Business resources

Enterprise Quinte Small Business Resource Centre 

The Small Business Centre is your link to Ontario’s small business support network. We are a leading source for business information in the Quinte area, which includes Belleville, Quinte West, Brighton, Prince Edward and Hastings Counties. Whether you are just starting your own business or have been in business for less than five years, the Small Business Centre provides you with resources, tools and no-cost consultations to help you with your small business dream. The Small Business Centre also offers a series of seminars, workshops and networking opportunities that are designed to provide you with insightful information for your small business. 

Visit for more information or contact them at: 613-961-0590.


Community Futures Development (CFDC) of North & Central Hastings and South Algonquin

This corporation assists the establishment of new business in the Northern and Central areas of Hastings County. Visit


Hastings County’s Economic and Tourism Development

Hastings County’s Economic and Tourism Development office is a great resource for anyone wanting to start and expand a business. The County has a team of dynamic professionals who provide a variety of confidential, complementary support services for entrepreneurs or individuals interested in visiting, locating, growing, or starting a business in Hastings County. The County offers services, programs, and resources to help new and existing businesses of every size

Mark Hanley, Small Business Coordinator 613-391-0350


Small Business Centre

The Small Business Centre is your one-stop shop for entrepreneurs and small business owners. Small Business Centre counsellors provide information from business start-up to growing your business right through to succession planning.

613-961-0590 | Toll-Free: 1-877-961-0590


Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA)

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs is a governmental resource and support for agri-food and agri-product businesses. OMAFRA helps to grow your business by fostering innovation and creating jobs in the agri-food industry especially in rural Ontario. They provide programs with funding, tools to help your business as well as advisory services that support innovation and economic development.

Karen Fischer, Advisor Phone: (613) 475-4908 E-mail: Website:


Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)

The Business Development Bank of Canada is the only financial institution dedicated to entrepreneurs. BDC supports small and medium-sized businesses and all industries. BDC offers financial programs including venture capital, growth, and business transition capital as well as indirect financing.

Phone: 1 (877) BDC-BANX Website:


Manufacturing Resource Centre (MRC)

The Manufacturing Resource Centre is working on behalf and with manufacturers in Hastings County, Lennox & Addington County, Northumberland County and Prince Edward County. The MRC helps to enhance performance in the manufacturing sector, has knowledge and access to programs and services to assist manufacturers, helps new business manufacturers to be ready in the industry as well as helps to coordinate labour activities.

Phone: (613) 966-0113 Fax: (613) 961-7998 Email:


Loyalist College Community Employment Services

The Loyalist College Community Employment Service Centre is a resource centre that can help you If you are an employer with free advertising, pre-screening to ensure suitable candidates, access to a pool of up-to-date, motivated job seekers, workshops/ training and apprenticeship information and registration support.

Phone: (613) 966-0205 Fax: (613) 966-6318 E-mail:


Belleville Chamber of Commerce

We are proud to be celebrating 152 years of service to the business community of Belleville in 2016. Created in 1864 and originally as a Board of Trade for Hastings County, businesses were required to participate. In 1920 it was converted to a Chamber of Commerce and represented one of the most successful Chambers in Eastern Ontario at that time. As the County developed, additional Chambers were formed in Quinte West, Madoc and Tweed. Although we are separate Chambers representing different cities and towns, we take a regional approach to our endeavours. After all, business knows no boundaries.


Madoc and District Chamber of Commerce

The Madoc & District Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization directed by a group of volunteer business members. We represent the business community and provide representation for the issues effecting the business and social climate of our community.


NRC Concierge Service

Connecting you to funding, expertise, facilities, and global opportunities to help you grow your business!


Canada Business Ontario


Start-up Canada /Bay of Quinte

Startup Bay of Quinte is spearheaded by Quintevation in partnership with other community enterprise support organizations. We connect all entrepreneurs of the Bay of Quinte Region.


Intuit and TSheets

The Canadian blog and Small Business Resource Centre are both completely free and filled with guides, articles, and studies that your residents and visitors might find useful.