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Six Local Students Turned Their Business Ideas Into Reality Through The Summer Company Program

KAWARTHA LAKES-A group of local students tried their hand at entrepreneurship this summer with the help of the Kawartha Lakes Small Business Centre (SBC)

The Summer Company is a government of Ontario program for students between the ages of 15 and 29. The program provides hands-on training, mentorship and financial grants of up to $3000 to help students start their own summer business.

Congratulations to the six students who completed the program and turned their business ideas into a reality this summer:

  • Ella Marsh, Swim To You
  • Ty Stockdale, TOS Services
  • Jack Georgiou, JG Detailing
  • Justin Moffatt, Moffatt’s Lawn Care & Property Maintenance
  • Kelsi MacKay, WILDE
  • Andrew Sheppard, Andrew’s Lawn Maintenance

Jack Georgiou shared “I always wanted to run my own business, I wanted to build something on my own and I reached all my goals. Having a mentor there whenever you needed was so helpful.”

Ty Stockdale had a similar experience. He said, “The program was very helpful. From someone who has taken business classes, it is always great to get a new standpoint on something or to brainstorm with someone new. You can never know too much, so every time we had a meeting or in training I felt I was always expanding my knowledge.”

After spending the summer developing her own business, Kelsi said, “I definitely see this being a full-time career for me. I have really proved to myself in the last couple months that if I put in the dedication amazing things can happen.

Summer Company will return in 2024, stay tuned next spring for updates on application dates.

 

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