We recently had the opportunity to speak with the Kevin Morgan, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of ASTOUND Group.  Astound has been honored as one of Deloitte’s Best Managed Companies of 2014.

ASTOUND Group Helps Businesses Make a Big Impact at Tradeshows

ASTOUND Group is a global design and fabrication house providing end to end solutions for exhibits, events, and environments.  ASTOUND group has operations in both Toronto, Ontario and Las Vegas, Nevada in order to serve clients from coast to coast.  ASTOUND Group has worked with many of the world’s strongest brands including McDonald’s, Red Bull, Porsche, and more.

Ontario Business Grants for Marketing Allowed ASTOUND to “Double its Budget”

ASTOUND tapped into Ontario small business grants in order to elevate its presence at an important annual tradeshow held in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The event was tremendously successful, helping the firm to capture more than 250 leads, most of which came from the firms target geographic area.

The Application Process was “Surprisingly Easy” for ASTOUND Group

“The process was surprisingly easy for us,” stated Kevin.   “You came to our office and retrieved the necessary information from the right people and there was little left for us to do.”  Mentor Works’ streamlined process enabled ASTOUND Group to leverage funding set aside to help grow successful export businesses like their own, without having to pull key staff a way from their jobs.

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ASTOUND Group Will Definitely be Applying for Future Funding

“Yes,” stated Kevin, “We will definitely be applying for future government funding.”  Kevin mentioned the fierce competition of the global market as the main reason why firms ASTOUND Group need to “look for every edge.”  For ASTOUND Group, accessing available funding has become an important part of their growth strategy –and so far it seems to be paying off.

Learn More about Ontario Business Grants and Loans for Market Expansion

Ontario small business grants offered through the province’s “Going Global” program are making it easier for Ontario-based small to mid-sized businesses access international markets.  Attend a Free Canadian government funding workshop to learn more about opportunities available to your firm.  Also, don’t forget to follow Mentor Works on social media networks, including:  LinkedInGoogle+YouTube, and Pinterest.

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Ryan has a BA in economics, an MSc in management, and several published works including two books. As Marketing Analyst at Mentor Works, Ryan enjoys communicating with business owners & executives about government grants and funding available to help overcome obstacles to growth.

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