Canadian Government Funding and Export Development Workshop Hosted by RBC

On Monday November 4th Royal Bank Canada (RBC) will host a workshop to highlight small business grants and loans opportunities as well as offer assistance in export development and small business finance options.


Mentor Works and Export Development Canada (EDC) to Present at RBC-Sponsored Event

Canadian business grants and loans expert Bernadeen McLeod, Founder and President of Mentor Works, along with Juzer Yusufali of EDC.  Juzer has been with EDC for 7 years and works as a Small Business Account Manager, working with Ontario exporters with annual revenues of up to $10 million.

Canadian Small Business Grants & Loans and Export Development Workshop Details

Date:  Monday November 4th, 2013.
RBC Royal Bank 260 East Beaver Creek Road, Second Floor, Richmond Hill, ON L4B 3M3

Admission:  Complimentary for business owners and leaders of companies that meet the following criteria:

Small Business Grants and Loans & Export Development Workshop Eligibility Criteria

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


Canadian Government Grants & Loans and Export Development Workshop Presentations

The event will be hosted by RBC on the second floor of their East Beaver Creek Rd. location in Richmond Hill, Ontario.

RBC – KBI Technology Banking Group Introduction

For more than 20 years, RBC Royal Bank has been the leading Canadian financial institution dedicated to providing financial solutions and support to Canada’s Technology industry.  In the fast-moving world of technology, businesses need a partner that is as innovative as the technology itself. Our Technology specialists have a proven track record and a long-term commitment to our clients’ success – helping you take care of your financial needs every step of the way.  We know the issues, opportunities and challenges you face, and can provide you with valuable financial advice and services that, combined with our extensive organizational strengths, makes RBC uniquely positioned to offer you borrowing and credit solutions such as working capital through operating lines of credit, acquisition financing, equipment leasing and tax credit financing.

Canadian Government Funding for Business Presentation (2:00-2:45pm)

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Bernadeen McLeod is a renowned Canadian government funding expert; her company, Mentor Works helps small to medium-sized businesses across Canada tackle the barriers of financing in order to reach their strategic goals for growth and success.   Canadian business grants and loans opportunities abound for firms that have at least 10-15 emploees, have been incorporated for a minimum of 3 years, and are engaged in either R&D or manufacturing in Canada.   Bernadeen’s presentation will demystify the government funding process as she takes the audience through dozens of programs that are available for your business to take advantage of.

Export Development Canada Services for Expanding Businesses Presentation (2:45-3:30pm)

Export Development Canada (EDC) is a Crown corporation wholly owned by the Federal Government of Canada.   EDC offers products and services that include insurance, financing for Canadian companies, bonding solutions, and other risk management services to Canadian exporters and investors in as many as 200 markets worldwide.  Approximately 80% of EDC’s clients are small to medium-sized businesses.

Ken Giffen will be presenting on behalf of EDC and has been an Account Manager for the Ontario region at Export Development Canada (EDC) since 2006. He advises presidents and CFOs of SMEs on complex financial products to assist in their market expansions globally. In addition, he advises on current worldwide market intelligence. Ken has his Bachelor of Business Administration from Trent University in Peterborough and attained his designation as a Certified International Trade Professional through Centennial College and Concordia University. In addition, Ken studied at the European Business Management School at the University of Wales as part of his undergraduate degree. Ken has lived, studied and worked in Sweden, Wales, Panama and Taiwan.


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