TECTERRA SHOW: Trade Show Grants for Alberta Geomatics

TECTERRA SHOW: Trade Show Grants for Alberta Geomatics

To build market traction for new geospatial technologies, Alberta-based innovators benefit immensely from attending trade shows and industry events. These events provide business leaders with opportunities to learn about emerging technological trends and meet with potential customers, ultimately helping bring more innovative technologies to market. However, many technology developers miss out on events due to…

Do You Qualify for CanExport Trade Show Grants?

Do You Qualify for CanExport Trade Show Grants?

The CanExport funding program provides Canadian government grants to support export marketing projects including participation in trade shows and government-led trade missions. By accessing additional funding for these types of activities, businesses can de-risk export market evaluation and development, ultimately helping to accelerate international growth. Through CanExport, Canadian businesses may access up to 50% of…

Celebrate Ontario 2019: Funding for Tourism Events

Celebrate Ontario 2019: Funding for Tourism Events

Every year, festivals and events in Ontario attract thousands of visitors, contributing millions of dollars in tourism-related revenue to support the provincial economy. Tourism events are a great way of demonstrating Ontario’s diversity, culture, and heritage. In 2017, the Government of Ontario provided funding through the Celebrate Ontario program to support 304 events/festivals to help…

Startup Branding: 5 Tips to Create a High Performing Website

Startup Branding: 5 Tips to Create a High Performing Website

If you’re launching a startup or expanding your small business, the ground rules are much the same: you need to be highly visible online, and you must build a brand that people connect with. Instant recognition of a logo and developing global brands can take millions of dollars to achieve, but you can grab a…

CanExport vs Export Market Access: Comparing Export Marketing Grants

CanExport vs Export Market Access: Comparing Export Marketing Grants

Please Note: Export Market Access is now closed and not accepting further applications. For trade show grants and other forms of export support, learn more about the CanExport program. In Canada, exporting provides a new avenue to revenue and international competitiveness. While the rewards of exporting can be immense, businesses open themselves up to a great deal…

Is Your Business Part of the Experience Economy?

Is Your Business Part of the Experience Economy?

Since the notion of an ‘experience economy’ was first written about in 1998, the way businesses operate has changed. Forward-thinking businesses adapted their offering to include the staging of experiences, and in doing so, have driven revenues at an accelerated pace. In today’s economy, a memorable experience is much more valuable than any product or…

CanExport: Canadian Government Grants for Export Marketing

CanExport: Canadian Government Grants for Export Marketing

Although Canadian exports surpassed $521 million in 2016, it was the second straight year of decline. Since peaking in 2014, fewer products are being produced in Canada and sold internationally. This has raised the attention of the Canadian federal government, who’ve begun developing new programs in support of increasing international business opportunities. CanExport is one…

Celebrate Ontario 2017 Grants for Tourism Event Funding (Deadline Approaching)

Celebrate Ontario 2017 Grants for Tourism Event Funding (Deadline Approaching)

Celebrate Ontario government grants provide funding to festivals and events across the province. Since 2006, the event funding program has helped organizers enhance their product and attract larger audiences, which in turn boosts tourism in Ontario. Some well-known events that have received grants through Celebrate Ontario include the Shaw Festival, Canadian Music Week, Burlington’s Sound…

Greenbelt Fund Local Food Investment Fund Grants: Apply by September 12, 2016

Greenbelt Fund Local Food Investment Fund Grants: Apply by September 12, 2016

Ontario’s dynamic agriculture industry continues to grow and diversify thanks to key investments from federal, provincial, and local sources. Canadian government funding programs, in addition to advocacy initiatives for local food consumption, have helped agricultural producers and processors increase revenues and introduce new products and services. This approach has been a key factor in the…

Export Expansion Strategies: Funding and Market Development Services

Export Expansion Strategies: Funding and Market Development Services

Canadian businesses should evaluate the benefit of entering international markets to grow, as export expansion has been a key pillar to many businesses growth. Beginning to export, however, poses a number of challenges for small businesses within Canada. Often times, business leaders are successful within their industry however lack the expertise or connections needed to…