Government funding is vital for startups and small companies as it provides a source of non-dilutive financing which enables companies to grow by investing in much needed capital equipment, research and development, as well as hiring and training initiatives. However, gaining a true competitive advantage requires that companies maximize the […]
Believe it or not, we’re almost a third of the way through 2018. It may feel like only yesterday we rang in the New Year, but the clock is ticking on hitting your business targets for the year. What better opportunity to get started, than by indulging in some educational […]
Entrepreneurs and their ideas come in all shapes and sizes but the one common issue they all must address is how to finance their small business idea. It’s estimated that roughly 82% of new businesses fail due to cashflow problems. Entrepreneurs are prone to undercapitalizing their business. Therefore, it’s […]
Spring is a season for transformation. As the temperatures tick upwards and green shoots begin to appear, why not use this time to review where your small business could use a refresh? Perhaps your marketing could use an update; maybe it’s time to consider incorporation or finding a business partner, […]
In partnership with the Government of British Columbia, the first phase of the Canadian Red Cross Support to Small Business Program provided relief funding of $1,500 to eligible applicants, with more than 2,900 applications received. The Canadian Red Cross recently announced the availability of Phase Two funding under the […]
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 […]
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 […]
Spring is the perfect excuse to hunker down and learn new skills for your small business. This month’s focus is on digital marketing, business planning, financing, understanding legalese and selling your business. So, what are you waiting for?
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.
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 […]