Workshops + Events

Jul 23

Are you interested in becoming an Entrepreneur? Well we have just the course for you. This course will teach you all about how to become an entrepreneur and how to start up your business plan, as well as show you how to create a Business Model Canvas that you can use to figure out what you want to do and who your trying to reach. This course will also give you some tips and advice, and community resources that you can use. By the end of this course you should be able to start working at creating your business and have answers to what is needed when starting.

Jul 25

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]

Jul 25

Attend this free one-hour session to learn about the programs and services offered at Kingston EcDev 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

Aug 1

Attend this free one-hour session to learn about the programs and services offered at Kingston EcDev 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

Aug 6

Do you need to sharpen your financial ability? Join us for our Finacial Ability & Expectations workshop to assist with understanding financial projections, forecasts, and budget realities. This workshop introduces accounting and finance considerations for the entrepreneur. There is a particular focus on understanding cash flow and on sources and types of capital.
Register today!

Aug 8

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.

Aug 8

Attend this free one-hour session to learn about the programs and services offered at Kingston EcDev 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

Aug 20

Market research tells a company whether they are meeting customers' demands and expectations. The third workshop introduces marketing planning fundamentals. There is a particular focus on tools and techniques associated with effective marketing research. Join us for this two hour workshop and learn how to identify and research your audience!

Aug 22

Attend this free one-hour session to learn about the programs and services offered at Kingston EcDev 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