ADP Canada Announces Second Annual Small Business Grant Contest
TORONTO, Nov. 4, 2013 /CNW/ - From hiring help to upgrading equipment,
$10,000 can go a long way for many small businesses, and that's what
six deserving entrepreneurs will receive with the launch today of the
second annual ADP Small Business Grant Contest.
First created in 2012 by ADP®, a leading global provider of Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions, the contest awards six entrepreneurs $10,000 cash.
Owners and operators of small businesses with 1-49 employees are
encouraged to visit adp.ca/grant to share their business story and describe what they would do with
$10,000. Entrants can then invite their customers, employees, friends
and family to show their support by voting for their submission online.
Although last year's winners operate a wide variety of businesses, from
British Columbia to Newfoundland and Labrador, they all share a common
need - capital and services to grow their businesses. The first
recipient, Amy's Quality Care/Home Care, a home care services company
in Gravel Hill, NB used the award to hire 12 additional part-time and
full-time staff to assist her growing clientele. Vancouver-based
Kinexus, a biotechnology company, built an online resource to expand
research that is integral to their business.
"I never thought in a million years I would win the grant, but I did and
it has made all the difference," said Amy Lapointe, owner of Amy's
Quality Care/Home Care. "Thanks to the ADP Small Business Grant, I was
able to add experienced employees to my payroll to help me manage my
business and serve the needs of my customers."
"It is extremely gratifying to see the impact this award has had on the
winners. From creating jobs to improving our understanding of disease,
to helping seniors live with dignity, this award is a reminder that
small businesses truly move our communities forward, and a small
investment can make a huge difference.," said Greg Secord, President,
Kinexus Bioinformatics used its grant to hire additional staff to launch
a new database. "The ADP Small Business Grant not only gave us the
opportunity to continue our work, we were also able to hire and train
university students to be the next generation of scientists," said
Catherine Sutter, Director of Sales and Marketing. "I would definitely
recommend the grant program to any small business owner. It's
absolutely fabulous; you have everything to gain by applying."
The ADP Small Business Grant Contest runs from November 1, 2013 to April
30, 2014. A winner will be announced for each month from November 2013
to April 2014. Winners will also have their payroll fees waived for
one year. For more information, including profiles of past winners,
full contest rules and conditions and to enter, visit adp.ca/grant.
About ADP Canada
ADP Canada Co. is a leading provider of human capital management, payroll and
benefits solutions that power organizations to drive business success.
More than 45,000 businesses across Canada trust ADP to help them
succeed. For more information about ADP Canada or to contact a local
ADP Canada sales office, call us at 1 866-228-9675, visit us at adp.ca or follow us on Twitter @ADP_CDA.
With more than $11 billion in revenues and more than 60 years of
experience, ADP® (NASDAQ: ADP) serves approximately 620,000 clients in more than 125
countries. As one of the world's largest providers of business
outsourcing and human capital management solutions, ADP offers a wide range of human resource, payroll, talent management, tax and benefits administration solutions from a single source, and helps clients comply with regulatory and
legislative changes, such as the Affordable Care Act (ACA). ADP's easy-to-use solutions for employers provide superior
value to companies of all types and sizes. ADP is also a leading
provider of integrated computing solutions to auto, truck, motorcycle, marine, recreational vehicle, and heavy
equipment dealers throughout the world. For more information about ADP or to contact a
local ADP sales office, reach us at 1.800.225.5237 or visit the
company's Web site at www.adp.com
SOURCE: ADP Canada
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