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Milton Education Village Innovation Centre

Phone: 905-636-6505

Email: MEVInnovation@milton.ca

Address: 555 Industrial Dr. Milton, ON L9T 5E1

Book A Tour

Interested in finding out more about
us and seeing our facilities?

Phone: 905-636-6505

 

Email: MEVInnovation@milton.ca

Address:555 Industrial Drive,
Milton Ontario L9T 5E1

Introduction

The Milton Education Village (MEV) Innovation Centre is dedicated to developing an ecosystem for innovation by offering a dynamic work environment that fosters collaboration, intersection and inspiration. Targeting technology intensive companies and professional services businesses, the Innovation Centre assists entrepreneurs and the Milton community by providing collaborative space and networking opportunities; access to business services; access to entrepreneurial programming; and, linkages with Wilfrid Laurier University and other education opportunities.

News & Information

Don’t Beg – Take Control Of The Relationship With Your Bank

Let’s start with the perspective that the bank needs you as much as you need the bank. “Banks live by lending money and they are constantly in competition with other banks to win new customers.” A good place to start with respect to establishing a solid and long-lasting relationship is to understand how your bank manager thinks, feels and acts.  See the Full Article  The chart below shows examples of the questions a banker asks themselves regarding potential customers i.e. you the entrepreneur. These include such questions as: Does this investment make sense? How much capital do they really need? Can we trust the entrepreneur? Appreciating the needs or your Read the full article…

Not All Customers Are Created Equal – Build a Valuable Customer Portfolio

Having reached the point where you have regular customers is great, however it can also be risky. Being in a position where the customers have chosen us, rather than the other way around, may create a situation where we have the “wrong” customers. Wrong in the sense that they are not as attractive and profitable as other potential customers. So how do we find out who are the right customers for our particular business? Series of Articles published by GrowthWheel with the goal of providing inspiration and ideas that start-up and growth companies can use. The MEV Innovation Centre uses GrowthWheel as a visual tool to help companies develop, design Read the full article…

Stand Out from the Competition – Dive into the Blue Ocean

As an entrepreneur it is easy to find yourself immersed in a “red ocean” full of sharks – competitors and cutthroat competition. This can mean spending a lot of time on sales without getting the orders, or having your prices squeezed. How can we make ourselves stand out from our competitors?  See the Full Article “There is an alternative to constantly trying to be better and cheaper than the competitors: Being Different.” Often you went into business because you wanted to do something that was not done in quite the same way before. Perhaps you hoped to develop a product or a service that has not been seen before, or that Read the full article…