Summer Company trains and mentors youth to run their own business

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Posted on: May 2, 2024

The United Counties of Leeds and Grenville – Small Business is looking for 5 capable,  independent students to step out and run their own business through the Summer Company  program this summer. The program provides grant money, training, mentoring and coaching  throughout the summer while students, ages 15 to 29, run their own business.

Summer Company is celebrating its 24th year and has served over 125 students in the Leeds  Grenville area. The program provides hands-on business training and participants will receive an  award of up to $1,500 in early summer to help with business start-up costs. An additional  $1,500 award is received at the end of summer upon the successful completion of their Summer  Company business and proof of returning to school. The students receive education on all  things small business and the opportunity to work with local mentors who will provide support  and advice on operating their summer business.

“It’s a great way for students to see if being their own boss is for them, and it looks great on  post-secondary school applications and resumes. This program is low risk because of all the  support provided, and life lessons learned in a safe environment,” said Jeanette Johnston, Small  Business Development Officer with the Leeds Grenville Economic Development Office. “We are  excited to lead a new group of young people to greatness.”

Recruitment ends May 17th, 2024, so please inquire today! For more information visit the Small  Business webpage at this

The Small Business Enterprise Centre program services are funded by the Province of Ontario, and in part by the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville and the City of Brockville

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