April 29, 2021

Upcoming Educational, Inspiring Speakers - Women Mean Business Network

In This Issue

Upcoming Free Speaker Series

April 20th - Speaker, Nanci Corrigan, President of C3inc, will present, "Are your marketing & communications activities getting results? Don't guess, get strategic"!

April 27th - Speaker, Shelley Uvanile Hesch, President, CEO of the Women’s Trucking Federation of Canada. Hear about her journey and the opportunities in the Canadian transportation industry. In collaboration with the Limestone District School Board.

May 18th - Laura Southall, Financial Author will present, "Financial literacy and freedom for women"!

Resources To Grow Your Business

Upcoming Educational Webinars

Financial Resources, Grants for Your Business



Save the date April 20th, Virtual Presentation

Are your marketing & communications activities getting results? Don't guess, get strategic!

With Speaker, Nanci Corrigan of C3inc 

In this presentation, Nanci will walk you through five steps of planning to help you create an efficient marketing and communications strategy that saves time, is easy to track, and is truly aligned with your goals.

EVENTBRITE Registration

Women In the Transportation Industry - Meet Shelley Uvanile Hesch, CEO of the Women's Trucking Federation of Canada

Meet Shelley Uvanile Hesch, CEO of the Women’s Trucking Federation of Canada, and hear about her journey and the opportunities in the Canadian transportation industry.

EVENTBRITE Registration

Save the date May 18th, Virtual Presentation

Financial Literacy and Freedom for Women

With Speaker, Laura Southall

"Trying to understand what to do with your money can seem like a mystery. If you educate yourself, you can make the right decisions for yourself and your family. You can significant

EVENTBRITE Registration

Explore Woman on the Move Canada - Online Store

Bringing the World of Art and Design together for Home Décor Ideas to Comfortable Lounging Fashion

See Our NEW Draped Kimonos

Art that is unique in its style, full of vibrant colours to celebrate this Spring and Summer of 2021!  Perfect for lounging in your home, the cottage, or pool, or even your Zoom Calls!   Smart casual at its best and 100% Canadian Made and Designed! Pictured here is the Angie Kimono, designed by Canadian artist, Lorraine Beselaere
Draped Kimonos are printed and sewn by hand in Canada – 100% Canadian manufactured. Choose from Chiffon; Silky Knit Fabric or 100% Habotai Silk.

See More Styles at WomanOnTheMoveCanada.ca

A Woman & Her Health - Dealing With Energy Swings

Does your energy change dramatically during the day? Do you have unpredictable energy for meetings, work and to show up for yourself and your family? Today we talk about hormones, blood sugar, cortisol and much more.

By Dr. Sarah Wilson, ND Founder of Advanced Women’s Health Centre Kingston


Can You Help?

Women Mean Business Professional Network has teamed up with the Limestone District School Board, to help promote the Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) programs.  Would your business welcome an eager, hard-working Grade 12 student to volunteer or do a co-op? 

Students can do hands on work or administration, and they can even work remotely. All industries are welcome.

 For more information, CLICK HERE

Limestone District School Board

 Or Contact: Josie Walsh  josie.secondwind@gmail.com 

Gaby Eaton hosp.conn@gmail.com

Qualities of a Great Business Website

by Mike Hepburn, President of Your Social Strategy

While every website is unique in its own way, there are still several common elements of a great business website. Without the proper incorporation of these essential elements, visitors will often be disappointed and leave without making a single purchase.

The primary goal of incorporating these features is to ensure that the website generates more sales, conversions, and a unique experience for visitors. A well-designed business website will undoubtedly convert visitors to customers, in turn, increasing your profits. Here are a few crucial qualities of a great business website.


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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.

Be In The Know 

Hire the best young talent with skills that are matched to your business

Access up to $7,500 wage subsidy when hiring a student


Kingston Pandemic Business Support Grant $10,000

Photo: Tourism Kingston


The City of Kingston and Kingston Economic Development Corporation (KEDC) are providing a funding program to support small to medium sized businesses in the City of Kingston that have been negatively affected byCOVID-19. KEDCO will be administering the program with the overall objective to support business recovery and transformation.


All expenses must be incurred between January 1, 2021and October 31, 2021. Final report and proof of payment can be submitted anytime after project completion and no later than November 7, 2021.

 Application deadline is April 30, 2021 at 5:00pm.  



Government Funding Available

New funding for small businesses in Canada was announced last week for small businesses through the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF), with an increase in maximum support for enterprises from $40,000 to $60,000. The fund is backed by the Government of Canada through FedDev Ontario and is open to non-profit organizations and rural enterprises that were not eligible for other relief measures, as well as those that received other supports but need more backing to weather the second wave. The extra $1 million invested in RRRF is available to new applicants, and also to local businesses that are existing recipients but can now receive tops up of $20,000 in funding, with up to 50% of the additional funds taking the form of grants, and the balance as a 0% interest loan with no fees or charges.

Learn More

BBPA Boss Women Entrepreneur Training Program

Black Business and Professional Association

This program is a 13week long entrepreneurship training program with a robust curriculum inclusive of finance, business, marketing, research and wellness content. Facilitators from BDC, RBC, Google, Government of Canada and more will be present to share useful resources and tools for business success.

It’ll run every Tuesday, 6-7:30 pm.

To Register

Grants for Women in Apprenticeship

The Apprenticeship Incentive Grant for Women (AIG-W) helps you pay for expenses while you train as an apprentice in a Designated Red Seal Trade where women are underrepresented.

Learn More  

Get Government Funding to Help Cover COVID Costs

 If your business needs financial support to purchase personal protective equipment (PPE), there is government funding available up to $1,000 for small businesses with 2-9 employees in retail, food services and personal service sectors.  

 Click here for more details.


Canadian Emergency Business Account (CEBA)

Eligible businesses facing financial hard ship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic are now able to access a second CEBA loan of up to $20,000 – on top of the initial $40,000 that was available to small businesses. Half of this additional financing, up to $10,000, will be forgivable if the loan is repaid by December 31, 2022. This means the additional loan effectively increases CEBA loans from the existing $40,000 to$60,000 for eligible businesses, of which a total of $20,000 will be forgiven if the balance of the loan is repaid on time.

 As announced in the Fall Economic Statement, the application deadline for CEBA has also been extended to March 31, 2021. To apply, eligible businesses and not-for-profits need to contact the financial institution that provided their initial CEBA loan and provide the appropriate information and documentation.

To learn more or apply now, click here.

Funding for Business Women


Applications close March 31st

The Ontario Small Business Support Grant is intended to help small businesses (including sole proprietorships) in Ontario that are required to close or significantly restrict services under Ontario’s provincewide shutdown effective December 26, 2020.


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

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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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