Budget 2018 Streamlines Funding Programs for Business Innovation

Budget 2018 Streamlines Funding Programs for Business Innovation

The Canadian Federal Budget 2018 was released last week to much interest from business leaders and industry analysts. This year, innovation was again a top priority of the federal government, highlighted by the increase in funding support for several research and development funds. Unlike the previous two Liberal budgets, however, there will be considerable changes…

BDC Capital and IAF Capital: Venture Capital for Technology Companies

BDC Capital and IAF Capital: Venture Capital for Technology Companies

Canada’s technology sector is a cornerstone of the booming knowledge economy. It’s supported by some of the world’s top post-secondary institutions and is also favourably impacted by immigration policies, which see some of the world’s top technology entrepreneurs come to Canada to launch new ideas. At a time where technology’s importance is surging globally, Canada…

Event: Accelerating the Growth of Canadian Food Processors – April 25

Event: Accelerating the Growth of Canadian Food Processors – April 25

Food and beverage processing is Canada’s second largest manufacturing sector, accounting for 17% of the country’s annual manufacturing shipments. With more than 190 countries serving as export destinations for these products, Canadian firms are well positioned for international growth. With foreign demand continuing to increase, businesses should take advantage of new opportunities becoming available. Fortunately…

Entrepreneurs Apply Online for up to $50,000 in BDC Small Business Loan

Entrepreneurs Apply Online for up to $50,000 in BDC Small Business Loan

Does your small business have enough financing to implement its next strategic project? Financial constraints often lead to postponed or cancelled projects that would otherwise grow the business; you can’t make money without money. In order for businesses to have the necessary cash flows for their key strategic projects, the Business Development Bank of Canada…

Discover Canadian Government Grant Funding – Events in June 2015

Discover Canadian Government Grant Funding – Events in June 2015

Mentor Works has been hard at work over the last month to help connect small businesses with Canadian government grant funding opportunities. In an ongoing effort to be as accessible to you, we are pleased to offer a variety of small business funding workshops and webinars that provide specific details for Ontario small business grants…

Apply by June 19! Spin Master Innovation Fund for Startups

Apply by June 19! Spin Master Innovation Fund for Startups

As the Spin Master Innovation Fund manages its fifth consecutive round, Futurpreneur Canada and widely known toy company Spin Master Ltd. are collaborating to help startups who have been in operation for under 12 months. Also in association with the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), the Spin Master Innovation Fund will provide successful applicants…

Dare to Compete Globally? Attend the June 10 Vaughan, Ontario BDC Event

Dare to Compete Globally? Attend the June 10 Vaughan, Ontario BDC Event

The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) and Mentor Works are hosting a free event in Vaughan, Ontario on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 focused on growing your business through export expansion and capital equipment adoption. Financing and cash flow planning are popular topics when it comes to international sales and business scaling. Mentor Works will…