Running your own student business is one of the best summer jobs you can have. This summer, seven young entrepreneurs from Cornwall and SDG are bringing their business ideas to life with the help of the Summer Company program.
The official launch event will take place on June 30, 2022 inside the main lobby of the Civic Complex and will be open to the public. The mini trade show will feature each student company and provide an opportunity to meet potential new clients in person.
The seven Summer Company entrepreneurs will be featured on the Cornwall Business Enterprise Center website:
Hannah Lavictoire – Hannah Lavictoire, visual artist
Thomas LeGallais – Swish School
Neika Noel – Bear’s Woof & Wag Dog Wash
Coralie Adams – Qu’Aura Crystals
Connor McDougall – Branch Campfire Kits
Bobby Robinson – Baler Bob Custom Work
Connor Armstrong – Armstrong Stump Grinding & Hedge Removal
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 assistance as well as hands-on coaching and mentoring from local business leaders. These young adults were selected to participate in the program after developing detailed business plans, including marketing and financial projections.
“This program provides a great opportunity for our participants to develop entrepreneurial skills while earning money,” said Shauna Baggs, Business Advisor at Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre. “Through Summer Company, we are helping to develop future community business leaders. »
This year’s Summer Company participants will provide services such as: stump grinding and hay baling, basketball school, campfire kits, visual art, custom mystery crystal packs and dog grooming.
The Summer Company can be a springboard for students to pursue their activities throughout their secondary and post-secondary studies. In addition, several former Summer Company participants who have completed their studies are now operating successful full-time businesses in our community. Notable ones are Essential Esthetics, Crystal’s Beautique Spa and Beauty Lounge, and Sandfield Furniture.
About the Cornwall Business Center
The Cornwall Business Enterprise Center helps small business owners succeed in Cornwall, SDG and Akwesasne by offering information, tools and support. The Center provides support through seminars, webinars, workshops and networking opportunities designed to build a strong entrepreneurial community in our region. Please visit www.businessenterprisecentre.ca for more information.
The Cornwall Business Enterprise Center is funded by the Government of Ontario in partnership with City of Cornwall Economic Development and SDG Economic Development. The office is located inside the Cornwall Civic Complex.