Young Entrepreneur Program

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Through the financial support and generosity of RBC’s Future Launch initiative, Douglas College's Training Group will now have the ability to augment their long-running Self-Employment program to specifically focus on and develop young entrepreneurs through the Young Entrepreneur Program.

Program participants must meet the following criteria:

  • 15-29 years of age
  • Have a new business idea or own an existing business
  • Be motivated and committed to becoming successful

Customized to meet your needs!

Key Topics include:

  • Business planning support
  • Sales and marketing
  • Operations
  • Accounting and financial planning
  • Taxation
  • Law


Participants will qualify for one of the following phases


Phase One | Concept Validation and Planning

This phase is best suited for individuals that have a new business idea or area of passion to develop into a profitable business.

Phase One Participants will:

  • Be assigned a dedicated business consultant
  • Create a customized road-map for business launch
  • Complete detailed market research
  • Evaluate financial viability of concept
  • Learn the importance of a comprehensive business plan
  • Have access to topic-specific classroom sessions


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Phase Two | Strategic Planning

This phase is best suited for individuals that have an existing business looking to expand through sales and marketing, operational improvements or financial management. 


Phase 2 participants will receive:

•a dedicated business consultant •support to create a strategic plan •new sales and marketing strategies •financial and operational review •specific classroom sessions.


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Registration is now open

Program Dates: Ongoing

For more information please call:


Do you have what it take to be your own boss?

If the answer is “YES”, then contact the program staff at the number below to book your interview.

Training Location: Douglas College - Coquitlam Campus