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What is Bill 168?

Legal Guidance About Risk Assessment of Bill 168 as shared by the legal team at Pavey, Law & Witteveen LLP. To receive guidance about risk assessments and to determine if Bill 168 is applicable to your business or organization, please contact them directly at www.paveylaw.com.

Bill 168, Occupational Health and Safety

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Additional Credit for Export Development

Export Development Canada in partnership with Mercantile Finance Services Ltd., can provide unsecured loans of up to $50,000 for a two year term to support Canadian companies with export business development goals.

My clients have enjoyed these funds to assist them with increase production capacity for exporting, attending trade shows or

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Graduate Internship Program for Business Growth

Another hiring program, and probably the most popular, is the Accelerate Ontario program. As Ontario’s Graduate Research Internship Program, the goal is to connect high-quality expertise from the province’s universities with Ontario businesses.

The partner company contributes $7,500 and the funds are matched by Accelerate Ontario through Government Canada. The benefits

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FedDev Commercialization Initiative

Partnerships with SMEs & Universities/Colleges
To encourage post-secondary institutions in southern Ontario to increase partnerships with SMEs and undertake pre-commercialization and applied research development expertise projects, the Federal Economic Development Agency (FedDev Ontario) have provide up to $15 million in funding to accelerate the collaboration. The greater collaboration will enhance innovation,

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How to Hire Students and Graduates – KW/Cambridge/Guelph

Using the two most popular government funding mechanisms for hiring (see previous blogs) to grow your business,  it may appear complicated or too good to be true at first glance. But SMEs have great potential to expand our horizons.

I recommend contacting our local Conestoga college and Ken Buitenhuis [kbuitenhuis@conestogac.on.ca] for support on how

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Hiring Graduates by Government Funding

New funding mechanism to support small business, with a maximum contribution of $30,000, for the financial support of hiring a graduate. The funding must be applied to hire a recent graduate in their area expertise for business development, marketing plans or technical development for a period of six months or

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Canadian Small Business Financing Act

The Canada Small Business Financing Program seeks to increase the availability of loans for establishing, expanding, modernizing and improving small businesses. Under the program, a small business must apply for a loan at a financial institution (bank or credit union) of its choice. If the loan is granted by the

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Leadership and Self-Awareness of Strengths

Return on Investment (ROI) is always cited at meetings before strategies are agreed to. What is the return of this product line, market segment, sales distribution network, new production equipment, marketing budget, inventory dollars or pending software program? And yet, how often do we invest or discuss in the ROI

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Government Funding for Hiring Graduates

New funding mechanism to support small business, with a maximum contribution of $30,000, for the financial support of hiring a graduate. The funding must be applied to hire a recent graduate in their area expertise for business development, marketing plans or technical development for a period of six months or

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