Small business

Proud co-owner Phil Audet says complete reliance on solar power makes ArBru, located just outside Mallorytown, one-of-a-kind in Canada.
Business supports were excessive and show the outsized influence of business groups on public policy, economists say.
Opening during the pandemic was stressful, admits Ranelle Larocque, owner of Queen Bee Millinery in Perth, but as it turned out, her timing was just right.
The County of Leeds and Grenville’s economic development office is launching another round of funding to help small businesses get back on their feet post-COVID. 
Andi Marcus has trademarked a concept she calls DineOver, which takes the bed and breakfast concept and reverses it.
When Scott Godwin and Luc Vincent left their respective rural towns, neither expected to return to Kemptville, Ontario, years later, to start a business, a life and a community together.
For Meredith Salvian, owner and operator of The Perth Cheese Shop, it’s all about the customer experience: even if she has to close her shop doors to make that experience better. 
The hiring incentive and two other programs aimed at hard-hit businesses are scheduled to expire in early May.
Ottawa marketing firm Danger Co. will provide free marketing support to all Ukrainian refugees looking to start over in North America as entrepreneurs, the company announced. 
Former Torontonian Patrick Burke says he immediately felt a "community spirit" in the Glebe after moving to Ottawa in 2020.