Funding, Insurance, and Financing Options for Small Business Workshop in Pickering, ON

edc-rbc-mw-pickeringJoin Export Development Canada (EDC), Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), the City of Pickering, and Mentor Works for a Free Small Business Workshop on Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 from 7:30am to 9:45am at the Pickering Recreation Complex in Pickering, Ontario.

Learn about Insurance products, financing options, and small business grants and loans available to help grow you’re your business

With the help of our partners we have prepared a morning of informative small business oriented presentations that are sure to be useful in plotting your course to successful expansion at home and abroad. Whether you require financing to lighten the burden of your ambitious growth goals, funding to support projects to improve competitiveness, or insurance to decrease risk –this event is sure to be beneficial to small and medium-sized business owners and leaders.

Small Business Workshop in Pickering: Event Details

Advisors are also invited, under the condition that they bring along a representative from their client firm.

Date/ Time: Tuesday October 7, 2014 from 7:30am to 9:45am

Location: Pickering Recreation Complex, 1867 Valley Farm Road, Main Floor, West Salon

Pickering, ON L1V 3Y7

Cost: Free for small business owners and leaders.


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Pickering Small Business Workshop Agenda:

Guests are invited to join us early for a networking opportunity.

  • 7:30-8:00am: Networking
  • 8:00-8:10am: Opening Remarks
  • 8:10-8:30am: EDC & Royal Bank
  • 8:30am-9:15am: Mentor Works
  • 9:15am-9:40am: Q&A
  • 9:40-9:45am-Closing Remarks

Mentor Works Small Business Grants and Loans Presentation

Mentor Works will inform its audience of funding resources available to small businesses operating in Ontario. Small business grants and loans are offered from both provincial and federal levels of governments. Within our 45 minute presentation we will cover financing trends, the various forms of government resources available to business owners, how funding programs work, explain eligibility criteria and the application process, how the funding cycle works, and more.

Bernadeen McLeod, Top Canadian Government Funding Expert

Bernadeen’s expertise in the realm Canadian government funding has gained her national attention from media outlets such as Profit Magazine, The Globe and Mail, Global TV, and many others. After 18 years of experience as an executive and general manager in the manufacturing sector Bernadeen began Mentor Works Ltd. Mentor Works is a consulting firm that has quickly grown into one of the most respected sources of support services for businesses looking to develop alternative financing strategies through the help of Canadian government funding programs.

Export Development Canada (EDC): Business Export Support Services

Export Development Canada (EDC) is Canada’s export credit agency. EDC is a financially self-sustaining organization that is recognized as a leader in financial reporting and economic analysis. To date, more than 7,700 companies across Canada has benefited from their knowledge and partnership.

Surbhi Agarwal, Account Manager for Export Development Canada (EDC)

Surbhi is an Account Manager for Export Development Canada working out of the organization’s Toronto, Ontario office. Surbhi’s experience includes more than 5 years at CITI Financial and CIBC in Toronto, as well as 2 years serving at McKinsey & Company’s Financial Institutions Team in Frankfurt, Germany after receiving his MBA.

Royal Bank of Canada: Business Banking & Financial Services

Growing businesses look for a banking partner that is as innovative as they are. That’s why Royal Bank has come to position itself to offer industry specific cash management, foreign exchange, deposit, and borrowing solutions. RBC’s technology specialists have a proven track record and a long-term commitment to the success of their clients.

Richard Pereira, Senior Account Manager at Royal Bank

Richard Pereira is a Senior Account manager with the Toronto East Supply Chain Team at Royal Bank. Richard has more than 13 years of banking experience, with 6 years spent working in commercial lending. Based out of Toronto, Richard is responsible for the portfolio and relationship management of several supply chain businesses across the GTA.

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