Start a Business

Turn your ideas into a success story

Strategically located, naturally inspiring

Discover a unique combination of robust business support, a strategic location offering access to key markets and a serene natural setting that fosters both personal well-being and entrepreneurial creativity. Our dedicated Economic Development team is ready to guide you through every stage of starting your business, connecting you with vital resources and a supportive community.

There’s Support Available for You

Business Planning

Our dedicated team offers extensive business planning support, providing you with the tools and insights needed to develop a robust and effective business plan.

Partnerships and Connections

Benefit from a rich network of partnerships and connections, linking you to a wide range of industry experts, local businesses and community leaders such as KNDL and Ontario East Economic Development.

Talent and Staff Recruitment

We’ll help to streamline your hiring process, ensuring you find the right talent to drive your business forward.

Business Guides

Starting a business in Ontario can be an exciting journey, but determining how to start can also be overwhelming. Check out this 10-step guide to kick-start your business venture in Ontario. If you’re a young entrepreneur, check out the Government of Canada’s Youth Entrepreneurship Guide.

Training and Ambassador Program

Both our team, and key successful small business owners in our community are happy to provide complimentary guidance.

Spousal Employment

Let our team be of assistance in helping to connect your spouse with regional employment and local opportunities.

Zoning, Permits and Regulations

We’ll streamline your business setup by providing comprehensive guidance and support.

Commercial and Industrial Property Searches

Navigate local commercial and industrial real estate listings directly on our website. Or get in touch with us to connect you with further support.

Grants and Funding Opportunities

Our strong connections with all levels of government, colleges, universities and businesses throughout the region mean you’ll get help every step of the way.

Women in Business, Black Entrepreneur & First Nation Entrepreneur Services

Discover a women-led bootcamp for women-led businesses. Get prepared to pitch your business and secure investment.

Business Seminars and Events

Gain access to invaluable learning opportunities and the latest industry insights, enhancing your business acumen and strategy. These events also provide a platform for networking.

Curious Whether You’re Ready to Start a Business?
Talk through your idea with our team.

Living in L&A

Lennox and Addington offer a harmonious blend of a welcoming, supportive community, picturesque natural surroundings and a landscape rich with business opportunities, making it an ideal place to live and work.

One-on-One Consultation

Booking a one-on-one consultation with the Economic Development team at Lennox and Addington County provides you with personalized guidance tailored to your business needs, completely free of charge.
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