Entrepreneur spotlight: Summer Company blog series

We’re doing a mini series featuring 28 young entrepreneurs in the Summer Company program run by the Vaughan Business Enterprise Centre (VBEC) in partnership with the Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure. Summer Company provides hands-on business coaching and mentoring to these young entrepreneurs to help them run a small business throughout the summer.

The City of Vaughan has a strong and vibrant business community of more than 10,000 businesses. Small business is the backbone of a successful city, and Vaughan proudly supports the growth and entrepreneurial spirit of this community.

Here is the second post in the series, which highlights entrepreneurs offering window and lighting solutions as well as car detailing and home maintenance services: 


Akash Patel – OneTouchHelp
“We do the work for you, so you don’t have to!”
OneTouchHelp is dedicated to helping customers with their daily chores. Akash Patel has a passion for customer service and thrives on finding the best solution for a given problem using the resources and technology at hand. His one-of-a-kind company offers online services at the click of a (mouse) button. All you have to do is visit the website and make reservations and/or arrangements online — and at only a fraction of the cost of competitors!


Mani Amintehran – Turf Smith
Mani Amintehran is a University of Toronto student who believes that maintaining curb appeal through a great lawn and excellent garden care boosts the look of your neighbourhood. Mani targets homes in and around his neighbourhood where homeowners simply do not have the time to maintain their gardens or lawns. Turf Smith provides a variety of lawn care services from lawn mowing to weed removal.


Jonathon Hovich – Clearly The Best (CTB) Window Cleaning
Clearly The Best (CTB) Window Cleaning was started by high-school student Jonathan Hovich. CTB caters to GTA residents and maintains a clear business vision: to provide quality services to ensure customer satisfaction. Jon believes this is achieved in two ways: providing a top-notch window-cleaning service and offering a fair, competitive cost for services. CTB proudly uses eco-friendly, non-toxic products that are manufactured in Canada.


Ron Hovich – Inex Lighting Solutions
Inex Lighting Solutions was opened by Ron Hovich, who wanted to start his own business. Inex specializes in the installation of LED potlights in residential homes in Vaughan. By encouraging his clients to switch to LED lighting, Ron is able to provide an affordable, environmentally viable and aesthetically appealing long-term solution. His competitive pricing, quick and professional service, extended one-year warranty and product variety allow him to offer customers great value for their money, client-oriented customer service and magnificent results!


Shayan Thayaparam — Auto-Matic Detailing
Shayan Thayaparam is a University of Toronto student who opened an automotive detailing company, Auto-Matic Detailing. His services include interior and exterior detailing for your vehicle. He provides specialty services such as:

  • Washing alloy rims
  • Full interior vacuum and shampoo wash
  • Exhaust polish
  • Interior instruments polish
  • Window cleaning

Given the demand for this service, Shayan is proving that this is a fantastic business and career opportunity.


Arian Alaghbandrad – AR Car Detailing
AR Car Detailing is a summer business run by Arian. This business provides mobile interior car detailing and exterior car washing for those who have busy schedules. AR Car Detailing offers door-to-door servicing on customers’ driveways, making this mobile business both time efficient and cost effective!

More to come!

Raphael Costa
Small Business Consultant
Vaughan Business Enterprise Centre

One thought on “Entrepreneur spotlight: Summer Company blog series

  1. After reviewing many of the young entrepreneurs start-ups, I was impressed with the level of professionalism and passion. Two things that any business needs. Congrats and keep growing!


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