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Business Supports and Organizations

If you're someone with entrepreneurial spirit and looking to start a business, or maybe an enterprise that's looking to expand or move, we've got lots of supports and resources for you. We're also well-connected to a lot of partner agencies who have grants, programs, and learning opportunities to help you through every step of your business journey.

Business Recognition Certificates

We love providing a warm welcome to new businesses and congratulating existing ones for their dedication in the community! If your business is approaching a significant milestone, we want to celebrate your success and share it with the community.

We proudly recognize business anniversaries, new ownership, significant expansions, and new businesses in our Municipality. Depending on the type of recognition, we provide public acknowledgement with a certificate and promotion through our social media channels, website, and economic development e-newsletter. In some instances, invitations are extended to local media and the MP/MPP.

We look forward to supporting you!

Partner Organizations

These local organizations are a valuable resource for any entrepreneur. Connect with them today to see how they can help you with business information, mentoring opportunities, funding assistance, workshops, and other learning opportunities.

Keep your Google Business Profile up-to-date

One of the features of our Kincardine Welcomes tourism website is pre-searched Google windows helping people find things throughout the Municipality of Kincardine.

Google is often a first step in searching for information for your customers, so making sure you’re meeting them there is important.

One of the reasons we chose to use the Google searches rather than a business directory is because it doesn’t require our business owners to have another login, password, and destination to remember to update.

Most businesses already have a Google Business Profile, so we chose this free platform that you’re likely already populated on. If you make updates to your profile, it automatically updates the information that will show on our website, too.

Not sure if you've got a Google Business Profile? Google your business!

The results will show a business profile on the right-hand side of a desktop browser or at the top of your mobile device.

If you’ve never set-up a business account but you find a business listing, it’s because Google auto-generates listings that are often searched and then uses data from the internet to fill in the information.

To claim your business listing, click Own this business? to start the process.

You can also start from scratch at Google Business Profile to get things set-up.

Google leads you through the process, and once you have access to your profile, updating the content is easy to follow. It will also make sure your information shows up on Google Maps, too.

Set a reminder in your calendar to regularly check your Google listing to make sure things are up-to-date like your hours of operation and look over any reviews you might be receiving from customers.

In fact, Google reviews are a great place to engage with your customers. It helps your business sit higher in search results when you’ve got an active Google Business Profile where people are singing your praises! Even a poor review gives you an opportunity to reach out to that customer and try to make the experience better.

You can even make it part of your in-store experience to encourage your clients to give a rating or testimonial online.

There are lots of online resources available to help you learn about Google Business Profile and make it work harder for your business. A great place to start is with Google Business Profile Help while their Grow your business with Google can help you take next steps to really take your business’ digital presence even further. Digital Main Street is another fantastic place to find resources, too.

If you’d be interested in the Municipality of Kincardine or one of our partner organizations hosting digital marketing learning opportunities, let us know!

Job Fair & Career Expo

Our annual Job Fair and Career Expo is great for businesses, organizations, and job seekers!

Held in the spring, this annual event provides a forum where job seekers can attend - for free - to learn more about local industries, businesses, skilled trades, and job training. Job seekers looking for a new career, summer job or part-time employment are encouraged to join us and participate in this great networking opportunity. 

For businesses and organizations, it's an opportunity to present your company to the community and potential employees. Whether you’re looking for full-time employees, summer students or simply to build local awareness of your company, this event is for you!

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