The Summer Company program is a government funded program administered by the South Georgian Bay Small Enterprise Centre. Available to students aged 15 to 29, the program offers a hands-on learning experience with the resources, mentorship and funding of up to $3,000 to help students start and grow their businesses.
The young entrepreneurs selected to participate in this summer’s South Georgian Bay program include:
Barrk Bowls provides pet feeding solutions by repurposing barn board in a raised box form, that holds stainless steel food and water bowls. The bowls feature a personalized dog bone on the front to include your pet’s name. McKay Barr, a 17-year-old student at Collingwood Collegiate Institute, learned that by raising the bowls pets experience healthier feeding due to the angle of their neck which, improves digestion. A 10% profit from each sale goes to support the great work being done by the Georgian Triangle Humane Society. Find Barrk Bowls by visiting the Collingwood Farmers’ Market or on Kijiji by searching Barrk Bowls.
@barrkbowls on Instagram
Creative direction is the foundation of Escarpment Marketing. We provide design solutions to better market your company – so you can focus on your business while we focus on attracting your customers. Taking care of everything from the content on your website to the details on your business cards.With an educational background in commerce and a specialization in marketing management, Alexis Sullivan has spent years researching and collaborating to find the most effective tools in the industry. And with a love for coffee, many early mornings and late nights are dedicated to expanding our skills in creative direction. Our services are tailored to help companies reach their potential by increasing traffic and engagement.
705 351 2179
Next Level Promotions specializes in store demonstrations of local products. There are many benefits of in store demonstrations, the largest being increased awareness of the product to potential customers resulting in increased in store sales. It also helps customers become more knowledgeable about the product and locate the product in the store, which benefits both the consumer and the retailer. Next Level Promotions works with local products to boost brand awareness and support the existing relationship they have with their retailers. Next Level Promotions organizes the demonstrations, from set-up to execution. At the end of every demonstration a report is sent, highlighting the sales of the day, how many people sampled, feedback from the customers as well as photographs. Each demo is also supported on social media.
705 888 3774
At Primitive Patterns, we believe our customer benefits greatly from taking part in any of our unique health experiences. Currently, we run an outdoor workout program in Collingwood as well as destination-based retreats in Nicaragua. When someone interacts with our brand, they feel reconnected to their mind, their physical body and nature. We have created this company because we believe people are suffering mentally, physically and losing touch with nature. We believe that if we can facilitate a re-connection with mind, body and nature we will help people become the most vibrant, loving and balanced person they can be which, will have a positive ripple effect on individuals and our world.
@primitivepatterns on Instagram
Forty-Three Figure Films is a youth-based production company with the goal of utilizing the medium of filmmaking for the betterment of society. With a clear and defined focus on creating content that will benefit those in need, Forty-Three Figure Films provides support by highlighting those who require help and providing financial support wherever possible. Through a business and social enterprise-based model, the objective is not only to shed light on the issues faced within our world but to work as an active force in ending those issues and be a leading force in positive change.
The South Georgian Bay Small Business Enterprise Centre invites the community to welcome the new business owners and to learn more about each participant and the products and services that they will be offering.
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