September 14, 2021

Tell Us About Your Pivot and Your Business May Be Featured!

Tell Us About Your Pivot and We May Feature Your Story in Our Upcoming Newsletters and On Our Website

Tell us about your PIVOT in the past 18 months, and your story may be featured in an upcoming newsletter and on our website - reach over a 1,300 readership of influential community leaders, business owners, corporate managers in Greater Kingston & Eastern Ontario. 
     In 500 to 1000 words or less, tell us, about your business, how you pivoted - what worked, what did not?  What did you learn? Also include a portrait photo of yourself  (jpg file) and email to josie.secondwind@gmail.com 


Deadline: Sept 30th 2021 

You will be notified if your entry is chosen. We look forward to hearing from you!

Save The Date : Up Close and Social Speaker's Series

Resiliency & Sanity in Your Business with Dr. Aba Mortley

Tuesday, September 21st from 10am to 11am

Dr. Aba Mortley, owner of Cher -Mere Canada Spa in Kingston, Ontario and Honourable Achievement Civic Award recipient, has long had a habit of volunteering. She has been involved with Youth Diversion for 17 years and is a life-long advocate for vulnerable youth.
Dr. Mortley will speak from her entrepreneurial and career experience about overcoming adversity and offer strategies in building up one's resiliency as to create a better life and business career. This event is online.

Learn More or Register Here at: EVENTBRITE



Save The Date : Up Close and Social Speaker's Series

A Journey of A Mother's Love - Helping Our Youth - Mental Health Resources

Tuesday, October 19th from 10am to 11am

Learn about Cindy Manor's life and career-altering journey when she had to learn how to help her teen son recover from a major injury. Learn about the Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre, a community-based treatment centre that is dedicated to helping youth (13-21) and their families across Ontario overcome substance use and mental health issues and achieve a healthier lifestyle.

Learn More or Register Here at EVENTBRITE

Why Your Content Strategy Must Include Blogging

by Mike Hepburn / Founder of Your Social Strategy

“Blog” Four simple letters with the power to attract an immense number of consumers.

Designing a content marketing strategy and eliminating the crucial ingredient of blogging will make everything worthless. The customer of today thrives for knowledge and a little insight into the business itself through a well-written and well-developed blog. Besides, expertly written content balanced with the right keywords can increase traffic to your website. READ MORE


Your Health & Wellness

Lessening The Impact of Collective Trauma

Advanced Women's Health Centre

Trauma is a word that gets talked about a lot these days and for good reason. The COVID pandemic has broadened the conversation to include Collective Trauma, a reality that has challenged all of us to find new ways to live, work and cope while managing uncertainty and in many cases, loss. READ MORE

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Community Events

ACFOMI Employment Services - Bonjour / Welcome!

Free Webinar for Entrepreneurs - Sept 16th!

 REGISTER HERE

Free Admission. Outdoor Napanee Art Show

Meet Woman on the Move Canada Local Artist - Lisa Ray Koenig

See Lisa Ray's Collection on Woman On The Move Canada store

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SHOW

Kingston Home Builders Assoc. Fall Golf Tournament

September 23 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

At the Colonnade Golf & Country Club

REGISTER HERE

Be In The Know


Free Entrepreneurs Conference with Dragon’s Den Manjit Minhas as keynote speaker

AccelerateOTT Hybrid, a one-day conference taking place in-person and online Wednesday, October 27, 2021, designed for and by women founders and funders. 

Manjit Minhas, Co-founder & CEO of Mihas Breweries, Distilleries and Wineries, Investors, and Dragon on CBC's Dragon's Den, headlines the conference, featuring the SheBoot Pitch Competition showcasing nine women founders as they vie for $200,000 in investment. 

What you can expect: 

  • New actionable insights from the tech and entrepreneurial trenches
  • Lessons learned through the pandemic for post-pandemic success
  • Scale-up, revenue gen, customer, and funding strategies to accelerate your growth

Entrepreneurs across Canada are welcome to register for free. Please share this opportunity to widely with friends, family and colleagues. 

LEARN MORE OR REGISTER

Canada Ontario Job Grant

The Canada-Ontario Job Grant provides direct financial support to individual employers or employer consortia who wish to purchase training for their employees. It is available to small, medium and large businesses with a plan to deliver short-term training to existing and new employees.

Learn More

ReStart Kingston is a well established, community based, non-profit service committed to providing high quality assistance to both job seekers and employers. Learn more about the $2,000 signing bonus plus an apprentice for your business!

Call 613-542-7373 ext. 108

www.restartnow.ca


Micro-Grants Available for Small Businesses Growing their Business Online

A recently announced government program -- Grow Your Business Online --will help up to 90,000 smaller businesses, including restaurants, tourism and recreation-based businesses that haven't yet adopted digital technologies take advantage of e-commerce opportunities.

Eligible businesses will receive micro-grants of up to $2,400 to help with the costs related to adopting digital technologies.

Grow Your Business Online  will also support a network of up to11,200 youth digital advisors who will provide advice to and help the small businesses adopt e-commerce.

Click here to learn more.

Limestone District School Board

Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) programs are specialized programs that allow Grade 11 or 12 students to focus their learning on a specific economic sector while meeting the requirements to graduate from secondary school with an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).

A school approved to offer an SHSM program will offer the program in all four pathways: apprenticeship training, college, university, and the workplace. SHSM programs may be connected to a Dual Credit Program offered in the Limestone District School Board. Students must complete all components to graduates with their SHSM red seal on their diploma.

Students earning SHSM will be able to make more informed career decisions and ultimately be better prepared for their post-secondary destination of choice.

LEARN MORE

Meet Some of Our Community Members!

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Kingston KIA 

The Power To Surprise!

The first-of-its-kind by Kia Canada, the Electric Vehicle Experience Centre educates Canadians on the benefit, opportunities and future of electric vehicles.

The future of the automotive industry is electric, and with Kia Canada introducing 7 all-new plug-in hybrid or dedicated electric models by 2025, the EV Experience Centre will offer the public an EV learning opportunity like no other. 

Learn more about their electric / hybrid models at Kingston KIA

READ MORE


ACFOMI Employment Services - Bonjour / Welcome!

Free Webinar for Entrepreneurs - Sept 16th!

 Being an entrepreneur is something you can learn!

In partnership with the Cooperation Council of Ontario, ACFOMI presents to you this workshop series on social entrepreneurship.

On September 16th at 5 p.m. : Governance, administration, and informed decision making in business

All organizations and companies make references to governance, and the principles of sound governing. The workshop ‘Governance, Administration, and Informed Decision-Making in Business’ will help you gain the knowledge in terms of collective enterprise management, collective decision-making, and will introduce you to several good governing practices.
For more information about this workshop series

Email: info@acfomi.ca | 613.546.7863

REGISTER HERE

Handy Fairies Professional Cleaning Services

Fully Bonded & Insured - Fully Trained Staff - Free Estimates - Work Guaranteed

Our customers keep coming back to us, because we provide services that work and keep their homes clean, right down to the little details. This extensive cleaning system, which we call our Detail-Clean Rotation System, has been proven to be effective in more than five million cleans!. Please do contact us today for a FREE estimate!

Satisfaction Guaranteed - Over 17 years of Quality Assurances Experience and Locally Owned

"A team of four came to my home and did an incredible job! I am very picky and I am very impressed! Thank you Handy Fairies" Dale Leroux

WEBSITE Phone: 613-438-2233

ReStart Employment Services is a proud supporter of women (and everyone) in the workplace!

At ReStart we provide free services and resources to Kingston community members including job seekers, employers, and entrepreneurs of all ages.

ReStart was named the winner of the 🏆"Best Employment Services"🏆 category for 2020 by Kingston Community Votes!

Learn More


Right At Home Kingston

Do you have a loved one who needs some help to stay at home safely? If you have any questions

reach out to Sue Robinson, Regional Manager & Care Planner for Right At Home Kingston.

More Resources to Help You Grow Your Business and YOU

Microsoft Launches Initiative to help 25 Million People Globally To Acquire Needed Digital Skills

Marketing Guide for Businesses Reopening During Coronavirus

Digital Main Street Announces Three New Programs

As part of a partnership between the Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario, Digital Main Street recently announced three new programs to support businesses across Ontario. From $2,500 Digital Transformation Grants to ShopHERE: a program to help you get selling online right away!


The Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub

(WEKH), in partnership with the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs (FWE), is delighted to launch a new sharing platform built by SheEO to help women entrepreneurs and the women who support them across Canada easily connect.


Kingston Mental Health Resources List

Need Help in Getting Your Business to Go Digital. 

Canada Emergency REsponse Benefit / CERB:

City of Kingston Tax Relief

The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

Covid 19 Tools & Resources for Business - Ontario Chamber of Commerce

Canadian Business Resilience Network

Public and private sector programs and initiatives across Canada that support businesses and their employees.

Kingston Community information and resources

University & College Students Learn Free With Coursera.com Accredited courses!

LEARN MORE HERE

We Would Love To Hear From You!

Please do connect with us by email. We would love to hear from you.

Gaby Eaton at hosp.conn@gmail.com or

Josie Walsh at josie.secondwind@gmail.com

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