Meet Your Coordinator

Meet Your Coordinator: Nicolas White – CBDC Humber

Meet Your Coordinator

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 2018 Youth Ventures season, and today we have Nicolas White at CBDC Humber in Corner Brook.

What’s your name?

Nicolas White

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of?

CBDC Humber

What are some of your favourite hobbies?

Running, Cinematography/Film production, YouTube

What’s your favourite movie?

In Time

What is your favourite band?

Linkin Park

What is your favourite restaurant?

Wingin’ It

Do you have any pets?

I have 2 dogs

What does entrepreneurship mean to you?

To me entrepreneurship means taking something that your passionate about and turning it into your career

What is the coolest business you heard of?

The coolest business I’ve heard of is an escape room.

What are you looking forward to most this summer?

Helping youth turn their passions into a jobs

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

There are a lot of youth with many talented hobbies but are not selling the things that they are making and I believe that the possibility for they to take something that they love doing an turn it into something that can make them money will be important for the community and the future of the province.

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

That it’s free, most things today are not free, however we are. You can ask us anything and if we don’t know the answer we will not stop until we can find it and help you out. Youth ventures is a great avenue to test out your business idea and get an idea on if it is something that you might actually want to peruse in the future as your career.

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

It is important to know that failing is an option, and we are not as successful if we do not fail. Pushing yourself outside your comfort zone and having the potential to fail is what will push you the furthest in your business.

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

If someone would like to get in contact with me they can send me an email: humber@youthventuresnl.com, give me a call (709) 639-7755, or or visit me in CBDC Humber on 19 Union Street, Suite 4, Corner brook, NL, A2H 6G1. They can also contact us online through Facebook.com/YoutheVenturesNL, Twitter.com/YouthVentures, or contact us through our website YouthVenturesNL.com.

Meet Your Coordinator: Bethany Dawe – Gander & Area Chamber of Commerce

Meet Your Coordinator

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 2018 Youth Ventures season, and today we have Bethany Dawe at Gander & Area Chamber of Commerce.

What’s your name?

Bethany Dawe

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of?

Gander & Area Chamber of Commerce

What are some of your favourite hobbies?

I enjoy playing volleyball, photography, going on hikes and road trips

What’s your favourite movie?

Silver Linings Playbook

What is your favourite band?

Coldplay & Queen

What is your favourite restaurant?

The Keg or Boston Pizza

Do you have any pets?

Yes, a cockapoo named Cooper

What does entrepreneurship mean to you?

Entrepreneurship to me means creating a business from an idea that you are very passionate about. Making your dreams a reality.

What is the coolest business you heard of?

I’m really obsessed with watching “slime” videos on Instagram so I think people who have their own slime business is pretty cool (I’d be their #1 customerJ)

What are you looking forward to most this summer?

Seeing a participant’s ideas come to life and becoming successful young entrepreneurs. I’m also really looking forward to hearing all the different ideas participants bring to the table.

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

Anything with tourism, whether it is homemade Newfoundland crafts, art, or photography. I think these types of businesses would be successful in my region especially in the smaller outport communities.

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

It’s a constant learning process. Nothing happens over night so you need to work really hard for what you want.

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

Gander and Area Chamber of Commerce

gander@youthventuresnl.com

www.youthventuresnl.com

Ph: (709) 256-4794

Meet Your Coordinator: Amanda Barney – Labrador Straits

Meet Your Coordinator

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 2018 Youth Ventures season, and today we have Amanda Barney in Labrador Straits.

What’s your name?

Amanda Barney

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of?

Labrador Straits (L’Anse au Loup)

What are some of your favourite hobbies?

Hiking, Skiing, Snowmobiling, Quading, spending time with my three children

What’s your favourite movie?

Any chick flick!

What is your favourite band?

Love Bon Jovi!

What is your favourite restaurant?

Swiss Chalet

Do you have any pets?

A seven year old Brittany Spaniel named Barney J

What does entrepreneurship mean to you?

There is no better work arrangement than to be your own boss!  With the right level of commitment, the sky is the limit!

What is the coolest business you heard of?

Any business is cool when someone takes a hobby or an interest and transforms it into a prosperous venture!  Last year, I had a participant who made ice fishing poles and roasting sticks and painted them in colours of the Labrador flag.  The business excelled way beyond our expectations!

What are you looking forward to most this summer?

I am looking forward to helping students make their business ideas become reality.  I am anticipating a very successful summer!

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

There is a strong tourism industry in the Labrador Straits.  Businesses in the arts and crafts usually seem to do well in this industry.  Examples include: knitted goods, crafts made with local products (rock, driftwood, etc.), and paintings and pictures of NL scenery.  The whole province of Newfoundland and Labrador has an aging population so I see that service type businesses would be very successful as well.  These include: housekeeping, car wash, yard work, dog walker, etc.

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

Youth Ventures is a great program that can provide the necessary support, resources, training and counseling to potential new business owners.  This program fosters entrepreneurship in our youth and helps to shape them into leaders of tomorrow.

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

Business opportunities are endless but starting your own business takes a huge level of time, resources and dedication.

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

Amanda Barney

Youth Ventures Regional Coordinator

Community Youth Network

PO Box 256

L’Anse Au Loup, NL A0K 3L0

Phone: 709.927.7912

Email: southernlabrador@youthventuresnl.com

Meet Your Coordinator: Alicia Lilly – Harbour Breton CYN

Meet Your Coordinator

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 2018 Youth Ventures season, and today we have Alicia Lilly at Harbour Breton CYN.

What’s your name?

Alicia Lilly

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of?

Harbour Breton CYN and area

What are some of your favourite hobbies?

Walking, Crafts, Photography

What’s your favourite movie? 

Annie

What is your favourite band?

The Band Perry

What is your favourite restaurant?

Jungle Jims

Do you have any pets?

NO

What does entrepreneurship mean to you?

Entrepreneurship means turning something you love to do into profit !

What is the coolest business you heard of?

The coolest business I have heard of is the Hockey Camp Business, where hockey players help younger kids to improve their skills

What are you looking forward to most this summer?

Seeing what kind of businesses youth will come up with.

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

Hockey Camp

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

It’s not a job !  You make your own hours on your own terms..

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

You won’t know until you TRY !

How can people get in touch with you if they’d like to talk about starting a business?
Harbour Breton Community Youth Network
24-26 Canada Drive, Harbour Breton, NL A0H1P0
Telephone: 1 709 885 3180
Email: southcoast@youthventuresnl.com

Meet Your Coordinator: Mia Francis – CBDC Gateway

Meet Your Coordinator

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 2018 Youth Ventures season, and today we have Mia Francis at CBDC Gateway.

What’s your name?

Mia Francis

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of?

CBDC Gateway in Channel-Port aux Basques

What are some of your favourite hobbies?

I love reading, hiking, and going to the beach!

What’s your favourite movie?

I love almost any superhero movie.

What is your favourite band?

I really like The Strokes and Weak Size Fish.

What does entrepreneurship mean to you?

Entrepreneurship to me is turning your ideas and passions into profit and bringing opportunities into your community.

What is the coolest business you heard of?

I love Kailey’s Creations! Kailey sells seashell art to raise awareness of sea turtle endangerment. Another one of my favourites is Camp Ohana a camp for LGBTQ+ youth that is held in Pasadena.

What are you looking forward to most this summer?

I am most looking forward to working with my participants and helping their businesses grow and flourish.

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

There is definitely an opportunity to be seized at the Cape Ray Come Home Year this summer! As well, the local museum gift shops and the Scott’s Cove kiosks are always big hits.

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

Youth in NL should know that our program is flexible, manageable, and fun! We are here to help you in any way we can, and it’s so easy to get started.

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

The first step is to make a sound business plan so you can focus on your goals and get all your ideas organized.

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

Mia Francis

CBDC Gateway

52 Main Street, PO Box 430

Channel-Port aux Basques, NL

A0M 1C0

Phone: (709) 695-7406

Email: gateway@youthventuresnl.com

Meet Your Coordinator: Dylan Wheaton – CBDC Central

Meet Your Coordinator

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 2018 Youth Ventures season, and today we have Dylan Wheaton at CBDC Central

What’s your name?

Dylan Wheaton

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of?

CBDC Central

What are some of your favourite hobbies?

Playing guitar, watching hockey, spending time at the cabin, and hanging out with friends

What’s your favourite movie?

Inception

What is your favourite band?

The Eagles

What is your favourite restaurant?

Pizza Delight

Do you have any pets?

Yes, a cat named Chloe

What does entrepreneurship mean to you?

To me, entrepreneurship is a way to make money on your own terms, hopefully through something you are passionate about

What is the coolest business you heard of?

Probably the coolest business idea I heard of last summer through this job was melting soda cans to create crafts

What are you looking forward to most this summer?

Helping young entrepreneurs make their dreams come true

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

My region is home to the Exploits River, so something in regards to taking advantage of the tourism created from that

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

That it’s a free program! It provides many benefits at no cost to the participants

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

That it takes a lot of hard work, but it can be extremely rewarding

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

10 Pinsent Drive, Grand Falls – Windsor, NL A2A 2R6

(709) 489-4496

central@youthventuresnl.com

 

Meet Your Coordinator: Aaron Harris – CBDC Labrador

Meet Your Coordinator

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 2018 Youth Ventures season, and the next coordinator is Aaron Harris who is based at CBDC Labrador.

What’s your name?

Aaron Harris

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of?

CBDC Labrador

What are some of your favourite hobbies?

Sports, reading, and games

What’s your favourite movie?

Captain America: The Winter Soldier or Hunt for the Wildepeople

What is your favourite restaurant?

Piatto

Do you have any pets?

No

What does entrepreneurship mean to you?

You take responsibility for starting and running your own business

What is the coolest business you heard of?

Either Strung Out by Cody Green, who makes jewelry out of old guitar strings or the cardboard arcade by Caine Monroy

What are you looking forward to most this summer?

Seeing how different students and their ideas work.

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

An odd jobs business or a crafts business would both do well I think

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

We are here to help you with what you need and we’ll be some of your biggest fans to try and spread the word about your business.

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

You never know what will happen until you go and do it.

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

You can email me at labrador@youthventuresnl.com or call (709) 896-5814. Also, you can swing by the office at 4 Hillcrest Road.

 

Meet Your Coordinator: Alyson Moores – CBDC Nortip

Meet Your Coordinator

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 2018 Youth Ventures season, and the first coordinator is Alyson Moores who is based at CBDC Nortip.

 

What’s your name?

Alyson Moores

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of?

CBDC Nortip – Plum Point

What are some of your favourite hobbies?

  • Sports
  • Traveling

What is your favourite restaurant?

Pizza Delight

Do you have any pets?

I have a small dog named Mako

What does entrepreneurship mean to you?

The drive to turn a hobby into profit

What is the coolest business you heard of?

The coolest business I’ve heard of was so far was done by a young boy who made jewelry from used guitar strings. (Cody from Strung Out – Check him out on Facebook)

What are you looking forward to most this summer?

I look forward to working with the youth in my area and encouraging them to turn their hobbies into profit.

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

  • High demand for lawn care services
  • High demand for babysitting services

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

Youth Ventures allows assistance in finding an idea that will work in your community, help create a well-structured business plan, and point you in the right direction during the entire process.

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

The first and most important step in starting your own business is creating a business plan.

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

You can contract me through email at nortip@youthventuresnl.com, through phone at (709) 247-2232 ext. 228, or drop by my office at CBDC Nortip (P.O. Box 140,
Plum Point, NL, A0K 4A0). Also, feel free to ask any questions if you see me around the community.

Meet Your Coordinator: Bradley Mahar – CBDC Nortip

Meet Your Coordinator

Meet Your Coordinator is our new series where we will be interviewing your local Youth Ventures Coordinator so you can get to know them. Next up is Bradley Mahar who is based at CBDC Nortip.

SCRADLEY

What’s your name?

Bradley Mahar

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of?

CBDC Nortip – Plum Point

What are some of your favourite hobbies?

Sports
Hiking
Traveling

What’s your favourite movie?

Give me a good horror or comedy and I’m all set!

What is your favourite band?

Imagine Dragons

What is your favourite restaurant?

2 Doors Down – Halifax

Do you have any pets?

Hopefully someday!

What does entrepreneurship mean to you?

Having the creativity and drive to turn a hobby or opportunity into profit.

What is the coolest business you heard of?

Turo (The AirBnB of cars): Search and rent cars from real people, not rental companies
or car share services.

What are you looking forward to most this summer?

Having the opportunity to support youth in my local area create something they enjoy
and can make profitable.

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

High demand for lawn care services

Opportunities to capitalize off the many tourists that frequent the area during summer

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

Youth Ventures can provided all the information and support you require to run and
maintain a summer business. Through us you have access to all the informational and financial you may need give you jumpstart into success!

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

Have an idea and create a solid business plan (We can help with that!)

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

You can contact me through email, phone, or just drop into my office to chat. Also if you
see me out and about the community so not hesitate to ask any questions you may have.
Bradley Mahar
Regional Youth Ventures Coordinator
CBDC Nortip
Main Street
Plum Point,NL
A0K 4A0
(709)247-2232 ext.228
nortip@youthventuresnl.com

Don’t forget – we’re having a contest!

To enter:

1. Take a selfie with a Youth Ventures co-ordinator or participant

2. Upload it to Facebook or Instagram

3. Tag YouthVenturesNL and use the #MakinLemonade

Basket will be drawn August 10, 2017. Winner will be notified via entry method. Limited to one entry per person.

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Meet Your Coordinator: Kelsey Clarke – CBDC Gateway

Meet Your Coordinator

Meet Your Coordinator is our new series where we will be interviewing your local Youth Ventures Coordinator so you can get to know them. Next up is Kelsey Clarke who is based at CBDC Gateway.

KELSEY

What’s your name?

Kelsey Clarke

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of?

CBDC Gateway

What are some of your favourite hobbies?

Hanging out with friends, camping in the summer, talking my dog for walks, cooking and baking.

What’s your favourite movie?

27 Dresses!

What is your favourite band?

Lady Antebellum

What is your favourite restaurant?

Jungle Jims

Do you have any pets?

Yes, a dachshund (wiener dog)

What does entrepreneurship mean to you?

Entrepreneurship to me means taking a hobby, interest or idea and turning it into a profitable venture. As well, teaching you skills to last a lifetime during the duration of your business venture.

What is the coolest business you heard of?

The coolest business I’ve heard of in PAB would be selling deep-fried mars bar! First time I tried them was here in town and they are a tasty treat

What are you looking forward to most this summer?

I am looking forward to a busy summer full of Youth Venture participants starting awesome businesses.

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

The Scott’s Cove kiosks are interesting because they offer a perfect location for people to sell their products to locals and tourists. Especially for students because they are only open in the summer.

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

Youth Ventures is an awesome summer program that gives youth an opportunity to become their own boss! Not only make money from the venture of their choice, it helps them become involved in the community and build contacts for future endeavours.

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

The most important aspect of starting a business would completing a business plan. A business plan is like a road map for businesses. It outlines where they need to go, how to get there and gives them a good strategy to start with.

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

Kelsey Clarke

Regional Coordinator

Youth Ventures Program

(709) 695-7406

gateway@youthventuresnl.com

YouthVenturesNL.com

Don’t forget – we’re having a contest!

To enter:

1. Take a selfie with a Youth Ventures co-ordinator or participant

2. Upload it to Facebook or Instagram

3. Tag YouthVenturesNL and use the #MakinLemonade

Basket will be drawn August 10, 2017. Winner will be notified via entry method. Limited to one entry per person.

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