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Summer Company ~ Young Entrepreneur Fair
July 19 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm EDT
Summer Company is a core program of the Small Business Centre running annually from mid-May to August 31. It is an opportunity for students returning to school in the fall, to try their hand at running a small business over the summer holidays. They are given business training, assisted to write a business plan and receive up to $1500 for start-up. After they complete all aspects of the program and return to school, they receive an additional participation award of $1,500
For the second year in a row, a portion of the overall budget has been allotted for development of a satellite program to run in Picton. The 10 participants in the satellite group come from PEC, L&A and Tyendinaga. They range in age from 15 to 19.
Businesses include henna tattoo, beads made from natural stone, dance and arts camps, native crafts classes, postcards of local landmarks, athletic wear, indigenous jewellery, property maintenance and sports accessories.
Six of these young entrepreneurs will be setting up shop at The Local Store for the day on July 19. Come see what they have to sell and hear about their Summer Company experiences!