Furly’s Property Care is still in the planning stage, but after winning 2nd place in a city-wide business plan competition, its creator, Brendan Furlanetto might be motivated to take it from the blueprint stage to the garden.
Furlanetto was one of ten business students from Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School to take part in the E.R. Monaco Small Business Enterprise Centre’s 18th Annual Business Plan Competition for local secondary students. The competition gives students and young entrepreneurs the opportunity to develop their business skills through the development of a professional business plan.
This year’s competition received nearly 90 business plan submissions from over 100 students, all of whom were invited to an awards dinner at Liuna Station on June 5. There each of the students was presented with a Certificate of Achievement, letters of recognition from the Mayor, MPs, and MPPs, as well as monetary gifts and prizes.
Brendan Furlanetto not only won 2nd place in the city, but 1st overall at his school with his business plan for a landscaping business, Furly’s Property Care. Brendan’s goal is to beautify the environment one lawn at a time.
Congratulating all of the student participants for their outstanding efforts, Grade 11 Business Teacher Darren Maludzinski noted that the school’s Business and Computer Studies Department offers challenging and innovative courses that allow students the opportunity to develop as completely as possible in the direction of their individual needs and talents.