Peterborough, Ontario is home to GE Electronics, Rolls Royce, Siemens, and Pepsico as well as two reputable post-secondary institutions: Fleming College and Trent University. Tied to forward-thinking and innovative entrepreneurial spirit, the people of Peterborough are dedicated to fostering continued economic growth and success within their community.
Mentor Works Ltd., Sustainable Peterborough, and Peterborough Economic Development’s Business Advisor Centre present Alexandra (Alex) Barlow of Mentor Works Ltd who will educate owners and leaders of small to mid-sized businesses on how to leverage Canadian government grants and loans to overcome financial obstacles to growth.
Canadian Business Grants & Loans Event Details
Date/ Time: May 28, 2014 from 8:00am to 9:30am
Location: Peterborough Economic Development Office, 210 Wolfe St., Peterborough, ON K9J 2K9
Cost: Free to Owners & Leaders of Established Small to Mid-sized Businesses
What is an Established Small to Mid-sized Business?
In order to qualify for most Canadian government funding, established firms must be:
- Incorporated in Canada for at least 2 years
- Financially stable
- Not a retailer/distributor
- Not a start-up
- Either a manufacturer or one that performs R&D in Canada
Speaker Profile: Alex Barlow, Business Development Executive of Mentor Works Ltd
As a veteran member of the Mentor Works team, Alex has secured federal and provincial funding including government grants and low-interest loans for small to mid-sized businesses across Southern Ontario. Mentor Works has compiled the best organizational tools and resources to research government funding options to serve small businesses. Through her presentation, she will share her knowledge with you how to read financing trends, understand the different types of government funding, and how to find and apply for government grants and loans.
Alex has a Masters of Arts degree in Political Science, from the University of Guelph. She has experience working at both regional innovation centre and FedDev Ontario. While working for the provincial government Alex managed a $40M portfolio of infrastructure funding, as well as a consulting agency focused on assisting municipalities with their strategic development.
Alex will also conduct a question and answer session after the presentation to provide further insight into the process and share her experiences on how to get started.