[EVENT] April 25, 2019 in Markham: Financing Solutions for Strategic Business Growth

To overcome growth challenges, businesses should use a combination of equity, bank financing, and government funding. Each source of investment capital supports aggressive but sustainable growth plans and enables companies to act on emerging market opportunities.

Fortunately, businesses can learn more about Canadian and Ontario government funding to support business growth by attending an upcoming event.

During the Financing Solutions for Strategic Business Growth event, Mentor Works Ltd., Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), and Export Development Canada (EDC), will discuss opportunities for Ontario-based businesses to finance growth through a strategic mix of funding options, including Canadian government grants, equipment financing, and exporting opportunities.

April 15 Event: Financing Solutions for Strategic Business Growth

On Thursday April 25th, Mentor Works, RBC, and EDC will be joining forces and leading the Financing Solutions for Business Growth event. This is a complimentary Ontario small business event for organizations in the Markham region. Individuals attending this morning workshop will receive free breakfast.

Mentor Works’ Business Development Executive Brenda Cane Blackwell, RBC’s Senior Manager Equipment Finance Specialist Ron Bootan, and EDC’s Senior Account Manager Jason Solilo will lead the session. They will share insight on the financial resources available to support business growth, including sources of project funding.

Date: Thursday, April 25th, 2019
Time: 7:30am-10:30am (Breakfast included)
Cost: Free event. Registration is required as space is limited.
Location: Edward Village Hotel – 50 East Valhalla Drive, Markham, ON, L3R 0A3

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Key Takeaways:

  • Explore RBC equipment financing solutions
  • Determine how to respond to international business opportunities
  • Uncover financing options to manage volatile cash flow and business risk
  • Learn how to grow your business internationally and manage borrowing and credit
  • Discover government funding programs for hiring/training, R&D, scaling operations, and exporting

Event Speakers

Ron Bootan
Senior Manager, Equipment Finance Specialist at RBC

Ron is a commercial financing professional with over 25 years of industry experience. He has a solid record of success in business development and account management with specific expertise in equipment leasing, inventory financing, and vendor finance programs. His proven strength in training, managing, building effective teams, implementing new processes, and cost management help establish partnerships that achieve customer and organizational objectives.


Jason Solilo
Senior Account Manager, Export Development Canada

Jason recently joined EDC after 18 years with RBC, the majority of this time working with business owners (Commercial and Business Banking). Jason understands the complex financial needs of companies and has expertise in cash flow management, export and capital asset financing, risk mitigation, and corporate bonding strategies. Jason holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree.


Brenda Cane Blackwell
Business Development Executive, Mentor Works Ltd.

Brenda Cane Blackwell, Business Development Executive at Mentor Works Ltd.Brenda helps guide the strategic positioning of Canadian SMEs seeking market growth, enterprise digitization, and workforce development. With graduate degrees in Marketing and Business Communications, New Media Management, and Adult Education, she brings a wealth of academic and applied knowledge to the Mentor Works team. As a former member of the Team Canada Trade Mission, she has a critical understanding of how Canadian companies can develop brands for international audiences.

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