Meet Your Coordinator

Meet Your Coordinator: Shauna Field – CBDC Cabot

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 Shauna Field at CBDC Cabot in CBS.

What’s your name?

Shauna Field

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of?

CBDC Cabot

What are some of your favourite hobbies?

I love hanging out with friends, reading, camping and binge-watching TV shows on Netflix.

What’s your favourite movie?

Anything with Melissa McCarthy

What is your favourite band?

Zac Brown Band

What is your favourite restaurant?

Chinese food from just about anywhere.

Do you have any pets?

Yes! I have 2 pugs whose names are Shorty and Stumpy and 2 cats named Houston and Ricki.

What does entrepreneurship mean to you?

Entrepreneurship means innovation and people taking their interests/hobbies and turning it into a business.

What is the coolest business you heard of?

In Youth Ventures, there is a business on the southern coast which picks worms and sells them to fisherman.

What are you looking forward to most this summer?

Meeting new people, going to different events and helping people open up businesses and seeing these people make money from their hobbies and interests.

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

A business opportunity that I see in my region are lawn mowing because there are a lot of subdivisions.

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

Youth Ventures is such an amazing opportunity. It is an program for young entrepreneurs that provides guidance and support to run a business.

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

Do not be afraid to take a risk because you never know how something is going to turn out unless you try.

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

The address to my site is 221 Conception Bay Highway, CBS and my number which people can get a hold of me at is (709)800-7919. Also, if you see me out and about do not hesitate to come up and ask any questions that you may have!

Meet Your Coordinator: Rory Lambert – Choices For Youth

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 Rory Lambert at Choices For Youth.

What’s your name?

Rory Lambert

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of?

Choices For Youth in St. John’s.

What are some of your favourite hobbies?

I’m an actor and a writer so I enjoy reading, being creative, public engagement and performance.

What is your favourite restaurant?

India Gate!

Do you have any pets?

Yes! An orange cat named Barley who believes I only exist to serve his every cat wish.

What does entrepreneurship mean to you?

To me entrepreneurship goes hand in hand with creativity. It means examining yourself and finding out the things in life that you care about. Then figuring out a way to make a viable business out of those interests. Work is still work, but it can also be joy when what you do for a living is a living, breathing part of who you are.

What is the coolest business you heard of?

I often wonder who came up with the idea to put those plastic bits on the ends of shoelaces.

What are you looking forward to most this summer?

I’m looking forward to all the innovative ideas I’m sure my participants will bring forward and figuring out how I can help them achieve their goals.

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

Having worked in the tourism sector for nearly twenty years, I’m always amazed at how good we are, as Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, at celebrating our culture, heritage and finding new ways to engage visitors.

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

They need to know that entrepreneurship is an exciting way to engage with business in a creative and exciting way. That starting a business is really about what makes you unique and special and finding a way to share that with the world.

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

That you can do it!

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

Rory Lambert

Youth Ventures Program Coordinator

Choices For Youth

117 Ropewalk Lane

St. John’s, NL

A1E 3C9

709-730-4142

choicesforyouth@youthventuresnl.com

Meet Your Coordinator: Blair Penney – Metro Business Opportunities

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 Blair Penney at Metro Business Opportunities in St. John’s.

What’s your name?

Blair Penney

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of?

Metro Business Opportunities

What are some of your favourite hobbies?

I love to play sports, specifically baseball basketball and volleyball. I also enjoy weight training and listening to music.

What is your favourite band?

Hey Rosetta!

Do you have any pets?

My dog Abby who will be 14 this year! She’s a Jack Russell Terrier mix.

What does entrepreneurship mean to you?

Entrepreneurship to me, is the ability to be your own boss and also have the opportunity to do something you love for a living.

What is the coolest business you heard of?

This week I heard of a “rage room” which is a pretty interesting concept. Essentially people pay to enter a room with various tools such as a sledgehammer or baseball bat, and pay to destroy different objects to de-stress!

What are you looking forward to most this summer?

Working with Youth Ventures of course! Enjoying the sun will be nice as well.

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

Anyone between the ages of 12 and 29 should definitely come see me at 961 Topsail Road, email me at mbo@youthventuresnl.com or call (709) 738-1626

 

 

Meet Your Coordinator: Bryanna Brown – Association for New Canadians

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 Bryanna Brown at Association for New Canadians.

What’s your name?

Hi, my name is Bryanna Brown. J

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of?

My site is with the Association for New Canadians at the AXIS Career Services in St. John’s, NL.

What are some of your favourite hobbies?

My favourite hobbies are working out, hanging out with my friends, and listening to music.

What’s your favourite movie?

My favourite movie is a sappy chick flick called The Longest Ride.

What is your favourite band?

My favourite band is DVSN.

What is your favourite restaurant?

My fav restaurant would probably be Nandos. I love all food though.

Do you have any pets?

I don’t have any pets of my own, but I really really want a dog someday in the near future.

What does entrepreneurship mean to you?

To me, entrepreneurship means taking your dreams and passions and working hard to turn them into a successful, fun career.

What is the coolest business you heard of?

A cool business I like is DISNEY. I think everyone loves it.

What are you looking forward to most this summer?

This summer I am looking forward to working with new comers to Canada to become new entrepreneurs with Youth Ventures and I am SO excited. I can’t wait.

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

We should know that Youth Ventures is an amazing and fun program. As a program coordinator, this summer I will do my best to make sure everyone has a great time while starting up their businesse(s).

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

I think what is really important to know when starting a business is you. If you know your strengths and weaknesses really well it makes asking for help, as well as, delegating certain tasks much easier and Youth Ventures is here to help you! Knowing your interests also helps when you are coming up with ideas for your new business as many business ideas are influenced by a person’s hobbies and interests.

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

If you would like to get in touch with me you can always give me a call at 709-579-1780 or send me an email at anc@youthventuresnl.com.

Bryanna R. Brown

Program Coordinator | Youth Ventures ANC

AXIS Career Services

10 Smithville Crescent

P.O. Box, Stn. C

St. John’s, NL A1C 5R6

Thank you for reading and I look forward to working with you this summer. J

Meet Your Coordinator: Jenelle Pardy – CBDC Emerald

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 Jenelle Pardy at CBDC Emerald.

What’s your name?

Jenelle Pardy

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of?

CBDC Emerald – Green Bay and White Bay

What are some of your favourite hobbies?

A few of my favourite hobbies are reading, going on skidoo or quad, and hiking.

What’s your favourite movie?

Day After Tomorrow

What is your favourite band?

My favourite artist is P!nk

What is your favourite restaurant?

Jungle Jim’s

Do you have any pets?

I have a dog, his name is Charlie!

What does entrepreneurship mean to you?

Entrepreneurship is when someone takes on their dreams and goals and makes it a reality. This could be something that they love to do, which could result in turning their hobby into a lifelong business.

What is the coolest business you heard of?

Jack Axes in St. John’s! Very cool local business for anyone looking for something to do in the city.

What are you looking forward to most this summer?

Helping students make money by starting a business that they are passionate about and hosting fun events in the area!

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

Not many take advantage of tourism in the area. I think that making postcards and partnering with local businesses to sell them has great potential for this region.

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

The most important thing is to know that the program is free, all we want to do is help and support you in any way we can.

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

You can do it! Push away the excuses and start heading towards your goals!

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

I am always reachable by email, emerald@youthventuresnl.com.

I am located at:

CBDC Emerald, Highway 410, P.O. Box 508, Baie Verte, NL, A0K 1B0

Tel: (709) 532-8312

Fax: (709) 532-4669

Meet Your Coordinator: William Neville – CBDC Avalon West

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 William Neville at CBDC Avalon West in Placentia.

What’s your name?

My name is William Neville

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of?

I am based out of Avalon West and working in Placentia

What are some of your favourite hobbies?

Some of my favorite hobbies include sports, playing/ listening to music and spending time with my friends.

What’s your favourite movie?

My favorite movie is a tie between “That’s My Boy” and “Step Brothers”

What is your favourite band?

I have a few favorite bands including The Tragically Hip, The Cult and Mumford and Sons

What is your favourite restaurant?

My favorite restaurant is Wing n it

Do you have any pets?

I have 3 dogs. 1 black lab and 2 shih tzu’s

What does entrepreneurship mean to you?

Entrepreneurship to me is the bravery and determination to create a successful product/service and sell it successfully

What is the coolest business you heard of?

The coolest business I have heard of was about a youth venture who made jewelry out of guitar strings

What are you looking forward to most this summer?

This summer I am looking forward to learning more about the program and helping people promote their business to maximize potential and profits

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

In my region, I see a lot of potential for services around the area that people desire and would take advantage of like lawn mowing or painting

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

The youth in NL need to know that youth ventures is an excellent foundation for starting a business and that there is high potential if the person is engaged and interested

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

For anyone looking to start a business, they need to know that it takes work and dedication to be successful. No successful entrepreneur was made easily and over time you can see improvements and success.

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

If anyone wants to get in touch with me about starting a business, they can come to my office at the CBDC building in Placentia. If not possible, you can call at 709-213-0883 or email me at avalonwest@youthventuresnl.com

Meet Your Coordinator: Victoria Stapleton – CBDC Burin

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 Victoria Stapleton at CBDC Burin.

What’s your name?

Victoria Stapleton

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of?

CBDC Burin Peninsula

What are some of your favourite hobbies?

Photography, reading, yoga, exercising, hanging with my friends

What’s your favourite movie?

I love pretty much every movie that stars Dylan O’Brien! Thor: Ragnarok was good too!

What is your favourite band?

I love listening to music so it’s hard to narrow down my favourite band; The Neighbourhood are exceptionally good though!

What is your favourite restaurant?

Jungle Jim’s or Domino’s Pizza

Do you have any pets?

A dog named Poncho!

What does entrepreneurship mean to you?

Having the ambition and drive to do what you love (passion/hobby) for a profit

What is the coolest business you’ve heard of?

The coolest business I’ve heard of is Serengetee! Charities are recognized and 10% of the sale of various items is donated.

What are you looking forward to most this summer?

I look forward to working with the youth in my area and encouraging them to pursue their passions/hobbies by turning them into profit-making ventures.

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

Dog walkers, babysitters, yard maintenance and healthy snacks.

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

We are here to help and will stand by your side the entire time!

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

All you need is an idea and the drive to start!

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

W.R Building, Ville Marie Drive

P.O Box 470

Marystown, NL

A0E 2M0

Meet Your Coordinator: Vanessa Strugnell – South Eastern 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 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… I particularly like Train

What is your favourite restaurant?

Jungle Jims

Do you have any pets?

Yes! I have a beautiful “Pyraneese” puppy

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: Cathy Payne – Red Ochre

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 Cathy Payne at Red Ochre.

What’s your name?

Cathy Payne

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of?

Red Ochre (Town of Parsons Pond)

What are some of your favourite hobbies?

Researching travel, reading, learning new things.

What’s your favourite movie?

Grease

What is your favourite band?

Journey

What is your favourite restaurant?

Swiss Chalet

Do you have any pets?

1 Samoyed Husky – Bree and 2 cats Jazzy & Vic

What does entrepreneurship mean to you?

Being an independent business owner

What is the coolest business you heard of?

Atlantic Paradise Bath Bomb Co.

What are you looking forward to most this summer?

Working with youth in my area

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

Anything to do with tourism

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

It is so easy to become a part of the program and it’s fun.

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

You just need to have the passion and know where to go for advice and any questions you may have.

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

Youth Ventures

Town of Parsons Pond

P.O. Box 39

Parsons Pond, NL A0K 3Z0

709-243-2744

redochre@youthventuresnl.com

Meet Your Coordinator: Bobbi-Jo Mauger – CBDC Long Range

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 Bobby-Jo Mauger at CBDC Long Range.

What’s your name?

Bobbi-Jo Mauger

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of?

CBDC Long Range (Stephenville)

What are some of your favourite hobbies?

Geo-caching, reading, walking, working out

What’s your favourite movie? 

I’ll go back to my favourite movie as a kid, The Never Ending Story and my favourite Christmas movie is A Christmas Story

What is your favourite band?

Again so many to choose from but I do love PINK, also love Sherman Downey

What is your favourite restaurant?

If I had to pick a place for lunch right now, here in Stephenville I’d probably choose The Islander.  It’s a small restaurant  in the airport.  Any choice, Montana’s.

Do you have any pets?

I have two dogs, 1 is a Chihuahua mix named KC and the other is a mutt adopted from Goose Bay through the Gander SPCA, his name is Tucker.  I also have a cat that was a rescue from the White Bay dump cats and his name is Simon.  Is it totally ridiculous to say I also have two gerbils named Gerald and Gary….that’s it, I promise lol

What does entrepreneurship mean to you?

Entrepreneurship is pursuing your dreams, not someone else’s.

What is the coolest business you heard of? 

I will have to send a Coolest Business Shout Out to Madison Dicks, Jessie Lawrence, and Vinn Elliott, founders of Camp Ohana.  A summer camp based in Western NL for LGBTQ+ youth ages 14-18 to learn and grow while enjoying the outdoors.  Check their group out on Facebook

What are you looking forward to most this summer?

I am really excited to work with youth in the area and see how creative they will be in starting their own businesses.

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

A great business opportunity I see for this region would be bike rentals.  We have new bike paths in the works and I think it would be a great business idea for one of our participants.

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

Youth Ventures is here to help you through the whole process of starting your business, show you support and help get your business out there to the public where it means the most.

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

When starting a business , no matter your age, you need to know patience!  You won’t have success and lots of money rolling in overnight.  Also, having a supportive network, like Youth Ventures, family and friends, is extremely important as they will be the ones supporting your through your successes as well as your possible failures.

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

 

Email: longrange@youthventuresnl.com

Phone: (709) 643-1231