Each year, students between the ages of 15 and 29 apply to the Summer Company program, submit a business plan and if selected, they can receive up to $3,000 in funding. This year, these 2 students have been selected for the 2022 Summer Company Program administered local by the Small Business Advisory Centre (Lanark County/Smiths Falls/north Leeds Grenville) catchment area. The successful students for 2022 are:
Eden Kentfield – Naturelle Home and Body Care‘
Eden Kentfield is the owner of Naturelle Home and Body Care, a small online business out of Almonte, Ontario that focuses on creating all-natural home and body care products.
All products are vegan, cruelty free, artificial fragrance free and safe for sensitive skin. The products are made using essential oils, which carry incredible tropical and aromatherapy benefits.
You will see Eden at markets, pop up shops and in some local stores this summer. For more information about Eden’s business visit https://naturelle.online/ or email her @ firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find her on Instagram, Facebook and TikTok @naturelle.online
Chris DeAngelis – ‘Ottawa Valley Music Company’
Chris DeAngelis is a musician, instructor and owner of the Ottawa Valley Music Company specializing in Jazz, Blues, Folk, and Rock. His extensive knowledge and passion for music drives his desire to inspire and empower folks of all ages to have music in their life.
Whether you’re a complete beginner, you’re looking to break a musical plateau, or wanting to strengthen and apply theoretical concepts- Chris is a gifted educator that can assist with any learner’s needs.
Lessons are individualized and engaging, while finding an important balance between fun and informative. For Chris, music is about expression, community and achieving a flow-state. Chris currently resides in the beautiful little town of Almonte, Ontario and is working towards his Bachelor of Music at Carleton University.
You can reach Chris to book lessons or discuss with him about playing at your event by emailing email@example.com or by calling 613-314-7250. A website is currently being created, stay tuned.
The Summer Company Program is an initiative of the Ontario Government. Locally, we have had 88 students take part in the program since it started back in 2001.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 work with mentors for support and advice on operating their business.
The 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 young entrepreneurs!
For more information about the Program or about the Centre. Please contact
Cindy James of the Small Business Advisory Centre (Smiths Falls/Lanark County/north Leeds Grenville)