Summer Company

Students aged 15 to 29 can start and run their own businesses as Summer Company entrepreneurs. Participants receive hands-on business mentoring from local business leaders and up to $3,000 to operate their businesses. Apply by May 15!

Kingston Young Professionals Launch Event

Join Kingston Economic Development on March 23, 5 – 7 pm at Daft Brewing for the Bridges to Better Business for Young Professionals & Entrepreneurs event. It will be an exciting evening of networking and learning as we launch our Kingston Young Professionals network. The event will feature a panel discussion with successful young professionals from a variety of industries who will share their experiences and insights on navigating the early stages of their careers.


• Lucas Heney, Director, James Media Co.
• Dan Desjardins, CEO, Distributive
• Kate Luczynski, General Manager, Coca-Cola Bottling Ltd.
• Neda Reza, Manager & Coach, F45 Training
• Dr. Akshay Rajaram, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, Caddie Health
• Melissa Eapen-Bell, Director of Business Development, Improbable Escapes & Visual Menace

Register here!

Join Our Team

Office Administrator Position Full-time, 1-year contract

Frontenac Business Services, formerly Frontenac Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC), is a federally supported not-for-profit organization based in Harrowsmith with a mandate to promote business development, job creation and to strengthen the rural economy.

Office Administrator Position Full-time, 1-year contract
We are seeking an experienced administrator with strong bookkeeping skills (QuickBooks Desktop), attention to detail, exceptional interpersonal skills and proficiency on multiple computer programs.

This position is responsible for maintaining the organization’s books, preparing government reports and claims, loan administration including payments and security registration. It is also responsible for responding to general enquiries and preparing board packages and minutes.

The start date for this position is flexible and ideally the successful candidate will commence early April. It is a one-year contract to March 31, 2024 with a possibility of renewal.

The salary range is $35,000 to $50,000, plus 4% contribution to the employee’s self-directed RSP, 3 weeks’ vacation per year and after three months, Health and Dental benefits. The office is open 8:30 – 4:30 Monday to Friday with a one-hour unpaid lunch. The position will be required to work one evening a month to cover board meetings. This position will be working from the office.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Post-secondary diploma/certificate in administration;
  • Work experience in bookkeeping and office administration;
  • Working knowledge of software programs including QuickBooks Desktop, Word, Excel, Outlook, and Sharepoint;
  • WordPress and the ability to learn loan management software;
  • Aptitude to problem solve and pay close attention to detail;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team while consistently presenting a professional attitude and demonstrating excellent interpersonal skills, communications skills, sound judgment and strict confidentiality;
  • Valid driver’s license and vehicle;
  • Successful applicant will be required to provide a CPIC

Applications must be received by noon, Tuesday, February 21, 2023. Cover letters and resumes are to be emailed to:
Anne Prichard, Executive Director

Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

A Goal Without a Plan is Just a Wish

To successfully grow your business, you need to plan ahead. Creating a yearly sales and marketing plan is a key element to meeting your business goals. Planning reduces stress, boosts productivity, clarifies decision making, motivates employees and makes your business more profitable. Join Jason Brown for an informative session on Sales and Marketing planning. Topics will include Setting Goals, Brand Strategy, Inbound Marketing, Marketing Campaigns and Sales Planning. Jason is the Business Advisor at Frontenac Business Service and an Adjunct Professor of Marketing and Entrepreneurship at St Lawrence College. Thursday, Feb 9 from 9:00 – 10:30 am. To register for in-person or virtual

Commercial Food Production Training

The A to Z of Getting Your Food Products to Market is a full-day session hosted by the City of Kingston and the Township of South Frontenac. Presenters will be the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), KFLA Public Health, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and local businesses, who will be on hand to provide all the tools and resources needed to get your food to market.

When: Feb 10th, 2023 – 9am to 4pm
Where: Kingston East Community Centre
Cost: $10
Register here 

LinkedIn Learning

Gain access to over 16,000 courses through LinkedIn Learning with the Kingston Frontenac Public Library! All you need is a library card to access courses on business software and tools, customer service, finance and accounting, marketing, sales, entrepreneurship, and more. Want to learn more about finance and accounting, but don’t know where to start? LinkedIn Learning has what you need to get started on learning bookkeeping and accounting from the Basics, to how to use Quickbooks or Excel, to how to forecast revenue and design a financial plan. For assistance navigating LinkedIn Learning, or other library resources for local businesses, please contact our Analytics Librarian, Magnus Berg, at

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