Students wanted to run their own businesses this summer

Hey students, want to add CEO to your resume this summer? If you have a great business idea and are returning to school in the fall we can help make that happen.

Applications are open for Summer Company, a provincial program helping students start their own businesses. Summer Company offers students ages 15 to 29 business training and mentorships from local successful business people, support from the small business experts at the St. Catharines Enterprise Centre and a $3,000 grant to get their ideas off the ground.

“Over the course of the summer students will learn what it takes to manage a business, from sales and marketing to bookkeeping to managing relationships with customers to networking,” said Rob Belchior, the City’s small business consultant at the Enterprise Centre. “Students get so much more out of it than just grant money: the skills and experience they develop will serve them well in future opportunities.”

The St. Catharines Enterprise Centre is the local provider for Summer Company. Eligible candidates must apply before May 19 and must be: Ontario residents, Canadian citizens or permanent residents; willing to commit to a minimum of 280 hours (secondary school students) or 420 hours (post-secondary students) to their business; and not working at another job or attending school for more than 12 hours per week during their term for the Summer Company program.

For more information, or to apply to Summer Company, call 905.688.5601 ext. 1767 or email Visit for more information.

Source – City of St. Catharines press release



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