Ontario Small Business Events

Small business events provide opportunities for business professionals to grow, network, and stay competitive. Not only are they exceptional learning forums where one can hear industry leaders speak, but they also enable attendees to network with peers, connect to customers, learn about competitors, and spark innovation.

This November, consider attending a small business event tailored to support your business’ strategic growth initiatives.

At each of the events this month, attendees can connect with Mentor Works to discover how Canadian government funding supports business growth. Whether it’s to offset the cost of capital investments, market expansion, hiring, training, or research and development, government grants and loans are available to help. Look for Mentor Works’ team of Government Funding Planners and ask how funding can support your projects over the next 12-24 months.

Ontario Small Business Events: Grow Your Business in November 2018

November 1 – Training Grants for Workplace Culture Transformation

(Webinar Co-hosted with MacPhie) MacPhie is a boutique management consultancy firm specializing in organizational development. MacPhie helps people and businesses with strategic planning, culture transformation, brand strategy, communications, and training.

During the Training Grants for Workplace Culture Transformation webinar, Mentor Works will cover the top government funding programs that can offset a portion of training costs by up to 50-83%. Mentor Works will be joined by MacPhie. MacPhie believes that organizations and brands naturally attract or repel the people who matter to them most. During the webinar, Hugh MacPhie will share his theory of Magnetism, which explores this attraction and offers specific steps to make organizations or brands more “magnetic” to their tribe.

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November 5 – CAMM AGM Dinner

(Windsor, Ontario) The Canadian Association of Mold Makers (CAMM) is Canada’s leading national association representing mold makers, suppliers, and service providers to the global moldmaking industry.

During the CAMM AGM Dinner, board of director members and industry leaders will discuss how to promote the moldmaking industry locally, nationally, and internationally, and ensure its inclusion in global marketing initiatives is developing trade and business opportunities for members.

Mentor Works’ President and Founder, Bernadeen McLeod, will be in attendance to share how government funding can support Canadian SMEs within the moldmaking industry with their strategic growth projects.

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November 7 – Funding to Grow Your Manufacturing Business

(Webinar) The North American manufacturing industry is poised for growth in 2019 and beyond. Because of this, Canada’s vast supply chain of parts manufacturers should explore opportunities to scale operations, become more productive, and improve worker skills to support tech innovation.

During the Funding to Grow Your Manufacturing Businesses webinar, attendees will learn about specific government grants and funding opportunities to hire and train employees, adopt new technologies, perform cutting-edge research and development projects, and reach export markets.

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November 14 – Funding 101 With Mentor Works

(Markham, Ontario) YSpace Markham provides innovators local access to advanced technologies and entrepreneurship support services. The innovation incubator offers support to startups within the York Region ecosystem that are ready to scale and achieve the next level of success.

On Wednesday, November 14, 2018, Mentor Works Business Development Executive, Brenda Cane Blackwell, will educate YSpace companies in opportunities to leverage grants and loans. Attendees will learn how to access their first government funding programs while also exploring what they need to do to become eligible for hundreds of thousands – or even millions of dollars – in government funding. Attend this event to learn how to align strategic priorities and prepare for funding, when to apply for Canadian government funding, government funding programs for strategic projects, and impacts and outcomes required from projects.

Mentor Works’ Brenda Cane Blackwell is looking forward to leading a detailed discussion on government funding programs available to accelerate the growth of early-stage tech innovators.

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November 21 – Training Grants for Sales Team Development

(Webinar co-hosted with Sandler Training & Endurance Partners Inc.) Sandler Training provides sales training and coaching to companies who are looking to increase sales, profits, and productivity. This helps companies evaluate their strategies, structure, staff, and skills to determine what is required for them realize and exceed their sales and business goals.

During the Training Grants for Sales Team Development webinar, attendees will learn about Sandler Training programs designed to improve the performance of sales teams. Attendees will also explore top government funding programs that offset training costs by up to 50-83%. Other insights for discussion include how to improve sales presentations, prepare quotes to target the right audience, better communicate pricing, and demonstrate product/service value.

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November 28 – USMCA & Steel/Aluminum Tariffs Breakfast Seminar

(Mississauga, Ontario) BMO, Deloitte, and the Canadian Tooling & Machining Association (CTMA) will be hosting the USMCA & Steel/Aluminum Tariffs Breakfast Seminar to discuss how this new North American agreement will impact the sector.

During the seminar, speakers will share insight on topics such as: repercussions of the USMCA agreement, impact of tax reforms in the USA, whether the USMCA is good for Canadian manufacturing, tax rules between Canada and the USA, managing currency fluctuations, and mitigating the impact of steel and aluminum tariffs.

Mentor Works’ Jeff Dumart will be in attendance to network with business leaders and discuss how companies can access government grants and loans to support upcoming strategic growth projects.

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November 29 – Agriculture and Agri-Food Government Funding

(Webinar) The Canadian Agricultural Partnership is a five-year, $3 billion investment contributed through the federal, provincial, and territorial governments across Canada. It’s the primary mechanism used to disburse government grants and repayable funding contributions to agri-based SMEs, non-profits, and other key industry stakeholders.

During the Agriculture and Agri-Food Funding webinar, attendees will explore new and revised programs available through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, including federal and Ontario-specific funds. Webinar participants will be equipped with the information needed to develop a government funding plan. This includes an overview of the top incentives to support strategic projects, eligibility requirements, and resources to optimize the application process.

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Myra Bredin holds a Diploma of Business Marketing at Conestoga College. Her interest in blog writing, social media and event planning makes her excited to be Mentor Works’ Marketing Analyst, where she can use these skills to educate and support Canadian businesses with government funding.

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