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.

2008/2009 Canadian Economic Forecast

Source: Outlook for 2008-09 The current Conservative government is likely to survive its full term to October 2009. The Economist Intelligence Unit expects the next election to return another Conservative minority government. The opposition Liberal Party\’s new environmental policy… Read more »

Effort Vs Return

From the Ask an Expert Mailbag! The question, are SR&ED Tax Credits worth the effort you put into them? Here we try to answer that all important question. Preparing a sred claim can be a time consuming process requiring the… Read more »

Manufacturing News

B&W Canada gets contract for 8 replacement steam generators for Bruce Nuclear Power Plant. Goodyear to open Retread Plant. Trend in construction, mining, forestry 7 recycling industries have prompted Goodyear Canada Inc to open a plant in North Bay, On… Read more »

Concerned with economy

This week we are looking at our “Ask an Expert” Mail bag! We have been noticing questions like this one. So here is our response! Gas prices are up and I can’t justify spending more money on developing a new… Read more »

Communication Breakdown

The reason many relationships personal and professional can fail is due to a breakdown in communication. The line of communication you choose to get your message across to potential customers is vital. Unlike other traditional methods of communication like telephone,… Read more »

More for the case of SR&ED

As of June 27, 2006 the federal government announced it has put more on the case! The case of course is the SR&ED Tax Credit Program. Federal Budget Commitments have increased funding for the programs capacity and level of service… Read more »

Review brings sales to you

On a recent sales call and noticing that my driving time takes up a greater part of the day, I started to go over what I was going to say in my meeting. I do this, as a routine because… Read more »

Hidden Innovation

I have been working on an idea for my first blog post. I have been looking on business sites and learning about innovative ideas in the marketplace. I looked at serious social issues, world trade issues and nothing has hit… Read more »

Cutting costs without sacrificing the future

In times of recession, many companies cut down on costs.  But unless you’re facing bankruptcy, cutting costs may come at the cost of sacrificing future sales.  For instance, to make the bottom line look better, you could always downsize R&D efforts. … Read more »