Category: Finance & Funding

A Startup Founder’s Guide to Non-Dilutive Financing

Non-dilutive financing is an attractive funding option for startup founders and small to medium-sized business owners seeking financing that does not require them to give away equity or ownership in their company. While for many businesses non-dilutive funding is crucial for getting their startup off the ground, it is also

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The Ins and Outs of Applying for Government Funding OKR Financial

The Ins and Outs of Applying for Government Funding

Canadian government grants can provide critical support to small businesses, investors, non-profits, and research institutions. These funds exist to save you money while helping you scale up your business. Read on for some tips that may help ease the pain of applying for government funding. Understanding the funding source The

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Top Tips for SMEs looking for funding OKR Financial

Top tips for SMEs looking for funding

Whether you’re making revenue or needing capital to scale, financing is crucial to giving your SME a longer runway. Follow our tips below to make finding that funding a little bit easier. Network, network, network It’s never too early to get out there and meet the key people in your

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Provincial Tax Credits for Businesses in Canada OKR FInancial

Provincial Tax Credits for Businesses in Canada as of August 2021

Last month we shared different tax credits available across Canada. However, we’ve only covered federal tax credits so far, and luckily for entrepreneurs, provincial governments have even more tax credits only available to local businesses. Each province has goals and industries specific to the area, but the overarching objective of

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Federal Tax Credits in Canada as of July 2021. OKR Financial

Federal Tax Credits in Canada as of July 2021

Tax season is a stressful time, but we shouldn’t forget the great opportunities that come along with it – tax breaks or benefits. There are many tax credits available to businesses, but finding the tax credits applicable to you can be time consuming and confusing. So, we’ve done the work

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Confessions of an Investor - OKR Financial - Wes Mills

Confessions of an Investor

The world of investing can be difficult to navigate. It’s hard to know what works and what doesn’t. For that reason, we sat down with our very own Investment Partner: Wes Mills. Wes is an expert in finance, portfolio management, and asset allocation. After 35 years of investing, we think

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Pitch like a Pro

For startup and SME leaders, pitching to investors is a daunting task no matter how experienced you are with the process. Condensing your entire business into a three- to five-minute presentation can seem impossible, especially for founders who have dedicated their lives to the business and could speak about it

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