My Main Street
Williamsville/Inner Harbour and Downtown Kingston main street community in Kingston will be supported with a dedicated Main Street Ambassador, customized market research, data analysis and non-repayable funding contributions for new and existing small businesses.
Ask The Expert
The Ask The Expert program is designed to support small businesses that have been negatively impacted by COVID-19. Through the program, small businesses will be able to have 1 on 1 sessions with local experts on one of many subjects including legal, bookkeeping, social media, and more.
There are many ways to sell your products and service online. Strategies for how to get started will vary based on your industry and products. We’ve listed some resources below to help get you started, and invite you to call on us for advice as you need it. We’re here for you Kingston.
Kingston Economic Development Corporation is pleased to be partnering with Queen’s University, the recipient of funding from the federal Women’s Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES) Ecosystem Fund.
The Summer Company program, funded by the Ontario government, has been helping students, aged 15 to 29, start and run their own businesses since 2001. As a Summer Company entrepreneur, participants receive hands-on business mentoring from local business leaders and up to $3,000 to make their dream job a reality.
Provides pre-launch coaching, business resources, start-up financing and mentoring to help 18-39 year old entrepreneurs start their own business. Character based loans of $15,000 and more are available.
Starter Company Plus
If you’re starting, expanding or buying a small business, apply for training, mentoring and a grant through Starter Company Plus. If you are an Ontario resident aged 18 and over and not attending school full time, you may be eligible to apply for funding of up to $5,000 to start or expand your business.
Queen's Career Apprenticeship: Kingston Program (QCA:K)
The Queen's Career Apprenticeship: Kingston connects new graduates from the arts, humanities and social science disciplines within the Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen's University with a Kingston employer. Employers who find the right fit through the program and commit to a 12-month contract, are reimbursed for 4 months of the gross salary to a maximum of $4,000 per month.
Canadian Agricultural Partnership (the Partnership)
The Canadian Agricultural Partnership is a continuous federal program to help Canadian farmers with subsidies, training and grants. This partnership has continuous programs throughout the year on a multitude of subjects.
Business Grant Support Program
The intent of the Business Grant Support Program to assist businesses access funding programs and assist with the cost of hiring a grant writer. The program will offer 50% up to $2000 to be used to cover costs associated with writing a grant application.
First Customer Support Program for Health Innovation
The program will offer funds to be used to cover costs associated with the product or service provided to the partnering client. The First Customer Support Program must go toward the fees associated with the product or service costs occurred by a paying customer (the purchaser).
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Starting a small business? Learn how Kingston Economic Development can help!
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
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:
Japan and export opportunities for Canadian companies!