Canadian Government Funding & Growth Planning Workshop

EMC-Take to next level

Mentor Works Ltd.  and Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC) have partnered with the County of Simcoe Economic Development Office & its Regional Economic Development partners to bring you the opportunity to attend this important information session and networking opportunity for manufacturers.

Growth Planning & Canadian Government Funding for Business

This session has been planned to present information to manufacturers on current small business grants and loans opportunities available from all levels of government.

Why Attend this Canadian Government Funding & Growth Planning Session

The informative presentations will offer manufacturers a window into the Canadian government funding space.  Learn about a variety of Ontario small business loans and Canadian grants for manufacturing Ontario that can help your business reach its strategic growth goals sooner and safer.


Date/ Time:  May 22nd, 2013 from 8:30 am to 11:30am

Location: Simcoe County Museum 1151 Highway 26, Minesing, ON


8:15-8:30 am Register & Welcome
8:30-8:45 am EMC Program Update
8:45-9:15 am SR&ED Update
9:15-11:00 am Government Funding
11:00-11:30 pm Q & A, Networking

Keynote Presentations:

Government Funding for Business –How to Locate Programs and How to Use Them

Bernadeen McLeod, Founder and Principal of Mentor Works Ltd, will walk you through a variety of beneficial Ontario small business grants and loans program designed to help small and mid-sized businesses overcome the barriers of financing to reach their strategic growth goals.  Bernadeen will take the mystery out of grant writing and the grant application process.  Companies that Mentor Works has helped access funding have purchased working capital, expanded into new markets, made software or hardware investments or purchased other manufacturing equipment with up to 85% of project costs paid for through government grants for small business.    Bernadeen understands trends in financing and has compiled the best organizational tools and resources for research Canadian government funding for small business options to serve Manufacturing Processors and Assemblers.


Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED) Program Changes for 2013

Ross Cooper of Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC) will discuss some of the changes that  have occurred to the SR&ED tax credit program for 2013.   Ross will also answer questions members of the audience may have about these changes as well as the program in general.  Ross will talk about project eligibility, what expenses to track, how to best document your work, what is required in your project narratives, etc.  His talk and discussion about the SR&ED program will surely be of value for anyone who is taking advantage of the tax credits available.

Contact a Government Grants for Small Business Expert

If you are a company of at least 15 employees that has been incorporated for a minimum of 2 years and partake in some form of manufacturing and/or R&D and would like more information on Canadian government grants for small business and small business loans Ontario, please contact a Contact a Canadian government funding.   You can also keep up to date on new programs and Canadian government funding updates by signing up for our Free Canadian government funding weekly E-newsletter.   Also, please follow us on LinkedIn!

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