Ontario Small Business Events

Even during a time of uncertainty, many business owners and employers are still actively seeking ways to grow their companies to ensure long term success. The global landscape is changing, but businesses have many opportunities to stay competitive and adapt to new consumer demands. Attending webinars dedicated to small businesses is a great way to foster and strategize these ideas, as well as gain insight on what is required to implement growth projects.

While in-person events have been put on pause, this is where technology offers great benefits! Consider attending a webinar this August to help 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. Reach out to Mentor Works’ team of Government Funding Planners and ask how funding can support your projects over the next 12-24 months.

Attend These Webinars & Grow Your Business in August 2020

August 5 – Transform Your Canadian Manufacturing Company with ERP and Technology Grants

(Webinar) The coronavirus pandemic is having an unprecedented impact on manufacturing operations. As the crisis resolves and as governments lift lockdowns, companies will need to quickly respond. ERP and technology solutions will play a pivotal role in equipping companies with the appropriate agility and speed. Unfortunately, only 15% of manufacturers have a strategic technology adoption plan and only 50% have successfully implemented ERP.

The good news is that the Canadian government is stepping up with grant funds to help Canadian manufacturers adopt digital technologies.

In this webinar, Jonathan Gross (Pemeco Consulting’s Managing Director) and Alexandra Barlow (Mentor Works’ Business Development Executive) will walk through available grant programs to help manufacturers not only emerge stronger from the coronavirus, but also to position themselves for digital transformation and Industry 4.0. Jon will also take you step-by-step through a methodology that’s been proven over 40 years across 700 major ERP implementation projects and 140 different technology solutions.

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August 13 – COVID-19 Recuperation Support for Canadian Businesses

(Webinar) This Summer season has been looking a bit different compared to previous years – but nonetheless, Canadians have remained resilient in fighting the novel coronavirus, resulting in many businesses being able to open back up in the latest phase of reopening. To help organizations through the challenges of reopening their businesses, Mentor Works is hosting a webinar covering COVID-19 funding programs businesses can take advantage of.

During this webinar, we’ll share as much information as we can on what resources are available to support your business and where Mentor Works may be able to assist in terms of accessing available government funding incentives. Our primary goal is to help your business grow and succeed, and we’ll do our best to support you during this global transition.

Mentor Works’ Business Development Executive, Alex Barlow, will discuss a wide range of federal and provincial government COVID-19 support programs. Hiring and training employees, researching and developing innovative products/processes, expanding production and exports, and purchasing advanced technologies are just some of the ways that businesses plan to build a competitive edge; fortunately, these are all areas where companies can receive government grants and incentives.

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August 18 – Government Funding to Grow Your Manufacturing Business

(Webinar) 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.

Fortunately, government funding programs are available to offset the costs of manufacturing growth projects.

During this Government Funding to Grow Your Manufacturing Business 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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August 27 – Hiring and Training Grants for Workforce Development

(Webinar) Targeted hiring and training programs can help Canadian companies scale operations and reduce talent gaps. But despite the clear benefits of workforce development, few companies allocate enough capital to attracting and nurturing world-class talent.

Employers should consider tapping into government funding programs to boost hiring and training budgets.

During the Hiring and Training Grants for Workforce Development webinar, attendees will learn about the top government funding programs that can offset a portion of hiring and training costs by up to 50-83%.

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See all upcoming webinars on our Canadian business events page.

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Matthew has a background in digital marketing, working with small business owners on their branding, digital marketing strategy, and the execution of their campaigns. As a Marketing Coordinator at Mentor Works, Matthew continues to help business owners by creating educational content on what Government funding opportunities are available to Canadian businesses. Follow Matthew Mongeon on Twitter or add him on LinkedIn for government funding updates.

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11 March 2019 Reply

Hello, Myra!
Looking to help my husband open a small business in food industry. He has over 11 yrs experience in the industry. Seems it is high time he works for himself. Since his English is not the best, thought I should initiate the process. Could you suggest or recommend seminars or first steps. He has worked for many food businesses and has an idea. However, I think he needs to know details and paperwork.
Any suggestions or help would be appreciated!

13 March 2019 Reply

Hi Hema, thanks for your comment. The first step in establishing a business in Ontario is typically visiting a Small Business Enterprise Centre (SBEC). These centres have the expertise needed to consult you and your husband directly and provide the individualized support needed to get your business started. Visit that page to learn more about your local SBEC!

12 June 2020 Reply

hello sir. we have small trucking company in montreal ,we need Government fund please help us to how to apply contact us think you

15 June 2020 Reply

Hi Rustum – Thanks for the insight into your business. The majority of government funding programs we discuss are reserved for established businesses with 15+ employees and other key eligibility factors. For smaller and/or younger organizations and entrepreneurs, we recommend referring to our Startup Resources Page. If you are 15+ employees and have been incorporated for over 3 years, let us know a bit more about your business by filling out our Contact Form, so we can explore funding opportunities towards these upcoming strategic investments.

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