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  • Tax refunds and credits - Canada Business Network
    to Québec Improve employee productivity by offering free French courses tailored to your industry and offered right in your workplace Fuel tax exemptions or refunds Applies only to Yukon You can buy tax exempt fuel for authorized off road commercial activity in the Yukon Gasoline used in unlicensed business equipment Applies only to Ontario You could get a tax refund if you bought gasoline for use in your unlicensed business equipment Hiring credit for small business As an employer who has paid more EI premiums in 2013 than in 2012 you could get a credit of up to 1 000 toward your payroll account Innovation and Development Labour Rebate Program Applies only to Prince Edward Island If your business develops or commercializes new products processes and services you may be eligible for a tax credit 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 Interactive digital media tax credit B C Applies only to British Columbia Your registered corporation could be eligible for a tax credit if you develop interactive digital media products in B C after August 31 2010 and before September 1 2018 Labour sponsored venture capital tax credit Applies only to Nova Scotia Attract investors to your venture capital corporation by telling them about available tax credits Manufacturing and Processing Profits Tax Credit Applies only to Newfoundland and Labrador Access a tax credit for your manufacturing or processing business Mitacs Accelerate Learn how you can expand your R D potential by recruiting a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow to research your technology project Neighbourhoods Alive Tax Credit Applies only to Manitoba Interested in starting a Social Enterprise You could receive a tax credit to help you New Small Business Tax Deduction Applies only to Nova Scotia Find out how you can avoid paying Nova Scotia corporate income tax for the first 3 years of your new incorporated business Ontario Book Publishing Tax Credit Applies only to Ontario You may be entitled to a 30 refundable tax credit to a maximum of 30 000 per literary work if you publish or promote work by a Canadian author Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit Applies only to Ontario If you are an Ontario film or television producer you may qualify for a refundable tax credit based on labour expenses for productions in Ontario Ontario Innovation Tax Credit Applies only to Ontario You may be able to claim a 10 tax credit for scientific research and experimental development done by your Ontario based corporation in Ontario Ontario Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit Applies only to Ontario You could be eligible for a tax credit toward the labour and marketing costs of your digital media production Ontario Production Services Tax Credit Applies only to Ontario Your production company could be eligible to receive a refundable tax credit for production expenses Ontario Research and Development Tax Credit Applies only to Ontario

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  • Wage subsidies - Canada Business Network
    a year Employer Wage Incentive Workforce Expansion Applies only to New Brunswick You could receive temporary wage reimbursements when you create permanent jobs or annually recurring seasonal jobs in your business Employer signing bonus Applies only to Ontario Find out if you qualify for a signing bonus when you hire a youth as a new apprentice in certain trades in Ontario Employment Incentives Program Applies only to Nova Scotia You could receive technical and financial assistance to hire a qualified employee who has had a workplace injury Employment Integration Program for Immigrants and Visible Minorities PRIIME Applies only to Québec You could receive a subsidy to hire immigrants and members of visible minorities to help them integrate into the labour market Employment Manitoba Applies only to Manitoba Find the help you need to build your small business workforce Employment integration Wage subsidies Applies only to Québec Do you need financial support to hire employees If so this measure could help you Energy Training Program for Students Applies only to Nova Scotia Find out how you could receive a wage subsidy to hire a student for a work term in your energy sector business Environmental Youth Corps Internship Program Thinking of hiring a graduate for a position related to the environment A wage subsidy may be available Film and video tax credit Applies only to Newfoundland and Labrador Apply for a refundable provincial corporate income tax credit for your Newfoundland and Labrador film project French in the Workplace program Applies only to Québec Improve employee productivity by offering free French courses tailored to your industry and offered right in your workplace Get Youth Working Program Applies only to British Columbia If you hire youth between the ages of 15 and 29 you could be eligible for a 2 800 hiring incentive Graduate to Opportunity program Applies only to Nova Scotia Apply for funding to offset the cost of hiring a recent college or university graduate Housing Internship Initiative for First Nations and Inuit Youth Your housing related business may qualify for wage subsidies to hire and train First Nations or Inuit youths Human Resources Planning Program Applies only to Prince Edward Island You could obtain up to 1 000 to hire human resource expertise Industry r D Associates Applies only to Alberta You could get financial help with hiring a Master s or PhD graduate to conduct research and related activities for your business 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 Innovation and Development Labour Rebate Program Applies only to Prince Edward Island If your business develops or commercializes new products processes and services you may be eligible for a tax credit Job Creation Partnerships Applies only to Nova Scotia If you are planning a new business project that benefits the community you could be eligible to hire a subsidized job seeker Job integration contract Applies only to Québec If your

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  • Equity investments - Canada Business Network
    foreign governments Government procurement glossary of terms Considering bankruptcy Government grants and financing Social enterprises and non profits Government More You are here Home Financing Government grants and financing Equity investments Equity investments 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 Searching for a long term financial solution for your business An equity investor may be willing to bank on your potential BDC Capital Access a wide range of specialized financing to match the various stages of your business growth APEX Investment Fund Applies only to Saskatchewan If your business is in one of three key industry sectors you may be able to attract an equity investment of up to 5 million from this private fund AVAC Ltd Applies only to Alberta If you operate a new Alberta agricultural business you can apply for money for R D and to help you market your product or service Ag West Bio Commercialization Fund Applies only to Saskatchewan Want to commercialize your early stage or expanding bio business in Saskatchewan If so you may be eligible for funding up to 300 000 Alberta Indian Investment Corporation Applies only to Alberta If you are an Aboriginal entrepreneur seeking financing and business support learn about loans equity investments and services available to you Business Development Centres of Nunavut Applies only to Nunavut If you are a Canadian living in Nunavut you can apply for help to start or grow a business in your community Business Investment Fund Applies only to Newfoundland and Labrador Need financing to grow or expand your business If it is part of the Province s strategic sector you could be eligible for funding Business succession Applies only to Québec If you plan to sell or purchase a financially viable business this fund may be able to help Canada Media Fund If you are involved in the Canadian television or digital media industries you may be eligible for funding Community Enterprise Development Tax Credit Program Applies only to Manitoba Is your community based business in need of capital Encourage investment in your business by making investors aware of available tax credits Community Futures Program Ontario Applies only to Ontario You could receive funding to start or grow your business in rural Ontario Financial programs Applies only to Northwest Territories Are you looking to obtain financing for your business This program offers term loans equity contributions and letters of credit Financing Program for cultural businesses Applies only to Québec Explore loans and financial tools that may help you carry out a development or rehabilitation project for your cultural business First Nation Youth Livestock Program Applies only to Saskatchewan If you are an Aboriginal youth interested in a livestock operation this 4 year program can help you build equity by providing financing training and support Fonds d aide à l économie de Lac Mégantic Economic Assistance Fund for Lac Mégantic Applies only

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  • Private sector financing - Canada Business Network
    capital or a business expansion loan then you will need to put up assets that you currently own as collateral This can include buildings real estate equipment and accounts receivable Loan guarantees Having trouble securing a loan for your business A government backed loan guarantee could help you attract creditors Lines of credit or operating loans A line of credit or operating loan is usually attached to your main chequing account and can be used to pay operational expenses when there is not enough money in the business bank account This type of financing is ideal when there are ups and downs in your business cash flow It can allow you to continue operating normally when you are waiting on payment from clients or during a temporary slowdown in revenues You may also be able to secure a line of credit with personal assets For example many banks now allow individuals to have a home owner s line of credit related to the equity in their home and this line of credit can sometimes be split into personal and business categories Credit cards Using your credit card to finance your business is one way to get money quickly You don t have to complete an application and you don t need to convince anyone of the merits of your business However this is also one of the most costly options The interest rates on credit cards are often double or triple the interest rates offered on commercial loans and on lines of credit Unless you are sure that you can pay the credit card debt off by the due date you should avoid this option For convenience purposes some banks are now linking a business owner s credit card with that person s line of credit That can make it very convenient for you to access your line of credit and may be a good option That said be sure that you fully understand the fees that may be associated with accessing your line of credit via your credit card sometimes there are per transaction costs Microcredit Microcredit involves providing small loans often only a few thousand dollars with no collateral to individuals that would not qualify for traditional bank loans These loans can help you start a very small business Supplier credit If you are purchasing equipment or machinery you may be able to get financing through your supplier Many suppliers will automatically provide payment terms of about 30 days with some extending the term to 45 days Some suppliers of expensive equipment will allow you to finance your purchase and will make arrangements with you for a specific repayment plan and interest rate If you are purchasing goods to resell to your customers you can pay for the goods up front in which case they become your asset and you assume the risk if you cannot sell them However some manufacturers in particular manufacturers of new goods that are trying to increase their market share may be willing to have you sell the goods on consignment That means that you need to pay the manufacturer for the goods only when the merchandise sells Commercial mortgage If you are purchasing real estate land or a building for your business you may be able to get a commercial mortgage A mortgage is considered a long term debt It is offered by various financial institutions including commercial mortgage companies insurance companies trust companies and chartered banks Lease and asset based financing Leasing vehicles equipment and other assets can help keep your business up to date allowing you to upgrade assets as needed Similarly leasing substantial assets such as real estate can free up capital allowing you to pay off debts or finance growth Canadian Finance and Leasing Association Find leasing and financing companies that could help you procure items such as equipment vehicles and inventory through asset based financing Equity financing Investors that provide equity funding get a share in the ownership of your business and in your profits in return for their contribution The amount of money that you pay the investor depends on how well your company does Equity funds are usually unsecured which means that the investor does not have a claim on any of the assets of the business You can still use your assets as leverage when trying to get additional debt financing As a result using a combination of equity and debt financing might allow you to access a larger pool of money for your business There are a wide variety of equity financing solutions including angel investors venture capital business incubators and initial public offerings Angel investors Angel investors are generally wealthy individuals who invest in small businesses and start ups with the intent of earning a higher rate of return than they could through other investments Many of them are successful entrepreneurs themselves and can provide both financing and business expertise to the businesses they invest in National Angel Capital Organization Find angel investors who could provide you with funding for your high growth technology or life sciences business First Angel Network Applies only to New Brunswick Nova Scotia Prince Edward Island Newfoundland and Labrador Need assistance to help grow your promising business Find out more about requesting funding from a group of Atlantic angel investors Network of Angel Organizations Ontario Applies only to Ontario Find angel organizations resources and support for becoming an angel investor or starting a business in Ontario Venture capital Venture capital businesses make equity investments in businesses with high growth potential typically in the early stages of business development It is a good option for businesses that are not yet large enough to raise money through an initial public offering on the stock market and that may be considered too risky a venture for traditional commercial loans Venture capital businesses take on the risk associated with investing in small less mature businesses with the hopes of making a significant return on their investment These investors will usually insist

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  • Sources of private sector financing - Canada Business Network
    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 Financing Private sector financing Sources of private sector financing Sources of private sector financing 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 Find out about the financial services and assistance available for your business needs Browse and locate members of these private sector associations who provide debt and equity financing to businesses Debt Financing Debt financing means borrowing money If you are looking to start your business to finance your operations to buy or lease equipment or to expand members of the following organizations may be able to help Canadian Bankers Association For banking commercial loans and other debt financing services you can turn to Canadian chartered banks and foreign bank subsidiaries Canadian Finance and Leasing Association Find leasing and financing companies that could help you procure items such as equipment vehicles and inventory through asset based financing Credit Union Central of Canada Find a credit union in your area and learn more about their commercial loans credit options and banking services Cooperatives Desjardins Group Applies only to Ontario Québec New Brunswick Nova Scotia You can access financial services such as commercial loans and credit through this financial cooperative Equity Financing Look beyond traditional banks Private equity financing or capital funds represent an investment in your company and an alternative method to raise the money you need to innovate and grow your business Members of these associations may help Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association Search for potential investors by sector category life sciences information technology other technologies and traditional First Angel Network Applies only to New Brunswick Nova Scotia Prince Edward Island Newfoundland and Labrador

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  • Accessing equity financing - Canada Business Network
    way to show them what you can do is to provide a situation analysis of your business Analyse your company s External business environment Show the threats and opportunities Internal business operations Cover the strengths and weaknesses of all key business functions Measuring return on investment ROI To show investors what return they ll earn on their investment you need to show them what your business is worth today and what it will be worth in the future The reason is equity investors make their money based on the change in the value of the company If the business value increases their investment value increases Measuring your business value valuation is a complex but critical process You ll probably need the professional assistance of a financial advisor or business valuation expert to determine the company value Put a price tag on your business A guide to business valuation If you need to know the value of your business learn about the different approaches to business valuation Because the investor likely won t see any money until some years in the future the best valuation method is one that assigns a present value to future earnings The specifics of your deal all hinge on the valuation of your business The amount the business is worth will determine How much investors will invest How large a share they will get in exchange How much they are expected to make from the investment Getting the investor s money out Investors will be looking for assurance that they ll be able to get their money out of your company You ve got to include such an exit strategy in your proposal to show them how they can realize their investment The exit strategy also affects how the valuation is calculated Exit strategies for equity investment include Initial public offerings Sale of all the shares of the company Purchase of the investor s shares by a third party Buyback of the investor s shares by the company Management capabilities Investors will look to see if your management team can implement your business plan and realize the investment potential They are not looking for an operation dominated by one person Instead they want to see a talented team with A range of appropriate skills and experience A solid track record in all key business functions An effective structure Good communication decision making and consensus building skills The ability to grow Assess your team One of the key criteria for investors is that your team is able to take on the new challenges of growth Assess your team s abilities and readiness for growth by comparing available skills to needed skills You can do this using tools such as Management audits Report cards of key management functions Prepare for investors You ll have to provide investors with evidence of your team s readiness and competitive advantage Be ready for tough specific questions about each management function Marketing and distribution Production and operations Accounting and finance Human resources Research and development Strengthen your team If your team is weak in some areas start planning to improve it now You can strengthen your team by Upgrading your managers skills Hiring new people Modifying team structures and roles Bringing in outside directors and advisors Training Find training opportunities for you and your employees and learn about essential skills in the workplace Investment proposal You need a concise and compelling proposal to grab the investor s attention The proposal may not be the same as your business plan The business plan is often designed for an internal audience namely your managers to guide their work The proposal is designed for an external audience to sell your idea and raise the funds you need Investors want the proposal to give them an immediate understanding of The terms of the deal What makes the deal or opportunity unique The balance sheet The calibre of the people involved The characteristics of the business and the industry The executive summary The executive summary should be brief and complete If it s successful it will encourage investors to read more It needs to show them How much they can expect to earn from the deal Evidence that your team has the skills to execute the plan How they can protect their interest How they can realize their investment Getting the investors attention The proposal needs to capture the investors interest by providing them with the information they need in an attractive and easy to understand style Pay close attention to the writing and visual presentation Keep the writing clear and concise Avoid jargon and explain technical information Use graphics and formatting to help convey your message Package the proposal so it s easy to read Table of contents A typical proposal contains the following sections Executive summary Business and ownership External environment Products and services Management team Financial plan Financial structure and valuation Operational plans Appendices Finding potential investors Who are potential investors There are many different types of risk capital investors Each one has different characteristics Love money Family and friends are important sources of capital in the early stages of business development Angel investors These individual investors may want to be silent partners or they may want to be actively involved in the business by contributing their experience and know how Venture capital firms These companies are managed by professional venture capitalists and typically have particular investment strategies or preferences Institutional investors Pension funds life insurance companies banks and other institutions also provide risk financing Government backed corporations The Business Development Bank of Canada and others provide equity financing as well as counselling training and mentoring to small businesses Corporate strategic investors Major corporations sometimes invest in smaller companies when they re looking for strategic partnerships How do you find them Let people know what you re looking for Look for introductions or referrals from Business and personal acquaintances Professionals who serve your business Financial advisors with expertise in venture capital Valuable contacts can

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  • Personal assets - Canada Business Network
    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 Financing Personal assets Personal assets 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 Most new entrepreneurs use some of their own assets to get their business off the ground In fact many

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  • Financing from non-government organizations - Canada Business Network
    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 Financing Financing from non government organizations Financing from non government organizations 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 Look beyond traditional funding sources There may be not for profit or community based organizations that can offer you financing or direct you towards financing These organizations are often set up to help business owners in a specific geographic region or demographic group Your success is their success Organizations offering financing These not for profit and community based organizations either offer financing or can help you access financing ACCESS Community Capital Fund Applies only to Ontario Access loans of up to 5 000 to start a business in the Greater Toronto Area Invest Tech Applies only to Alberta If you have a technology business with high growth potential you may be able to obtain financing from this program s investment network Alberta BoostR Applies only to Alberta This crowdfunding platform can help your Alberta business raise money through a community of supporters in exchange for a reward Black Business Initiative Financial support Applies only to Nova Scotia As an African Nova Scotian entrepreneur you could access a loan of up to 25 000 to start or expand your business Black Creek Micro Credit Program Applies only to Ontario You could be eligible for a loan of up to 5 000 as well as business support to start your business in Black Creek Toronto Futurpreneur Canada Newcomer Program If you are between the ages of 18 and 39 and have lived in Canada for less than 60 months you can apply for financing to start a business Futurpreneur Canada Start Up Program Are you between 18 and 39 years old If you are a Canadian resident with a good business idea you could get 15 000 or more to start or run a business full time Youth Social Innovation Capital Fund As a young entrepreneur with a social or environmental goal you may be eligible for loans of up to 25 000 to start or grow a business däna Näye Ventures Applies only to Yukon British Columbia Your business could benefit from financing assistance business counselling flexible loans and training offered by this institution Export Market Access A global expansion program Applies only to Ontario If you have at least 5 employees and annual sales of 500 000 or more you may qualify for a grant of 50 on costs to grow export sales Golden Opportunities Fund Inc Applies only to Saskatchewan Are you looking for expansion capital for your growing business You may qualify if your business has no more than 500 employees and is located in Saskatchewan Investment Agriculture Foundation funding programs

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