Celebrating Summer Company 2016 Graduates!

September 12th, 2016

The Small Business Enterprise Centre supports entrepreneurs in the South Georgian Bay Region, and is located in the Business Development Centre. They offer free consultations, resources, advice and workshops to enterprising individuals to help them start and grow small businesses in the community. For your entrepreneurs they are proud to deliver two youth granting programs – Summer and Starter Company. Both programs offer start-up funding, training, coaching and mentorship.

The photograph proudly shared is of the 2016 Summer Company Graduates, and their contact information if you would like to support them by purchasing their goods or services.



Summer Company is a youth entrepreneurship program of the Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation. The program is administered by the Small Business Enterprise Centre, and is available to students between the ages of 15 and 29 who are returning to school in the fall. Summer Company is an extremely helpful initiative for young entrepreneurs as it provides funding of up to $3000.00, and hands-on coaching and mentoring to help students start and operate their own summer business.

Students accepted into the program receive:

  • Hands-on business training
  • Up to $3,000 in awards!
  • Business Mentoring to aid in their current and future endeavors
  • The pride and experience of being their own boss

CLICK HERE for more information. Note:  Application deadline is usually in May of each year.

If you know anyone who would like to start a business, or who needs help to grow their existing business, ask them to stop by the Business Development Centre and our consultants will be happy to help. The Centre supports the Town of Collingwood, the Town of the Blue Mountains, Clearview Township and the Town of Wasaga Beach. Visit www.enterprisecentre.ca.

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