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

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 →

Get new capital to grow your business

Canada’s biggest banks and insurance companies have recently launched the Canadian Business Growth Fund, a private-sector fund of up to $1 billion to provide long-term financing to burgeoning high-growth businesses. The initial commitment of funds is more than $500 million. Initial participants include BMO Financial Group, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Royal Bank of Canada, … Read more →

Innovating? YEP funding can help

YEP, the Youth Employment Program, for new hires aged 15 to 30 years, is a federal program offered by the National Research Council Canada (NRC) with funding for recently graduated intern’s salaries. The YEP Program can support a new, technology-related (direct development or support) position in a technology-oriented company. Small and medium-sized enterprises will receive … Read more →