| May 31, 2007

Feature Article - May 31, 2007

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Feature Article - May 31, 2007

FCFDC youth entrepreneurship competition

by John Inglis

Michelle Nowell, a student at North Addington Education Centre, won the first prize of $750 for her business plan titled “Keep Fit Fitness” in Frontenac CFDC’s annual competition.

Second prize this year went to Duncan McGregor of Sharbot Lake High School, who wrote a business plan for a summer ice cream and milkshake venture. Duncan receives a cheque for $300.

The northern portion of the CFDC’s Youth Entrepreneurship Initiative involves high school students from Sharbot Lake and North Addington. The students hear a local business owner describe the ups and downs of the small business experience, followed by a seminar on business plan writing given by Lance Gibson.

There was a lot of support from teachers again this year- Lynne Young at Sharbot Lake and Valerie Allen at NAECand the quality of the student work is FCFDC youth entrepreneurship competition improving. As always, we hope that the exercise of writing a business plan will encourage some of these young people to get out and give self-employment a try.


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