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BRC accepting applications for Summer Company Student Grant Program

BusinessBRC accepting applications for Summer Company Student Grant Program

The Brantford-Brant Business Resource Centre (BRC) is now accepting applications for the 2022 Summer Company Student Grant Program for aspiring entrepreneurs ages 15 to 29 years old who are considering starting and operating their own business for the summer.

The Brantford-Brant Business Resource Centre (BRC) has administered the program for over 15 years for students living in the City of Brantford, County of Brant, Haldimand and Norfolk Counties, and Six Nations of the Grand River. The program is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade and enables students to develop their own career and learn what it takes to be an entrepreneur and be a leader. The plunge into business ownership teaches students how to problem solve, communicate effectively, and the importance of a strong work ethic. Students will also learn all aspects of running a business including how to manage their business finances, marketing and sales, customer service, building and controlling inventory and the behind the scenes work that is required to operate a successful business.

Successful applicants will receive up to $1,500 to assist with start-up costs and an additional $1,500 on completion of the program.

“Since its inception, the Summer Company program has helped improve the economic landscape in the City of Brantford and the area.” said Mae Legg, Manager of the Business Resource Centre, “It is inspiring when you run into someone, who participated in the program and have continued to run their business on a full or part-time basis. That entrepreneurial spirit is what creates engagement and encourages real investment in the community.”

To learn more about the Summer Company Program, contact the BRC’s Small Business Consultant, Melanie Mears at mearsme@brantford.ca or by calling 519-756-4269.

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