Students Launch 10 Summer CompaniesJuly 6, 2018
Cornwall Ontario – Ten 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 assists 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 Smart Home equipment installation, computer sales, repairs and training, web and software development, graphic design, personal fitness training, gymnastics training and strengthening, fishing rods and lures, Glengarry apparel, various woodworking items and benches made from truck tailgates.
All ten businesses were officially launched at a kick-off celebration last week.
- Smart Home Cornwall – Smart home device sales and installation
- Jahred’s Tech Services – computer sales, installation & training
- Wooden Treasures – wooden handcrafts pieces
- Wicked Sticks & Tackle – handmade fishing rods and tackle
- Veenstra Fitness – personal training
- Stretching & Strengthening Gymnastics Camp
- Deadmann – Website & software development
- Barrett’s Tailgate Benches – wooden benches with truck tailgate backrest
- Smartistic Designs – Promotional materials & visual learning tools
- Glengarry My Home – Clothing Line
“This type of event provides an opportunity for our students to gain skills in setting up and manning a booth for their own business,” said Josh O’Reilly of the Business Enterprise Centre. “The students are also able to meet and talk to potential customers which helps to get their businesses started.”
About the Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre
The Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre helps small business owners and entrepreneurs succeed in Cornwall, Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry & Akwesasne by offering information, tools and support during the start-up and growth stages of business operation. The Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre is operated by Cornwall Economic Development, and funded in part by the Government of Ontario.
The Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre is located at 100 Water Street East (Cornwall Civic Complex) and can be contacted by phone at 613-933-0074 or online at:
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