SDTC, Part III: another cleantech initiative

SDTC, Part III: another cleantech initiative

This post will be about another cleantech initiative: The Sustainable Development Technology Canada Joint Funds With the Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation (CCEMC) and Alberta Innovates Energy and Environment Solutions (AI-EES). (Sounds really scary, does not it? Don’t worry, below this cleantech initiative will be explained in plain language.)

5 Myths About Government Grants

5 Myths About Government Grants

Today, I will talk about the myths of grant application submission. Some time ago I published the first part of it – here it is – and in today’s blog I will go a bit more in depth and cover the 5 most common myths that I debunk on a daily basis when speaking to clients and prospective clients.

Grant writing: five simple tips to make it pain-free

Grant writing: five simple tips to make it pain-free

Let’s be honest, grant writing is worse than a root-canal. This is the typical process:
In the last week before the deadline, you sit down and start reading the grant application. After a couple of minutes, feeling extremely overwhelmed, you tend to procrastinate get busy with other “more important” things.

Apprenticeship Training Tax Credit

Apprenticeship Training Tax Credit

The Apprenticeship Training Tax Credit (ATTC) has been around and available to small businesses and start-ups in Ontario for a while. However, at the time of the 2015 Ontario Budget the ATTC underwent changes to its reimbursement structure. Though some of the percentages of reimbursement to businesses with apprentices have changed, the ATTC remains a critical financial support and one a small business owner should know about.

Export Grants: The CanExport Program

Export Grants: The CanExport Program

Good news came for would-be Canadian exporters on January 5, 2016 when the Government of Canada announced its new CanExport program. This 5-year, $50-million program is intended to bolster the competitiveness of small and medium-sized Canadian companies on the world stage by providing direct financial assistance to businesses seeking new markets and exporting opportunities.