Applications for Summer Company 2011 Now Being Accepted – January 18, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario

Cornwall ON – The Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre (CBEC) is now accepting applications for Summer Company 2011. Students between the ages of 15-29 years who are interested in learning more about business could receive up to $3,000 to start their own business.

Summer Company is a program sponsored by the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade (MEDT) and administered by the CBEC to encourage students to start and run their own business.

Participants receive hands on business training and are provided a mentor to guide them through the business stages and assist with questions they may have.

“If you are looking for an exciting business opportunity to do something you love, Summer Company is for you,” said Youth Coordinator Katherine Turgeon-Brunet. “Not only do you get to be your own boss, you will gain valuable entrepreneurial skills and funding to make your business a reality.”

The Summer Company Program has been successful in Cornwall and S.D. & G., having 15 Summer Company participants in 2010. Last year’s participants included university student Pascale Poirier, owner of Good Better Best Body & Bootcamp which offered fitness training, college student Jori Rourke, owner of Powder Blush Bomb which provided professional makeup services and high school student Noora Kassab, owner of Sunshine Smoothies which provided fresh summer snacks.

Spaces for Summer Company 2011 are limited. Interested students are encouraged to visit http://www.ontario.ca/summercompany for more information on eligibility and program requirements and/or to fill out an application. Katherine Turgeon-Brunet, Youth Coordinator at the Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre is available for assistance in completing applications or answering inquiries by calling 613.930.2787 x 2276 or entrepreneurship@cornwall.ca

About the Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre
The Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre helps small business owners and entrepreneurs succeed in Cornwall and Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry by offering information, tools and support during their start-up and growth stages of business operation. The Centre also offers seminars, workshops and networking opportunities that are designed with the entrepreneur in mind. Please visit www.businessenterprisecentre.ca for more information.

The Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre is operated by Cornwall Economic Development in partnership with the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade.

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