Thursday, January 5, 2012

Starting Your Own Business

Have you ever wondered if you had the entrepreneurial skills needed to start your own business? This is definitely an attractive route for students, new grads, and those looking to change their career goals as it provides the opportunity for you to be your own boss and see your ideas develop and thrive.

However, there are a lot of things to take into consideration before taking the leap into starting a business - it takes a lot more than just a great idea. It's important to plan, discuss, and get the opinions of others before making a final business plan. 

At Career Services we can provide you with the resources you need to start your business off on the right foot. On our website we have a handy section on Starting Your Own Business that asks you the necessary questions before you begin the process and lists some online resources that can help you get started. 

For students who are looking into taking advantage of their summers off by starting their own business during the summer months, the Ontario government provides a program called  Summer Company that provides funding for students to start their own business and become entrepreneurs as they learn the ropes of managing their own company. This is a great option for students who are both looking for a summer job and want to test out their business skills. 

With online programs & resources as well as helpful books located in the Career Resource Centre that are full of useful information, we're confident that you'll be on your way to starting your own business in no time.

Stop by Career Services today for more information!
- Lia

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