Business Resources

There are many resources available to businesses in Frontenac to get started, grow and find talented employees. 

Business Services and Support
Whether you are starting a new business in Frontenac or seeking advice for your existing business, the Frontenac Community Futures Development Corporation offers a variety of services to help you:
  • Free one-on-one business consultations
  • Workshops and training
  • Business information and connections to a network of entrepreneurs, government agencies, and community groups
  • Commercial financing up to $250,000 for new or existing businesses in Frontenac
  • Interest-free loans for eligible commercial projects, subject to available funding
  • Eastern Ontario Development Program that supports business growth


Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade delivers a range of programs, services and tools to help businesses innovate and compete in today's fast-changing global economy, including business support and youth entrepreneurship programs, strategic investments and international trade and export expertise.


Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs - Ontario consultants can help you prepare, launch and grow your business.


Business Services - this Government of Ontario site will help guide you to the government services, forms and information you need to start, operate and grow your business or not-for-profit organization.


Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs delivers a range of programs and services for the agriculture and food sectors and rural affairs. They also provide information on food safety, livestock, crops and environment.


Launch Lab is a one-stop shop for technology based start-ups and growing companies helping you find the resources you need to grow your business.

 Employer Services

St. Lawrence College Employment Service's industry-leading job board is a great way to find trained and educated job-seekers looking to work in Frontenac. Swing by the office in Sharbot Lake to find out how they can help you recruit.


KEYS Job Centre in Kingston is the largest provider of comprehensive employment services in Kingston and the surrounding region. KEYS helps employers recruit and train staff.


Sources of Financing and Funding

Frontenac Community Futures Development Corporation provides grassroots support through flexible commercial financing up to $250,000 and administration of the Eastern Ontario Development Program grant program.


Canada Small Business Financing Program has been helping small businesses with their financing needs for over 50 years. Under the program, the Government of Canada makes it easier for small businesses to get loans from financial institutions by sharing the risk with lenders.


Eastern Ontario Development Fund is a Provincial fund that gives money to businesses, municipalities and not-for-profit organizations for economic development in eastern Ontario.


Agricultural Adaptation Council administers government funding to help you build your agribusiness ideas.


Business Development Bank of Canada is a financial institution owned by the Government of Canada that offers business loans and consulting services to help Canadian business grow.


Canada Venture Capital Association is the voice of Canada's venture capital and private equity industry.


The Funding Portal, headquartered in Toronto, is Canada's bilingual one-window gateway to improve access to 11,000 sources of government funding and private financing.


Public Health
KFL&A Public Health plays an important role in the successful operation of food premises, beauty and body art salons, public spas, day nurseries, recreational camps, and all other businesses providing personal services to the public.

Connect with Public Health early to ensure you are well informed throughout the approval process.


Tourism Development

Ontario Highlands - is one of the Province's 13 regional tourism organizations created to attract more visitors, generate more economic activity, and create more jobs across the province. It encompasses the northern half of Frontenac. 


South Eastern Ontario / RTO 9 - is one of the Province's 13 regional tourism organizations created to attract more visitors, generate more economic activity, and create more jobs across the province. It encompasses the southern half of Frontenac. 


Visit Kingston - Frontenac holds a close relationship with the City of Kingston and we share many experiences with our visitors. A great resource to highlight adventures close to Kingston.