Learn About Key Tax and Business Programs in Ontario

If you are a small business in Ontario, there are several opportunities to attend a free one-day Tax Information Forum (TIF) event, focused on educating companies about key tax and business programs administered in Ontario. The TIF will host several seminars, informational booths, and opportunities to speak directly with Ontario Governmental specialists. Dates and Locations…

6 Financial Planning Tools to Keep Your Business on Track

Business is a numbers game, but it’s comforting to know that you have some aces up your sleeve to keep your financial responsibilities from overwhelming you. Here are my 6 top financial lifesavers that should help to make your accounting a breeze: 1. Payroll Deductions On-Line Calculator Brought to you by the Canadian Revenue Agency…

Discover 11 Focuses on Commercializing Innovations

In a couple of weeks, the Ontario Centres of Excellence will hold a two-day conference, hosting hundreds of exhibitors, as well as world-class keynote speakers and attractions all focused on developing for the future. The event hopes to network like-minded individuals, encourage innovation, and showcase the latest research and development projects and industry trends. Innovations…

Attend the Chick-fil-A Leadercast in Cambridge

On Friday, the Atlanta leadership event, Chick-fil-A Leadercast, will be shown in Cambridge, Ontario. The event will be broadcasted live to hundreds of venues around the world, showcasing some of the top global business leaders. If you are looking for insight on how to advance your skills through positive leadership, this is an event that…

Canada 3.0: Stratford Event Focuses on Canada’s Digital Future

Next month, innovative Canadian minds will gather to discuss Canada’s shift towards digitalization at the upcoming Canada 3.0 event in Stratford, Ontario. Speakers will showcase ideas, trends, and incite into the future of Canada’s online movement and infrastructure. By sharing ideas and knowledge, Canada 3.0 hopes to encourage new ideas and solidify Canada’s digital future….

Client Spotlight: eBridge Software

eBridge Software was in need of financing to help with training of their development team, market development in the United States, research and development in product design, and development of new innovation software tools. These were significant undertakings that needed funding support beyond what the company could provide for themselves, so they pursued government funding…

CME Smart Funding Program for Manufacturers in 2011

The CME have released an update on available funding for 2011 – the Provincial Government of Ontario has decided not to recapitalize funding of the program in 2011 after the $4.2M that was awarded in February 2011. The dedicated funds will instead be utilized to eliminate deficit and bolster healthcare and education. It is not…

Client Spotlight: Rimowa Luggage North America

This client spotlight will feature an internationally successful luggage company looking to grow their operations in Canada. Rimowa Luggage reached out to Mentor Works for assistance in securing growth funds in the form of government financing. After determining what assistance Rimowa was eligible for, Bernadeen and Mentor Works applied for the FedDev Ontario’s Applied Research…

How the Investment Accelerator Fund Can Grow Your Tech Company

The Government of Ontario is providing funding to technology companies in the province to help grow economically sustainable companies and creating high-value jobs. Technology companies and entrepreneurs should consider this funding as a great opportunity to grow their business without increasing their debt. What is the IAF? Provided by MaRS, the IAF is a government…

Do You Need Help Commercializing Your Innovations?

The downturn of the economy has wreaked havoc on many small businesses’ cash budgets. Technology companies that invest in research and development of new innovations are finding it harder to bring their advancements to market due to these financial constraints. Fortunately, The Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation has created the Innovation Demonstration Fund (IDF)…