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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Workshops + EventsView All
Join other women entrepreneurs to learn about the benefits of hiring a virtual assistant and how doing so can help grow your business.
Starting a small business? Learn how Kingston Economic Development can help!
Join us for this webinar and learn how to address shifting employee expectations as many regions across Canada and the United States move closer to fully reopening.
In our next Virtual Café for Women Entrepreneurs, we’ll be discussing the tools and techniques required to convert your social media followers into paying customers.