Running a business is a journey…

… and it can be challenging to know what to do next. Switchboard connects you to Kingston and area business support for any Business Stage.

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Find support for any Business Stage.

No two business journeys are the same. Find the business support you need based on challenges commonly associated with exploration, idea development, startup, sustained operation and scaling your business.

What is your Business Stage?

Exploration

You are looking to get involved with the entrepreneurial community and need opportunities to develop and connect.

I’m interested in developing myself professionally and working in an entrepreneurial environment, but I don’t know where to start.

See resources for Exploration

Idea

You have an idea or have identified a problem, but you don’t yet have a plan.

I have a great idea for a product or service that solves a problem. I’ve done a shallow search to validate the business potential, but I don’t have a suitable launch plan prepared.

See resources for Idea

Startup

You’re developing your product or service, but you’re not yet profitable.

I’ve proven the viability of my product or service and made a plan to go to market. I’ve just, or am just about to launch my product to the public, but I’m not currently earning much (if any) revenue.

See resources for Startup

Established

You are sustaining yourself, but you don’t have a growth plan.

I’ve established my primary sales channels and have been selling my offering. I’m earning enough revenue to sustain my current business, and I’ve been experimenting with different aspects of my business model to align with my future goals for the company.

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Ready to Scale

You have a dedicated management team and a plan to reach beyond your current market, but need help executing.

I’ve been offering my product or service with much success. I’ve zeroed in on an effective business model and am now ready to scale my operations and reach new markets and through my research and planning I’ve identified opportunities to do so.

See resources for Ready to Scale
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Still not sure where you fit?

Compare your progress with the milestones commonly associated with each Business Stage.

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We sort resources according to goals, challenges and mindset…

… not revenue, operating age or number of employees.

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We are proud to be partnered with Kingston and area Resource Providers.

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Every year, resource providers update their programming in response to new funding, initiatives and feedback from the community. Join our network and stay informed of new programs that could be relevant to you.

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We acknowledge the support of the Government of Canada through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario.