Finance your business with Canadian Government Grants

Canadian Grant Programs for Small Business
Government grants are something of a mystery to Canadian entrepreneurs; everyone wants one, but no believes they exist. These grants do indeed exist and they are handed out by both the federal and provincial governments, to small businesses and startups throughout the country who have seized the opportunity to apply for these funds.
Who is eligible for Government Grants
It's common sense: the government is literally giving away free money through its grant programs, so they use qualification criteria to assess which businesses will put these funds to good use. Grant programs are administered through various government departments, and the grants will target businesses based on their industry, region and purpose of the funding. These grant programs exist to encourage starting or expanding businesses in particular industries or regions that may not be as competitive.
How to apply for Government Grants
As stated above, Government Grant programs are offered through various government agencies and target specific industries and regions. Each of the Grant Programs have their own set of criteria that businesses have to meet in order to qualify for the funding. If you meet all the qualification criteria for a Grant, you will have to submit an application form and provide supporting documents such as a Business Plan and financials to demonstrate why your business is a viable candidate for the funding.

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Most entrepreneurs fail before they've even started due to a lack of funding or capital required to get their business started.

Funding - both from the government and private investors - IS available for your business. While there are hundreds of funding programs out there to help small business owners to develop and market their projects, finding these programs is often difficult and time-consuming. Don't make the mistake of using your life's savings to finance your business only to come up short. Use the Funding Database to tap into over 1,500 funding programs including grants, loans, tax credits and angel investors available for Canadian small business owners.

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