On an Interview with Daytime Ottawa, the founder of the BDP and winner of the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce 40 Under Forty Award, discusses why he started the Business Development Program, and how it provides incredible opportunities for students to become entrepreneurs, earn money for tuition, and develop transferable business skills that are applicable towards a future career.
“Working with the BDP helped me improve my skills in many areas from communication to sales to building rapport with clients and as well as learning the basics of management.”
“Throughout the three years I was a part of the BDP, I have been taught from A to Z, how to run a business and create a sustainable growth in the organization I was building.”
“It provides you all the insights, the recommendations and the coaching needed to succeed in this rigorous world. My involvement in this program was one filled with emotion, experiences, and everyday success.”
“Without all the help and encouragement provided, I wouldn’t have been capable of running a 150k+ franchise business over the course of 2 seasons, while pursuing full time school as an undergrad.”
"Last year, I had the pleasure of earning and attending the one week long Star vacation in Mexico, celebrating the accomplishment of selling and producing my first $130,000 of projects. I can gladly say that this is the most rewarding experience I have had to date.”
“The Business Development Program gave me the tools and the support that enabled me to change my perception of business and create the opportunities for myself so that I managed to fully finance the second half of my degree and take a great weight off my parents.”
"I can honestly say, without a shadow of a doubt, that my experience with Scholars At Your Service has been the most influential and transformative experience that I have had for my career.”