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Young Entrepreneurs Open for Business Through Summer Company Program

June 28, 2021
By Adam Gibeau

Cornwall Ontario  – Six students from Cornwall and SD&G are turning their business ideas into reality this summer through the Summer Company program.

All six businesses were officially launched today via a Zoom Meeting.  The official launch event featured a short video on each of the students to profile their businesses. 

Funded by the Government of Ontario, and administered by the Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre, Summer Company encourages students to start and run their own business. In return, participants will receive $3,000 in start-up funding assistance along with hands-on coaching and mentoring from local business leaders. These young adults were selected to participate in the program after completing detailed business plans, including marketing and financial projections

“This program provides a great opportunity for our participants to develop entrepreneurial skills while making money at the same time,” said Candy Pollard, Business Consultant with the Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre. “Through Summer Company, we are helping to train the business leaders of tomorrow.”

This year’s Summer Company participants will provide services such as outdoor maintenance in lawn care and gardens, full-service tutoring and consulting, a one-stop shop for computer accessories and gadgets, an ice cream shop, an exotic plant greenhouse, and custom flower crowns. 

All six Summer Company entrepreneurs will be profiled on the Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre website.

It is interesting to note that many Summer Company students continue their businesses through their high school and post secondary years.  Additionally, several past Summer Company participants who have finished their educational pursuits are now operating successful, full time businesses right here in our area.  Most notably are Essential Esthetics, Crystal’s Beautique Spa and Beauty Lounge and Sandfield Furniture. 

About the Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre

The Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre helps small business owners and entrepreneurs succeed in Cornwall, S.D. & G. and Akwesasne by offering information, tools and support during your start-up and growth stages of business operation. The Centre also offers seminars, webinars, workshops and networking opportunities that are designed with the entrepreneur in mind. Please visit www.businessenterprisecentre.ca for more information.

The Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre is operated by Cornwall Economic Development in partnership with the Government of Ontario , and is located at the Cornwall Civic Complex.

Post Author: Candy Pollard