EODP draws to a close

March 20, 2018

The Eastern Ontario Development Program (EODP) is funded through the Federal Development of Southern Ontario (FedDev) with the goal of promoting the growth of new and existing businesses in rural Eastern Ontario.   The EODP comes to an end December 2018 and we do not know if this grant program will be renewed. The Frontenac CFDC… continue reading

Time is running out!

January 8, 2018

Time is running out to set up your free one-on-one tech coaching consulting for your business as sadly the program funding is coming to an end.   If you haven’t already heard the story of how this program came to be, it was inspired by my dealings with an electrician.   The electrician I hired would take… continue reading

New Start?

January 4, 2018

At the beginning of each year, the staff at the Frontenac CFDC get a spike in enquires from individuals wishing to become self-employed or start a new business.  Perhaps time off from work during the holiday season has given people time to reevaluate their life choices.  Maybe while having a pint with their buddy they… continue reading

Holiday Hours

December 18, 2017

The Frontenac CFDC office will be closed Monday, December 25th and will reopen Tuesday, January 2nd.  The staff of the Frontenac CFDC would like to wish you a Merry Christmas or Happy Hanukkah and all the best for 2018.

Grant Funding

November 9, 2017

Do you have a good idea to grow your business #inFrontenac? Your project may be eligible for an Eastern Ontario Development Program (EODP) grant of up to 50% reimbursement.  Some examples of eligible projects … Trade Shows – to help you expand your market, EODP pays up to 50% of the cost of registration, travel,… continue reading

Book tech coach

November 6, 2017

If you haven’t already taken advantage of our Tech Coach Project, now is the time to do so as sadly the project funding comes to an end in February.  Businesses who have participated in the project have benefited from free one-on-one coaching to learn how to set up an on-line store, promote their goods and… continue reading

Have a biz idea?

October 24, 2017

Staff at the Frontenac CFDC often have people drop by to discuss an idea that they have for starting a business.  They aren’t sure what resources are available in the community or on the net to assist them.  They may be looking for some guidance or financing, or curious about about what the Frontenac CFDC… continue reading

Innovative Entrepreneur

September 22, 2017

We have the pleasure of working with Billy Day, an innovative and energetic entrepreneur in helping him grow his business, BD Custom Machining.  Jeff Green interviewed Billy for an article in our latest Frontenac CFDC newsletter.  You can read it at  http://issuu.com/frontenac_news/docs/

Are you a food producer/processor?

August 16, 2017

We would like to hear from food producers (farmers) and food /beverage processors in the Frontenac/Kingston area on the gap in infrastructure and services they require to start or grow their businesses. Staff at the Frontenac CFDC, County of Frontenac and the Kingston Economic Development Corporation are working together to determine how we can best… continue reading

Please join us for our AGM June 15

May 29, 2017

When I asked young entrepreneur Ryan Reynolds if he would share his “success story” at our Annual General Meeting, his response was that it would make his Mother proud to hear it referred to as that.  Come hear Ryan’s story about growing Capital Waterfowling.   His story dovetails nicely with that of the other young… continue reading