Women in business may qualify for grants in Canada

Canadian women looking to start a new business or expand a business should investigate Leadership Grants Organization. This organization allocates grants of up to $100,000 for entrepreneurs and small business owners. New businesses must be ready to launch within six months, and any grants allocated must be used within six months of funding. These grants are especially suitable for women who want to start a home-based business or develop their existing business.

1920 Yonge Street, Suite 200
Toronto, ON M4S 3E2
416-572-7694

Other grant programs for women:
http://www.cdnwomen.org/EN/section07/1_7_1-intro.html
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/account-resp/pd-dp/dgc-dsc/index-eng.html

OMDC Interactive Digital Media Fund 2010 – Round 2 announced

The second round of the Interactive Digital Media Fund for 2010 has been announced by the OMDC. The deadline for applications is 5pm on September 20, 2010. The guidelines for this round have been posted on the OMDC website. Successful applicants will receive a non-refundable contribution up to $150,000 to a maximum of 50% of the project budget. For this round, all applications will need to be submitted via the OMDC Online Application Portal. Register your company for access to the Online Application portal here.

A grant designed to help SMB take advantage of opportunities in foreign markets

Export Market Access (EMA) is a cost-sharing grant designed to help small to medium sized organizations take advantage of opportunities in foreign markets beyond the US.

If your company has 5 or more employees and annual sales of $500,000 or more, you may qualify for a grant covering up to 50% of eligible costs incurred to develop export sales.