UCLG Summer Company Program

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April 30, 2024

Summer Company trains and mentors youth to run their own business.

The United Counties of Leeds and Grenville – Small Business is looking for 5 capable,
independent students to step out and run their own business through the Summer Company
program this summer. The program provides grant money, training, mentoring and coaching
throughout the summer while students, ages 15 to 29, run their own business.

Summer Company is celebrating its’ 24th year and has served over 125 students in the Leeds
Grenville area. The program provides hands-on business training and participants will receive an
award of up to $1,500 in early summer to help with business start-up costs. An additional
$1,500 award is received at end of summer upon the successful completion of their Summer
Company business and proof of returning to school. The students receive education on all
things small business and the opportunity to work with local mentors who will provide support
and advice on operating their summer business.

“It’s a great way for students to see if being their own boss is for them, and it looks great on
post-secondary school applications and resumes. This program is low risk because of all the
support provided, and life lessons learned in a safe environment,” said Jeanette Johnston, Small
Business Development Officer with the Leeds Grenville Economic Development Office. “We are
excited to lead a new group of young people to greatness.”

Recruitment ends May 17th, 2024, so please inquire today! For more information visit the Small
Business webpage for more information.

The Small Business Enterprise Centre program services are funded by the Province of Ontario,
and in part by the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville and the City of Brockville.

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