Discover little-known programs
Numerous assistance programs are available to help meet the needs of your business projects but many are never used. To a large extent, this is due to the lack of tools that filter, among the mass of available data, information relevant to the planned project.
Overwhelmed with excessive information rendering an effective search impossible, most business managers renounce this research and are thus unaware of certain beneficial programs.
Many entrepreneurs commit the serious mistake of believing that only financial needs factor into the success of a project and ignore non-financial assistance programs.
Many have paid dearly for this ignorance and learn far too late that other aspects such as the quality of workforce training, management and administration methods, and the effective use of resources, have a major impact on a business' success.
Even if non-financial assistance seems less enticing, bear in mind that money unspent on training or mentoring, for example, is money that can be used to meet other financial needs.
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Many think that only governments are involved in helping businesses. It is important to know that many of the programs offered require the cooperation and/or participation of other parties, such as financial institutions, other businesses, foundations and institutions of higher education.
In the case of venture capital, some programs are not related to government organizations and are created by private organizations such as unions, private companies or financial institutions.
Remember that there is almost always at least one program, among the countless, that could meet some of your business’ financial needs.
Generally, the problem is to identify which one corresponds to your project’s characteristics, based on your needs and the eligibility criteria.