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, ADP Canada.
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
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