Business Consulting & Financing
Helping business owners to focus their strategic planning process whereby they can build a strategy that creates and captures new market space.
We provide a deeper understanding of why donors give and strategies for helping your organization raise more money.
Government provided funding is available if you fit the criteria for your small business in the form of grants, loans and financial assistance.
We help owners understand the options available to create competitive advantage & maximize the value of their businesses.
Starting a business requires careful planning and money. How does an entrepreneur go about raising capital for a start up business?
Working with Harbord Associates directly resulted in my business receiving the funding I needed to expand my operations. The expertise in helping me develop my plan was second to none and I highly recommend their services to anyone looking to secure financing & grow their business. Peter Roth - Refresh Sh*t
The Southwestern Ontario Development Fund (SWODF) offers up to $5 million in grants and interest-free loans to support investments that lead to job creation and economic growth. Eligible expenditures include, but are not limited to, equipment, consulting services, facility retrofits and expansions, as well as employee training and other project-related costs incurred over a two […]
The Government of Ontario has announced $13.6M in investments and funding as part of the provincial Social Enterprise Strategy. The province of Ontario is committed to supporting a thriving marketplace of sustainable and scalable social enterprises that drive economic development while creating social and environmental impact. Ontario’s social enterprise strategy will accelerate the growth of […]
Ontario is supporting main street businesses to modernize the way they do business and attract customers by helping them adopt new digital technologies and build online presence. Jeff Leal, Minister Responsible for Small Business, and Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, made the announcement today at The Village Hive in Markham. The Main Street […]
Now available! Statistics on residential properties in Vancouver and Toronto Statistics Canada released data on the Vancouver and Toronto housing markets. New information includes the residency status of residential property owners, the property value of all off-reserve residential properties, the type of property and the year of construction. Two easy-to-print infographics illustrate the highlights for […]
The opportunities for Canadian companies in export markets are vast and growing. For both small and large businesses, globalization and the dismantling of trade barriers are opening new markets around the world and creating ever-expanding opportunities for Canadian exporters. There are many reasons your company should consider exporting: – Increased sales – Higher profits – […]
The Greenhouse Competitiveness and Innovation Initiative will reimburse up to 90% of expenditures to a maximum of $168,000 to commercial greenhouses in Ontario with at least 20,000 square feet of production area. The objective of the Greenhouse Competitiveness and Innovation Initiative (GCII) is to increase sector competitiveness, by providing broad-based support that fosters innovation and […]
The auto industry continues to be a driver of trade between Canada and Michigan.
The 2017 Budget update is the first glimpse of the economic agenda of the province’s new minority NDP government after 16 years of Liberal administrations. On Friday September 1, the NDP delivered its first Speech from the Throne, promising to begin work on a province wide, universal child-care program, a poverty-reduction plan and a climate-action […]
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