Young Entrepreneurs Open Summer Companies

July 4, 2017
By Bob Peters

Cornwall Ontario – Eight students from Cornwall and SD&G are turning their business ideas into reality this summer through the Summer Company program.

Funded by the Government of Ontario, and administered by the Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre, Summer Company encourages students to start and run their own business. In return, participants will receive $3,000 in start-up funding assistance along with hands-on coaching and mentoring from local business leaders.

These young adults were selected to participate in the program after completing detailed business plans, including marketing and financial projections.

“This program provides a great opportunity for our participants to develop entrepreneurial skills while making money at the same time,” said Candy Pollard, Business Consultant with the Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre. “Through Summer Company, we are helping to train the business leaders of tomorrow.”

This year’s Summer Company participants will provide products and services such as grass cutting, videography, horse day camps, natural beauty products, creative writing, sheep farming, and mobile water and freezie sales.

All eight businesses were officially launched at a kick-off celebration last week.

“The event provides an opportunity for our students to gain skills in setting up and manning a booth for their own business,” said Katie Nurse of the Business Enterprise Centre. “The students were able to meet and talk to potential customers.”

About the Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre

The Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre helps small business owners and entrepreneurs succeed in Cornwall, S.D. & G. and Akwesasne by offering information, tools and support during your start-up and growth stages of business operation. The Centre also offers seminars, workshops and networking opportunities that are designed with the entrepreneur in mind.

The Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre is operated by Cornwall Economic Development in partnership with the Government of Ontario, and is located at the Cornwall Civic Complex.


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