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Attend an Ontario Small Business Event in March 2016

Attend an Ontario Small Business Event in March 2016

Canadian businesses of all sizes can attend networking, workshop, and conference opportunities throughout March 2016. As winter fades into spring, business owners and executives will want to ensure that they’re staying up to date on all industry and business funding news. Don’t miss your opportunity to learn about grants and loans from members of the…

How the Rise of Millennials Affects Entrepreneurship and the Economy

How the Rise of Millennials Affects Entrepreneurship and the Economy

Millennials, those of us born between 1982 and 2004, have received a lot of bad press; we are often associated with the personality traits of being “bratty”, narcissistic, lazy, and entitled. However, Millennials now make up a third of the Canadian and American population and are the largest customer demographic in the North America. With…

Access Manufacturing Research and Development Centres in London, ON

Access Manufacturing Research and Development Centres in London, ON

London, Ontario is home to several of Canada’s most successful research and development-focused manufacturing businesses. With over 30,000 citizens of London’s 366,150 inhabitants being employed in advanced manufacturing jobs, the city’s economy relies on the continued success of its manufacturing businesses. Over 700 manufacturing companies exist in London due to world-class infrastructure, close proximity to…

Waterloo-Based Tech Startup, Kik Reaches $1 Billion Valuation

Waterloo-Based Tech Startup, Kik Reaches $1 Billion Valuation

Waterloo, Ontario-based social messaging application Kik has become one of three Canadian companies to be valued at $1 billion or more. This valuation comes after the company received an investment of $50 million (USD) from Chinese internet giant Tencent. With over 240 million registered users around the world, Kik has gained a great following and by…

FedDev Ontario Supports Northumberland Tech Startups

FedDev Ontario Supports Northumberland Tech Startups

FedDev Ontario recently announced their continued support for Northumberland Community Futures Development Corporation (Northumberland CFDC). The CFDC – a not-for-profit organization that delivers financing and business strategy to entrepreneurs – will receive a $1.1M expansion to their original pilot project which supported 22 tech startups in the area. The program also created 53 new jobs…

Youth Entrepreneurship Rates Increasing: GEM Report

Youth Entrepreneurship Rates Increasing: GEM Report

The state of entrepreneurship is changing globally as more youth are taking self-employment options over working for established organizations. The statistics, provided in July’s Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) report, are clear that this trend is significant and shows a shift in the way that youth across the world are approaching the labour market. Youth are…

TEC Canada’s “Leading Ladies” Share Insight on Female Leadership in Today’s Business Landscape

TEC Canada’s “Leading Ladies” Share Insight on Female Leadership in Today’s Business Landscape

Mentor Works’ President and Founder, Bernadeen McLeod, knows that being a woman in business is no easy endeavour. The Canadian government has stepped in to support some of the most challenging aspects of being a women in a leadership position, particularly surrounding small business financing and finding a strong female mentor that can provide inspiration…

Export and New Market Development Support

Export and New Market Development Support

The Government of Canada offers a range of export-focused funding programs to support small businesses who are poised for international growth. Recently, the federal government announced more support for export market development activities, including renewed support for the trade commissioner services. Trade Commissioner Service – Export Market Development Services Prime Minister Harper recently announced expansion…

Business Funding Success: FedDev Ontario Supports Tech Companies

Business Funding Success: FedDev Ontario Supports Tech Companies

Technology companies are constantly innovating and transforming ideas into exciting new products and services. The Ontario technology sector is growing substantially with companies developing new products, and according to Invest in Ontario the IT sector here is the second largest cluster after California. Ontario’s IT cluster is centred on Kitchener-Waterloo, a region host to a…