Workshops + Events

Sep 19

Attend this free one-hour session to learn about the programs and services offered at Kingston Economic Development that can help start and grow your business. The session will include a 30 minute questions period and information on:

  • Government Programs
  • Financing and Grants
  • Workshops & Events
  • Business Advisory Support
  • Resources for Starting & Growing your Business
  • Community Resources and Connections
  • Networking Opportunities
Oct 1

This seminar is ideal for individuals who are new to using social media to promote their business or organization. Topics include: social media user demographics, discussion on popular social media platforms (Facebook Pages, Facebook Groups, Instagram, Google My Business, LinkedIn), developing a social media plan, and appropriate social media graphics.

Oct 10

Attend this free one-hour session to learn about the programs and services offered at Kingston Economic Development that can help start and grow your business. The session will include a 30 minute questions period and information on:

  • Government Programs
  • Financing and Grants
  • Workshops & Events
  • Business Advisory Support
  • Resources for Starting & Growing your Business
  • Community Resources and Connections
  • Networking Opportunities
Nov 7

Attend this free one-hour session to learn about the programs and services offered at Kingston Economic Development that can help start and grow your business. The session will include a 30 minute questions period and information on:

  • Government Programs
  • Financing and Grants
  • Workshops & Events
  • Business Advisory Support
  • Resources for Starting & Growing your Business
  • Community Resources and Connections
  • Networking Opportunities
Nov 21

Attend this free one-hour session to learn about the programs and services offered at Kingston Economic Development that can help start and grow your business. The session will include a 30 minute questions period and information on:

  • Government Programs
  • Financing and Grants
  • Workshops & Events
  • Business Advisory Support
  • Resources for Starting & Growing your Business
  • Community Resources and Connections
  • Networking Opportunities
Nov 21

Do you want to follow your passion to create a business that puts people and planet first? You are not alone.
Social enterprise has taken off around the world as demand grows for market solutions that are inclusive and sustain our planet.
In this session, you will gain an in-depth look at funding resources from grants to micro-loans, through to venture capital. We will spend time on your specific business needs and understand what it takes to grow a social enterprise.
Learn and gain insights from Joanna Reynolds, Director of Social Enterprise, Centre for Social Innovation. Joanna leads social enterprise development across several vibrant networks in Ontario and Canada and has spent the last 12 years focused on the development of social finance and social enterprise.
When your business has a social and environmental purpose core to its business proposition, we all want you to succeed.
A social enterprise:

Can be for-profit or not-for-profit entities, they may be B-Corps (but don’t have to be)
Places social/cultural/ ecological impact as core to the business strategy
Impacts cannot be secondary to the purpose of the enterprise
Provides financial returns
Measures their results and, as their business grows, so does their social impact

At their best, a social enterprise considers impact throughout the fullness of the operations including their supply chain, internal processes, governance, environmental footprint, and community engagement.
Are you built for the future? Did you know that adopting social and environmental objectives into your core business opens opportunities for growth while making the world a better place? Companies that have social and environmental objectives gain new customers, create brand trust, and attract top talent.

Nov 28

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 month to provide new hires with an opportunity to network with other new professionals!
For more information, please email Kirk Smallridge at [email protected]

Dec 12

Do you want to follow your passion to create a business that puts people and planet first? You are not alone.
Social enterprise has taken off around the world as demand grows for market solutions that are inclusive and sustain our planet.
In this session, you will gain an in-depth look at funding resources from grants to micro-loans, through to venture capital. We will spend time on your specific business needs and understand what it takes to grow a social enterprise.
Learn and gain insights from Joanna Reynolds, Director of Social Enterprise, Centre for Social Innovation. Joanna leads social enterprise development across several vibrant networks in Ontario and Canada and has spent the last 12 years focused on the development of social finance and social enterprise.
When your business has a social and environmental purpose core to its business proposition, we all want you to succeed.
A social enterprise:

Can be for-profit or not-for-profit entities, they may be B-Corps (but don’t have to be)
Places social/cultural/ ecological impact as core to the business strategy
Impacts cannot be secondary to the purpose of the enterprise
Provides financial returns
Measures their results and, as their business grows, so does their social impact

At their best, a social enterprise considers impact throughout the fullness of the operations including their supply chain, internal processes, governance, environmental footprint, and community engagement.
Are you built for the future? Did you know that adopting social and environmental objectives into your core business opens opportunities for growth while making the world a better place? Companies that have social and environmental objectives gain new customers, create brand trust, and attract top talent.