CEO Today Management Consul t ing Award s 2022 - CANADA - - 53 - Firm Profile 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. www.northbridgeconsultants.com 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 criteria. • 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 documentation.