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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Student Startup Program

Hanover | by Robyn Garvey  

If you are a youth with a business idea and need a little seed money, this may be your summer.

Time is running out for youth interested in taking advantage of the Student Start Up Program. It is a first for the Saugeen region.

If you are a youth with a business idea and need a little seed money, this may be your summer.

Saugeen Connects has launched its new Student Start Up Program  which is open to students from grade 6 to 12 from Hanover, Brockton, Wellington North, West Grey and the Town of Minto.

Hanover Economic Development Officer April Marshall says the start up fund provides youth with grant dollars to help get their small businesses a float.

Those with a business plan in mind can apply to SAUGEENCONNECTS.COM .  (Deadline June 14th 4:30 pm)

Applicants must provide a brief business plan including their proposed business product or service, identify their clients, explain how they will advertise and set prices for their goods or service.

Successful applicants will receive 200 dollars initially with the potential to receive up to 500 dollars in total.

The extra funding will be allotted to the youth who participate in the four entrepreneur training programs as well promote their business and grant dollars through a photo and hash tag on social media and provide a final report.

Marshall says the business proposals do not have to be complex.

They could include a lawn cutting service, lemonade style stands, bead necklace and bracelet making.

The goal it to promote and encourage future entrepreneurs and provide these youth with some business workshop training sessions.

Marshall calls it an exciting opportunity for youth who have a desire and drive to have their own little business.

 

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