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The Kingston Economic Development Corporation is proud to partner with other organizations in our community to offer events, workshops and networking opportunities.

Andrew Davis Visits Kingston

Kingston Economic Development Corporation in partnership with Canada Business Ontario, Tourism Kingston, Kingston Accomodation Partners and MEDG (Ministry of Economic Development and Growth) will be hosting the Bridges to Better Business Conference Tuesday, March 20, 2018. The Canada Business Ontario (CBO) is part of the Canada Business Network, a source for information on government services for business- from start-up, financing, and growth.

Please be aware that this event will be divided into a morning session and an afternoon session.

Morning Session Registration:

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Register Here

Afternoon Round Table Registration:

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Register Here

 Biz Smarts: Marketing for Creatives

 The past decade has seen a transformation in marketing due to the growth of online strategies. Creatives, like all small businesses, must actively participate in this digital world; watching from the side is no longer an option.

A Marketing Plan that blends both non-digital and digital tactics will drive success, even with limited resources.

This webinar will help develop the foundations for a strong Marketing Plan.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Choose effective Marketing Action Steps to achieve defined marketing goals such as event registrations, visits to a bricks and mortar location or increased website traffic.
  • Discover where their target audience is spending time online and the most effective ways to reach them through content marketing.
  • How to build a wide-reaching digital presence while still having time to create.
  • How to choose key strategies for getting found online.

Thursday, March 22

12:00 - 1:15 PM

Register Here


All Business Basics workshops are delivered in partnership with Darling Consulting. These free one-hour information sessions on starting your own business are designed for new and aspiring entrepreneurs. You will learn how to register a business, navigate the HST, access City of Kingston resources, secure financing, and plan for a sustainable future. You must register to attend.  

Do you have a business idea? Do you want to be your own boss? Do you know what it takes to be successful? Kingston Economic Development runs information sessions on a monthly basis that can help answer your questions.

 Wednesday, March 27

5:00 - 6:00 PM

Register Here

Business Wining with the South Africa Consul General

Join South African Consul General, Mr Nyameko Goso, MAPP Africa and the Kingston Economic Development Corporation for a business networking reception to learn more about opportunities for Kingston to do business in South Africa.

Thursday, March 29

4:00 - 6:00 PM

Register Here


Biz Smarts: Branding & Marketing Yourself as an Artist in the Digital World

Branding is a key component of developing yourself as an artist in today's digital age. It plays a pivotal role in marketing yourself as an artist to your fans, the industry, and your peers. This webinare will focus on how to develop your brand as an artist, how to properly utilize social media and keep it consistent, and how to get into the world of digital advertising on social media to help promote yourself.

Participants will learn how to:

  • brand consistency across platforms
  • importance of social media and websites
  • how to use digital advertising to promote yourself/your artist

Thursday, March 29

12:00 - 1:15 PM

Register Here

 Futurepreneur Canada Information Session

Futurpreneur Canada is hosting an Information Session in your community! Join Business Development Manager Lisa Gillis and the Kingston Economic Development Corporation to learn more about our programs and how we can help you start and grow your business! Light lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Futurpreneur Canada provides financing and mentoring to entrepreneurs between the ages of 18-39 who are interested in starting or growing a new business.

Kingston Economic Development Corporation in partnership with the Ministry of Economic Development and Growth and the Ministry of Research and Innovation, gives support to individuals who are starting a business as well as to those with an existing business. Our services are free and confidential.

Thursday, April 05

12:00 - 1:00 PM

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 Summer Company Open House

Join Kingston Economic Development Corporation for an open house showcasing the Summer Company 2018 program on Monday, April 16 from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM at Innovation Park,945 Princess Street.

Staff will be on site to offer students support with their application and to share resources available to support youth in business.

Monday, April 16

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Register Here



For more information or to reserve your seat at any of our events, please contact:

Phone: 613-544-2725


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