Canadian Government Funding Workshop -Bradford, ON April 23, 2013.

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Helping You Fund & Plan The Growth Of Your Business:Mentor Works and Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC) invite you to join us for this important and timely information exchange and networking opportunity for manufacturers.  This session will help manufacturing leaders to learn more about funding opportunities available to them from all levels of government, and plan their growth and innovation strategies.

April 23rd, 2013

8:30 am to 11:30am

Bradford Public Library – Zima Room
425 Holland St. West, Bradford


Why you should attend:

Here’s your chance to learn about Canadian funding opportunities for manufacturers, how to access them, terms and conditions associated with the programs, and how to position yourself to obtain government funding for business. You’ll also hear from a former manufacturing executive, who currently works with EMC. He will share how he utilized funding along with EMC’s programs and services, to equip his organization with the tools to accelerate growth and earnings, through targeted collaboration and funding partnerships.

Keynote Presentations:

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

Bernadeen McLeod of Mentor Works will how Canadian government funding programs help small and medium-sized businesses tackle the financing challenges to meet goals for strategic growth.  Serving the need of working capital, expanding into new markets, software or hardware development, manufacturing equipment and more are just a few of the challenges that can be met through accessing the right government grants for small business and low-interest business loans Ontario.  Mentor Works also supports the identification, application support and writing of different types of Canadian government funding programs both provincially and at the federal level.   Bernadeen will explain the funding mechanisms and their particular eligibility requirements, as well as how to simplify the application process.

Scientific Research & Experimental Development Program Changes for 2013

Ross Cooper of Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC) will discuss changes to the Scientific Research & Experimental Development tax credit program for 2013 and will answer any questions you may have regarding the SR&ED program.   Ross will touch on project activity eligibility, what expenses to track, how to best document your work, what is required in your project narratives, all of which are important issues to ensuring that you have success with this program.

 Bernadeen McLeod - Government Funding Expert Bernadeen McleodPresident & Owner, Mentor Works Ltd.
Bernadeen is a funding expert. She helps small-medium size businesses secure grant funding and low interest loans.
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Ross Cooper

Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium

Ross oversees the SR&ED tax credit program for EMC, supporting members by ensuring that they are well positioned to receive the maximum benefits from this tax program.


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


Bradford Public Library


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