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.

How Will The Federal Election Impact the SR&ED Program?

[ Image courtesy of the Toronto Star ] During the Leaders’ english debate on October the 3rd, one issue that was broached was the federal SRED (Scientific Research and Experimental Development) business incentive program. Under the existing federal SR&ED program, non-profitable corporations with… Read more »

Ways to Increase Cashflow in Your Business outlines 50 ways to save money in your business. Here are some of my ideas on how to increase your cashflow: Call in your Account Receivables the moment they’re due. Waiting to collect your AR reduces your cash flow… Read more »

Look For Alternative Forms of Financing

The cost of borrowing money just went up. Unlike their US counterparts, Canadian banks that held positions in high-risk US mortgages will likely not receive a bail-out package.  The net impact of the mortgage crisis is that Canadian banks will… Read more »

The Death of Lehman Brothers

… is dead. Bankrupt. Lehman Brothers, America’s fourth-largest brokerage, and one of the latest victims of the US sub-prime mortgage crisis, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The current disaster is one of the biggest meltdowns in modern-day history because it… Read more »