Ontario Budget in 2022: Investing in Jobs, Infrastructure, and Health Care

Ontario’s provincial budget was tabled by the Ontario Finance Minister, Peter Bethlenfalvy, on April 28, 2022. The budget is titled “Ontario’s Plan to Build” and allots billions in spending while aiming to reduce the province’s current debt of $19.9 billion to less than $8 billion by 2025. This review will highlight significant changes to government […]

Building Your Business Growth Plan

So, you have a business plan, now what? Growth! It’s time to take the next step of your business journey and it doesn’t have to be as intimidating as it might seem. Check out this article captured by SBX partners, Export Development Canada, where they explain why having a business growth plan is crucial to […]

Women in Trade: 3 Benefits of Strong Global Networks

Exporting to new markets can be a daunting task for many. Entering a foreign market completely changes the game for your business. But where do you start? Once you take that first step, the rest will follow. Check out this article captured by SBX partners, Export Development Canada, as they explain the benefits of strong […]

5 Tips: Managing Risk in Turbulent Times

 A solid business strategy is crucial to succeeding anytime, but most importantly, in uncertain times. With unsettlement happening around the world, how can your business be protected against any possible roadblocks?  Check out this article captured by SBX partners, Export Development Canada, for steps you can take to protect your business against disruptions in turbulent […]

Canada’s Federal Budget 2022

A plan to grow the nation’s economy and make life more affordable was introduced in Canada’s federal budget 2022 on Thursday, April 7, 2022, and it will allocate billions while reducing the nation’s debt. Business owners in Canada should be aware of these key changes in this blog. “Canada has a proud tradition of fiscal […]

Benefits Of Incorporating An IP Strategy Into Your Business Plan

benefits of protecting your ip Copyright Significant for the arts, media and entertainment industries Beneficial for businesses that produces any form of original content such as:  Computer programming code  Drawings or renderings Audiovisual recordings Registering works can make it easier to launch and/or defend against infringement actions Avoid infringing with your own works – Ensure […]

From Idea To Patent – The Mechanics of Filing

Patent Law Overview What is a Patent? A patent is a government grant of the exclusive right to make, use, and sell the subject matter of a recent invention (Patent Act, RSC 1985, c P-4, s 42) Pertains to inventions any new and useful art, process, machine, manufacture or composition of matter, or any new […]

Intellectual Property Law Considerations For New Businesses & Entrepreneurs

What is intellectual property?  IP and data are now the world’s most valuable business and national security assets. This is best evidenced in the steady change of the Standard & Poors 500 Index (S&P500) over the last four decades. As shown in Figure 1, in 1975, about 17% of the value of the S&P500 was […]

Top Government Funding Programs for Canadian Manufacturers

Top Government Funding Programs for Canadian Manufacturers The Canadian government offers a variety of grants and loans to assist manufacturers with strategic growth projects. As a result of greater access to government financing than any other industry, manufacturers tend to be ideal candidates for financial incentives. Additional funding programs are available from each province, and […]