Ministry of Small Business and Entrepreneurship - THE ESTIMATES, 2008-09 - Summary

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Ministry of Small Business and Entrepreneurship - THE ESTIMATES, 2008-09 - Summary

The Ministry champions the small business community and enables the development of small and medium enterprise (SME) firms along a continuum of growth to long-term economic prosperity, from the start-up entrepreneur to the innovative, growth-oriented high performance firm. Working in partnership with private sector stakeholders and all levels of government, the Ministry focuses on activities which support a prosperous and competitive economy by: providing policy and research support services to the Ontario government; providing information, advice and services to Ontario high performance firms, communities, business networks, and other regional development stakeholders; promoting and encouraging entrepreneurship as a viable career option and assisting new entrepreneurs in the evaluation and process of start-up; promoting entrepreneurial skills, qualities and opportunities to Ontarios youth; and promoting the adoption of e-business and new technologies by SMEs.

MINISTRY PROGRAM SUMMARY
($)
VOTE PROGRAM

Estimates
2008-09

Estimates
2007-08

Difference
Between
2008-09
and
2007-08

Actual
2006-07

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
3101   Small Business and Entrepreneurship Program 27,718,400 26,346,900 1,371,500 24,810,319
   Less: Special Warrants - 9,500,000 (9,500,000) -
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 27,718,400 16,846,900 10,871,500 24,810,319
   Special Warrants - 9,500,000 (9,500,000) -
Statutory Appropriations 65,014 63,699 1,315 38,953
  Ministry Total Operating Expense 27,783,414 26,410,599 1,372,815 24,849,272
           
  OPERATING ASSETS        
3101   Small Business and Entrepreneurship Program 1,000 1,000 - -
  TOTAL OPERATING ASSETS TO BE VOTED 1,000 1,000 - -
  Ministry Total Operating Assets 1,000 1,000 - -
           
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
3101   Small Business and Entrepreneurship Program - - - 3,400
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED - - - 3,400
  Ministry Total Capital Expense - - - 3,400
           
  Ministry Total Operating and Capital Including Consolidation and Other Adjustments (not including Assets) 27,783,414 26,410,599 1,372,815 24,852,672