“JVS Toronto had an immense impact on the growth of my business. I appreciate the donors and staff behind the entrepreneurship program. Thank you for caring about my future.”
Zianne was born to be an entrepreneur. When she first launched her cleaning business, Elite Housekeeping, she had drive, a strong work ethic, and a positive, can-do attitude. What she didn’t have though was steady work, capital to grow her business, or the management skills needed to break into the lucrative commercial cleaning market.
Determined to make her business successful, Zianne applied for JVS Toronto’s Youth Entrepreneurship Program (YEP) – a six-month program, generously funded by the Freedman family, for marginalized youth who need professional, personal, and financial support to launch a business. She was one of a select few who were accepted into the program.
Zianne received expert coaching on how to develop a business plan and gained management, finance, and marketing skills. Then, with a grant from YEP, Zianne was able to purchase essential cleaning equipment and hire staff.
Today, Elite Housekeeping is a thriving business specializing in cleaning houses, condos, apartments, and offices across the city and Zianne is in control of her business and her future.