Industry Resources

Industry Resources

These resources can provide additional insight into preparing your business in line with the big industries of Kingston including exporting, the arts, manufacturing, and selling.

Small Business Centre COVID-19 Resources

In order to keep our businesses informed about the ongoing changes with the COVID-19 virus, we are posting links to  help and support services as they become available.

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Updating Your Google Business Information

If your business is affected by COVID-19, update your Google My Business profile to provide the most accurate information to your customers.

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Operations & Cash Flow Resiliency Plans

Getting through an economic shutdown depends on making changes that minimize disruption to your business. At the top of the list: protecting your cash flow and mitigating operational risk. These actions keep your  business functioning during challenging times, creating a pathway through the crisis.

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Canadian Exporters Impacted by COVID-19

These are challenging times for Canadian companies. Export Development Canada (EDC), along with government and partners, stands ready to support you. As Canada’s international risk experts, that’s why we’re here: to offer expert advice as well as insurance and financial support, in both good times and bad.

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Resources for Creative Arts

Many arts events scheduled to take place in the upcoming months have been cancelled, and most arts venues will be closed for an indeterminate length of time. The Kingston Arts Council understands how stressful this situation can be for artists and organizers. The KAC will continue to work with artists, arts organizations and venues to provide support and information throughout this time.

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How to Sell in Uncertain Times (Webinar)

Selling to new and current customers remains the only way a business survives and since COVID-19 began the selling arena has changed. Within a matter of a few days, face to face interaction were gone and working and selling remotely became the new norm.

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Managing the Impact on Global Supply Chains (Webinar)

Watch to learn:

  • How EDC is monitoring the impact of the virus and its effect on global supply chains 
  • How the virus outbreak will impact the global economy and which countries will be most affected 
  • How to protect your company against the risk of not getting paid if your suppliers or customers don’t pay
  • How to get more working capital from your ban

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Workshops + EventsView All

May 19

Starting a small business? Learn how Kingston Economic Development can help!

May 24

Innovators and entrepreneurs: learn how you can collaborate with health-care leaders who are transforming our local health-care system through innovations in digital health and

May 24

In this interactive session, you will meet with subject matter experts to learn their best practices and the key points they believe business owners should focus on, including:

May 25

Japan and export opportunities for Canadian companies!

May 25

Selling your business?

May 26

Are you a woman-owned business who wants to do business with Queen’s University?