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Steve
03-21-2007, 01:53 PM
Good for Toronto! It's great to see that the government is pushing students to think and spread their entrepreneurial wings! I also love the article usage of the word 'lame.' LOL good usage!

I hope many students take advantage of this!

Have you ever heard of this type of program in your area?

Start a business with govnít money (http://www.excal.on.ca/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3335&Itemid=2) - For most students, summer means getting a lame job and working lame hours in a lame uniform under the watchful eye of a lame boss. Good news: this summer, you can shed your lameness, and the Ontario government will pay you to do it.

The Summer Company program, now in its sixth year, provides funds and training to students who want to be their own bosses over the summer. It is run by the Ministry of Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

Eligible applicants - students between 15 and 29 years of age not in their final year of studies - design a basic business plan, budget and cash-flow forecast, and submit them with an online application. The businesses must be operated in Ontario. Successful applicants get $1,500 in June to kick-start their business, a minimum of 12 hours of mentorship and another $1,500 at the end of the summer.

They sold paper, skateboards and leeches. They repaired bikes, cars and golf clubs. They taught tennis and swimming. A disproportionate number did landscaping and lawn care.