Local entrepreneurs are about to get a boost from Hasting County.
Hastings County has hired a staffer to provide training and other support services to entrepreneurs within the county. Mary Doyle has been hired as the enterprise facilitation co-ordinator, providing business coaching to new entrepreneurs and existing businesses across the county’s fourteen member municipalities.
“We are pleased to welcome Doyle to our team at the county,” said Hastings County Warden Rick Phillips. “The role that Mary is fulfilling has become quite popular. She won’t have an office, but rather will be out and about assisting budding entrepreneurs and businesses, and they will benefit regardless of whether they are on a main street, in an industrial park or on a back country road.”
The Tweed native and former elementary school teacher, has developed her business experience through managing two businesses of her own.
The success of one of her businesses earned Doyle the coveted “Business Person of the Year” award in 2009 from the Kingston Chamber of Commerce named her “Business Person of the Year.”
Doyle’s first task is to network with as many people, said economic development manager Andrew Redden.
“Since early 2010, we have directly assisted more than 250 entrepreneurs first-hand, helped more than 120 businesses open, expand or remain in operation, and supported the creation of more than 100 new jobs,” he said.
Prospective and existing entrepreneurs can reach Doyle by phone at 613-391-0350 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Original Article – Belleville Intelligencer