Agri-Tech Innovation Program: Funding Support for Ontario’s Farm and Processor Businesses
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Agri-Tech Innovation Program: Funding Support for Ontario’s Farm and Processor Businesses

Through the Early Adopters Stream of the Agri-Tech Innovation Cost-Share Program, Ontario farm and processor businesses can receive up to 35% to a maximum of $100,000 per eligible costs on a relevant COVID-19 safety project with a value of at least $150,000.

Canada’s Federal Budget 2021: New Business and Health Support Options for All Canadians
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Canada’s Federal Budget 2021: New Business and Health Support Options for All Canadians

With $101.4 billion in total spending, the new Canadian Federal Budget 2021 promises a strong recovery and growth for all Canadians by overcoming COVID-19, creating a million new jobs, and advancing cleantech innovation to combat climate change.

Find Co-Packers to Expand Ontario Food and Beverage Production
Business Strategy

Find Co-Packers to Expand Ontario Food and Beverage Production

Early-stage food and beverage companies typically lack the resources needed to purchase production space. If this is the case for your Ontario-based startup or SME, consider using a co-packer to support product development and packaging activities. Using food and beverage contract packagers (co-packers) helps bring products to market quickly and cost-efficiently as compared to other…

The Top Trends in Ontario’s Food and Beverage Industry
Business Strategy

The Top Trends in Ontario’s Food and Beverage Industry

Today, approximately 3,800 Ontario food and beverage processing companies provide crucial resources to both local and international consumers. The province continues to be an ideal location for business owners in the food and beverage industry based on access to natural resources, innovation, and skilled labour. In 2016, Ontario’s agriculture sector increased its total output by…

June 23: Microsoft Round Table Food Forum – Managing Change in the Food and Beverage Industry
Business Strategy

June 23: Microsoft Round Table Food Forum – Managing Change in the Food and Beverage Industry

The food and beverage industry is evolving, and Microsoft wants to make sure that Canadian small businesses are not left behind in the shift. On June 23, 2015, Microsoft and Dynamics Foodware will be holding a round table forum at Microsoft’s head offices which brings together business executives and industry leaders to discuss everything you…

Discover Canadian Government Grant Funding – Events in June 2015
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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…

Food and Beverage Ontario Sees Opportunity for Local Processors
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Food and Beverage Ontario Sees Opportunity for Local Processors

Food and Beverage Ontario (FBO) uses the term “the Local Food movement” to describe the opportunity for food and beverage processors looking to grow their businesses in Ontario. This food and beverage industry association is supporting the Local Food movement through successful outreach activities, including a recent workshop held at the enterprising ThinkFOOD! Centre of Maple…

Food and Beverage Processors Workshop: New Market Opportunities for Ontario
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Food and Beverage Processors Workshop: New Market Opportunities for Ontario

According to Food and Beverage Ontario, Ontario’s broader public sector spends roughly $750 million on food each year. Ontario public institutions are looking for great tasting, safe, and quality products. Could your product be what they are looking for? Food and Beverage Ontario is offering a free learning and networking workshop where you will meet…