About Sol Algranti
Sol is an accomplished entrepreneur, operator and investor with more than 40 years of experience in engineering, manufacturing, operations and business services. He has successfully acquired, grown and exited numerous manufacturing companies, mainly in the plastics sector.
Sol is President and CEO of NorthBridge Consultants, one of the largest independent government funding consulting firms in Canada, the CEO of NorthSpring Capital Partners, one of the few merchant banks in Ontario investing up to $1 million of risk capital in privately held businesses in Canada, and the CEO of NorthTech Capital Investors, a venture capital investment firm providing early stage funding for Canadian technology start-up companies. His diverse experience gives him a unique insight into all aspects of business necessary to achieve growth and success. Sol is a Mechanical Engineer and earned his Master of Science degree in “Manufacturing and Systems Engineering” from the University of Saltford in England.
NorthBridge Consultants has been assisting companies access government funding for over 25 years. As one of the largest independent government funding consulting firms in Canada, our objective is to maximize the government funding potential for our clients.
Domestic and international competition is forcing Canadian businesses to develop new or improved products, increase productivity and expand sales in global markets. Financing for innovation or growth has always been a challenge for many companies in Canada.
In order to maximize your funding opportunities, there are a few points to consider when looking at incentive programs. Direct (grants and loans) and indirect (tax credits) funding offer distinct advantages and have specific eligibility criteria.
In other words, government grants or loans could off-set one another or reduce your tax credit refunds as the government wants to avoid any “double dipping” of overlapping project costs. It is important to know how various programs interconnect with each other to ensure you maximize your funding potential and how they should be incorporated into your overall financing plan to support growth initiatives.
There are significant hurdles in identifying programs that exist and in complying with the application criteria and process. In most cases, companies do not have the time and resources to stay current with the federal and provincial funding programs and deal with the specific requirements of the application processes. We will advise you on how best to separate costs between multiple tax credits, grants and loans to optimize your government funding potential and realize the best possible return on your investment.
What We Will Do For You
• Listen and discuss past, present
and future project activities.
• Research and identify the
appropriate and optimal government
grant, tax incentive, loans, as well as
private financing opportunities.
• Take a hands-on approach to the
application process and address
relevant program objectives and
• Become an in-house project manager
for all types of government funding.
• Interview the key employees and ask
specific questions in order to make
the right funding decisions.
• Assist in writing the application
and preparing all supporting