On July 5th the Halton Small Business Centre hosted a kick-off event to celebrate and introduce our new 2018 Summer Company program participants.
The Summer Company program helps enterprising students between the ages of 15 and 29 start and run their own summer business. The program provides hands-on business training and mentoring, and up to $3,000 to help operate their business.
The event featured one of our past Summer Company success stories, David McCuaig of Don McCaul Designs. David shared stories of his experiences with the program and provided encouragement to this year’s participants. David also spoke about the program’s beneficial mentoring and training, and the valuable opportunity to share challenges and successes with fellow young entrepreneurs.
The event highlighted several of our current participants who shared details about their unique businesses and what they hope to accomplish over the summer. We were also joined by some of our Summer Company mentors. Our program mentors include local professionals from the community who work with Halton Small Business Centre staff to guide and coach the students through their entrepreneurship journey.
This year’s Summer Company participants include a diverse mix of businesses serving the Halton community and beyond. Visit us online to learn more about the students and their businesses, and let their success inspire you to turn your own business idea into a successful career!
Our goal is to help students truly experience entrepreneurship and provide them with a practical opportunity to gain hands-on know-how in all aspects of business start-up. The Halton Small Business Centre would like to thank and acknowledge our valuable community partners who support the Summer Company program to ensure its success!
For more information about resources and programs available for young entrepreneurs and businesses at any stage, visit the Halton Small Business Centre at 1151 Bronte Road, Oakville, online at www.haltonsmallbusiness.ca or call 905-825-6000 ext. 7900.