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Impact of the 2013 Canadian Federal Budget on SR&ED, Innovation Funding and Entrepreneurs

Mar 23 2013
By: boastcapital
Categories: Business Resources, Innovation Funding, SRED Resources
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2013 Canadian Federal BudgetOriginally posted on the Calgary Herald

Last year the Federal government announced their first budget, as a majority government, keeping innovation at the forefront.

Specifically several changes were announced to the Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED) program per recommendations of the Jenkins Panel to support a more direct funding model from the savings created. While the changes to the SR&ED program in the 2013 budget weren’t as significant as the 2012 budget, the focus still remained increasing direct funding opportunities to support innovation.

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5 Questions to Determine Eligibility for SR&ED Investment Tax Credits

Dec 19 2012
By: boastcapital
Categories: Business Resources, Innovation Funding, SRED Resources
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5 Questions to Determine SR&ED EligibilityThe Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has just released a new policy and procedures document in which it outlines five questions to determine eligibility of work for SR&ED investment tax credits. This approach supplements how the three criteria (scientific or technological advancement, scientific and technical content, and scientific or technological uncertainty) are applied by providing a logical order for assessing them.

Below are the five questions along with definitions from the CRA:

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A Comprehensive List of Affordable and Essential Tools and Resources for Startups, Small Businesses and Solopreneurs

Jul 05 2012
By: boastcapital
Categories: Business Resources
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List of Tools and ResourcesAlmost everyday we’re asked for recommendations on tools and resources for businesses. Over the past few months, we’ve grown tired of emailing people links on everything from accounting software to inexpensive explainer video production resources. Going forward we can just point people to this one link.

The list below is comprised of tools and resources that either we use or our friends and associates have used and highly recommended.

If there is something awesome that should be included, please add it in the comments section.

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