Summer Company Client Profiles
Here are some of the BACD's Summer Company participants!
DC Produce provides locally grown vegetables to my community. We have grown yellow and red onions, radishes, cherry and beefsteak tomatoes. Having this business and growing my own food has been very rewarding during this trying time.
What inspired you to start your own business? I am a frequent traveller being a flight attendant and always found that there was a lack of workout equipment that is travel friendly and for people on the go. I figured that if I was struggling working out in these situations then there were others as…
My name is Alex, I’ve been doing lifeguarding and swimming instructing for almost 3 years now, what inspired me to start this business was working at my old job, I would see many kids in swimming lessons that never got the swimming IQ they deserved. So, I decided to do an only private and semi-private lesson program in my backyard, giving the chance to loads of kids to learn and progress their swimming. Also, I’ve been inspired by business my whole life, so I thought this would be a great way to learn how to run and manage my own business.
CALL OR TEXT 905-999-1046 or visit my website at www.alexswimschool.ca for more information!
What inspired you to start your own business? I want to share my experience in training for and playing rep hockey to younger players and help them keep active over the summer. What helped you when working with BACD and how did it impact you and your business? The start-up costs to pay for the…
What inspired you to start your own business? Owning my own time more than anything else, but I also wanted to be in the position as an artist where I could share my creations with folks who truly appreciate my contributions. What helped you when working with BACD and how did it impact you and…
What inspired you to start your own business? I was inspired to start Academic Medic Tutoring to help students reach their full potential and to share my strategies and skills that helped me become a successful student. What helped you when working with BACD and how did it impact you and your business? The BACD…
Muskoka Gems is a jewelry business. I sell homemade bracelets and necklaces, host birthday parties, and have pop up booths at local markets.
At Projo, we help kids in grades 4 to 8 refine their project skills, getting them results. Each student gets their own Project Master to provide adaptable guidance and teach them the secret techniques of acing school projects. We help our students learn life skills, tools for school projects, communication, good habits for success in school, and abstract thinking. All through project-based learning!
Aside from being my own boss, I was inspired to create my own business after listening to a few entrepreneurs who spoke at my school, who started their business at a similar age to me. I have always had an entrepreneurial mindset, in high school I ran my own clothing company and I wanted to continue on this path. For many years I have also been doing videography/editing and chose to combine these interests into my business, SBmedia, a low cost marketing company directed at smaller businesses. My primary product offered is professional, custom, low cost marketing videos directed at smaller businesses in my area.
Emma Lord started the Brooklin Tutoring Company to expand her tutoring business. After helping her brother with his homework, she saw his excitement when he understood the concepts he had previous struggled with. Emma loved seeing how positive of an impact her help made on his confidence. This inspired her to start tutoring with the goal of giving students more confidence in their academic abilities in a supportive environment. Emma wants all students to be excited about learning and see their full potential.
What inspired me to start a business was the unfulfilled feelings I had while working jobs that limited my abilities and stole my summers. I never liked the mindset of wanting time to go by faster when working an hourly job, I dreamed of more satisfying ways of paying for school. What brought me to the idea of Whale Window Wash was noticing what service was lacking in my hometown, I’ve seen companies thriving in other areas, so why wouldn’t it work here? I decided to take the theories I’ve been learning in business school and try and learn the practicalities this summer, while also learning things school just can’t teach you. I love the freedom of being your own boss, the summer days outside, and the gratification that comes from cleaning those dirty windows.
My name is Aidan Barclay and I am the owner of Frybrook Swim School. As a certified lifeguard and water instructor I spent many years in swim lessons, some with the town and others at small backyard business such as my own. I personally found that the private lessons were more enjoyable, especially since class sizes vary from one to two kids meaning more one on one time with the instructor. The purpose of Frybrook Swim School was to provide children with the same opportunities I had, if not better.
We offer private and semi-private(2-3) lessons for any level varying from Starfish all the way up to swim kids level 10.
Insight Media is a marketing agency that connects businesses with local Nano-Influencers to promote their brand and reach the right audience. Insight Media creates, manages and measures brand’s campaigns on Instagram.
3eehive is an apparel company that is designed to help educate on the extinction rate of bees and their importance to us. Not only do we want to keep your apparel product environment safe, we want to keep it bee-safe.
I was inspired to start this business due to my previous work in social causes. I have spent my time working on projects that tackle needs such as financial literacy, mental wellness, woman empowerment, etc. My work in these fields has made me conscious of those around us and has inspired me to begin a new venture focusing on saving the bees. 3eehive offers bee friendly apparel and with every purchase comes seed paper to expand the bees habitat. We will also be providing education for the youth.
I’ve always had a passion for hair, as a little girl I would experiment with hairstyles on myself and I would always admire my Fathers work as he is a hairstylist as well. I decided to start my hair business because, « why not make a living doing something I love to do! » I love working with all textures of hair and love making my clients happy. I am a strong believer in the client consultation rule to insure that the work I do suits my clients desires and lifestyle.
What inspired you to start your own business? I always read about successful people in life such as Elon Musk, Bill Gates and all of them own at least one business so I thought I will start with a lawn care business as there will always be a need for grass to be cut for…
Hi I’m Afraa and I’m the owner/creator of DoodleDoughnuts.co! I’ve always loved art and sharing what I make with the world so naturally I decided I wanted to sell my work. When I was figuring out what I wanted to sell I came up with the idea to do hand painted fashion for a couple…
Growing up I’ve always been surrounded by family members that did barbering and hairstyling and I always found it interesting. Eventually I picked up some tips and tricks and began cutting family and friends hair. Being a barber I am able to manage my own time and make good money, my dedication and passion for this trade is always expressed through my clients hair at the end of the Crispy Cut.
Offers classes for children ages 4-14. There are group classes, mindful yoga & art, birthday parties and summer programs. Kids Yoga! Is located in Port Perry, but can also travel to you. Benefits of Yoga for Kids – improves flexibility – encourages healthy habits – manage stress through breathing – develop concentration – increase confidence…