00pm & 6:00-7:00pm
    Online Webinar From entrepreneurs developing a business plan to startups with less than 2 years of financial history, cash flow planning is critical to the business’ success. Since many of the government funding programs are specifically for established businesses, startups must take a different approach. This webinar, part of the Funding Insider Membership, will explore funding and development resources for Canadian startups and entrepreneurs. Become a Funding Insider.


    *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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