Kingston Region Business
Support Network

Smith School of Business is pleased to work with the City of Kingston, Kingston Economic Development, and others to provide support to local businesses, not-for-profits and social enterprises as they cope with the impact of COVID-19.

We are proud members of the Kingston community and committed to helping local organizations navigate this challenging time.

City of Kingston
Kingston Economic Development

Connect with Free Student Services

Local businesses, not-for-profits and social enterprises can tap into the expertise, and skills of Smith School of Business students. Participating students come from across the scope of Smith business programs from undergraduate to professional masters and graduate level research programs, and bring a diverse range of skills and experience. Services could include: research, strategic planning, building a digital presence, web site development, sales and marketing, e-commerce, how to innovate and pivot, design thinking, writing government grant applications, and more.

To access the student support, organizations can register for free at Applied Work Experience or contact the business school’s Centre for Social Impact at csi@queensu.ca. Once the organization provides some basic information on its needs, a student consultant supported by faculty will confirm and match the organization to appropriate students and teams to assist.

Free Community Classroom Learning Sessions

Smith School of Business faculty and instructors are hosting free webinars designed specifically for Kingston region organizations to help tackle their current challenges. Sessions will be practical and informative with time for Q&A.

Upcoming Sessions

Presenter Barry Cross
Adjunct Assistant Professor & Distinguished Fellow of Operations Strategy
Wed, May 27, 4 - 5:15pm

More sessions will be added soon

Recordings of Past Sessions

Presenter Matthias Spitzmuller
Associate Professor & Distinguished Professor of Organizational Behaviour
Date of RecordingWed, May 20
Presenter Shari Hughson
Adjunct Lecturer & Director, Smith Master of Management Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Date of RecordingWed, May 13
Presenter Shai Dubey
Adjunct Assistant Professor & Distinguished Faculty Fellow of Business Law
Date of RecordingTues, May 5
Presenter Ken Wong
Associate Professor & Distinguished Professor of Marketing
Date of RecordingWed, April 29
Presenter Peter Gallant
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Date of RecordingWed, April 22

Other Resources for Kingston Region Business

For other information, services, and advice for your business, visit:

About the Centre for Social Impact

The Kingston Region Business Support Network project was initiated by the Centre for Social Impact at Smith School of Business. The Centre’s mission is to educate students and foster outreach and advocacy on issues of social impact. It does this by supporting education in the fields of responsible leadership and social impact; supporting research and sharing insights; providing support for communities; and being a global advocate on issues of responsible leadership and social impact.

As part of its activities, the Centre offers the Certificate in Social Impact which Smith business students can earn as part of the undergraduate or graduate degree program.

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