bigstock-Business-Man-With-Concepts-Rep-46203517Join Mentor Works, Export Development Canada and RBC– KBI Technology Banking Group for a free workshop on Canadian government funding available for small and medium size business owners in Canada. Mentor Works, the Canadian grant funding expert, has helped hundreds of small and medium sized businesses secure government grant funding for business expansion, capital investment, human resources & training and research & development.

Canadian Small Business Grants and Loans Workshop –What You Will Learn

In this 2-hour workshop, you will see all the funding resources available to your business and how to take advantage of what is available at both the provincial and federal levels of government. You will also learn about the best services at your disposal to help your business to export to international markets provided by Export Development Canada (EDC) and the financial solutions and support available to life science and health sciences companies provided by Royal Bank (RBC).

Date/Time: Thursday, March 20th, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00PM
Location: 6880 Financial Drive, Main Floor Conference Area- Tower 2, Niagara Room, Mississauga, ON L5N 0A4

Eligible Companies for Attending this Government Programs and Resources Workshop

  • Incorporated in Canada for at least 2 years
  • Financially Stable
  • Not a retailer/distributor
  • Not a start-up
  • Company must manufacture their own widget or conduct R&D in Canada
  • Focus on Life Sciences and Health Sciences

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Mentor Works Government Funding Workshop Introduction:

For small and medium sized businesses in Canada there are plenty of provincial and federal government funding resources that are readily accessible. Mentor Works will take away the challenge of finding what is out there and help you decide on the most optimal financial means to grow and expand your business.

Learn How to Access Business Grant for Ontario SMEs

Bernadeen McLeod is the principal and founder of Mentor Works. She has secured grant funding as well as low interest loans for small-medium size business owners in Southern Ontario and has significant expertise in government funding, both on a federal and provincial level. In her presentation, Bernadeen will share her knowledge of the best organizational tools and government funding options available to serve small businesses. This will include covering financing trends, the different types of government resources, how to find them, and how to harness these opportunities to fund your business. Bernadeen will take the mystery out of how funding mechanisms work, the on-line application process, eligibility factors, the funding cycle, and more. You will learn what the experts know about government funding and business support resources and how to keep it simple. Following the conclusion of the presentation, Bernadeen will lead a question and answer session to provide further insight into the process and share her experiences on how to get started.

Export Development Canada (EDC) Introduction:

As Canada’s export credit agency, Export Development Canada offers inventive commercial solutions to help Canadian exporters and investors expand their international business. EDC adds value by providing extensive export knowledge, economic analysis and strategic partnerships, allowing your company to expand with less risk. EDC’s services are used in over 200 markets worldwide each year by more than 8,400 Canadian businesses and their global clients.

Shannon McLuhan, Account Manager for Small Business Solutions Ontario

Since 2011, Shannon McLuhan has been an Account Manager for the Small Business Solutions Ontario Team at Export Development Canada (EDC). Shannon supports Canadian companies doing business abroad with annual revenues of $10 Million and below. She specializes in selling and advising on financial products available to small and medium sized companies to assist in their market expansions globally; as well having expertise on current worldwide market intelligence. She is responsible for the territory covering Toronto up to Etobicoke in the West, Scarborough in the East and North York to the North and also includes Barrie, Ontario. Shannon often speaks at various workshops in the GTA area and is continuously engaging with her business partners (commercial lenders, lawyers, accountants, and BDC Account Managers) to further support Canadian companies doing business abroad. Shannon has her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Laurentian University, a Post-Graduate Diploma in International Business Management from Georgian College and attained her designation as a Certified International Trade Professional from Georgian College.

RBC- KBI Technology Banking Group Introduction:

RBC Royal Bank, the leading Canadian financial institution, has been dedicated to providing financial solutions and support to Canada’s Life Science and Health Services industry for a period of over 20 years. Having a very strong record of working with high-growth companies that are R&D oriented, highly innovative, and internationally bound; RBC’s team of Life Sciences & Health Services specialists have a reputation of having a long-term commitment to our clients’ success. They will help you take care of your financial needs every step of the way. RBC is uniquely positioned to offer you industry specific cash management, foreign exchange, deposit and borrowing solutions. Their borrowing solutions include, but are not limited to, operating lines of credit, acquisition financing, equipment leasing and tax credit financing. RBC knows the issues, opportunities and challenges you face, and can provide you with valuable financial advice and services.

Katelyn Dolan, MBA, RBC Account Manager of Knowledge-Based Industries

Katelyn is an active advisor for early-stage life science and health services companies, with 5 years of commercial financial service experience. Her portfolio of 70 clients, often with a focus on R&D, range from high-growth early stage to mature multinational companies. As a recent MBA graduate, Katelyn understands the distinctive challenges companies face in sourcing funds to achieve crucial growth milestones.

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Liam is a Business Funding Analyst with Mentor Works Ltd. He has an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University, with a concentration in Marketing. Liam works with business owners and decision makers in SMES to create funding plans to support business expansion, capital investment, hiring & training, and R&D initiatives.

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