The Small Business Internship Program

The best option with regard to hiring for a marketing graduate through government funding is with Industry Canada’s SBIP. The Small Business Internship Program provides small and medium-sized enterprises financial support to hire a post secondary student intern to assist them in their adoption of e-business strategies to increase their productivity and competitiveness.

Marketing and e-Business

The Small Business Internship Program for 2011-2012 will officially start on April 1, 2011.

This is a 12 week hiring option where the government will support 75% of their salary and benefits for a 12 week period. The official documents have not been released yet.

Government Funding – Grant $10,000

The good news – you get up to $10,000 of support or up to maximum of 75% spend. The bad news it only last for 12 weeks (perhaps 16 weeks this release) just waiting for the official documents. Sometimes Industry Canada will offer as GRADUATE hire and sometimes as COOP hire.

I got approved in 45 mins after I sent my application through. Here are some blogs that I have written about this funding: My Blog on Hiring Marketing Grad and My Blog on Marketing Investment through Funding. Read more to be become addicted to funding programs.

Application Process

The SBIP program website does not yet list the application forms or the organizations administrating the program. It was University of Waterloo last time around and they are great to work with. Great support team to work with.

For further information and support with the application process, please do not hesitate to contact

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With considerable expertise in government funding, both on a federal and provincial level, Bernadeen has secured grant funding and low interest loans for small-medium size business owners in Southern Ontario. She likes to play to win, and understands the importance of cash flow and margins. She enables her clients to succeed through her passionate belief that there are no boundaries or limits to what can be achieved. Add Bernadeed McLeod to your Google+ Circles.

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