Renfrew Reeve Audrey Green is encouraging young business owners to apply for financial assistance through the Summer Company Program.
The 13th annual version of the Enterprise Renfrew County program began Jan. 1, 2013 and offers up to $1,500 in start-up funds for a student’s summer business.
“This is a program that gets you started, maybe for the rest of your (business) life,” Reeve Green told the Feb. 28 session of county council.
The program is open to students ages 15 to 29 who are opening their own business.
The application deadline is May 17, 2013, or sooner if the program reaches capacity.
Last year, capacity was reached a few weeks before the deadline.
By March 4, Enterprise Renfrew County had received nine applications.
Program officer Kim Fraser says successful applicants benefit from working in a safe environment while receiving business mentorship and financial assistance.
Students are chosen who display entrepreneurial spirit, commitment to the program and an ability to execute and adapt their business plan.
For more details, visit www.ontario.ca/summercompany or call Enterprise Renfrew County at 613-735-8224.