[Got Funded!] Success of Our Clients. Join Us!

With today’s newsletter, we decided to start sharing with you our clients’ recent success stories. 

For the last 5 years of our work as a grant writing firm, we have been accumulating a great number of successful stories that inspire us to continue helping Canadian businesses get financing for their business projects. 
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[Join Us] Complimentary Pass to CMTS & Invitation to Book Launch on Sept. 27

Let me remind you that you still have a chance to get a free pass to the  Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS), taking place in Mississauga on September 25-28, 2017.

We offer you a complimentary Exhibit Hall Pass of a $50 value here by entering a promo code – 15810957.

[Employing Canadian Reservists?] Get Funding When They Are On The Mission

It is a great honour for me to inform you about the special funding opportunity to help you hire and retain Canadian Reservists.   

Employers are compensated for operational losses when reservists take time away from work to serve on military operations.
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[Business Plan] Make It Work!

Let’s talk about business plans today. Not only they help you understand your goals and how to achieve them, but also help you apply for funding by simply reusing the information you already have in your business plan. It’s important to clearly define the scope of all aspects of the business or project – from the mission, to target customers, to finances, and beyond. Get Started

[CMTS-2017] Your Promo Code Enclosed – $50 Value

It’s July only, but time flies fast. The Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS-2017) that will take place in Mississauga, Ontario, September 25-28, 2017, is approaching. 

If you’re interested in attending Canada’s national stage for manufacturing technologies, best practices, and industry connections, then we have good news for you.

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What is Lean and How to Implement It?

Transcript of the interview with Bill Neeve, President of Cycle Time Management, recorded in July 2017.

Igor: Hello, this is Igor Chigrin, a Business Funding Expert from Fair Grant Writing, an Ontario-based grant writing company, dedicated to helping businesses grow and solve their most pressing challenges by unlocking the access to the government funding.

Today, we’ll discuss how to avoid issues and achieve operational excellence and significantly reduce the cost through the adoption of a lean-thinking approach. Lean thinking helps businesses reduce waste, time and resources required to make the products or perform the services and there are Canadian government grants that pay for lean consulting and lean training to implement lean thinking.

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[Breaking News] This New Government Funding Program is Really Huge!

Having more than 5-year experience in the grant writing business I thought there’s nothing that could surprise me. Yet the recent announcement of the new Federal Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF) has blown my mind.

Here is a couple of highlights for you to get a sense of the program: Get Started

Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF)

Amount: up to 50% of eligible costs

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[Book Announcement] Book ‘Get Funded’ is ready for you!

Let me share with you a secret I have worked on for several years. We are publishing a book – Get Funded! How to Find the Money to Successfully Grow Your Business and Solve its Most Pressing Challenges.  

Yes, finally the book is ready and to be launched on September 25-28, 2017, during the Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS-2017). 
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Happy Canada Day! This program will TRIPLE maximum amount of funding

The SMART Green Program goes through the positive changes that may help your business to qualify. Launched in October 2016, the program was designed to help manufacturers buy equipment that reduces their energy use and greenhouse gas emission. Since then the program didn’t get a lot of traction and did not see many applicants.

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[Invitation & Gift] Manufacturing Solutions Roundtable – June 26, Brampton, ON

Let me invite you to the Manufacturing Solutions Roundtable next Monday on June 26, 2017, from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM in Brampton, Ontario. This interactive roundtable event  is organized by Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters and Brampton Economic Development and will cover the following topics:

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Your Canada Day Gift Enclosed!

I am very excited about the anniversary of our great country. Our goal is to help Canadian businesses grow and prosper so that our kids can enjoy living in Canada as we do today.

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Export Consulting & Speaking on May 26 – June 8, 2017

Please note that I will be away from the office from May 26, coming back to work on June 9, 2017. 
 
I will spend next week, May 26 – June 02, in the Middle East where I have a short term export consulting engagement with Win Global, my export & import consulting business.

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[Sorry, you’re late] This Type of Training is NO Longer Eligible

There is a good reason why we always suggest our clients apply for the government funding asap. Once in a while, the government changes the rules of the programs. And the changes are “effective immediately”. There is no advance notice.

In the beginning of May, the government of Ontario changed the eligibility rules for the Canada-Ontario Job Grant (COJG), a popular funding program for skills training. According to the new rules, the following types of training programs are NO longer eligible.

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[You Can] Sell Your Product to the Government of Canada

Would you like to sell your innovative products to the Government of Canada?

 
You may have heard about the government procurement program called the Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP). It is neither a grant nor a loan but is open for Canadian companies to apply and sell innovative products to the Federal Government. Here are its basic eligibility rules:

Canada‐Northwest Territories Job Grant (CNWTJG)

Amount: $10,000 per trainee

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Canada-Nunavut Job Grant (CNJG)

Amount: $10,000 per trainee

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Canada-Yukon Job Grant (CYJG)

Amount: $10,000 per trainee

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Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Job Grant (CNLJG)

Amount: $10,000 per trainee

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Canada-New Brunswick Job Grant (CNBJG)

Amount: $10,000 per trainee

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Canada-Prince Edward Island Job Grant

Amount: $10,000 per trainee

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Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant (CSJG)

Amount: $10,000 per trainee up to a maximum of $250,000 per applicant

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Canada-Nova Scotia Job Grant – Workplace Innovation and Productivity Skills Incentive (WIPSI)

Amount: $10,000 per trainee

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Canada-Manitoba Job Grant (CMJG)

Amount: $10,000 per trainee

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[2017 Ontario Budget] What Will Your Business Get?

As you may have heard, last week the Ontario Government announced its budget for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. Let me highlight the most important commitments and how they impact provincial government funding programs for businesses. Should you have any questions on any of the programs or want to check whether your business is eligible, simply respond to this email or fill out the eligibility check form.
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A Grant Writing Mentor Works

With over 20,000 hours of grant writing experience, Igor Chigrin, a grant writing mentor, works with your business to help the owners and executives find and select the right government grants and loans. Then the mentor works with your small to medium-sized business to help you write an application for a government grant, submit it and get government funding. Headquartered in Toronto Area, Ontario, Canada, the grant writing mentor works with the clients coast-to-coast. Get Started

[Joint Open House] Visit Equipment Distibutors on Apr 25-26, 2017

Let me share with you some information about upcoming events.

On April 25-26 from 9 am to 6 pm (next week) you will have a great opportunity to attend a 12th Annual Joint Open House Event in Mississauga and Oakville, Ontario, organized for you by 4 equipment distributors. You’ll be able to compare newest technology from 16 premier builders in the most productive format and see over 60 CNC machines in action.

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[Now up to 15K] How Skills Training Funding Changed This Fiscal Year

As we recently announced, the Canada Ontario Job Grant (COJG) program, the funding program for skills training, has been extended. However, the program rules changed a little bit. We summarized the changes for you below. The changes are effective April 1, 2017.

Canada-British Columbia Job Grant (Canada-B.C. Job Grant)

Amount: up to $15,000 per trainee

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Canada-Alberta Job Grant (CAJG)

Amount: $10,000 per trainee up to a maximum of $300,000 per applicant

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