We understand the maze that you have to go through to find information on financial incentives and funding programs. We want to help. Here are a few links to some government websites that you should take some time to review:
Ontario Business Program Guide
Information on Govenment grants, loans and financing
The Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE)
Interested in Energy Efficiency Incentives for Business?
Canada Small Business Financing Program
Information from the federal government to help you with your business. More info
E-commerce and Social Media (Facebook / Twitter / Blogs)
The federal government offers funding to hire an intern to develop your on-line marketing and improve your competitiveness with e-business practices and technologies. Some examples include developing a blog, search engine optimization, social networking and podcasting. Click here
for to visit the program's website.
Canadian Youth Business Foundation
Are you under 40 and want to start a business? The CYBF may be able to help.
Investing in Business Innovation
The Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) program
is a federal tax incentive program to encourage Canadian businesses of all sizes and in all sectors to conduct research and development (R&D) in Canada that will lead to new, improved, or technologically advanced products or processes.
to download a flyer featuring information on a federal government program allowing start-up businesses to apply for up to $1 million if they have funding commitments from angel and/or venture capital investors
Eastern Ontario Development Program (EODP)
We are also fortunate to benefit from the Eastern Ontario Development Program, otherwise known as the "EODP". If you are in the southern portion of our County, visit Trenval Business Development Corporation's page.
If you are in the Northern and Central Hastings area, visit the Community Futures Development Corporation's page in Bancroft.
Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC) of North & Central Hastings and South Algonquin
This Corporation assists the establishment of new business in the Northern and Central areas of Hastings County. Click here
to visit their website.
Trenval Business Development Corporation
Trenval BDC covers the Stirling-Rawdon, Tyendinaga and Deseronto areas of our County assisting the establishment of new business. Click here to visit their website.
Eastern Ontario Development Fund (EODF)
$80 million dollars available for business growth. Specific to Eastern Ontario, grants of up to 15% of eligible projects costs (up to $1.5 million). Click here
for more information.
Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario
Numerous programs are available to support research, commercialization, innovation and internships. Click here
for more information.
Andrew Redden, Ec.D.(F)
Economic Development Manager