Elliot Schiller is a Director at Toronto’s Teeger Schiller Inc., a firm specializing in government funding and systems selection/implementation. His clients receive over $5 M annually to support ongoing business innovation. E-mail eschiller@teegerschiller.com, visit www.FundingHelp.ca or phone 1-888-816-0222 Ext. 102

Provincial funds available for businesses in Ontario

The Eastern Ontario Development Fund is a source of funds for business expansion The Eastern Ontario Development Fund (EODF) gives money to businesses, municipalities and not-for-profit organizations for economic development in eastern Ontario. Likewise, the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund (SWODF) gives money for economic development in southwestern Ontario. Both funds are similar, so, in this … Read more →

Looking for export opportunities at SGIA?

Export Development Canada is a treasure trove of information for going global Are you attending the SGIA Expo? Are you looking for opportunities to begin an export business or to enhance your existing export presence? You’re not alone. Research indicates that successful Canadian exporters can increase their profitability by over 120%, their productivity by 30% … Read more →

Are you getting all the grants and tax credits you’re entitled to?

Here’s what you need to know to get the most from government funding  Just recently, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada announced that it will provide $950 million to five innovation superclusters spaced evenly across the country. The Ontario Supercluster, referred to as the Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster, specifically highlights 3D printing innovation funding, an area … Read more →

Social media checklist for printers

The times they are a-changin’, and social media is no longer just for the trendy kids or the twenty-something web-entrepreneurs. Social media has become an important tool for all businesses, including print service providers. In a fast-paced world, social media is where customers and businesses congregate to get information, forge connections, and decide whether or … Read more →

Use grants to take you to the next level

But first articulate exactly where you want to go.  “If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else,” — Yogi Berra, philosopher Often in business we think we should be heading in one direction only to have our customers tell us, either directly or with their money, that they want … Read more →

TFSA or RRSP? Which to choose?

It depends on your tax bracket and savings goals As the tax-filing season is here once again, it’s time to think about how best to maximize your financial wealth. The graphic arts industry employs over 10,000 Canadians, mostly in what Stats Canada calls small- to medium-sized businesses. These employees range in age from first employment … Read more →

Career Focus Program Funding for skills upgrading

Do you want to expand your workforce but recognize that you will incur substantial skills training costs? This spring, the Government of Canada introduced the Career Focus Program to provide funding for employers to design and deliver a range of activities that enable youth to develop career required skills.  Career Focus aims to: increase the … Read more →

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