Grant Secrets for Business
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As the population ages in Canada and elsewhere, the need for advanced medical technology grows worldwide. Canada has made some important strides in this field and, thanks that government grants, private companies in Ontario will now have an easier time sharing their technologies and products with the rest of the world.
Are you looking for a job or need skills training? If you are unemployed or would like to transition into a different career, the Canadian government offers a number of programs to help you succeed. You can get help deciding on a career, finding a part-time or full-time job, upgrading your skills through training and education, or even learning how to run your own business.
It’s unquestionably a huge disappointment to work hard on your grant proposal, only to have it not be chosen. At this point you can either become discouraged and give up, or you can use the rejection as a learning experience. Most proposals are rejected. Given the large numbers of proposals that are submitted, that is a reality of the process. However, you can try to pinpoint the reason in several ways:
ADP Canada announced that its popular Small Business Grant contest has returned for a third year, with six $10,000 grants available to small businesses in Canada. The contest has been extended this year to companies with up to 99 employees, and winning companies will also receive up to $3,500 in waived payroll services for one year.
When most businesses think of government grants, they tend to opt for the big end of town – but that’s a mistake.
State governments are an untouched treasure trove of free money for small business. With grants providing money for innovation and commercialisation in industries from manufacturing to biotechnology, there is plenty of money to go around.
In a previous article, we discussed how states can be a rich resource for grant funding and looked at two states in the east. Now, we’ll move south and west to see what’s available elsewhere in Australia.
Now is a good time to take stock of your small-business finances and grants to plan for the upcoming year
Now is a good time to take stock of your small-business finances and plan for the upcoming year. Making time to review your business’s financial health and update business plans will help you be better prepared for success in the coming year. Here are six tips to help you get started.
Good marketing is key to the success of most businesses. This is true when you’re just starting out because nobody beyond your circle of family and friends knows about you. It’s also true for existing or long-established businesses. You want to give your current customers and reason to keep coming to you, and you want to attract new business as well.
The Canada Summer Jobs program helps Canada’s younger people develop employable skills and gain necessary work experience, and the deadline to apply is approaching.
In July, 2014, thirteen young Canadian entrepreneurs attended the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance (G20 YEA) Summit in Sydney, Australia. Rebecca Palmer, a Barrie, Ontario-based serial entrepreneur and founder of the Triigo Project, wrote this firsthand report of the key issues and initiatives that resulted.
“Our mission was to encourage the G20, B20 leaders, and the United Nations, to adopt strategies that facilitate youth entrepreneurship as a solution to high youth unemployment rates – 13.6 per cent in Canada – and reduce youth employment below 10 per cent globally by 2030.
This guide provides detailed insights and resources on the following topics and more:
• Business continuity
• Making a disaster recovery plan
• Determining your greatest risk potential
• Additional steps to take to protect your business
Relocation government grants will be offered to up to 600 workers, to move to areas of mining or farming labour shortages in Australia. Apprentices and some skilled workers will be offered payments to help them move to regional areas to take up vacant jobs in industries like farming and mining.
Looking for money for your UK-based company? In this article, Phil Mitchell provides some tips for securing business funding in the UK and explains what he calls the RAPP process.
There are many opportunities for businesses to obtain free support and grants, both at start-up and during growth and development. However, keeping up to date with what is available is a task in itself, with schemes appearing and disappearing on a regular basis. Competition is high and success does not come easy. However, if you follow the RAPP process when applying for grants and support, you will improve your chance of success.
Many American entrepreneurs are interested in receiving help with funding to supplement the costs of launching a new business. Starting a new venture can be exciting, but one aspect of it is that when you’re just on the verge of opening or have just started, it can seem like everyone has their hand out to be paid, whether it’s for an operating license, utility hookup, purchasing equipment, buying signage, whew, the list goes on….
$9 million in federal grants will soon be going toward Michigan advanced vehicle technology projects. The federal government is giving grant money to eight Michigan projects focused on developing advanced vehicle technologies, with a particular focus on better fuel efficiency, the office of U.S. Sen. Carl Levin (D – Mich.) announced Wednesday.
One thing that many entrepreneurs have in common is a dread and distaste for the thought of writing a business plan. I want to change your mind about that and tell you why a good business plan can be one of the best friends your current or future business could possibly have. One of the most important things that you can know about a business plan is that you most likely will not get any funding for your business without one,
Do you want to take your business to where the high demand and eager customers are? Or maybe you’d just like to change the view from your office window? There may be funding from the Australia government to help you do this. It can be in the form of business grants, tax incentives, hiring credits, training grants, and much more.
Startups are always hard. But if you don’t pursue your dreams, you’ll never know if it stand the chance to be successful. Dreams are all we have. Take them seriously.