Summer Company turns ambitious students into entrepreneurs

Friday, July 4, 2014

The Windsor Star/Joel Boyce

Windsor’s youngest entrepreneurs are getting a kick-start to their careers with the Summer Company program.

Ambitious students, ages 15 to 29 years old, get hands-on business training and $1,500 to put towards the costs to start a summer business as part of the program offered at the WindsorEssex Small Business Centre.

“It’s great to see the variety of ideas students have,” said Diana Malenfant, business adviser at the Small Business Centre.

On Friday, 20 eager students from across Windsor-Essex received a full day of training and mentoring from business experts. Record keeping, banking solutions, marketing and customer service were some of the areas addressed at the meeting.

For 13 years, the Small Business Centre has been delivering the program in partnership with the Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure.

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