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

Accessing wage subsidies for your student workers

For employers: The Student Work Placement Program Are you in the process of upgrading your technology to stay competitive? If so, it’s that time of year again when skilled post-secondary students become available to join the workforce. Here’s a wage-subsidy initiative that can help you hire them. The Student Work Placement Program gives post-secondary students … Read more →

Bring Your Innovation to Commercialization

Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) drives the development of Ontario’s economy by helping create new jobs, products, services, technologies and businesses. In partnership with industry, OCE co-invests to commercialize innovation originating in the province’s publicly funded colleges, universities and research hospitals. For the graphic arts industry, OCE also supports and invests in early-stage projects, where … Read more →

Futurpreneur – is it for you?

How to access a $15,000 federal loan Futurpreneur Canada is the only national, non-profit organization that provides financing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39. So if you’re launching, mentoring or becoming a partner in a start-up, you could access a loan of $15,000 to start or buy a business. To be … Read more →

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 →