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SEO, Export Expansion Strategies & Funding Event: September 20 in Chatham, Ontario

SEO, Export Expansion Strategies & Funding Event: September 20 in Chatham, Ontario

Exporting is one of the most important growth strategies used by businesses across Canada. Nearly 73,000 Canadian small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) leverage new markets and opportunities outside of the country by exporting goods or services. This, however, only accounted for 11.8% of SMEs in Canada signaling that there is reluctance among Canadian businesses to…

These 3 Factors Will Define the Canadian Manufacturing Sector in 2016

These 3 Factors Will Define the Canadian Manufacturing Sector in 2016

The Canadian manufacturing industry remains cautiously optimistic moving forward in 2016. While some sectors within the manufacturing industry are seeing rapid growth, others are stagnant or contracting due to a variety of economic and labour issues. This type of uncertainty isn’t new to manufacturing executives, but being able to plan ahead and execute growth strategies…

New Exporters to Border States: Ontario Manufacturing Workshops

New Exporters to Border States: Ontario Manufacturing Workshops

Ontario manufacturers have unparalleled access to business relationships in the United States. Close proximity to U.S. border crossings increases the speed of delivery times, reduces risk, and ensures a consistent and reliable export relationship. For decades, Ontario manufacturers have benefited from these relationships for decades, however early-stage manufacturers often face knowledge barriers that prevent their…

Growing Forward 2 (GF2) Grants Ontario for Agricultural Processors

Growing Forward 2 (GF2) Grants Ontario for Agricultural Processors

Funded by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), the Growing Forward 2 (GF2) Ontario government funding program was created to support food processors, producers, and organizations/collaborations across the province. These Ontario government grants seek to encourage innovation, tackle key industry issues, increase market access, and grow the profits of Ontario food…

Manufacturing Matters Conference Oct. 1, 2015

Manufacturing Matters Conference Oct. 1, 2015

The economic success of London, Ontario is heavily influenced by the city’s manufacturing industry. Nearly 30,000 jobs in London are supported by advanced manufacturing, with leading organizations choosing to call the city their home. Companies such as 3M, Brose, and General Dynamics Land Systems have made a commitment to the area because of London’s favourable…

Canadian Economy Flattens in Q1 2015 – Anderson Economic Report

Canadian Economy Flattens in Q1 2015 – Anderson Economic Report

Written by the former Assistant Chief of the Bank of Canada’s research department, Dr. Peter Andersen releases economic reports periodically to inform businesses and executives about trends in the economy. His observations from Q1 of 2015 provide insight into Canadian and international economies which have the greatest impact on Canadian industry. This information is used…

MaRS Embark Funding for Hiring Program for Ontario Tech Start-ups

MaRS Embark Funding for Hiring Program for Ontario Tech Start-ups

MaRS Embark Funding is a wage subsidy offered through MaRS and your local Regional Innovation Centre (RIC). Embark offers up to $20,000 in funding to hire a young professional (between the ages of 22-29) for a business role who will work with the venture to help reach specific goals or milestones. The business is required…

Skjodt-Barrett Foods Fills Tall Order with Successful Move into US Market

Skjodt-Barrett Foods Fills Tall Order with Successful Move into US Market

Mentor Works cohosts regular workshops along with Export Development Canada (EDC) to educate small- and mid-sized businesses of government funding opportunities, as well as services offered by Export Development Canada that aim to help SMEs looking to enter or expand into international markets. Jane Daly recently wrote about a Canadian manufacturer that successfully expanded into…

Canadian Government Funding Update:  CME Still Available for a Limited Time

Canadian Government Funding Update: CME Still Available for a Limited Time

CME SMART Prosperity Now, administered by Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) and funded by Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), has announced that there are 50 spots still available for consideration for Canadian government funding, for a limited time. CME SMART Prosperity Now is about fostering the long-term growth for small to…