For a small or medium-sized business (SME), expanding beyond national borders is a big step that can offer tremendous rewards. Successful entrepreneurs and managers know that decisions concerning the choice of market, taking on an acceptable level of risk and financial preparedness can make or break an SME’s expansion plan. Fortunately, there are resources available [...]
Among the countless small business grants and loans programs offered both provincially and on a federal level, small and medium-sized businesses in the manufacturing space qualify for a greater proportion than nearly any other sector. Mentor Works has profiled the Top 5 small business grants and small business loans for the manufacturing sector. For [...]
In his key note address at the Waterloo Region MIN Summit 2013, Ray Tanguay, Chairman Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc., Chairman Toyota Canada Inc., President Canadian Autoparts Toyota Inc., emphasized the importance of never standing idle; it is key to continually re-examine processes, identify the inefficiencies, and leverage the collaborative efforts of the people in [...]
Since the advent of the information age, there has been an increasingly greater emphasis on the role that human capital plays in the strategic growth planning of small and medium-sized businesses (SME’s) in Canada. As a result Canadian SME’s have looked to leverage Canadian small business grants and loans programs to develop a crucial competitive [...]
CME SMART Prosperity Now, administered by Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) and funded by Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), has announced that there are 50 spots still available for consideration for Canadian government funding, for a limited time. CME SMART Prosperity Now is about fostering the long-term growth for small to [...]
Minister of State for the Federal State for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev), was on hand at an event hosted by the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce (CCC) to discuss the Economic Action Plan 2013. Minister Goodyear highlighted the fact that since the worst of the global recession Canada has had the [...]
There is a lot of talk about the challenges the manufacturing industry in Canada has been facing over the last decade and it can be easy to see the overall picture as purely one of doom and gloom. A recent article in the Globe and Mail provides some very good observations that suggest we should look at the matter a little more closely and examine the positive side for the road to a future flourishing manufacturing industry in this country.