The demands on business owners, especially those of small or early-stage firms, can be intense. Such owners may find themselves having to play the roles of VP Finance, Head of HR, Director of Sales, and IT Specialist, all at once. With so many hats to wear, business owners can quickly
BioConnect, an Ontario biometrics company, has received millions of dollars in funding from the Federal Development Agency of Ontario through the agency’s Business Scale-Up & Productivity Program (BSP). The funding will support multiple expansion projects at BioConnect, including commercializing new biometric technology and growing in new export markets.
Founded in 2010,
Forty-four projects have received funding for their multi-platform content and digital media projects. Projects were awarded under three funding programs offered by the Canada Media Fund (CMF): the Experimental Stream – Innovation Program, which will support 10 digital media projects; the Aboriginal Program, which will fund 10 documentaries, four children’s
Many of the businesses that Mentor Works meets have at least a general idea of the projects that they would like to complete over the next year or two—these businesses might be planning to attend a few trade shows, further develop software, or implement new production equipment, for example.
Gerdau Ameristeel, a major producer of long steel in the Americas and one of the world’s largest suppliers of special steel, has been awarded funding from the federal government to complete facility upgrades at its locations in Whitby and Cambridge, Ontario, and to help increase the organization’s global competitiveness.
Multi-Health Systems Inc. (MHS), a leading publisher of scientifically validated assessments, has been awarded research and development funding from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP).
For more than 30 years, MHS has served clients in educational, clinical, corporate, public safety, government, military, pharmaceutical, and research
The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) recently announced nearly $6.3M in funding to create a new network that will help agri-businesses scale up.
The funding was awarded to Bioenterprise Corporation, a national, non-profit commercialization accelerator that supports the growth of Canada’s agri-tech industries.
Bioenterprise assists businesses at
How would your team describe your leadership? What words would they use? Supporter? Motivator? Director? Servant?
The concept of a servant-leader, while it seems like an oxymoron, is straightforward; servant-leaders encourage the development of their teams and prioritize the needs of others and avoid focusing on their own control and personal
Recently, my office took part in a training session that used theatrical improv to help develop business communication skills. Throughout the course of the day, as we performed various verbal exercises in groups, it became clear that some of us relished the chance to have all eyes upon us, while
I know. I know. The Star Wars saga has been twisted for so many different purposes that it is fraying at the seams of its space pajamas.
One could argue, though, that Star Wars is obsessed with training: the dynamics between learners and teachers, the universal benefits of excellent training, and