Workshop on Funding, SR&ED, & Export Resources for Canadian Food Businesses

Mentor-Works-Ryan-EDCJoin Mentor Works, Ryan LLC, and Export Development Canada (EDC) for an exclusive complimentary workshop for agriculture and agri-food businesses in Canada.   Mentor Works has supported dozens of agriculture and agri-food businesses that have received hundreds of thousands and even millions of dollars in government funding.   Within this 1.5 hour workshop you will learn how to access Canadian business grants and loans that has been set aside for businesses like yours, as well as updates on SR&ED, and an overview of services provided by the EDC to help your business expand internationally with less risk.

Date/ Time: Monday, January 27th, 2014 from 1:30PM to 3:00PM

Location:  Ryan LLC, 6775 Financial Drive, Suite 102, Mississauga, Ontario L5N 0A4

Who Should Attend this Government Programs and Resources Workshop

  • Operating in the agricultural or agri-food sector
  • 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

Mentor Works Canadian Government Funding Workshop Introduction:

Government programs and resources abound for agriculture and the whole of the agri-food sector in general.  Business grants and loans exits at both the provincial and federal level of government –the trick is to know how to select and access government money that has been set aside to help businesses like yours grow.

Learn How to Access Business Grants for Ontario Food Businesses

Bernadeen McLeod is the Principal and Owner of Mentor Works Ltd., a consulting firm that specializes in helping small to medium-sized businesses select and access government grants and loans.  Bernadeen’s approximately one hour presentation will take the mystery out of funding while explaining the importance of key terms such as funding “cycles” and “stacking.”  Her presentation will cover as many as 50 different funding programs.

SR&ED Tax Incentives for Canadian Agri-Food Companies, Ryan LLC Introduction:

More than $4 billion is granted each year making it by far the largest incentive program made available to businesses across Canada.  In the province of Ontario SMEs and large corporations alike recover up to 72% and 51% respectively.   During Ryan LLC’s segment of the workshop attendees will receive an overview of the SR&D program, learn more about eligibility for the program, and be offered practical examples of areas of eligibility –specifically in the Food industry, including insight into recent developments in how the SR&ED program is administrated.

Danny Ladouceur, Practice Leader and Principal, Ryan LLC

Danny Ladoucer is the Practice Leader and Principal for Ryan LLC’s SR&ED practice.  Danny has a wide breadth of experience at the senior executive level in corporate finance, SR&ED, and strategic planning.   Danny served as Vice President of Finance & IT at Signature Vacations, and Vice President & CFO at FCI Broadband, a Rogers Communications company.  Additionally, he was involved in the acquisition of the Toronto Argonauts, the Toronto Blue Jays, and the Rogers Centre while holding senior positions in finance at Labatt Communications.   Danny is now dedicated to helping business innovators with the SR&ED program.

Export Development Canada Introduction:

Export Development Canada (EDC) is a financially self-sustaining leader in financial reporting and economic analysis.  EDC offers innovative commercial solutions to Canadian exporters and investors to help them expand internationally.   Robert Sander will share some of EDC’s knowledge that it uses to help more than 8,400 Canadian businesses and their global customers in as many as 200 markets worldwide every year.

Robert Sander, Senior Account Manager, Export Development Canada 

Since 2008 Robert Sander has been working within Export Development Canada, offering innovative financing, insurance and risk management solutions.  As a Senior Account Manager he handles companies in the Mississauga & surrounding area with sales in excess of $10 million. Rob brings to the table more than 22 years of senior commercial and corporate banking experience formerly serving both TD Canada Trust and CIBC in the Greater Toronto Area.

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