In Ontario, business owners and executives can attend or participate in a range of industry networking events. Ontario small business events are an excellent outlet for companies to expand their reach, access current industry insight, and accelerate their growth priorities.

Throughout October, Mentor Works’ team of Government Funding Planners™ will be participating in several industry events and hosting a variety of business funding seminars. During these sessions, attendees will learn how to accelerate their growth strategies by accessing government grants and loans. By registering for an upcoming webinar or networking event, Ontario-based companies can ensure they never miss an opportunity to access first-hand insight and resources to help their business grow and innovate.

Sign up for an upcoming Ontario small business event to learn how Canadian government funding can support your company’s growth and development strategies.

Ontario Small Business Networking Events to Accelerate Growth and Development

To register for any of the following webinars, please click on the linked heading below.

October 3 & 4 – Small Business Summit 2017

(Caledon, Ontario) – On October 3 & 4, businesses from Toronto and surrounding areas are invited to attend the Small Business Summit 2017. This two-day event is designed to accelerate business growth and development through a series of workshops, presentations, and networking opportunities.

During this event, Mentor Works’ Director of Sales, Ryan Fusina, will present how to build a government funding plan for small businesses. The Small Business Summit will feature other keynote speakers such as CBC’s Next Gen Dragon, Nicole Verkindt.

The two-day event schedule has been broken down as follows:

  • October 3, 2017 – Business Awards & Charity Gala
  • October 4, 2017 – Small Business Trade Show

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October 5 – Manufacturing Matters Conference 2017

(London, Ontario) – On October 5, the London Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) and the London Region Manufacturing Council (LRMC) will be co-hosting the Manufacturing Matters Conference. LEDC is a non-profit organization helping business, government agencies, and community partners to attract new business investments. LRMC is an industry-driven council that fosters the growth and development of London’s manufacturing sector.

Manufacturers and service providers can attend this networking event to discuss industry trends and learn how to access funding to improve productivity and competitiveness.

During the event, attendees from the London, Ontario region will receive small business management advice to benefit the long-term prosperity of their organization. Mentor Works’ Government Funding Planners™ will be in attendance to discuss funding options for manufacturers and agri-food businesses.

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October 11 – PLANT Expo 2017

(Kitchener, Ontario) – On October 11, PLANT will host a tabletop show featuring the latest products and solutions for the manufacturing, processing, machinery, and maintenance markets. PLANT helps advance Canada’s manufacturing sector by sharing current industry insight in a timely manner with Canadian businesses.

Attendees will have an opportunity to network with industry professionals to gain insight into plant management, maintenance, operations, purchasing, production, and distribution. During PLANT Expo, businesses will be showcasing their latest products and technologies to help your business increase operational efficiency and return on investment (ROI).

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October 20 & 21 – Meat Industry Expo 2017

(Niagara Falls, Ontario) –  On October 20 & 21, the Ontario Independent Meat Processors (OIMP) will host the Meat Industry Expo 2017. OIMP is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the competitiveness and profitability of Ontario’s meat industry.

Attendees will have an opportunity sample superior Ontario meat and poultry products and learn how they can start selling these unique artisan products.

During the event, Mentor Works’ Director of Sales, Ryan Fusina, will be in attendance to network with small business owners and executives. In addition, exhibitors will be showcasing their latest innovations, technologies, products, and service solutions.

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October 24 & 25 – CME Annual Meeting & Symposium: The New Face of Manufacturing

(Ottawa, Ontario) – The Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) Association is Canada’s leading trade and industry association, representing over 10,000 companies. The organization strives to boost the competitiveness of Canadian manufacturers in domestic and global markets.

During CME’s upcoming two-day event, Annual Meeting & Symposium: The New Face of Manufacturing, keynote speakers will discuss how businesses can adapt and thrive within Canada’s manufacturing industry through innovation and workforce development.

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Government Funding Workshops to Grow Your Small Business

To register for any of the following webinars, please click on the linked heading below.

October 3 – Top 5 Business Grants of 2017

(Webinar) – On October 3, discover the most popular growth-oriented small business grants of 2017. During this session, attendees will learn how to increase their business’ capabilities and competitiveness by leveraging government grants and loans. Familiarizing yourself on the current government funding opportunities available for your business can help accelerate project timelines, reduce project costs, and improve return-on-investment (ROI).

Mentor Works’ President and Founder, Bernadeen McLeod, will help attendees understand how to determine your company’s eligibility for funding programs and how to successfully apply.

Attendees will be introduced to small business funding for activities such as:

  • Research and development;
  • Capital investment and technology adoption;
  • Workforce development including hiring and training activities; and
  • Export development and international expansion.

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October 12 – How to Build a Government Funding Plan

(Webinar) – On October 12, Canadian business owners and executives are invited to discover how to build a strong government funding plan. Businesses can maximize the impacts of their projects by implementing a customized funding strategy that supports a range of project activities.

Mentor Works’ Business Development Executive, Alex Barlow, will discuss Canadian government funding programs currently available to help businesses reduce project costs. Attendees will learn about funding to offset strategic initiatives such as, research and development, hiring and training, capital investments, and business expansion.

By optimizing a customized funding strategy, businesses can align their strategic priorities and proactively apply for government grants and loans.

Some key takeaways from this workshop will include:

  • How to align strategic priorities and develop a customized proactive funding plan;
  • When and how to apply for government grants and loans; and
  • Specific impacts and outcomes required from government funded projects.

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October 26 – Workforce Hiring and Training Grants

(Webinar) – On October 26, learn how to offset your company’s payroll costs by leveraging government grants for workforce development initiatives. Employers can access hiring grants to expand their workforce and training grants to upskill and educate employees.

Mentor Works’ Director of Sales, Ryan Fusina, will discuss how to hire recent graduates, reduce training costs by up to 66%, and access academic researchers and facilities. By investing in workforce growth and development, businesses can become more competitive and fill skills gaps with talented workers.

Some of the government funding programs that will be discussed during the Workforce Hiring and Training Grants webinar, include:

Sign up to attend the Workforce Hiring and Training Grants webinar and learn how to access and retain skilled labourers to improve productivity and competitiveness.

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Sign Up Now to Attend an Ontario Small Business Event

Growth-oriented companies understand the importance of networking and staying up to date on current business opportunities. Throughout the year, business owners and executives can attend small business events to begin accelerating their strategic growth and development projects by applying for government grants and loans. To start this process, learn more about the funding process during an upcoming Ontario small business event.

Register to attend an upcoming Ontario small business networking event to accelerate your company’s growth and development in 2017.

Canadian Government Funding Events for Small Business

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