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Students: Unlock Your Entrepreneurial Potential!

Posted On: Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Students: Unlock Your Entrepreneurial Potential!

Enterprise Renfrew County (ERC) is recruiting students who are ambitious and eager to delve into entrepreneurship and kickstart their own businesses!

The Summer Company program presents a distinctive chance for students returning to school, aged 15 to 29, to establish their own business and assume the role of an entrepreneur. This program empowers participants to become their own boss and guides them in understanding the intricacies of entrepreneurship.

Successful applicants receive financial support of $1,500 towards their business start-up and partake in business training and mentorship to assist in successfully running a business. Upon completing the program, participants receive an additional financial grant of up to $1,500.

Past Summer Company entrepreneurs in Renfrew County have included a variety of businesses such as handmade artisanal items, graphic art production, branded apparel, baked goods, market gardens, lawn care services, auto detailing, dog grooming, esthetics, firewood processing, upcycled clothing, handcrafted cottage décor and rustic furniture, children’s entertainment, photography, photo restoration and small engine repair. Many Summer Company entrepreneurs continue to run their businesses year ‘round and/or over consecutive summers.

The Summer Company program is delivered by Enterprise Renfrew County on behalf of the Province of Ontario. It is a highly sought-after initiative; therefore, interested students are strongly urged to submit their application at their earliest convenience.

The application deadline is midnight on May 15, 2024. For more information visit

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