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Government Grants

Aug
2016
15

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I have been writing government grants now for several years and together with other colleagues have succeeded in obtaining more than $1 million for our clients. I have also been successful with one client in obtaining a $100,000 interest free loan.

The recurring theme that I find intriguing is that so many clients want the money but don’t want to or don’t have the time to put the effort into making it happen. I do understand this so why am I writing this blog?

Whether it’s the federal or provincial government, they are accountable for tax payers’ dollars and need to ensure that all submissions meet the grant criteria. Often I find myself is disagreement with their criteria but it is what it is. There is a silver lining.

Whether the criteria requires you to write a business plan, a marketing plan, job descriptions or obtain properly prepared quotes from third party consultants, it forces you to think, to plan and to ensure that you are going to do what you say you will do (that’s why reimbursement is after you demonstrate proof of payment). Is it so bad to have to write down where you want to go and how you’re going to get there? Our experience has shown that those who do this from the get go, usually get the financial help they are seeking. So approach these opportunities positively for your business, not just as a money “grab”.

I work with businesses and charities to help them do what they do better. If your organization is looking for grant opportunities, create new revenue streams, reduce your costs, examine your operation or even create long term sustainability, I can help you put the pieces of your puzzle together. So why not contact me at 514-947- 3406 or email me: allan@allangroup.ca to learn more.

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