Business Workshops

Registration for Frontenac CFDC Winter 2018-2019 Workshops

Social Media Marketing Workshop

Learn from the local business owner Stephanie Newman of the Cheesecakery Bakery on how she used social media to build her business from the ground up.  This workshop will include how to utilize the free social media platforms Instagram and Facebook.  You will learn best practices such as when to post, how often to post, hashtags and how to get engagement from your followers.  A Q&A session will follow to discuss your specific business and how to make this free advertising work for you and how to keep yourself accountable.

Wed, Jan 23, 2019 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm. Frontenac CFDC Office, 5062 Road 38, Harrowsmith



The Seed to Sausage Story

Many of you have tried some of the wonderful products made by Seed to Sausage – Chorizo, Montreal Smoked Meat, old fashioned bacon, caramelized onion and pepper sausage, just to name of few.  In this presentation, owner Mike McKenzie will tell you his story of starting Seed to Sausage as a hobby in his garage fueled by his desire for DIY meats.  He learned his trade by visiting small salami makers from around the world.  Fast forward seven years and he has gone from a guy who made salami for friends to an entrepreneur selling his own premium cured meats to high end restaurants in Ottawa, Kingston and Toronto and is about to embark on opening his fourth retail outlet.  In addition to creating great products, Mike has been very strategic in how he has grown his business and is excellent in connecting with other businesses.  Mike is also a strong supporter and mentor for other small business owners.

Wed, Jan 16, 2019 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm  at the Trinity Church Hall, 6689 Road 38, Verona, ON.



Business Taxes for Sole Proprietors and Partnerships 

With tax season rapidly approaching everyone wants to know the most efficient way to complete their taxes.  This presentation by Brenda Hildebrandt, CGA, Hildebrandt & Co is designed for small business owners in the County of Frontenac who are sole proprietors or partners.  With an overview and how to complete schedule T2125 – Statement of Business or Professional Activities.  We will be discussing items such as business income, expenses, in home office, capital cost allowance and motor vehicle expenses.  This presentation is the perfect place to start for new business owners.

Tues, Feb 5, 2019 at 2 pm, Frontenac CFDC office, 5062 – 8 Road 38, Harrowsmith, ON


Workshops are free unless otherwise noted and we ask that you register at to attend.      

Feel free to book an appointment for a FREE one-on-one counselling and support by calling 613-372-1414 ext. 204