The-Next-Step-College-Students-Free Government GrantsOntario students, would you like to start a summer company? Right now, you can apply to get up to $3,000 of free grant money and advice on running your summer business in Ontario! The application deadline is May 23, 2014.

Through a program called Summer Company, you can get two things:

Learning how to run your own student business is one of the best summer jobs you can have. You get to be your own boss while learning what it takes to manage a business. Sales, marketing, invoicing, bookkeeping, customer relationship, management – these are just a few of the highly useful skills you will develop.

You could be eligible, if you:

You cannot apply again, if you have received a Summer Company grant in the past.

You can receive up to $1,500 grant funding upfront to help with your start-up costs, plus up to $1,500 when you successfully complete the program requirements, for a total of $3,000 of business grants.

The start date is usually June or July. The end date is Labour Day, but you can choose to keep running your summer business while you’re in school.

Here your part. You must be prepared to commit:

You can choose to start almost any type of business, as long as it:

They are now accepting applications, so don’t delay! To apply for 2014:

You can even check your eligibility and apply right now. Go to:

You’ll hear a decision on your business grant application in 15 days. Best of success to you with getting a sweet $3,000 business grant and developing your entrepreneurial skills!