LaunchPad $50K Entrepreneurial Competition

The Golden Triangle Angelnet (GTAN) organization is hosting one of the largest entrepreneurial competitions in Southern Ontario this week. The event provides an opportunity for entrepreneurs to gain notoriety and grant funding for small business ventures in the Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph, and Stratford areas. The competition has narrowed down the competition to 8 finalists which…

Funding Incentives for Improving Business Sustainability

Many business owners are beginning to realize the benefits of greening their businesses by reducing their energy consumption and retrofitting inefficient technologies. Toronto Hydro is offering several small business funding incentives for their customers in the GTA. These incentives are intended to improve the environmental sustainability of the Toronto Region by enhancing the energy efficiencies…

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Conestoga College iSTEM/GEI Funding Depleted

Conestoga College has recently announced that they will no longer be accepting applications for the Graduate Enterprise Internship Program. Businesses that are looking to receive small business funding grants through the GEI/iSTEM Program are still able to submit their funding applications to one of the other participating organizations: Ryerson University and the University of Waterloo….

Canadian Government Funding for the Unemployed – Second Career Ontario

Many Canadians have had to face the hardships of finding employment in a declining industry or trade. Thousands of skilled and experienced workers are finding themselves stuck in an industry that can no longer offer sufficient job security. The Ontario Government recognizes the number of recently laid off Canadians who are stuck in these types…

Government Incentives for Hiring & Training Skilled Workers

Skilled trades are irrefutably important to the success and functionality of the multiple Canadian business sectors. Thus, the Canadian Government offers a significant amount of funding to hire and train apprentices in a recognized Ontario trade. Ontario Government Funding Benefits for Employers Employers who have been certified to train an apprentice in a specific trade…

Canadian Government Funding for Hiring Seasonal Employees

As the summer approaches, many businesses are currently in search of seasonal student labour to help manage their increases in market demand. The Canadian Government has offered several wage subsidies and tax incentives to encourage employers to hire students that would be planning to return to school in the fall. Provincial Wage Subsidy – Ontario…

NSERC Engage – Small Business Grant for Research and Development Partnerships

Many businesses today are in search of Canadian business grants to fund their research and development projects. The Canadian Government offers a wide variety of Research and Development Funding for Small Business; however, some grants are better equipped than others to suit a project’s requirements. NSERC Engage – Canadian Government Funding for Competitive Industry The…

Promoting Sustainable Behavior in Small Business

Centennial College will be holding their second annual conference to promote sustainable business practices by Canadian SMEs.  This year’s event will discuss the aspects and benefits of sustainable economies to businesses and their surrounding communities. Industry leaders and experts from Canadian academia will be in attendance to discuss the policies, equipment, and actions that are…

Canadian Agricultural Funding for Small Business – New Changes

Until recently, Federal agricultural funding for small business has been distributed through several regional councils located across Canada.  These councils have had the responsibility for assessing projects and allocating funding for local agricultural improvement programs for over 16 years. The Canadian Government has recently decided to delegate these responsibilities to a centralized distribution system for…

Harper Takes an Inward Focus towards Canadian Government Funding

One of the popular topics of discussion revolving around the 2012 Federal Budget has been the revisions to the Allocation of Canadian Government Funding for Research and Development. The Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) is one of agencies that was subject to budget reductions. In turn, these cuts have reduced the amount…