Ontario launches SMART Green Program for manufacturers

Ontario has launched a new $25M program to help SMEs in the manufacturing sector to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and become more energy efficient.
The SMART Green Program is a partnership between the government of Ontario and Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME). The fund will assist businesses to invest in green equipment and process upgrades, including high-efficiency ovens, dryers, kilns, and furnaces.

Ontario Throne Speech hints at increased support for manufacturers

By Teri Kirk Manufacturers, particularly those in the auto sector, may receive higher levels of government support in the coming year, according to the Liberal Government’s Throne Speech, released on Sept 12. Published once per year, the Throne Speech outlines

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10 ways your small business can tap into government funding

  By Teri Kirk Government grants and tax credits are a great source of funding for small businesses. Unlike equity investments, grants mean you do not have to give up ownership in your business to attract this money. However, many

July’s new funding programs for your business!

By Teri Kirk One of the most important aspects of securing funding for your growing business is always being on the lookout for new opportunities. Here’s a roundup of can’t-miss new or revised government funding programs that were announced this

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Government support for business reaches new heights

By Teri Kirk Government incentives paid to the top 500 business recipients in Canada are on the rise, according to the 2016 Funding Portal Top 500 index released earlier this month. The annual index identifies the 500 largest award recipients

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Voucher program back for social entrepreneurs

By Teri Kirk Are you a social entrepreneur? Then you will be interested in learning more about the Ontario Social Impact Voucher (OSIV) Program, which can help your project to grow. The OSIV Program, now in its second round of

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The funding continuum: Where does your business sit?

By Teri Kirk Creating a financing plan is a challenging, yet crucial step for any business. Most experts agree that the key to a successful financing plan is understanding the different sources of funding, and pursuing those that are applicable

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Is your business in the mining sector? Find government funding today!

By Teri Kirk Prospectors and developers from across the globe gathered in Toronto last week to attend the 2016 Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) Convention. Many members attending the event were surprised to hear that PDAC is helping its

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Is the new CanExport Program right for your business?

By Teri Kirk The federal government announced Tuesday the launch of the new CanExport Program, which will help Canadian SMEs to develop new export opportunities. Read on to learn if this new fund is a match for your business. Quick

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Will the new federal Liberal government affect funding for my manufacturing business?

By Teri Kirk It is estimated that the federal government disburses approximately $12 billion in grants and tax credits to businesses across Canada to stimulate the economy and incent innovation. But with a new federal government in place, many manufacturers

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