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What Type Of Financing And Grants Are Available?

Securing the financing needed to start and run your business is essential. Whether you are seeking start-up funds, a boost to expand or help to make it through tough times, there are many different options available to access the capital you need!

There are two main types of finance. Debt Finance, includes money borrowed from a bank, credit card or investors that will need to be paid back (usually with interest). Equity Finance involves investing your own money or cash from partners or stakeholders. It is also possible to finance a business using a mixture of both, with entrepreneurs investing some of their own money in addition to securing loans.


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How Do I Export My Products?

Get to know the international business operating environment.

Before jumping into the sea of international trade, it will be important to learn key terminology, regulations and processes. Familiarize yourself with organizations that can help you on your way to exporting success.

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How Do I Find The Right Space?

Business Parks

Kingston is home to four well-planned and fully-serviced, shovel ready business parks. These city-owned industrial lands have state-of-the-art infrastructure with easy access to Highway 401 and the downtown core. These lands are zoned to allow a variety of businesses ranging from general and prestige industrial to limited commercial and service-related uses. A wide selection of parcels of various sizes are available.


Privately Held

Kingston agents and brokers offer a variety of choices for commercial and industrial properties for sale and for lease.

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How Do I Hire More Staff?

Recruiting and on-boarding new employees takes time and finding the right candidates isn't always easy. Fortunately, there are local resources available to assist with the recruiting process, and some even offer subsidized training programs to help!


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What Professional Development Resources Are Available?

The Canada-Ontario Job Grant (COJG) provides opportunities and direct financial support to individual employers or employer consortia who wish to purchase training for their employees. It is available to small, medium and large businesses with a plan to deliver short-term training to existing and new employees.



How Can I Make My Business More Productive?

In an ever-changing economic climate, both public and private enterprises are continually looking for more efficient and productive ways of doing business. As a result, more an more companies are evaluating existing business processes to determine where these efficiencies can be leveraged.

The Lean Online Training Program was developed for organizations that are looking for a cost effective and flexible training opportunity. It provides individuals with the expertise needed to assume greater responsibility within their organization and assist with the implementation of Lean business improvement initiatives.



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Are you an employer with new staff to the city?  Let them know Kingston Economic Development and KEYS Job Centre are hosting monthly Welcome Nights on the last Thursday of every

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Attend this free one-hour session to learn about the programs and services offered at Kingston EcDev that can help start and grow your business.

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