Four Students Launch their Businesses through Summer Company

4 local students have been selected for the 2018 Summer Company Program from the Small Business Advisory Centre
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Posted on: July 13, 2018


This year, 4 local students have been selected for the 2018 Summer Company Program from the Small Business Advisory Centre (Lanark County/Smiths Falls) catchment area. Summer Company provides an opportunity for students to be their own boss for the summer. The successful students for 2018 are:

Liam Nesbitt – ‘Life Changing Training’
Life Changing Training offers personal training services to individuals who are looking to better themselves both physically and mentally. In-person personal training sessions will be available in Smiths Falls and surrounding areas, while online programs will also be available via the company website. You can contact Liam to set up a consultation at 613-207-0253, email him at or check out his website at

Levi Albert – ‘Greystone Designs’
Greystone Designs will create and sell high-quality, handmade, jewelry made from locally sourced materials. The business will operate from Almonte, ON and will be distributed in areas of Lanark County.  Contact Levi at (613) 558-8003, or by email

Maddy Martin – ‘The Boxed Riddle’
The Boxed Riddle is a mobile “Escape Room” that can be rented for corporate events, birthday parties and group activities. The Boxed Riddle was created by Maddy Martin, who is located in Beckwith, ON. To book your next escape experience, contact Maddy at (613) 257-1541, by email at or check out her website at

The Summer Company Program is an initiative of the Ontario Government and throughout the summer the students are equipped with the tools necessary to succeed and provide hands-on business training and mentoring. Summer Company is aimed at students between the ages of 15-29 in school and returning to school in the fall.  The successful students receive an award of up to $1,500 to help with business start-up costs, and a $1,500 award in September upon returning to school; approximately 12 hours of business training; and an opportunity to meet with local community-mentors for support and advice on operating their summer business.

This year, these 4 local students will spend their summer gaining invaluable business experience, earning money and learn what it means to be your own boss. They will be in good company with many other young entrepreneurs from across Ontario. Please support these new young entrepreneurs!

For more information about the Program or Centre, please contact Cindy James or Nicola Thomson at the Small Business Advisory Centre (Smiths Falls/Lanark County) at 613-283-7002 ext.108/109 or via email at /   You can find us online at, like our Facebook page @smallbizcentre and follow us on Instagram smallbusinesscentre_sf_lc.