Crank up the Tunes in Ontario

Woman dancing and listening to musicA $45 million government grant called the Ontario Music Fund has been allocated to help out the music industry in the province. As reported in the Toronto Star, the three-year government grant plan will help support the production, promotion, and distribution of Ontario-made music across the country and around the world. The proposal also aims to focus on promoting performance in the province. The project carries the slogan Music Makes Jobs.

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Government Grants to Help Canadian Firms Export Technology

science-mathAs the population ages in Canada and elsewhere, the need for advanced medical technology grows worldwide. Canada has made some important strides in this field and, thanks that government grants, private companies in Ontario will now have an easier time sharing their technologies and products with the rest of the world.

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Trust, but Verify

Most of us want to live in the kind of world where other people have the same good character traits as we do. We expect honesty, mutual respect, and ethics. There are lots of people who live up to these standards, but some who will fall short. Especially in business and real estate dealings, it’s smart to have cordial, professional working relationships, but to also protect your own interests at the same time.

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Be Nice to People on Your Way Up. You’ll Meet ‘Em On Your Way Down.

There’s a saying that originated in old Hollywood in the 1930s: “Be Nice to People on Your Way Up. You’ll Meet ‘Em On Your Way Down.” You know what? That’s great advice for business and real estate investing too, and when you’re looking to get a grant. From the very beginning, in every transaction, it’s to your benefit to treat others with kindness and respect. Of course, that’s just the right

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Government Money for Aboriginal Businesses in Canada

Aboriginal Canadians is a term that encompasses members of First Nations tribes, Inuit, and Métis. These are distinct groups, but one thing they have is common is that there is government money available in Canada for business needs. In fact, the federal government has an online tool to search for government money.

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Foundation Grants Are Wide-Ranging and Well-Funded

One of your resources for grant funding is foundation grants, so knowing a little about how they work and what gets funded can unlock a vast resource of grant money. We’re going to look at a representative sample of foundation funding. These figures are for what was given out in the United States in a recent year, but many of the categories are similar to the types of foundation grants that

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How Do You Measure the Success of the Funding You Receive?

The people and organizations that provide grants and funding don’t like throwing their money away any more than you do. They want to know that they’re getting their money’s worth and that they’ve chosen the most deserving recipients. So how can they tell how well their grants and funding are working? The measuring stick for how much value has been derived from the funding is the

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The Truth about College Scholarships for Sports

College scholarships for sports are plentiful yet competitive. Talented athletes from all across the country pin their hopes on getting a full ride or least a generous scholarship to the school of their choice. This can happen, but a more common scenario is partial scholarships, at least in schools that don’t revolve around the athletic programs. You might be familiar with the stereotype of

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A Good Grant Proposal Tells a Story

Quite often, if you want to receive grants and funding, you will be asked to submit a grant proposal. How you structure it will depend upon what the grant funder requires and your own decisions on what’s best. Each request for proposals is unique, with varying degrees of how creative you can be. As usual, though, we’re going to follow our rule of doing exactly what the grant provider asks of you, to maximize your chances for grants and funding. To the extent you can, you should make your grant proposal tell a story.

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