Top 5 Small Business Grants and Loans for Exporters

Top 5 Small Business Grants and Loans for Exporters

For a small or medium-sized business (SME), expanding beyond national borders is a big step that can offer tremendous rewards.   Successful entrepreneurs and managers know that decisions concerning the choice of market, taking on an acceptable level of risk and financial preparedness can make or break an SME’s expansion plan. Fortunately, there are resources available…

Business Funding Grants to Support Operational Efficiency Initiatives

Business Funding Grants to Support Operational Efficiency Initiatives

Process and operational improvements can take form in a wide range of applications, from lean manufacturing, system or software upgrades, implementation of new or improved ERP systems, advanced capital equipment, to employee training initiatives.  Oftentimes, the transition towards reducing waste, increasing runtime, reducing equipment changeover time and improving throughput—amongst other efficiency metrics—can pose a significant…

Small Business Funding Grants Focused on Business Expansion

Small Business Funding Grants Focused on Business Expansion

CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO – (Marketwire – Nov 14, 2012) The Ministry of Economic Development & Innovation (MEDI) has released two new Ontario government grants & loans programs: (1) the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund and (2) the Eastern Ontario Development Fund. The goal of these funding programs are  to provide financial assistance and incentives to promote regional…

Canadian Federal Government Passes Job Creation Legislation

Recently, the Attracting Investment and Creating Jobs Act was passed. This Act has made the Eastern Ontario Development Fund (EODF) permanent and has created the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund (SWODF). These regional development funds for southwestern and eastern Ontario will soon be open and accepting proposals to help support local companies and help generate local…

Small Business Grants- Southwestern Ontario Business Development Fund

Small Business Grants- Southwestern Ontario Business Development Fund

Last November, the McGuinty Government proposed the introduction of several new grants for small business in Ontario to promote job creation and economic prosperity. So far, they have released several small business funding grants including the Eastern Ontario Development Fund (EODF) and Ontario-China Research Innovation Fund (OCRIF). With the relative success of these programs, the…