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Meet Your Coordinator: Kristen Murray – Metro Business Opportunities

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Meet Your Coordinator is a series where we interview your Youth Ventures coordinators so that you can get to know them. We are back again for the 2019 Youth Ventures season, and today we have Kristen at Metro Business Opportunities in St. John’s.

What is your name?
Kristen Murray

 

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of?
Metro Business Opportunities (St. John’s and Mount Pearl)

 

What are some of your favourite hobbies?
Singing in choir, volunteering and playing soccer!

 

What is your favourite movie?
Birdman

 

What is your favourite band?
ABBA

 

What is your favourite restaurant?
Peaceful Loft

 

Do you have any pets?
Yes, I have 2 cats and 1 dog!

 

What does entrepreneurship mean to you?
Taking a true passion or skill and turning it into a business that helps a need you see in your community!

 

What is the coolest business you heard of?
Cat Cafés!

 

What are you looking forward to most this summer?
Interacting with youth and helping to bring their business ideas and dreams of entrepreneurship to life!

 

What are some interesting business opportunities you see in your region?
“What’s Next for Bowring Park?” and Food/Clothing Trucks

 

What do youth in NL need to know about Youth Ventures?
We are here to make your summer fun, full of growth and productive in getting your business started!

 

What is the most important thing people of any age who want to start a business need to know?

Starting a business is not easy, but approaching programs like Youth Ventures will give you the jump start you need with encouragement, mentorship and professional services!

 

How can people get in touch with you if they’d like to talk about starting a business?
(709) 738 – 1626 or mbo@youthventuresnl.com

 

 

Meet Your Coordinator: John Button – CBDC Eastern Initiatives

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Meet Your Coordinator is a series where we interview your Youth Ventures coordinators so that you can get to know them. We are back again for the 2019 Youth Ventures season, and today we have John Button at CBDC Eastern Initiatives in Clarenville.

What’s your name?

  • John Button

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of?

  • CBDC Eastern Initiatives

What are some of your favourite hobbies?

  • Any type of sport

What’s your favourite movie?

  • Bench Warmers

What is your favourite band?

  • Goo Goo Dolls

What is your favourite restaurant?

  • East Side Mario’s

Do you have any pets?

  • Sadly, no I do not

What does entrepreneurship mean to you?

  • Being able to make a dream or inspiration come to life, in a business.

What is the coolest business you heard of?

  • Strung Out (Making Jewelry out of the Guitar Strings)

What are you looking forward to most this summer?

  • Meeting all the young and inspiring entrepreneurs in my area and seeing what kind of ideas they have!

What are some interesting business opportunities you see in your region?

  • Clarenville has opened a very successful farm and market for the past couple summer which offers an opportunity for people who enjoy making crafts, food, or bake goods! Also, Bonavista being such a high tourist area during the summer is a big opportunity for participants!

What do youth in NL need to know about Youth Ventures?

  • We are here to help and we will do everything we possibly can to bring your business ideas to life.

What is the most important thing people of any age who want to start a business need to know?

  • Believe in yourself, as well as your business!

How can people get in touch with you if they’d like to talk about starting a business?

 

Address:

76A Manitoba Drive

Clarenville, NL

A5A 1K6

Tel:

(709) 466-1170

Email:

eastern@youthventuresnl.com

 

 

Meet Your Coordinator: Vanessa Strugnell – South Eastern Labrador

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Meet Your Coordinator is a series where we interview your Youth Ventures coordinators so that you can get to know them. We are back again for the 2019 Youth Ventures season, and today we have Vanessa Strugnell in South Eastern Labrador.

What’s your name?
Vanessa Strugnell

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of?
I live in Port Hope Simpson however my region is Lodge Bay- Cartwright… yay for southeastern Labrador!!

What are some of your favourite hobbies?
Boating, Ski Dooing, Fishing, Crocheting…

What’s your favourite movie?
Anything comedy… Melissa McCarthy’s movies are so funny!

What is your favourite band?
Anything country or dance… I particularly like Train

What is your favourite restaurant?
Jungle Jims

Do you have any pets?
Yes! I have a beautiful white “Pyraneese” puppy- she’s almost 2 😊

What does entrepreneurship mean to you?
Owning your own business!! Find something you love or have a passion for and bring it to life!!  Love when a young person can take their hobby & make money with it!!

What is the coolest business you heard of?
Oh my, I’m not sure, there are so many of them, each so unique & I love each of them the same 😊

What are you looking forward to most this summer?
To see our existing businesses expand with new & exciting products, I’m also excited to help new participants/ businesses get set up, as well as attend all possible events/ festivals.

What are some interesting business opportunities you see in your region?
Anything that portrays our culture/ heritage, car wash, berry picker, scenic photography, ice berg sales, etc.

What do youth in NL need to know about Youth Ventures?
It’s an exciting program to be involved in, that we as Coordinators are here for them & will help them with their business in any way we can 😊

What is the most important thing people of any age who want to start a business need to know? Don’t be afraid to take risks, research places that are out there to help offset costs, research its viability, etc.

How can people get in touch with you if they’d like to talk about starting a business?     

PO Box 78
11 Airport Road
Port Hope Simpson, NL                                                                                                                              Phone: (709) 960 0443                                                                                                                            Email: southeasternaurora@youthventuresnl.ca

 

Meet Your Coordinator: Jaime Walsh – CBDC Emerald

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Meet Your Coordinator is a series where we interview your Youth Ventures coordinators so that you can get to know them. We are back again for the 2019 Youth Ventures season, and today we have Jaime at CBDC Emerald in Baie Verte.

What’s your name?
Jaime Robin Walsh

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of?
CBDC Emerald – Baie Verte-Green Bay region

What are some of your favourite hobbies?
Reading, sports, spending time with my friends

What’s your favourite movie?
Forrest Gump

What is your favourite band?
Jimmy Eat World

What is your favourite restaurant?
Louis Gee’s Pizza

Do you have any pets?
I have a cat named Oreo

What does entrepreneurship mean to you?
It means taking your passion or hobby and turning it into a business! It takes determination and commitment to take something they love to do and make it profitable

What is the coolest business you heard of?
Escape Quest in St. Johns! They have 4 escape rooms that are both challenging and fun, I recommend to anyone visiting the city to check them out!

What are you looking forward to most this summer?
Getting involved with the youth in the area and helping them start up their businesses and maintain them to the best of my ability

What are some interesting business opportunities you see in your region?
There is a need for certain services such as lawn care, babysitting, and dog walking in our area that youth can create their business to cater towards

What do youth in NL need to know about Youth Ventures?
That its completely free and there for them to take advantage of in helping them start up their own business!

What is the most important thing people of any age who want to start a business need to know?


That any idea can be profitable under the right circumstances, and it takes hard work and determination to start and maintain a successful business

How can people get in touch with you if they’d like to talk about starting a business?
I’m located at the CBDC Emerald in Baie Verte, P.O. Box 508, A0K 1B0.
They can phone me at (709) 532-8312, or email me at ​emerald@youthventuresnl.com​. (Please include site address, phone number and email)

Meet Your Coordinator: Kayla Power – CBDC Burin Peninsula

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Meet Your Coordinator is a series where we interview your Youth Ventures coordinators so that you can get to know them. We are back again for the 2019 Youth Ventures season, and today we have Kayla at CBDC Burin Peninsula in Marystown.

What is your name?
 Kayla Power

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of?
CBDC Burin Peninsula

What are some of your favourite hobbies?
Playing and watching sports, going on walks/hikes, watching netflix and hanging out with friends

What’s your favourite movie?
Instant Family

What is your favourite band?
I don’t really have a favourite band, but my favourite genre of music to listen to would have to be country

What is your favourite restaurant? Jungle Jim’s

Do you have any pets?
I do not

What does entrepreneurship mean to you?
It means taking something you love to do, and coming up with a way to make money doing it. 

What is the coolest business you heard of?
I would have to say 3D Portrait Prints

What are you looking forward to most this summer?
Meeting with the youth in my community and helping them come up with ideas to start a business and help them start and follow their journeys

What are some interesting business opportunities you see in your region?
Childcare services, lawn care, homemade art, clothing brand, and dog services.

What do youth in NL need to know about Youth Ventures?
Youth Ventures is an amazing opportunity for youth, it can help you transform a hobby of yours into a business where you can make money. 

What is the most important thing people of any age who want to start a business need to know?
The business you want to start should be something that you like to do or that you are good at doing, starting and maintaining a business is not easy but if you are doing something you love it can make those harder times a little easier.

How can people get in touch with you if they’d like to talk about starting a business?

Kayla Power
CBDC Burin Peninsula

W.R Building, Ville Marie Drive, Marystown, NL A0E 2M0

burin@youthventuresnl.com

Tel: (709) 279-4540 Fax: (709) 279-4545

Meet Your Coordinator: Shelbylynn Gill – CBDC Central

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Meet Your Coordinator is a series where we interview your Youth Ventures coordinators so that you can get to know them. We are back again for the 2019 Youth Ventures season, and today we have Shelbylynn at CBDC Central in Grand Falls-Windsor.

What is your name?
Shelbylynn Gill

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of?

Grand Falls- Windsor Central NL

What are some of your favourite hobbies?
Hiking, Gardening, Horseback Riding or anything outdoors!

What’s your favourite movie?
The Breakfast Club

What is your favourite band?
I don’t have a favorite band, but i’m a huge fan of Beyonce

What is your favourite restaurant?
Manas Bakery

Do you have any pets?
I have 2 cats and 2 horses

What does entrepreneurship mean to you?
Entrepreneurship to me means exploring your interests and being able to turn your interests into a business.

What is the coolest business you heard of?
A young boy who collected pieces of iceberg and sold it to tourists

What are you looking forward to most this summer?
Meeting new participants and helping them start their own business!

What are some interesting business opportunities you see in your region?
Eco Friendly business opportunities and recreation programs.

What do youth in NL need to know about Youth Ventures?
Youth Ventures is a free program that could help you start your very own business. It will help with any challenges entrepreneurs face when starting a business, so it’s a great opportunity for anybody who sees themselves as entrepreneurs.

What is the most important thing people of any age who want to start a business need to know?
It’s important that you remember that starting a business takes a lot of hardwork and dedication!

How can people get in touch with you if they’d like to talk about starting a business?

Shelbylynn Gill
1o Pinsent Drive, Grand Falls- Windsor, NL A2A 2RC (709) 489-4496
Central@youthventuresnl.com

Meet Your Coordinator: Ian Macdonald – CBDC Long Range

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Meet Your Coordinator is a series where we interview your Youth Ventures coordinators so that you can get to know them. We are back again for the 2019 Youth Ventures season, and today we have Ian at CBDC Long Range in Stephenville.

What is your name?
Ian MacDonald

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of?
CBDC Long Range 

What are some of your favourite hobbies?
Soccer, Hockey, Hanging with friends 

What’s your favourite movie?
Avengers End Game 

What is your favourite band?
Boston

What is your favourite restaurant?
Manna’s

Do you have any pets?
Negative

What does entrepreneurship mean to you?
Entrepreneurship can be starting and developing a passion into a business or it can be a mindset. An entrepreneurial mindset can help people in day to day life and it can help all businesses no matter what the size.  

What is the coolest business you heard of?
Fogo Island Inn

What are you looking forward to most this summer?
Watching youth see all the hard work they put into their businesses come to life. 

What are some interesting business opportunities you see in your region?
I see many outdoors business opportunities and many service opportunities. 

What do youth in NL need to know about Youth Ventures?
Youth Ventures allows youth to develop many skills that can apply to many aspects of life WHILE making their own money.

What is the most important thing people of any age who want to start a business need to know?
Make sure it is something you are passionate about.  The more passion you have, the less it feels like a job and the more it feels like a career. 

How can people get in touch with you if they’d like to talk about starting a business?
My name is Ian MacDonald and I am located at 35 Carolina Avenue, Stephenville NL.  My email is longrange@youthventuresnl.caand my phone number is 709-643-1231.  

 

Meet Your Coordinator: Alyssa Chiasson – CBDC Labrador

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Meet Your Coordinator is a series where we interview your Youth Ventures coordinators so that you can get to know them. We are back again for the 2019 Youth Ventures season, and today we have Alyssa at CBDC Labrador in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

What is your name?
 Alyssa Chiasson

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of?
CBDC Labrador

What are some of your favourite hobbies?
Sports, anything to do with being outdoors, photography and spending time with friends and family.

What’s your favourite movie?
Matilda

What is your favourite band? I listen to a lot of music so I wouldn’t be able to narrow down my favourite band/ artist. But right now, I have been listening to a lot of imagine Imagine Dragons, and P!nk music.

What is your favourite restaurant?
Wing n it

Do you have any pets?
1 cat named Pudders

What does entrepreneurship mean to you?
Entrepreneurship to me means exploring your interests, creating a business plan, and making your dreams a reality.

What is the coolest business you heard of?
A young boy who collected pieces of iceberg and sold it to tourists in his area.

What are you looking forward to most this summer?
Meeting new participants and helping them with starting/ continuing their own business.

What are some interesting business opportunities you see in your region? Dog walkers, handmade art, maintenance services, and childcare services.

What do youth in NL need to know about Youth Ventures?
Youth Ventures is a great opportunity to get help with coming up with and starting your own business. 

What is the most important thing people of any age who want to start a business need to know?
It’s important that you remember to start a business that you are passionate about. Managing your own business isn’t easy but if you are determined, and put in the effort you will lead a successful life

How can people get in touch with you if they’d like to talk about starting a business?

Alyssa Chiasson

12 Royal St, Happy Valley- Goose Bay, NL A0P 1E0

(709) 896- 5814

labrador@youthventuresnl.com

Meet Your Coordinator: William Neville – CBDC Avalon West

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Meet Your Coordinator is a series where we interview your Youth Ventures coordinators so that you can get to know them. We are back again for the 2019 Youth Ventures season, and today we have William Neville at CBDC Avalon West in Placentia.

What is your name?

William Neville

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of?
Town of Placentia

What are some of your favourite hobbies?
Sports, Music, and hanging with friends

What’s your favourite movie?
The Wolf of Wall Street

What is your favourite band?
Fleetwood Mac

What is your favourite restaurant?
Wing n It

Do you have any pets?
Yes, I have 3 dogs

What does entrepreneurship mean to you?
It means taking a skill or passion and creating a venture

What is the coolest business you heard of?
Making jewelry out of guitar strings

What are you looking forward to most this summer?
Interacting with our youth

What are some interesting business opportunities you see in your region?
Lawn Mowing, car wash, DJ, maintenance services.

What do youth in NL need to know about Youth Ventures?
That we are here to help and support them throughout the season and create a foundation for a successful business

What is the most important thing people of any age who want to start a business need to know?
They need to know that Youth Ventures is always available to help a potential business in whatever field you desire information.

How can people get in touch with you if they’d like to talk about starting a business?
709-213-0883 or avalonwest@youthventuresnl.com

Meet Your Coordinator: Rebecca MacArthur – Grand Lake Centre of Economic Development

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Meet Your Coordinator is a series where we interview your Youth Ventures coordinators so that you can get to know them. We are back again for the 2019 Youth Ventures season, and today we have Rebecca at Grand Lake Centre of Economic Development in Deer Lake.

What’s your name?

Rebecca MacArthur

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of?

I am located in the Grand Lake Centre of Economic Development for the Humber Valley/White Bay Region

What are some of your favourite hobbies?

Reading, swimming

What’s your favourite movie?

A dog’s Purpose 

What is your favourite band?

I am a huge country fan, Blake Shelton & Luke Bryan are both favourites.

What is your favourite restaurant?

Jungle Jims

Do you have any pets?

I have a Cat, Thor. 

What does entrepreneurship mean to you?

Entrepreneurship to me means chasing your dreams and making them a reality. Doing anything possible to create a business that you love.  

What is the coolest business you heard of?

There has been a lot of cool business through youth ventures but one that has stuck out to me since hearing about it would have to be Logan’s Bergy Bits.

What are you looking forward to most this summer?

Just meeting new people! Helping youth start successful businesses, and seeing all of the ideas come into the program. 

What are some interesting business opportunities you see in your region?

I would love to have a person create some fun games for younger children for local festivals. Also, I would like someone do to babysitting. 

What do youth in NL need to know about Youth Ventures?

People shouldn’t worry if their idea is a good one. Just about any idea can be made into something that will work. The coordinators are there to help work these problems out!

What is the most important thing people of any age who want to start a business need to know?

Believe in yourself and work hard. It won’t be easy and it’s not for everyone but you can do it if you really try. 

How can people get in touch with you if they’d like to talk about starting a business?

Anyone looking to start a business or to talk about the program can reach me by telephone at (709)635-3861. I can also be reached by email at grandlake@youthventuresnl.comor by stopping by my office at the Grand Lake Centre of Economic Development, 44 Trans Canada Highway in Deer Lake.