Lawn mowers are changing the landscape of summer jobs Local hockey players
“ It is difficult to find jobs during the pandemic, so we decided to take matters into our own hands and start our own business ”
COVID-19 has dramatically reduced employment opportunities for summer students in 2020 and now 2021.
So, for those looking for summer work, they had to look for jobs that likely wouldn’t be closed due to COVID-19 restrictions.
For Cameron Moore and Eric Mondoux, former Powassan Voodoos teammates, they decided to start their own landscaping business to help them earn money during the summer months.
“It’s hard to find jobs during the pandemic so we decided to take matters into our own hands and start our own business,” said Moore, who is currently enrolled at Nipissing University and is part of the team. men’s college hockey.
“We’re two young entrepreneurs trying to find out what it’s like to run a business and work for ourselves,” said Mondoux, who plans to participate in a pre-service firefighting program while keeping college options open to pursue hockey opportunities. .
Moore and Mondoux came up with the name MM Lawn Care. They are among a number of student-athletes in the area who have traded in their skates and manuals for work boots and snippers.
“Of course, we had to buy some equipment and we collaborated on a business plan and received the support of the family. In terms of marketing, we did it ourselves by going door to door and using social media and word of mouth, ”added Moore.
“We believe that we will acquire important business skills that we can benefit from for our future. Being able to work for yourself and run our own business gives us a taste of what self-employment would be like. However, we know that it takes a lot of work to be successful. “
Moore and Mondoux are among a number of other young entrepreneurs looking to make the cut and earn a few bucks in the landscaping industry this summer.