The former business owner works alongside Colby’s crew, teaching them as they go, like a mentorship. Prairieboys Construction is a family business; his crew consists of his dad, his brother, his dad’s cousin, and himself.
When he got the opportunity to take over the business, he was looking for the funding he needed to make it happen and found Clarence Campeau Development Fund.
“[They were] very excited that I was starting a company and helped us right through,” Colby said.
CCDF worked with Colby to figure out which funding he should use, and they decided he should apply for the youth fund because 25 per cent of the remaining portion of the loan may be forgiven in the form of a grant.
The Youth Business Development Program is for people aged 18 to 35, and the purpose is to help young people establish a new business, purchase an existing business, or expand and renovate an existing business.