There is Nothing Spooky about Canadian Food SMEs’ Export Success

There is Nothing Spooky about Canadian Food SMEs’ Export Success

The honorable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, marked Halloween with a visit to Winnipeg-based OMG’s Candy Inc. OMG’s Candy was launch last year by Chris Emery and Larry Finnson who operate a 12,000-square-foot plant in St. James run by 15 employees. OMG’s is well-known for its delicious chocolaty treats which are a mix of…

Event: Funding and Insurance Possibilities in the Food Industry –Dec. 3, 2014

Event: Funding and Insurance Possibilities in the Food Industry –Dec. 3, 2014

Owners and leaders of small and medium-sized businesses operating in the food sector are invited to the Canadian Food Exporters Association’s (CFEA) complimentary information session on Funding and Insurance options for food processors co-hosted by Export Development Canada (EDC) and Mentor Works. Funding & Insurance Possibilities in the Food Industry: Event Details Date/Time: December 3rd, 2014 from…

Funding, Insurance, and Financing Options for Small Business Workshop in Pickering, ON

Funding, Insurance, and Financing Options for Small Business Workshop in Pickering, ON

Join Export Development Canada (EDC), Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), the City of Pickering, and Mentor Works for a Free Small Business Workshop on Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 from 7:30am to 9:45am at the Pickering Recreation Complex in Pickering, Ontario. Learn about Insurance products, financing options, and small business grants and loans available to help…

Join Mentor Works for the York Region Annual Import/Export Conference 2014

Join Mentor Works for the York Region Annual Import/Export Conference 2014

With the recent Canadian-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) comes exciting new opportunities for small and medium-sized businesses. Join Mentor Works’ President and Founder, Bernadeen McLeod joins a list of impressive speakers that will share their insight into how small and medium-sized businesses can access business opportunities that lie beyond Canada’s borders. York…

The World is Getting Hungrier –and that’s Good News for Canada!

The World is Getting Hungrier –and that’s Good News for Canada!

You’ve probably heard it before, but the numbers are worth repeating. The OECD Observer notes that the size of “the global middle class” is increasing at breakneck speed. In fact the number of people fitting into the middle class is expected to increase from 1.8 billion in 2009 to 3.2 billion by 2020, and up…

Government Funding & Export Development Workshop in Mississauga -Hosted by RBC

Government Funding & Export Development Workshop in Mississauga -Hosted by RBC

Join Mentor Works, Export Development Canada and RBC– KBI Technology Banking Group for a free workshop on Canadian government funding available for small and medium size business owners in Canada. Mentor Works, the Canadian grant funding expert, has helped hundreds of small and medium sized businesses secure government grant funding for business expansion, capital investment,…

With the Help of Export Development Canada, “Canadians are Exporting Food Safety”

With the Help of Export Development Canada, “Canadians are Exporting Food Safety”

Export Development Canada’s (EDC) Barbara Grinfield wrote an article earlier this year to explain the EDC’s work on Exporting Food Safety. “Food safety is a set of skills that can be marketed,” Barbara explains. “By leveraging our (Canada’s) reputation for high-quality and safe commodities, processes foods and beverages.”  The EDC has thus begun looking at…

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…

Workshop on Funding, SR&ED, & Export Resources for Canadian Food Businesses

Workshop on Funding, SR&ED, & Export Resources for Canadian Food Businesses

Join Mentor Works, Ryan LLC, and Export Development Canada (EDC) for an exclusive complimentary workshop for agriculture and agri-food businesses in Canada.   Mentor Works has supported dozens of agriculture and agri-food businesses that have received hundreds of thousands and even millions of dollars in government funding.   Within this 1.5 hour workshop you will learn how…