Testimonials 2017-04-20T09:40:38+00:00

The pinnacle of summer jobs in Ontario. Instead of being in an office, lab or classroom in Summer Company, the real world is your domain. This experience gives you a hands-on opportunity to test the waters of what’s its like conducting business which is extremely useful. This was an amazing learning experience that you can apply to any post- secondary pursuit whether it be science, wood working, philosophy or business. My only regret is that I didn’t get the experience earlier. High school students take note. This experience should be quintessential learning and you should jump at the opportunity

Simon Thomas
Summer Company 2015

I participated in the Starter Company Grant Program during their Spring/Summer 2015 session. I was looking to get extra financing to help with a local business I was planning to purchase. The program was extremely helpful as I got great advice and assistance from the business coaches. Through their combined experience and networks, they went the extra mile to ensure I had all the tools I needed to succeed in my venture. I would definitely recommend to any other young entrepreneurs that they take advantage of this program.

Colin Groenewoud
Starter Company 2015

With the SBEC’s services I have been able to benefit from coaches that are masters in their field. The training and knowledge that I have received has been priceless, but affordable. The coaches are professional, dedicated and motivational.  I would highly recommend the services offered by the SBEC to other entrepreneurs who aim to succeed.

Terry-Ann Hare
Owner of Beauty Inside Spa

Approximately 6 years ago, after 13 years in business as a jeweller with my husband, I became aware of the SBEC. I realised that our business was stagnant and we desperately needed some help and the SBEC was the key to opening the door to our success.

Through the SBEC, we had many hours of working with business coaches, doing workshops, and participating in group training sessions.  I feel that we have now “matured”, to have a better understanding of what it is to be an entrepreneur and not to shy away from opportunities/challenges as they present.

The SBEC continues to be sensitive to the needs of local entrepreneurs. Growing with us. Helping us to be well equipped to meet future needs and challenges that face us.

I can honestly say, that we wouldn’t be realising our current growth of business if it wasn’t for the SBEC and their constant support. For this I am truly thankful.

Carol Palko
Palko Jewellery Design