NorthBridge Consultants’ Canadian Business Blog is dedicated to bringing businesses news and information to help companies identify and access the most appropriate government funding programs.

We offer opinions and insider information that can provide a pulse on government initiatives, the health of the Canadian economy, and firsthand thoughts from Canadian business owners.

March Outlook on Business

The Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters association has just released their March survey. Each month they survey over 700 companies on business conditions. The results for the month of March? Canadian manufacturers are more optimistic about the coming quarter than they… Read more »

Ontario Provincial 2009 Budget

The proposed 2009 Ontario provincial budget, released March 26th, 2009, puts forward new tax measures intended to build on the government’s “5 point” economic plan. Understandably there is much controversy about the spending plans, and many Ontarians are expressing concern… Read more »

Top Ten Business Productivity Impediments

10. E-Mail, Texts, and Phone Calls These days it’s easier than ever to stay connected, especially when your e-mail is synched to your phone AND available on your computer. Every time you hear that notification, you simply just have to… Read more »

Continuous Improvement: What IS Kaizen?

We’ve all heard the term “Continuous Improvement.” We all know that it’s something we definitely want to strive for in our businesses – to constantly be working towards better efficiency, better effectiveness and better quality. But what is Kaizen, and… Read more »

EI and Bankruptcy Filings Dramatically Increasing

The number of Canadians filing for bankruptcy and unemployment benefits rose significantly in January, according to new numbers released Tuesday by The Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy Canada. More than 117,000 Canadians filed for bankruptcy over the period of… Read more »

10 Quick Tips Introduction

Over the next few months, we’re going to have a new blog series here at the Canadian Business Blog, posted biweekly and starting this Friday. Titled 10 Quick Tips, we’re going to cover everything from cutting costs in the office,… Read more »