Business Resources

Grenville Community Futures Development Corporation

Grenville Community Futures Development Corporation (GCFDC) is a community-based, nonprofit organization that plays a local leadership role in delivering economic development services to communities and in delivering financial and consulting services to small and medium-sized businesses.

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Leeds & Grenville Small Business Enterprise Centre

Serving Leeds and Grenville, the Small Business Centre is a leading source for business information, a one-stop shop for information about starting a business, growing an existing business or youth entrepreneurship initiatives.

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North Grenville Chamber of Commerce

Joining the Chamber can be a great way to get known and network with other businesses and build partnerships. Membership provides access to many services and benefits.

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CSE Consulting

CSE Consulting operates the North Grenville Employment Resource Center that serves both job seekers and employers in the community

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Old Town Kemptville BIA

Old Town Kemptville Business Improvement Area (BIA) is a collective of over 65 shops and businesses that overlook the South Branch of the Rideau River along Prescott and Clothier Street.

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Business Network International

Business Network International (BNI) is a business and professional networking organization whose primary purpose is to exchange business referrals. There is a local chapter in Kemptville and is membership based.

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North Grenville Business Builders

North Grenville Business Builders (NGBB) is a business networking group that meets on a weekly basis, developing relationships and contacts. In a sharing and supportive setting the group acts as a catalyst for business opportunities and development.

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Kemptville Women in Business

Kemptville Women in Business is intended to empower local businesswomen to network their business for future growth and also to collect funds for women's charities.

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United Counties of Leeds and Grenville

The United Counties of Leeds & Grenville, "Where lifestyle grows good business," is a progressive place to locate and grow a business. It will be an engine of economic growth through a collaborative, regional approach, focused on growing its business in a sustainable manner, while enjoying a high quality of life that is culturally rich, active and diverse, within a unique, natural historic environment that is globally recognized.

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Looking to start or grow your business?

BizPaL is an innovative online service that allows you, the entrepreneur or business owner, a central place to find all the permit and licence information needed to start or grow your business.

Based on some generic information that you provide about your proposed business activities, you will generate a complete list of required permits and licences from the municipal, provincial/territorial and federal levels of government in one place.

The service is the result of strong collaboration between the federal, provincial/territorial and participating municipal governments and is designed with the following benefits in mind:

  • Easy and Convenient
  • One stop access to permit and licence information
  • Accessible anytime

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Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food (OMAF)’s “Community and Business Financing: A Guide to Funding Programs for Rural Ontario” website has a variety of funding programs available. The key is rural affairs, it’s not just for farmers.

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Industry Canada

The Canada Small Business Financing Program has been helping small businesses with their financing needs for over 50 years.

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Community Improvement Plan Grant Program

North Grenville’s Community Improvement Plan (CIP) includes a suite of financial incentive programs to stimulate revitalization and investment to commercial and residential properties and businesses in the Rideau-Sanders-Prescott district.

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Digital Main St.

Digital Main Street is helping small businesses across Ontario strengthen their digital and online capabilities.

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Canada Business Network

The Government of Canada’s “Canada Business” website has funding and service programs for entrepreneurs which you can browse based on sector and purpose of the funding. They also offer other tools such as business plan templates, SWOT analysis, and marketing plans and analysis.

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Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium

The Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC) offers its members a broad range of services and programs to help them become more competitive. It is a not-for-profit organization of manufacturers, dedicated to facilitating member development towards greater global competitiveness, as a strong community infrastructure of business.

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Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario

The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario)'s programs will support economic and community development, innovation, and economic diversification, with contributions to communities, businesses and non-profit organizations.

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Canadian Federation of Independent Business

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) represents the interests of the small business community, every province has knowledgeable counsellors who can provide answers to your business related questions and help troubleshoot a variety of issues affecting your company. Reduced-fee programs with affiliated partners for credit and debit card payment processing, banking, telecommunications and other services that can help you save.

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Launch Lab

If you have challenges, opportunities, or goals that your business is striving to meet or overcome, Launch Lab Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIR) can help advise and mentor you to success. This incredibly talented group of entrepreneurs offer no charge service and will advise local businesses, regardless of sector or stage of development, concerning any issue, challenge, or potential opportunity they may be confronting.

To find out more, email Launch Lab directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or book a FREE consultation through the Grenville Community Futures Development Corporation at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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FedDev Ontario

FedDev Ontario is now accepting applications under three simplified funding streams that are easy to navigate, and have been designed to meet the needs of our innovators, job creators and communities.

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Engage Ontario-Cutting Red Tape for Businesses

The Ontario government wants to hear from you on the issues you’re dealing with as a business owner or representative.Tell them how they can reduce the regulatory burden to help make your business more competitive and support your investment in Ontario.

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Leeds & Grenville Approved Professionals

The LG Approved Professionals Program was established to help the general public of United Counties of Leeds and Grenville connect with High Quality and Authentic Professionals.

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Innovation Canada

This tool allows you to search all government funding and business advising programs.

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