Programs

Kingston_Pandemic_Business_Recovery_Fund

The City of Kingston and Kingston Economic Development Corporation have partnered together to provide a funding program to support small to medium sized businesses in the City of Kingston that have been negatively affected by COVID-19.  Kingston Economic Development Corporation will be administering the program with the overall objective to support business recovery and transformation.

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TAP

The Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) is an innovative initiative, designed to accelerate the strategic development of businesses and to better prepare them for expansion into international markets. 

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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.

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Social_Enterprise_Fundamentals

As the world looks to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, now is the time for the entrepreneurially-minded to step up to address pressing social and environmental challenges, and to develop the 21st century skills needed to succeed.

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grant

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.

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Go_Digital

Go Digital - 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.

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WE-CAN

WE-CAN - 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.

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QICSI

QICSI is for pre-formed teams and individuals with a capacity for creativity, a tolerance for risk, and a desire to build a venture that creates an impact.

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Summer_Company

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.

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Futurpreneur_Canada

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.

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Rise

Rise provides new business start-up support services for people who have experienced barriers to employment from mental health or addiction challenges.

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Workshops + EventsView All

Jun 15

Join other women entrepreneurs to learn about the benefits of hiring a virtual assistant and how doing so can help grow your business.

Jun 15

Learn the Basics of Brand Marketing!

Jun 17

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

Jun 17

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.

Jun 17

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.

Jun 17

Here is a short blurb and the link to Eventbrite to register, as well as a social media file we created to use in conjunction.