ADP® Small Business Grant Contest Announces Third Winner for 2014
Grant will help business hire and expand marketing efforts
Toronto, March 24, 2014 – ADP Canada Co., a leading global provider of human capital management solutions, today announced that Montreal-based colorPlan, a service firm that helps construction companies reduce their estimating efforts and work more efficiently and transparently, is the third winner of ADP Canada’s 2014 Small Business Grant Contest. The contest offers entrepreneurs the chance to win a $10,000 cash prize.
Andrei Iancu, founder of colorPlan had the entrepreneurial spirit from a young age, starting with his first business at age 14. His later experience in IT and construction sparked the idea to launch colorPlan. Builders complete estimates the old fashioned way, with pen and paper, which is time consuming and can be riddled with errors. Andrei and his brother knew there was an easier way and worked with third party software to build cutting-edge technologies and digital tools to provide construction companies with quantity estimates. This saves time and money, improving precision, and reducing the need for paper.
The business is growing as colorPlan demonstrates the benefits to the construction industry of outsourcing their estimates. “The ADP Small Business Grant will allow us to hire a third technician and provide us with the ability to better market our business,” said Andrei. “My business partner and I will now be able to step away from our computers and spend more time growing our client base.”
As part of the Small Business Grant Contest prize, colorPlan will also have its payroll processing fees, up to $3,500, waived for one year.
“colorPlan is a perfect example of a small business that has zeroed in on a niche market and is helping to solve a need with a unique solution,” said Greg Secord, President, ADP Canada, Employer Services Division. “ADP has built its business on providing outsourced expertise, and we are pleased to help a kindred spirit expand their organization.”
Through its relationships with more than 425,000 small businesses across North America, ADP has unique insights into the challenges that confront entrepreneurs every day. ADP’s trusted small business solutions help reduce costs and compliance risks associated with complex rules and regulations, so owners can focus on growing their businesses.
The ADP Small Business Grant Contest is open to all Canadian business owners with 1-49 employees, and entries will be received until March 31, 2014.
Entrepreneurs can enter the contest by sharing their business story and describing what they would do with $10,000. They can then invite their customers, employees, friends and family to show their support by voting for their submission online.
To find out more about the ADP Small Business Grant Contest, including previous winners, visit adp.ca/grant.
To read colorPlan’s winning entry, please visit: http://www.adpgrant.ca/winner/colorplan/
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