Student entrepreneurs


Are you a student interested in starting your own business? If you’re between the ages of 15 and 29, you might just qualify for a little help in making that dream into a reality. 

According to a recent release from the Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre (CBEC), they are now accepting applications for Summer Company 2012.

“Summer Company is a program sponsored by the Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation (MEDI) and administered by CBEC, which assists students in starting and running their own business through the summer months.”

“Participants receive hands on business training and are matched with mentors who help guide them through the business stages.”

Furthermore, “each Summer Company participant can receive up to $3,000 to start their own business.”

According to Candy Pollard, a business consultant with CBEC, “we have had a couple of students from South Dundas as part of Summer Company in the past.” 

“We usually see about 30 to 35 initial applications. We then contact each student to provide information on continuing the application process,” she informed.

“It really is an excellent opportunity for our youth to learn about business and to make some money at the same time,” she said.

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