POSTPONED – (TBD) Business Networking Event

Thank you for your interest in the upcoming Frontenac Business Networking Event scheduled for March 26 at 6pm. 

 The KFL&A Public Health is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation.  We love networking opportunities with our area businesses, but have decided to postpone this non-essential event to safeguard public health as much as possible.

Until a new date is set for a Business Networking Event, our teams at Frontenac County Economic Development, CFDC and Kingston Economic Development Corporation are all available to help businesses connect and succeed in Frontenac.  In the meantime, If you require business assistance or wish to discuss the impacts of these events on your business, Please do not hesitate to reach out directly to:

Richard  , tel: 613-548-9400 ext.330

Anne        tel: 613-372-1414

Ian         , tel: 613-544-2725 ext. 7248

We look forward to seeing you soon.


Business Workshops

QuickBooks Online Basics

Offered by Connections Learning Centre, 24719 Hwy #7,  Sharbot Lake,  ON     Tel:613-279-2499    Email:

Monday mornings 9:30 am – 12:30 pm.   Learn the accounting you need to know to use the program. Learn to setup and navigate QuickBooks Online and to do everday financial tasks. Runs from March 2 – April 6, 2020

Business Boot-Camp

Frontenac County Economic Development, Frontenac Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC) and the Kingston Economic Development Corporation are excited to provide a small business boot camp to support the growth of our regional entrepreneurs.   Free! – Each attendee will receive valuable insights into business start-up and expansion as well as Business Templates such as; cash flow, break-even, business plan etc.

Duration: 3 days, 3 hours per day 6.00pm – 9.00pm. March 31st, April 1st & April 2nd.

You will cover topics such as;

  • What it takes to become a successful small business owner.
  • How to develop a vision, business model and plan for your business.
  • How to do market research to ensure your business is viable.
  • How to develop a Marketing Plan for your business.
  • Low cost, no cost marketing tools that work for small business.
  • Tax tips for small business.
  • How to create a sales forecast.
  • How to develop a cash flow forecast.
  • How to price your products and/or services.
  • How to calculate your break-even point to test the viability of your business.
  • How to manage your time.
  • Business management tips.
  • The secrets to building a successful business.
  • How to stay motivated inspired and not give up.

About the program provider

BizLaunch has trained over 100,000 entrepreneurs worldwide. It works with small business owners who are thinking about starting a business, preparing to launch or currently running one. BizLaunch uses experienced small business owners to train, advise and coach these entrepreneurs.

About Andrew Patricio (Presenter)   Andrew is the owner and founder of BizLaunch. He has started 7 businesses of his own, authored two books on small business and presented workshops, seminars and webinars globally. Andrew has trained and mentored Starter Company and Summer Company students over the last 10 years.


CANCELLED   Selling Food to Ontario

April 2, 2020 • 9:00am – 4:00pm
Lion’s Hall, 4504 Verona Sand Rd, Verona, ON

Create new opportunities for your farm or food business by learning how to expand into new markets such as restaurants, food service food retailers, institutions and other wholesale buyers. Learn how you as a producer or small processor can access new market channels.

Topics and panel discussions include:

  • Navigating market channels and pricing
  • Getting retail ready
  • Design for sustainable packaging – an overview of guidelines and examples of innovation
  • Packaging and labeling
  • Funding and Supporting your growth – a regional overview of funding and support mechanisms
  • Trends in local food from consumers to retail and restaurants
  • Infrastructure supporting value – added food production

Registration starts at 8:30 am; Lunch and light refreshments will be served. Please indicate if you have food allergies or require a vegetarian option to

For details and registration go to:   366 King St E Suite 420, Kingston, ON K7K 6Y3 @KingstonEcDev | 613-544-2725

In partnership with: Kingston Economic Development Corporation; County of Frontenac; County of Lennox & Addington and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs (OMAFRA)



Funding News – Rural Economic Development Funding Available in Ontario

Funding for Indigenous economic development

For programs on how indigenous people can get support for business, employment and training opportunities.  More information on Indigenous Provincial programs.