Tourism Business Support

Access up to $4,800 in non-repayable loans. This program will support COVID-19 recovery expenses through financial support directly to tourism based businesses in the City of Kingston and Town of Gananoque.


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.




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.



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.



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.



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.



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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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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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.


Workshops + EventsView All

Dec 1

A business plan is a critical tool for outlining the strategy and developing the tactics to manage your business.

Dec 2

Cash Flow is the number one factor that decides the success and longevity of a business.

Dec 3

Audio Branding 101: Tackling the Blind Spots in Your Marketing Strategy

Dec 8

Building Confidence in Sales. Are you having trouble getting out of your comfort zone and talking about your business in a sales setting?

Dec 15

During this workshop, we will discuss navigating the journey from Maker to Manufacturer.

Jan 13

From checking the viability of your new business model to calculating your break-even point, join for a session on financial management.