Hire Science and Technology Graduates

Research and Development Support – Hiring Graduates Ontario Centres of Excellence offers support for Ontario Businesses to hire knowledgeable and highly skilled graduates from Ontario Colleges and Universities and the application process is open. The Provincially funded program provides employment opportunities to graduates with research and development expertise to bring results in developing new services,…

Government Funding – Hire a Student Intern

The Small Business Internship Program The best option with regard to hiring for a marketing graduate through government funding is with Industry Canada’s SBIP. The Small Business Internship Program provides small and medium-sized enterprises financial support to hire a post secondary student intern to assist them in their adoption of e-business strategies to increase their…

Are You Effectively Harnessing Your Employees’ Strengths?

There have been countless studies on personality types and how they relate to performance under various job types. An extraverted individual will likely perform better selling real estate than writing tax returns. That is not to say that an employee cannot complete tasks outside of their comfort zone. But, if their employee effectively identifies their…

Business Partners in Kitchener-Waterloo

From experience, I receive frequent requests for professional service providers that support high value services for expansion efforts after the early start-up stage is behind us. These services include accounting, banking, legal, financing leasing options, commercial property or leased space and insurance plans for protection of our growth. Perhaps your expansion plans may require you…

Research & Development – University of Waterloo

Lunch with Dr. Feridun Hamdullahpur, University of Waterloo Interim President Dr. Hamdullahpur is currently acting as the Interim President for the University of Waterloo. Preceding this role was his involvement at Carleton University in Ottawa, where he operated as the Provost and Vice President Academic from 2006-2009 and, before that, the Vice President Research and…

Trends and Influences on Financing Small and Medium Enterprises

To be consistent with Statistics Canada, SME’s are defined as having less than 500 employees and with annual revenues of less than $50 million. According to the estimated population in the survey completed by SME Financing Data Initiative, Survey on Financing of Small and Medium Enterprises, 2007, small businesses (those fewer than 100 employees) represented…

Chamber of Commerce, Woodstock – Learning Series

Date: Thursday, January 27, Woodstock, Chamber of Commerce Time: 830-1030am Location: Uvalux Education Room, 470 Industrial Avenue, Woodstock Theme:  How to Approach Government Funding for Business Funding and business resources are available to your business from both the provincial and federal levels of government. The challenge facing most businesses is how to find and take advantage of…

Government Grants Ontario – Funding Technical Challenges

Accelerator Review Program, Small Projects with $50k Non-repayable Grant A popular funding mechanism in Southern Ontario is The Accelerated Review Process by the Industrial Research Assistance Program provides $50k non-repayable grant by supporting 100% of direct labor and 75% sub-contractors fees. How Funding Works The projects eligible are those that present a strong business case for technology…