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 third post in the series, which highlights young entrepreneurs who offer website management, programming, branding, language and tutoring services. 

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Victoria Limary — Brand Upgrade
Victoria opened Brand Upgrade to help businesses manage their websites and web content. She offers affordable web development to small businesses in all sectors. Brand Upgrade’s mission is to help small businesses and startup companies build their online presence. Victoria achieves this through web design, content management and a variety of other services. 

Bahareh Shahangian — REDMAPLEHOOD
While Canada is very multicultural, Bahareh is familiar with the challenges faced by individuals who experience language barriers. Having studied several languages, Bahareh created REDMAPLEHOOD, a translation and settlement services agency that helps bridge barriers between cultures.

Saeid Chavoshi TAguide
TAguide is a statistical consulting and tutoring service that caters to post-secondary undergraduate and graduate students. Saeid, a doctoral student in clinical psychology at York University, recognized the demand for statistical services. He draws on his experience as an instructor at York, where he teaches statistics courses and supervises undergraduate thesis projects. His experience allows him to provide clients with the help they need to excel in their courses and successfully graduate.

Follow TAguide on Facebook.

Daniel Weisberg — DW Applications
Daniel is the founder of DW Applications, which focuses on programming innovation. He offers a unique robot kit that allows users to build their own personal robots controlled through an Android device. Programming experience is not needed as users can simply download the user-friendly Android app also created by DW Applications. The company focuses on creating a fun experience that also teaches users simple schematics and robotics.

Read the EzBot microcontroller blog.

Jaskiran Gill — Love to Learn Tutoring
Jaskiran is a determined 17-year-old with a passion for teaching. This honour roll student infused her love for teaching and enthusiasm for entrepreneurship into her company Love to Learn Tutoring. Jaskiran uses unique methods, like visual tools, to assist students with various learning styles. She specializes in elementary-school subjects, such as math, English and science. Jaskiran enjoys helping students excel on their educational journeys.

Adam Berze — Hatch Marketing
Adam is the founder of Hatch Marketing, a social media maintenance and marketing company that targets small businesses and entrepreneurs. Using essential social media tools, such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest, Hatch Marketing creates a social media presence that drives awareness and reaches target markets. Adam recognizes sales are directly related to consumer awareness and interaction. He also knows that many small-business owners lack the time and know-how to market their business on social media. Hatch Marketing solves this problem by strategically creating and maintaining a strong social media presence.

Read the Hatch Marketing blog.

Tanay Parikh — WebExposure
Tanay’s company WebExposure is a locally owned and operated web and graphic design production house. He endeavors to create enticing promotional material, complemented by visually stunning websites. His company serves businesses, non-profits and individual clients to meet their complete web and graphic design needs. Tanay offers a diverse portfolio to showcase his services.

More to come!

Raphael Costa
Small Business Consultant
Vaughan Business Enterprise Centre

 

 

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