Summer Company is a grant program funded by the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade through the Thunder Bay & District Entrepreneur Centre. The program is designed to help enterprising young people between the ages of 15 and 29 start and run their own summer business while continuing their education.
Summer Company applicants can earn up to $1,500 to assist with their business start-up costs and up to an additional $1,500 in the fall for completing the program. Each business owner is required to comply with provincial regulations for Small Business. Mentoring by the Thunder Bay & District Entrepreneur Centre is ongoing throughout the program.
2011 Summer Company participants:
The Computer Guy
Contact: Ethan Kreger Swentik
Thunder Bay, ON
The Computer Guy offers computer clean-up, hardware upgrades, virus protection, custom computers with the most affordable prices.
J. Buob Enterprises
Contact: Jesse Buob
Kakabeka Falls, ON
J. Buob Enterprises offers a wide variety of services including, garbage removal, lawn and yard maintenance, tree and brush removal, firewood services, construction clean-up, gardening services, glass and window cleaning, power washing, small-scale demolition and clean-up, hay and farming services and any other general labour needs.
Coco Bell Clothing
Contact: Coryn Belzile
Coco Bell Clothing produces and sells screen-printed t-shirts and variations of summer dresses in various sizes, all created by hand.
Contact: Kyle Gunsinger
Thunder Bay, ON
KG Landscaping provides services such as rototilling, grass cutting, trimming, soil & sod, retaining walls, lock stone, sweeping, tree & stump removal, and flower planting.