21 June 2017

3 Ways to Start Planning Now for the Ontario Minimum Wage Increase




If you haven’t heard about the minimum wage hike in Ontario, you haven’t heard about the biggest wage hike in the province’s history. By January 1st 2018, the minimum wage is planned to go up to $14, and by Jan 1, 2019, $15. It’s at $11.40 today, which means over the next 2 years the […]

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1 May 2017

Small Business Financing In Canada – Part 2: Government Grants




Welcome to Part 2 of our Small Business Financing in Canada series. Last week we covered Crowd Funding. Another financing source which can help you launch, grow, and scale a business are government grants. Today, we’ll provide an overview of some of the options and important details to keep in mind as you begin your […]

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24 April 2017

Small Business Financing in Canada – Part 1: Crowdfunding




It’s hard to keep track of the many options for financing a business. We often hear business owners and entrepreneurs asking what type of financing is available in Canada – and which one is most suited to their needs? We wanted to help provide some clarity into the options that are out there. The environment […]

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24 February 2017

Lending Loop – How loans reach the marketplace




One question we’re asked a lot of at Lending Loop is how are businesses and their loan applications evaluated? In this post, we’ll walk through the behind the scenes work that goes into evaluating each application at Lending Loop. There are 4 steps that a business goes through to be listed on the marketplace. Step […]

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