Interested in becoming a Frontenac CFDC board member?

April 4, 2017

Residents and/or business owners within the County of Frontenac are eligible to apply to become a director. Candidates ideally have: An interest in local and regional community and business development Knowledge of Frontenac County in general and perhaps an understanding of a specific business sector If you are interested in becoming a board member of… continue reading

Are you taking advantage of our Tech Coaching?

March 13, 2017

Frontenac CFDC’s  Tech Coach project is all about moving small businesses in Frontenac and L&A counties to the next level by leveraging technology. Through workshops, one-on-one coaching, and online training, we help businesses get more out of social media, connect to new mobile technologies, and leverage online tools to allow them to work from anywhere. … continue reading

Learn to promote your business

January 26, 2017

This morning I received a welcome email from Darwyn, “I attended yesterday’s on-line marketing workshop.  Wanted to report back that it was excellent.  Max did a great job (awesome instructor, very knowledgeable, with first hand experience) and this will really help us kick start our new marketing efforts”.  If you wish to learn to promote… continue reading

Increase your sales

September 22, 2016

I recently tried to purchase a birthday gift online for my sister-in-law.  The business advertised an online store, but I could not find products to put in the shopping cart. My emails asking to purchase the product have gone unanswered.   If your don’t want your business to miss these sales opportunities, join us for… continue reading

Tech Coaching

September 20, 2016

Looking to increase your sales? Wondering what software to use for bookkeeping? What hardware solution best suits your business? Personally, it is beyond me to figure out what specifications we need for our office hard drives or how best to secure and back up our system.  I also found it challenging to write a request… continue reading

What Small Business Workshops Should We Offer?

July 22, 2016

I would like to hear from you as to which small business workshops you would like us to offer this fall and the best day/time per week to offer them.  Potential topics include Business Basics, Top 5 Mistakes Start Ups Make, Reading Financial Statements, How to Apply for a Growing Forward 2 Grant, Digital Marketing.… continue reading

RFP Opportunity

July 14, 2016

Are you tech savvy and love to work with small business owners?  This project we are issuing an RFP for is to assist businesses in adopting digital tools, technologies and services to start and grow their businesses.   Business education will be provided in a group basis, as well as providing individualized solutions in a concerted effort… continue reading

You are invited

May 26, 2016

I am really looking for to our Annual General Meeting on  Tuesday, June 14 to hear Jeff Fenwick talk about the relocation and expansion of his business Back Forty Artisan Cheese.   As well, Scott and Dawn Forbes will speak about their business expansion of Berg Elevating.  Please join us. Please RRSP by June 9th by registering… continue reading

Opportunity

May 12, 2016

I was asked to make a presentation to the County of Frontenac’s Community Economic Development Committee about the programs and services offered by the Frontenac CFDC and its strategic plan.  I took the opportunity to discuss three items that could make a positive economic impact on our community.  I would like to discuss one of… continue reading

Rural Innovation (Part 2)

April 1, 2016

In the winter issue of our newsletter, I wrote an article on “Rural Innovation” highlighting three local innovative businesses that could be located anywhere and they choose the Frontenacs.   Readers appeared interested in learning about other novel businesses in the Frontenacs, so I thought I would do a follow-up piece.   “It’s amazing what you… continue reading