The Labour Market Group of Renfrew & Lanark works collaboratively with community partners on the creation of innovative labour market solutions that meet local workforce development needs.
The Small Business Advisory Centre -Smiths Falls/Lanark County (former name Lanark North Leeds Enterprise Centre) is co-located with Valley Heartland Community Futures Development Corporation, County of Lanark Economic Development, in the Regional Centre for Business Development.
The Small Business Advisory Centre is an initiative of the Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure, in partnership with the Town of Smiths Falls and funding support from the County of Lanark. The geographic area includes all of Lanark County, the Town of Smiths Falls and northern portions of the Townships of Elizabethtown-Kitley, Rideau Lakes and Merrickville-Wolford. Entrepreneurs outside of this area are welcome to use the centre as well, provided they are planning to open or have an existing business in Ontario.
A business advisor is available by appointment to meet with you. We can help you with your questions about small business and provide you with the information you need to get your business going and keep it running smoothly and profitably. We are very resourceful, if there are questions that we can’t answer we can steer you to various other sources for more specialized information.
Valley Heartland Community Futures Development Corporation is dedicated to stimulating job creation and economic growth through business and community development in Lanark & North Leeds. Governed by a local volunteer board of directors and staffed by professionals, our mission is to actively collaborate with our regional partners to strengthen and develop our communities by investing in sustainable economic development in Lanark County and North Leeds, encourage entrepreneurship and the pursuit of economic opportunities. Building on more than two decades of success, we play a local leadership role in delivering economic development services to communities and in delivering financial and consulting services to small and medium-sized businesses. We achieve this by:
- Providing business counselling and coaching
- Providing access to capital through business loans
- Supporting strategic community planning and development