Free Workshop: Fund & Plan Business Growth for 2014 –Stoney Creek, ON

IMG_9668Mentor-Works-EMC-HamiltonOn January 30th, Mentor Works, the City of Hamilton’s Economic Development Division, and Excellence in Manufacturing (EMC) will be presenting to established small and mid-sized food and beverage sector business owners in the Hamilton-Niagara Area.

Plan and Fund the Future Growth of Your Business –Event Details

Date/Time:  Thursday, January 30, 2014 from 8:00am-10:30am
Venue: The Grand Olympia Hospitality & Convention Centre,
Address: 660 Baron Street, Stoney Creek, ON
*Not from the Hamilton/Niagara area? Learn about additional workshop and webinar opportunities.


8:00 am Welcome – Safety NotesBrief Roundtable Introductions
8:15 am Greetings – Hamilton Economic Development (Brian)
8:30 am EMC Overview and Food Sector Update (Bren)
8:45 am The Importance of Collaboration (Greg Merlihan – OMAF/MRA)
8:55 am Award Presentation
9:00 am Topic:  Helping You Fund and Plan the Growth of Your Business
Bernadeen McLeod, Mentor Works
10:00 am Question and Answers
10:15 am Roundtable Networking
10:30 am Adjournment

Canadian Government Funding for Food and Beverage Businesses

This session aims to help leaders and owners of small to mid-size (15-1000 employees) food and beverage businesses select and access government funding opportunities to support growth and innovation strategies.

Bernadeen McLeod, President & Owner of Mentor Works

Bernadeen McLeod of Mentor Works, will discuss how government funding programs help small and mid-sized businesses in the food and beverage sector tackle the barriers of financing in order to prosper and achieve growth. Whether it is to serve the need of working capital, expanding into new markets, software or hardware investment or to purchase other manufacturing equipment, there are new creative ways to approach financing to solve your innovation challenge.

Stoney Creek, ON Workshop Agenda

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • EMC Business Update
  • Guest Speaker:  Bernadeen McLeod, Mentor Works Ltd.  Presentation: “Helping You Fund & Plan the Growth of Your Business”
  • Roundtable networking
  • Feedback and adjournment

Mentor Works Canadian Government Funding Workshop –Preview

Watch the following video to receive a preview of content from Bernadeen’s Canadian government funding workshop.


Attend this Exclusive Government Funding Event in Stoney Creek, ON

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