Workshops + Events

Nov 12

Focused on understanding cash flow and on sources and types of capital.

Nov 13

The event will include a brief information session about the program as well as the opportunity to connect with the founder Alan Rottenberg.

Nov 14

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 19

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

Nov 20

Participants will learn about the risks and benefits of succession planning.

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 26

Join us for this two hour workshop and learn how to identify and research your audience!

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]

Nov 28

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