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Financing & Funding Posts
Government Grants for Food Manufacturers in 2017
March 30, 2017

by Mentor Works Ltd. Early-stage manufacturing businesses are in constant need of investment to support their continued growth and success. Without a constant supply of funds to satisfy R&D and production, among other [...]
Enterprise Toronto’s Business Plan Review
March 8, 2017

A solid business plan is a “roadmap” for your business. It allows you to prepare, focus, and set goals – particularly your financial goals. It shows where you are going and how you will get there. [...]
Overview on Software Systems for Small Food Processors
February 21, 2017

By Simon de Groot As a follow up to a seminar on inventory control in small food processing companies, the discussion revealed a need for a cost effective solution for startups (zero to 3 years [...]
Media Release: Announcing the City of Toronto’s Food Venture
January 20, 2017

Toronto: January 9, 2017] An initiative to support the development of early stage food businesses has been launched in the City of Toronto, Food Starter and the Province of Ontario. The Food Venture Program will [...]
Forecasting Basics - The Income Statement
November 10, 2016

By Frank Luengo, Sonora Foods Ltd.  In a previous post I talked about how you can organize your income statement to facilitate ratio analysis. The same income statement format can be used for common margin [...]
Government Grants Spur the Growth of Canadian Food Processors
October 24, 2016

By Jeff Shepherd, Mentor Works Ltd.  Food processing/manufacturing is one of the largest business sectors of the Canadian economy and that’s not going to change anytime soon. The Conference Board of Canada estimates [...]
Know Your Numbers!
October 17, 2016

By Uchechi Ezurike-Bosse, Business & Lifestyle Strategist and TV Host Most people that know me well know that I love looking at numbers. I love creating budgets and expense tracking sheets to manage both my [...]
You've Got Questions - We've Got Answers!
September 2, 2016

Have you heard about Food Stater's on-demand 24/7 resource portal? Answer Box is a password protected area on our website that is available to Food Commercialization Program clients, Accelerator clients and Food Starter Members. [...]
Low Hanging Fruit Can Feed Your Triple Bottom Line
August 22, 2016

By John Lillard, Mindful Grocer Gordon Gekko made the line “Greed is good” famous in the 1980s movie Wall Street, but I think his line today would be “Green is good”. With natural resources getting [...]
How chihuahuas maximize small budgets
June 20, 2016

by Lisa Bednarski of LABWORK™ Creative Strategies You see it at the dog park all the time -- small dogs acting bigger than they are, barking so loudly and so consistently that the other dogs believe [...]