The Small Business Centre announced today 12 student business start-ups have been approved through the Summer Company program.
Start ups this year include comic book design and sales, yard and lawn maintenance service, videography, handmade jewellery and firewood sales.
Each Summer Company participant is paired with a local mentor who has relevant experience and expertise to provide guidance and support to the student, along with hands-on coaching and mentoring.
They also receive a business start up award of up to $3,000.
Businesses will be at local farmers’ markets over the summer, marketing their products and services.
This program is available to students in Prince Edward, Hastings and Lennox & Addington Counties and the Belleville and Quinte Regions and is funded by the Government of Ontario.
“Summer Company helps full-time students 15 to 29 years of age and returning to school in the fall run their own summer businesses,” said Liz Kryschuk, SBC Office and Events Coordinator. “This dynamic program allows students to take charge of their future by taking a start-up business idea and turning it into reality. All that’s required is a good summer company idea, commitment, and hard work.”