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  • Business activities to achieve growth - Canada Business Network
    Identify opportunities arising from your current business Ways to grow your business Business activities to achieve growth Business planning Organizations and resources for growth R D and innovation Improving your productivity with technology Research and development Commercialization Licensing and technology transfer opportunities Financing for innovation Innovative business activities Innovation resources Exporting and importing Exporting Importing Investing abroad Business support organizations Social enterprises and non profits Growing More Government Taxes GST HST Federal tax information Provincial and territorial tax information Tax refunds and credits Registering your business Regulations Regulated business activities Regulated industries Regulatory change Standards Permits and licences Copyright and intellectual property What is intellectual property Copyright Trade marks Patents Industrial designs Integrated circuit topographies Protecting your intellectual property in export markets Product licensing Selling to governments Why sell to the government Preparing to sell to the government Selling to the federal government Selling to provincial territorial and municipal governments Selling to foreign governments Government procurement glossary of terms Considering bankruptcy Government grants and financing Social enterprises and non profits Government More You are here Home Growing Planning for business growth Business activities to achieve growth Business activities to achieve growth Filter by Region Region Alberta British Columbia Manitoba Newfoundland and Labrador New Brunswick Northwest Territories Nova Scotia Nunavut Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan Yukon and or Business type Regardless of how you choose to grow your business you may need to undertake some basic activities to help you reach your goal To support your business growth objectives you may need to get financing to hire new employees or research new markets To help you gain efficiencies you could look at improving your supply chain such as finding new suppliers or outsourcing portions of your operations Forming strategic alliances or partnerships with similar or complementary businesses can be beneficial

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  • Organizations and resources for growth - Canada Business Network
    to day operations Managing your finances Operations planning Protecting your business Benchmarking Supply chain management Management leadership Organizational design Environment and business Exiting your business Employees Hiring employees Keeping employee records Teleworkers Managing employees during tough times Implementing tools for human resources administration Training E business security privacy and legal requirements Marketing and sales Marketing basics Promoting and advertising your business Sales and customer relationship management Selling to governments Marketing advertising and sales regulations Developing your website Using technology in your daily operations Social enterprises and non profits Managing More Growing Planning for business growth Things to consider before expanding your business Identify opportunities arising from your current business Ways to grow your business Business activities to achieve growth Business planning Organizations and resources for growth R D and innovation Improving your productivity with technology Research and development Commercialization Licensing and technology transfer opportunities Financing for innovation Innovative business activities Innovation resources Exporting and importing Exporting Importing Investing abroad Business support organizations Social enterprises and non profits Growing More Government Taxes GST HST Federal tax information Provincial and territorial tax information Tax refunds and credits Registering your business Regulations Regulated business activities Regulated industries Regulatory change Standards Permits and licences Copyright and intellectual property What is intellectual property Copyright Trade marks Patents Industrial designs Integrated circuit topographies Protecting your intellectual property in export markets Product licensing Selling to governments Why sell to the government Preparing to sell to the government Selling to the federal government Selling to provincial territorial and municipal governments Selling to foreign governments Government procurement glossary of terms Considering bankruptcy Government grants and financing Social enterprises and non profits Government More You are here Home Growing Planning for business growth Organizations and resources for growth Organizations and resources for growth Filter by Region Region Alberta British Columbia

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  • R&D and innovation - Canada Business Network
    governments Marketing advertising and sales regulations Developing your website Using technology in your daily operations Social enterprises and non profits Managing More Growing Planning for business growth Things to consider before expanding your business Identify opportunities arising from your current business Ways to grow your business Business activities to achieve growth Business planning Organizations and resources for growth R D and innovation Improving your productivity with technology Research and development Commercialization Licensing and technology transfer opportunities Financing for innovation Innovative business activities Innovation resources Exporting and importing Exporting Importing Investing abroad Business support organizations Social enterprises and non profits Growing More Government Taxes GST HST Federal tax information Provincial and territorial tax information Tax refunds and credits Registering your business Regulations Regulated business activities Regulated industries Regulatory change Standards Permits and licences Copyright and intellectual property What is intellectual property Copyright Trade marks Patents Industrial designs Integrated circuit topographies Protecting your intellectual property in export markets Product licensing Selling to governments Why sell to the government Preparing to sell to the government Selling to the federal government Selling to provincial territorial and municipal governments Selling to foreign governments Government procurement glossary of terms Considering bankruptcy Government grants and financing Social enterprises and non profits Government More You are here Home Growing R D and innovation R D and innovation Filter by Region Region Alberta British Columbia Manitoba Newfoundland and Labrador New Brunswick Northwest Territories Nova Scotia Nunavut Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan Yukon and or Business type Innovation is about making positive change It s finding creative new ways to tackle problems react to change or make something better In business this means coming up with new or improved products or services that you can produce licence or sell It also means developing business processes that reduce your costs

    Original URL path: http://www.entreprisescanada.ca/eng/page/2847/ (2016-02-14)
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  • Improving your productivity with technology - Canada Business Network
    here Home Growing R D and innovation Improving your productivity with technology Improving your productivity with technology Filter by Region Region Alberta British Columbia Manitoba Newfoundland and Labrador New Brunswick Northwest Territories Nova Scotia Nunavut Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan Yukon and or Business type You can benefit from the adoption and use of information communications technologies ICTs to help your business become more competitive through growth innovation and improved productivity The following federal provincial and territorial programs and resources can provide you with information and support to help you succeed whether you currently use ICT in your daily business operations or if you wish to learn more about how you can integrate ICT into your business practices Canada BDC Consulting Find out how BDC s customized consulting services can help your business at all stages of development BDC technology consulting services Maximize your technology investments with BDC s consulting services Concierge service Find information and guidance to access programs and other resources to help with your business innovation Digital Adoption Compass Gain the necessary knowledge to adopt digital technologies Expand your scale and scope by finding new partnerships and exploring new approaches Free to low cost technology applications Discover how using information and communications technology products can increase your sales and productivity Find free and low cost options Industrial Research Assistance Program Your small or medium sized business may qualify for financial assistance to develop adopt adapt and or commercialize new or improved technologies Mitacs Accelerate Learn how you can expand your R D potential by recruiting a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow to research your technology project Profiting from technology a guide for entrepreneurs Learn how investing in information and communications technology can help you increase sales improve your marketing strategy and be more productive Smart Tech Learn about Internet and technology consulting services that can help you develop an online strategy and increase your productivity Alberta Connectica Use this self service tool to find funding programs services and more to help with your business innovation GO Productivity Find out about the latest in productivity improvement tools benchmarking resources events and services Micro Voucher Voucher and Product Demonstration Program Apply for financial assistance to bring new technologies or knowledge based products and services to market Manitoba Manitoba Industrial Technology Centre Implement new technologies into your business and become more efficient and productive Nova Scotia Workplace Innovation and Productivity Skills Incentive You can apply for funding to train your employees and help boost productivity Nunavut Atuqtuarvik Corporation Financing If you are Inuit and live in Nunavut you can apply for a loan to start or expand your business Business Development Centres of Nunavut If you are a Canadian living in Nunavut you can apply for help to start or grow a business in your community Ontario Broadband for E business and Marketing Muskoka You may be eligible for financial support to help your Muskoka business develop and implement e business strategies and applications Business growth and competitiveness Youth

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  • Research and development - Canada Business Network
    by Region Region Alberta British Columbia Manitoba Newfoundland and Labrador New Brunswick Northwest Territories Nova Scotia Nunavut Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan Yukon and or Business type The consumer s appetite for new and improved offerings is constant Innovating can help you meet those needs and gain an edge over your competitor s products or services By investing in research and development your business could achieve greater profits down the road R D involves finding out what the market wants then designing prototyping testing and producing the final product or service Whether you are on your own or have a dedicated R D team there are a number of activities you may need to do if you undertake this kind of project You may need to Do your own research or get outside assistance Meet performance or safety standards and regulations for controlled or restricted products Implement new technologies to produce your products or deliver services Protect your ideas Take advantage of resources that may help you Scientific Research and Experimental Development Tax Incentive Program You can get a tax credit if you spend money on industrial R D in Canada SR ED Self Assessment and Learning Tool Thinking of applying for the SR ED program Find out if you are eligible to receive tax incentives and how you can submit your request Partnerships Options for Companies Get help with your Canadian R D projects in natural sciences or engineering from colleges and universities in Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program Your small or medium sized business may qualify for financial assistance to develop adopt adapt and or commercialize new or improved technologies NRC research facilities Test and improve your innovative products and technologies by reserving time in these research facilities and with field experts Conducting market research Learn more about market research how it can improve your business decisions and how to conduct a market research campaign Collaborative Research and Development Grants You could get a university to help you with your research project in natural sciences or engineering if you contribute half the costs of the project Concierge service Find information and guidance to access programs and other resources to help with your business innovation InnovationScan Showcase your company Use this platform to showcase your high tech innovative business to potential partners from the United States Mitacs Elevate You could obtain research assistance from a PhD fellow at a reduced cost to your business for projects lasting up to two years Mitacs Accelerate Learn how you can expand your R D potential by recruiting a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow to research your technology project Alberta Innovates Applies only to Alberta You could get support for the research and innovation based activities of your business from the Government of Alberta Alberta Product Commercialization Centres Applies only to Alberta If you are developing a new product get the equipment test facilities lab and other services to bring your idea to market faster Alberta Scientific Research and Experimental Development Tax

    Original URL path: http://www.entreprisescanada.ca/eng/page/2775/ (2016-02-14)
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  • Commercialization - Canada Business Network
    support organizations Social enterprises and non profits Growing More Government Taxes GST HST Federal tax information Provincial and territorial tax information Tax refunds and credits Registering your business Regulations Regulated business activities Regulated industries Regulatory change Standards Permits and licences Copyright and intellectual property What is intellectual property Copyright Trade marks Patents Industrial designs Integrated circuit topographies Protecting your intellectual property in export markets Product licensing Selling to governments Why sell to the government Preparing to sell to the government Selling to the federal government Selling to provincial territorial and municipal governments Selling to foreign governments Government procurement glossary of terms Considering bankruptcy Government grants and financing Social enterprises and non profits Government More You are here Home Growing R D and innovation Commercialization Commercialization Filter by Region Region Alberta British Columbia Manitoba Newfoundland and Labrador New Brunswick Northwest Territories Nova Scotia Nunavut Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan Yukon and or Business type You ve developed a great product or service How are you going to get the word out and generate sales Getting your new ideas to market is one of the most difficult steps in the innovation process This is especially so if you re introducing a completely new idea or concept Many innovations never make it beyond the research and development stage for a number of reasons ranging from lack of production capacity to the inability to create a demand for the product and everything in between You ll need to determine to whom when where and how you will introduce the new product or service to the market Put the odds in your favour and be sure to make use of all available networks and resources Marketing and sales How well you market your business and interact with your customers can vastly influence your success Financing for innovation Discover some key government programs that help finance innovation activity Build in Canada Innovation Program Access opportunities to sell your innovative products or services to federal government departments Pre Qualified Innovations Learn about the process when submitting your proposal for the Build in Canada Innovation Program TECTERRA Geomatics Technology Programs If you are an entrepreneur in the geomatics industry you could access funding and resources that can help you develop and commercialize your business Canadian Innovation Centre Access research training and consulting services to help you turn your idea into a product or service that is ready to be put on the market Canadian Trade Commissioner Service TCS Get market and sector specific information access to Canadian trade commissioners contact information and list of events through the TCS website Canadian Technology Accelerators Your technology start up could gain access to unique resources and contacts that can help your international growth R D collaborations You could license communication technologies that are ready for commercial exploitation and take advantage of collaboration opportunities EUREKA This R D network can help you access technology expertise and markets in Europe and beyond Innovacorp Applies only to Nova Scotia Get the capital and

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  • Licensing and technology transfer opportunities - Canada Business Network
    Managing More Growing Planning for business growth Things to consider before expanding your business Identify opportunities arising from your current business Ways to grow your business Business activities to achieve growth Business planning Organizations and resources for growth R D and innovation Improving your productivity with technology Research and development Commercialization Licensing and technology transfer opportunities Financing for innovation Innovative business activities Innovation resources Exporting and importing Exporting Importing Investing abroad Business support organizations Social enterprises and non profits Growing More Government Taxes GST HST Federal tax information Provincial and territorial tax information Tax refunds and credits Registering your business Regulations Regulated business activities Regulated industries Regulatory change Standards Permits and licences Copyright and intellectual property What is intellectual property Copyright Trade marks Patents Industrial designs Integrated circuit topographies Protecting your intellectual property in export markets Product licensing Selling to governments Why sell to the government Preparing to sell to the government Selling to the federal government Selling to provincial territorial and municipal governments Selling to foreign governments Government procurement glossary of terms Considering bankruptcy Government grants and financing Social enterprises and non profits Government More You are here Home Growing R D and innovation Licensing and technology transfer opportunities Licensing and technology transfer opportunities Filter by Region Region Alberta British Columbia Manitoba Newfoundland and Labrador New Brunswick Northwest Territories Nova Scotia Nunavut Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan Yukon and or Business type Have you ever considered taking advantage of technology research that has already been done in order to further your own operations Many technologies are patented and ready for commercialization and intellectual property laws give you the opportunity to profit from them To do so you will have to pay for licensing rights or agreements However this can save you the expense of conducting your own research

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  • Financing for innovation - Canada Business Network
    of the project Commercialization Support for Business Program Applies only to Manitoba Apply for financial help to commercialize innovative products that aren t yet being manufactured in the province Community Futures British Columbia Financing programs for entrepreneurs Applies only to British Columbia You could get a loan to start or grow a business if you live in a rural area of British Columbia Community Futures Manitoba Applies only to Manitoba Find out about loans to start or grow a business if you live in rural and northern Manitoba Community Futures Saskatchewan Loan products for small businesses Applies only to Saskatchewan You could get a loan to start or grow a business if you live in rural or northern Saskatchewan Conservation Fund Applies only to Ontario You could receive funding for new energy conservation programs and technology for your business Créativité Québec Applies only to Québec Your business could get funding to buy new technology or to develop or improve products and processes Cultural industries Financial assistance Applies only to New Brunswick Find out how you could get money to help cover costs related to your film television new media music or publishing business Development and Commercialization Fund Applies only to Prince Edward Island You could receive financial support for the discovery and development project phases of your innovative PEI business Digital media tax credit Applies only to Nova Scotia Your media business may be eligible for a refundable tax credit of up to 50 on the cost of developing interactive digital products ESSOR Program Funding support for investment projects Applies only to Québec You could get funding to start your business upgrade your processes or facilities and contribute to creating or maintaining jobs Eastern Ontario Development Program Applies only to Ontario If you are located in a rural area of Eastern Ontario you could get financing to start or grow your business Eco Financing Applies only to Québec You could obtain a loan a loan guarantee or quasi equity funding to establish environmentally friendly business practices Economic Development Initiative Southern Ontario Applies only to Ontario Funding may be available for your business if you provide programs or services in French to a Francophone community in southern Ontario Entrepreneur Support SEED Applies only to Northwest Territories You may be eligible to receive a grant to start a new business or to improve the capacity of your existing business Farm Business Development Initiative Applies only to Saskatchewan As a Saskatchewan farmer you can apply for funding to access farm related training or to help with the cost of hiring a consulting service Farm Credit Canada loans and lending options You could access flexible financing options for your farming agri food or agribusiness operation FedNor Innovation Fund Applies only to Ontario If your business is based in Northern Ontario you could receive funding towards the adoption and commercialization of new technologies Fonds de développement de la transformation alimentaire Applies only to Québec Do you have a food processing business If so you could get financial assistance to increase your productivity and competitiveness Fonds de diversification économique MRC des Sources Applies only to Québec Are you looking to start or expand your business development project in the Regional County Municipality of Des Sources You could get financial assistance Fonds de diversification économique du Centre du Québec et de la Mauricie Applies only to Québec Are you looking to start or expand your business development project in the Centre du Québec and Mauricie regions You could get financial support Growing Forward 2 Growing Innovation Applies only to Manitoba As an agriproducer or agriprocessor you could take advantage of financial assistance programs designed to help you with research and adoption of new technologies Growing Forward 2 Growing Value Commercialization Applies only to Manitoba If you are an agriproducer or agriprocessor you could receive financing for pre commercialization commercialization and market development activities IMPLIQ Financing Applies only to Québec This financing could help you start or expand your co operative or non profit organization Industrial agreement programs Applies only to Québec If your Quebec small and medium enterprises is seeking European industrial or technological partners these programs could make the process easier for you Industry Academic Collaboration Programs Applies only to Ontario Learn about financing and support that may help you develop and commercialize innovative techniques products and services in Ontario Innov Action Agri Food Program Innovation in food processing products and processes Applies only to Québec You could get financial support to foster the delivery of food processing projects related to product and process innovation Innovacorp Applies only to Nova Scotia Get the capital and guidance you need to take your emerging technology business to the next level Interactive Digital Media Fund Applies only to Ontario You may be eligible for funding up to a maximum of 150 000 for the production of your digital media content Interactive Digital Media tax credit Applies only to Newfoundland and Labrador If your business is developing interactive digital media products in the province you may qualify for a tax credit Investing in Business Growth and Productivity Applies only to Ontario Your established Ontario business or not for profit organization may be eligible for funding to grow and be more productive Investing in Business Innovation Applies only to Ontario You could get financing to help commercialize the innovations of your Southern Ontario early stage business if you ve secured private investments Investment Fund Grant Programs Applies only to Saskatchewan If you are an artist or creative producer in Saskatchewan with a product ready to sell you can apply to receive a grant to support your efforts Investments in Forest Industry Transformation You could get funding to commercialize new technologies for forest product production Local Poverty Reduction Fund Applies only to Ontario Your registered charity not for profit or Aboriginal organization may be eligible for a grant for sustainable projects that aim to reduce poverty Makigiaqvik Loans Applies only to Nunavut If you have an Inuit owned business you may be

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