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Companies in Atlantic Canada Now Have Help Securing Grant Money

Successful Toronto-based grant-writing firm expands East.

Toronto-based Fair Grant Writing has 16 writers, editors, project coordinators and managers. Now they have a presence in Atlantic Canada.

“Some of the country’s best ideas are coming out of the Maritimes,” says Igor Chigrin, Fair Grant’s founder and author of Get Funded! “Being able to bring them to life through access to government funding is special for us.”

Fair Grant Writing puts proposals together for unlocking access to government grants & loans. Since 2009, Igor and his team have helped companies overcome skill shortages, improve capacity, access new markets, develop new products and more.

The Atlantic Canada operation is being run out of Dartmouth by Jesslyn Dalton. Previously, Jesslyn worked for Service Canada and the Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education where she helped grant recipients to deliver against the promises they made in their pitches.

“I know what governments look for from a grant request. I’ve seen enough submissions to know what leads to a yes. Our team puts amazing submissions together. They’re thorough, convincing and respectful of the government officers who must sift through many proposals on a day to day basis.”

Atlantic Canadian businesses should refer to the Fair Grant website to assess their eligibility for funding or contact Jesslyn at jesslyn@fairgrantwriting.ca.

Win a ticket to the Fundica Roadshow in Toronto!

 

 

You are cordially invited to attend Fundica Roadshow in Toronto on June 28th, 2018 where we will be exhibiting.

 

All Fundica Roadshow attendants will have a chance to:

  • Network with investors and entrepreneurs
  • Learn about important funding trends and opportunities

If you want to get a free ticket to Fundica Roadshow, follow us on social media

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The contest will run until June 26th. The winner will be randomly selected and notified on June 27th.

You can learn more about Fundica Roadshow in Toronto and get your tickets at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/2018-fundica-roadshow-toronto-hosted-by-mars-tickets-42247517462.

This funding program already committed over 65% of its budget…

Dear Client,

CME SMART Program that provides 50% of the cost of the new equipment and certain building improvements to save energy and improve productivity is running out of funding fast. If you already applied or are applying right now you are out of trouble. If not, you should hurry up.

LEARN MORE ABOUT SMART GREEN PROGRAM

Not looking for buying equipment in the next 6-12 months? No problem!

CHECK ELIGIBILITY OF YOUR BUSINESS FOR OTHER FUNDING PROGRAMS

Canada Summer Jobs Program is Back, plus Holiday Discount

                  Dear Client!
First of all, let me tell you that Canada Summer Jobs Program is coming back. The government pays 50% of the provincial minimum hourly wage for each hour each summer student will work for your company between May and September 2018. You don’t have to have the candidates yet but do need the job descriptions.
The program will start accepting applications on December 19, 2017. Reply to this email if you need help with writing the application.
Secondly, both the holiday season and my birthday are coming so we offer our book “Get Funded! How to Find the Money to Successfully Grow Your Business and Solve its Most Pressing Challenges” 

for only $19.95 (regular price is $34.95). 
Plus, free shipping


The purpose of this book is to help Canadian business owners, senior executives and employees put their thoughts and processes together and submit successful applications for funding, including government grants and loans, bank, private and non-traditional financing.
 
Get the book “Get Funded!” now as the discount expires in the midnight of January 2, 2018.

[New Video & Slides] Government Funding for Hiring and Skills Training


Let me share with you a new video recorded during the workshop conducted for Ontario Society of Professional Engineers in Toronto, Ontario, in September 2017, to a group of engineering firms.

In this video, you’ll get an up-to-date overview of Canadian Government Grants for training and hiring in Ontario, Canada.

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New Updated Catalog of Government Funding Programs

Let me share with you our latest version of the Catalog of Canadian Government Funding Programs for businesses. It included the last changes to the current funding programs as well as the new programs available right now. 

Get the Fall 2017 Catalog here  

Here are some changes included into the last version of the Catalog:
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Join us at RBC Advice Event – October 17 at 6 p.m.

Join us on October 17th (next Tuesday) after business hours at 6 p.m. at the RBC branch in Richmond Hill, ON, to get an overview of the most popular government funding programs & discuss your business financing needs with us and the Royal Bank advisers.

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Thank You for Visiting Us at CMTS. Book “Get Funded” is Now Available

Thank you for visiting our booth at the Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show during last 4 days and for connecting with me on LinkedIn. Also, thank you for your support of the Book Launch Gala on September 27. 

It was a great time to get to know you and learn about your business goals and upcoming projects. There are available funding programs to support them. Remember, the best time to apply for the government funding is as early as possible, so feel free to contact us to start your application process.

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[Yes!] Foreign Investors Can Now Apply for Canadian Funding

1. We have good news for foreign or Canadian investors who would like to invest in manufacturing or research & technology facilities or establish them anywhere in Canada. Strategic Innovation Fund may be a good opportunity for them to get up to 50% of the amount of their investment from the Federal Government. 

We recently started working with a foreign investor who wants to establish a manufacturing plant in Ontario. Even though they don’t have a Canadian corporation yet, their foreign corporation is eligible to apply for the investment and expansion incentives.

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[2 weeks countdown] CMTS-2017 & Book Launch Gala

Just a quick reminder to you about the upcoming Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS) and our Book Launch Gala on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., during the Job Shop Appreciation Night Reception. 

Join us that evening and get a copy of my book Get Funded! How to Find the Money to Successfully Grow Your Business and Solve its Most Pressing Challenges signed. 
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[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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[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

[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:

[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.

Now Hiring? Get Funding!

Happy New Government Fiscal Year! 

As we mentioned in our last message about the new budget, hiring youth is a priority for the Canadian Government this fiscal year starting April 1, 2017. There are many hiring and wage subsidy programs available now, but there will be more within next few weeks.

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Budget 2017. What’s in it for you?

Last week the Federal Government announced the budget for the upcoming fiscal year starting April 1, 2017. From the government funding perspective the budget is focused on three key areas: youth, skills, and innovation. Below you’ll find the main announcements in those key areas that we’ve highlighted for you.

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[Audio Interview] ERP, Job Estimating & Job Information Management

With this message, we’re opening our Manufacturing Excellence Series of interviews with the subject matter experts that will cover various interesting topics for manufacturers.

In today’s issue, Igor Chigrin will interview Shawn Coultice from Shoptech Industrial Software. We will talk about job estimating and job information management. Also, we will try to demystify enterprise resource planning (ERP).

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