Brian Scudamore’s 5 Tips for Aspiring Franchise Owners

In 1989, Brian Scudamore, serial entrepreneur and founder of O2E Brands, was killing time waiting in line at a McDonald’s drive-thru. In the days before cell phones provided distraction, he happened to glance at a beaten up pickup truck advertising a junk removal service. Thinking it would make a […]

Business Resources for Canadian Service Veterans

Each year, on Remembrance Day, we pause to reflect on the men and women who served Canada and put their lives on the line for our freedom. Canada’s military makes up a significant segment of our society. Combined, the Department of National Defence and Canadian Forces are the single largest […]

Indigenous Small Business Resources

This handout provides information on small business start-up and growth support services tailored to Indigenous entrepreneurs and small business owner needs. The list of services is not exhaustive, but it identifies resources to support all aspects of business start-up and growth.

How to Get Government Funding to Grow Your Business

Gaining a business advantage can be challenging when you’re contending with domestic and international competition in an ever-changing market. Getting ahead requires companies to constantly develop new or improved products, increase productivity and expand global market sales. However, throughout our 25 years in the government funding industry, we have seen […]

Get Funding to Make Your Workplace More Accessible

According to Statistics Canada, an estimated 3.8 million adults in Canada are limited by a disability. That’s  14 per cent of the adult population, which means if your business isn’t accessible to people with disabilities, you’re missing out. Creating an inclusive workplace for people with disabilities doesn’t have to be […]

5 Tips for Writing a Successful Funding Proposal

Cash is king. For many businesses in start up mode or looking to expand, securing access to capital is a stressful and challenging task. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are some helpful tips on how you can boost your chances to earn funding for your business. […]

7 Dos and Don’ts of Financing Your Small Business

Financing is often cited as the most challenging part of starting or growing a small business. Although there are many opportunities for loans, investment and financing available to entrepreneurs, pitching to gain that funding, at the right time with the right resources can often feel like a monumental task. So […]

Investing in Your Employees: Facts on the Canada-B.C. Job Grant

Investing in your employees’ education can increase productivity and your competitive edge in the market. Finding the money to finance that education, however, can be a challenge. This is why the Government of Canada has created the Canada-B.C. Job Grant. This cost-sharing program will help you offset the expense of […]

The Business of Social Impact

The business of social impact is growing. Entrepreneurs are recognizing that they can be socially conscious as well as profitable. It is about considering your employees, community and the environment when making your business decision, rather than being bound solely by profits.