Summer Company Looking for Student Entrepreneurs

April 12, 2013
By Katie Brunet

Cornwall Ontario – Looking for a summer job? Why not be your own boss this summer instead?

Take something you have a passion for and create an idea for a business and be your own boss for the summer. In the process, you could be eligible for a $3,000 grant.

Sounds pretty good doesn’t it? That is exactly what Summer Company is all about.

Summer Company assists students in starting and running their own business through the summer months. Participants receive hands on business training and are matched to mentors who help guide the student through the business stages. Each Summer Company participant can receive up to $3,000 to start their business.

“Summer Company is an exciting opportunity for students to do something they love, learn about the business world first hand, and make money,” said Business Consultant Candy Pollard. “Not only does the student get to be their own boss, and receive start-up funding, they also gain valuable entrepreneurial skills as they turn their business idea into a reality.”

The Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre (CBEC) is now accepting applications for Summer Company 2013.

Any student who lives in Cornwall, S.D. & G. or Akwesasne is eligible, provided that you are between the ages of 15 and 29 and will be returning to school in the fall.

The Summer Company Program has seen a great deal of success in Cornwall and S.D. & G. In the past 5 years, 35 students have opened and successfully run their own businesses, and each has received the maximum grant of $3,000.

Summer Company is sponsored by the Ministry of Economic Development, Trade & Employment (MEDT&E) and administered by the CBEC.

Spaces for Summer Company 2013 are limited, therefore interested students are encouraged to visit for more information regarding eligibility and program requirements and/or to fill out an initial application. Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre staff are available for assistance in completing applications and answering questions. Contact the Centre by calling 613-933-0074 ext. #2276 or visit their website.

The deadline is quickly approaching, therefore students are encouraged to act now.

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