4 Tips to Overcome Growing Pains and Successfully Expand Your Small Business
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4 Tips to Overcome Growing Pains and Successfully Expand Your Small Business

Business growth doesn’t just happen – it takes a great deal of work.   Growing a small business requires proper planning, cash flow management and funding.  Leveraging government small business grants and loans can actually help businesses avoid running into any of these potential obstacles to successful business growth.   Here are 4 tips for business…

Top Small Business Grants and Loans for Manufacturing
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Top Small Business Grants and Loans for Manufacturing

Mentor Works recently revised our list of the Top 5 Small business grants and loans programs for manufacturers in light of program changes. Among the countless small business grants and loans programs offered both provincially and on a federal level, small and medium-sized businesses in the manufacturing space qualify for a greater proportion than nearly…

How to Qualify for Funding for Small Business through iSTEM
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How to Qualify for Funding for Small Business through iSTEM

The Graduate Enterprise Internship (GEI) or iSTEM Program is funded by FedDev Ontario  and supports the hiring of recent STEM graduates (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics programs). Qualifying for iSTEM Government Funding for Small Businesses Companies interested in the iSTEM Ontario small business grants must obtain approval to participate in the program by meeting the…

Small Business Grants: iSTEM Wage Subsidies for Hiring
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Small Business Grants: iSTEM Wage Subsidies for Hiring

The Graduate Enterprise Internship (GEI)/iSTEM Program is funded by FedDev Ontario to help support small and medium-sized businesses to hire recent post-secondary graduates of a STEM program –(Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics).    There are several Ontario post-secondary institutions that serve as governing bodies for this program.  What is unique about The University of Waterloo and Ryerson…

Small Business Grants & Funding Support for Hiring in 2013
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Small Business Grants & Funding Support for Hiring in 2013

Since the advent of the information age, there has been an increasingly greater emphasis on the role that human capital plays in the strategic growth planning of small and medium-sized businesses (SME’s) in Canada. As a result Canadian SME’s have looked to leverage Canadian small business grants and loans programs to develop a crucial competitive…

Small Business Grants for Hiring: iSTEM Wilfrid Laurier Receives 2013 Funding
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Small Business Grants for Hiring: iSTEM Wilfrid Laurier Receives 2013 Funding

As many as 20 recent graduates of programs in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and math) will be hired with the support of Canadian Government funding.  Peter Braid, Member of Parliament for Kitchener-Waterloo, on behalf of the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for the Parliament for Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev…

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Top Manufacturing Canadian Small Business Grants for ERP Implementation/Customization

Cambridge, Ontario (February 28, 2013) Canadian manufacturing organizations have embraced workflow and resource management software to eliminate bottlenecks and maximize productivity across their company structure. However, implementing, customizing, and upgrading Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems can be very resource intensive, both in terms of human and financial resources. SME’s across Canada can attest to the necessity…

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iSTEM: $15K Small Business Funding Grants for Hiring Canadian and Graduates

As we come into a New Year, many small businesses are evaluating their workloads and beginning the process to hire additional staff for their organization. Many are not aware of the various business funding grants available across all industries, for a range of positions from technical, engineering, marketing or even a general program. Business Funding…

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Canadian Government Grants for ERP System Implementation/Upgrades

Small businesses across Canada can attest to the necessity of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system in managing resources, tracking productivity, scheduling workflow, and reporting on all quantifiable data throughout the company. Whether your company is looking to integrate a new ERP system or upgrade and customize an existing ERP system, there are several Canadian…