Smiths Falls is currently experiencing tremendous growth. We have been very fortunate to recently welcome numerous large businesses to our community, and continue to rely on businesses that have been established here for well over 100 years. With growth comes some growing pains, but also incredible opportunities. If you are thinking about starting a business, or need help growing your current business, Smiths Falls has many resources to help get you on your way.
- The Town of Smiths Falls
The Town of Smiths Falls launched the CIP (Community Improvement Project) approximately 4 years ago. This program is designed to help downtown businesses improve their facades via a grant, available to both owners and tenants. The Town of Smiths Falls will match funds for up to $10,000, with a minimum application of $500.
Improving your façade will have an immediate effect on the first impression that you make to potential customers and clients. Contact Karl Grenke at email@example.com today!
The Economic Development Team at The Town of Smiths Falls is also an incredible resource. They can connect you with eligible grants and introduce you to key players in the community. Contact Jennifer Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Valley Heartland
Valley Heartland is a non-profit, community-based organization funded by FedDev conveniently located at Cornelia Court in Smiths Falls. Valley Heartland has many resources available to help you grow your business including training and mentoring and access to capital via low interest loans. It’s worth a chat! Contact them today at 613.283.7002 or visit them online at www.valleyheartlandcfdc.com
- Small Business Advisory Centre
The Small Business Advisory Centre is an initiative of the Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, in partnership with the Town of Smiths Falls. They regular host informative events and seminars to help you stay relevant in our constantly evolving marketplaces. Check out their list of upcoming events on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/smallbizcentre
- The Smiths Falls Chamber of Commerce
The Chamber proudly boasts a membership of over 340 dynamic businesses. The Chamber is aproactive, energetic visionary organization dedicated to economic development and prosperity. Joining the Chamber will help you immediately add 300+ contacts to your network. The Chamber also regularly hosts breakfast meetings, after 5’s and has recently becoming very involved in hosting community events that are designed to encourage tourism and bring new patrons to our business community. Call your Chamber today at 613.283.1334.