Student Summer Program for young entrepreneurs


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MPP Carol Mitchell (R) presents funding to Student Summer Program

(L)Mentor Tony Sheard, student Nichole Barnard, Jill Roote, James Lindsay, Shawn MacEachern and mentor Erin Zorzi

The Summer Student Program for young want-to-be entrepreneurs officially began Friday, July 2nd when MPP Carol Mitchell presented a cheque in support of the three young recipients chosen in Bruce County.

Each recipient had to come up with an original business idea and had to complete his/her plan and present it to the Small Business Centre through which they will be monitored.  Each student will also have to attend regular business operation courses to learn how to professionally operate a small independent business.

Nichole Barnard of Mildmay wants to establish an independent equestrian training and coaching environment.  An accomplished horsewoman, Barnard runs her business out of Mildmay, but also provides personal on-site service to horse owners.

James Lindsay's independent business initiative is to provide music production services targeted to teens from 15 - 19 within a two-hour travel radius from his studio and at an affordable cost.

Shawn MacEachern's [of Kincardine] business plan is to provide property maintenance and any services required by summer residents or seniors in the cottage area.


Each plan was weighed and judged on its unique merit and feasibility.  The students must also take 40 hours of business training over the summer and have to maintain scrupulous  bookkeeping records

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