2015 Summer Company Wrap-up

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Mayor Bonnie Crombie was a special guest at the Mississauga Business Enterprise Centre’s Summer Company wrap-up celebration and shared her 20 years of business experiences with the student participants.

The Summer Company program which ran from May to August, helped students between the ages of 15 and 29 start their own full time summer business with business training, mentorship and a grant of up to $3,000 to get their business started.

Over the course of the Summer Company program, students developed the following transferable skills with coaching from local business experts: cash flow management, budgeting, invoicing, bookkeeping, financial organization, business management, sales & marketing, customer service and networking.

This summer, 17 students from Mississauga successfully started their summer business and created full time employment over the summer. 94.1% percent of the students plan on operating their businesses beyond the Summer Company program.

For information about the Summer Company program and for updates on when to apply for summer 2016, please visit www.ontario.ca/summercompany.

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Vivian Tam

Youth Entrepreneurship Program Coordinator at City of Mississauga
Vivian Tam is the Youth Entrepreneurship Program Coordinator at the Mississauga Business Enterprise Centre (MBEC). MBEC is the small business unit within the City of Mississauga’s Economic Development Office. In addition to delivering young entrepreneurship programs, MBEC supports business owners and entrepreneurs with free business information, resources, guidance, business consultations and low cost seminars and workshops.
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Vivian Tam is the Youth Entrepreneurship Program Coordinator at the Mississauga Business Enterprise Centre (MBEC). MBEC is the small business unit within the City of Mississauga’s Economic Development Office. In addition to delivering young entrepreneurship programs, MBEC supports business owners and entrepreneurs with free business information, resources, guidance, business consultations and low cost seminars and workshops.