Meet Your Coordinator

Meet Your Coordinator: Danielle Burden – Rising Sun Developers Inc.

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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 Danielle Burden at Rising Sun Developers in St. Anthony.

What’s your name?

  • Danielle Burden

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of?

  • St. Anthony and Area (Rising Sun Developers Inc.)

What are some of your favourite hobbies?

  • I like travelling, road trips, fishing, trying new things, watching movies, and ski-dooing. 

What’s your favourite movie?

  • I can’t pick just one, so, Pulp Fiction, The Silence of the Lambs, and Beetlejuice.

What is your favourite band?

  • Again, I can`t pick just one, so here’s a couple: Panic! At The Disco and Matchbox Twenty.

What is your favourite restaurant?

  • Wingin` it (But only for their Double Ugly chicken wings)

Do you have any pets?

  • No.

What does entrepreneurship mean to you?

  • To me, it means having the courage to what you love and make a business out of it.

What is the coolest business you heard of?

  • The coolest business I`ve heard of is Conscious Step. It`s a sock company that fights for a cause. They donate their profits to causes UNAIDS, Action Hunger, and so many more.
    As for Youth Ventures businesses, KMD Designs has always caught my eye. I think what she does is beautiful. 

What are you looking forward to most this summer?

  • I`m looking forward to helping as many youth as I can start their own business.

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

  • I know in my region there is nothing that has to do with cosmetics or esthetics, so a makeup artist or nail artist business would definitely thrive here.
    Also, this is a big tourist destination in the summer so anything along the lines of a hiking tour, framed pictures of the area, Newfoundland inspired things are a definite go-to. 

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

  • Newfoundland has great potential for youth who start their own businesses. Having resources like Youth Ventures to help you along the way just makes it all the more better. Youth Ventures is here to help you right from the start, whether it`s coming up with a business idea, funding, or even just advertisement.

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

  • It`s an adventure. You`ll learn so much from it and it`s empowering to be your own boss.

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

  • My office is in St. Anthony, my phone number is (709) 454-2214, and my email is risingsun@youthventuresnl.com.

 

Meet Your Coordinator: Julia Blackwood – Gander and Area Chamber of Commerce

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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 Julia Blackwood at Gander and Area Chamber of Commerce in Gander.

What is your name?

Julia Blackwood

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of?

Gander and Area Chamber of Commerce

What are some of your favourite hobbies?

Playing volleyball, swimming, working out, baking/cooking and hiking/exploring.

What’s your favourite movie?

Me Before You

What is your favourite band?

Jonas Brothers

What is your favourite restaurant?

Boston Pizza

Do you have any pets?

Yes, a fish named Astro.

What does entrepreneurship mean to you?

Making your dreams a reality.

What is the coolest business you heard of?

I watch a lot of youtubers, all of which make money from making videos. I think that is really cool because they are getting to make money doing that they enjoy. 

What are you looking forward to most this summer?

Seeing the ideas that participants come up with and watching their businesses grow 

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

Anything souvenir like, tourism is huge in my area 

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

Youth Ventures is a great program and it can start a lifelong career that is very rewarding.

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

You have to work really hard to get what you want. It’s not going to happen instantly 

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

(Please include site address, phone number and email)What’s your name?

Julia Blackwood

Gander and Area Chamber of Commerce

gander@youthventuresnl.com

www.youthventuresnl.com

Ph: (709) 256-7110

Meet Your Coordinator: Skye Mitchelmore – CBDC Nortip

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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 Skye Mitchelmore at CBDC Nortip in Plum Point.

What’s your name? 

Skye Mitchelmore

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of?

  • CBDC Nortip- Plum Point

What are some of your favourite hobbies? 

  • Ski dooing
  • Traveling 
  • Camping

What’s your favourite movie?

  • The Last Song

What is your favourite band?

  • 5 Seconds of Summer

What is your favourite restaurant?

  • Wing’n it

Do you have any pets?

  • I have a dog and a cat.

What does entrepreneurship mean to you?

  • It means being original and creative enough to have your own business idea. Also, having the drive to start it up to make profit and become your own boss.  

What is the coolest business you heard of?

  • A girl named Collette started her own business with Youth Ventures called,“Throw your glitter”, and she creates original greeting cards for all different occasions.

What are you looking forward to most this summer?

  • Planning different events around the communities.

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

  •  There is a high demand for odd jobs around the communities (lawn care, car wash & etc.) and also for babysitting jobs.

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

  • We can help you get their business started and be there to support you throughout the summer. Youth Ventures will help in any way that we can.

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

  • They should try to get the best business idea that is going to make profit and that people are going to be interested in. Then, they should have a good business plan to follow when starting it up.

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

  • They can contact me through email, social media, or by phone. Also, they can come visit me at my office in Plum Point. 

Skye Mitchelmore
Regional Youth Ventures Coordinator
CBDC Nortip
Main Street
Plum Point, NL
A0K 4A0
(709)247-2232 ext. 228
nortip@youthventuresnl.com

Meet Your Coordinator: Alicia Lily – Harbour Breton Community Youth Network

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 2019 Youth Ventures season, and today we have Alicia Lily at the Harbour Breton Community Youth Network.

What is your name?  

My name is Alicia Lilly

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of? 

This summer I am based out of the Harbour Breton Community Youth Network in Harbour Breton, servicing the entire South Coast.

What are some of your favourite hobbies? 

My favorite hobby would have to be spending time with family. 

What’s your favourite movie? 

My favorite movie is Annie ! 

What is your favourite band? 

My favorite band is The Band Perry.

What is your favourite restaurant?

Jungle Jims !

Do you have any pets? 

No Pets !

What does entrepreneurship mean to you?

Entrepreneurship to me means a alot !   It is taking something you love to do and turning it into a business, it is having drive and determination to make money, it ‘s having enough creativity to make a business yours.

What is the coolest business you heard of? 

The coolest business i have heard of is I For An Eye it is a socially conscious eyewear brand. Their vision is to provide as many people as they can with vision care. So they have teamed up with Seva Canada to make that happen. $10 from every pair you purchase is donated to Seva Canada to help third world countries in many different areas of need in terms of vision care. Prescription eyewear, surgery, education, medicine, etc.

What are you looking forward to most this summer? 

I’m looking forward to building relationships with students and participants. I look forward to seeing what they come up with this year!

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

There are so many opportunities. I see hockey camps being one that would really work here. 

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

It is a great opportunity to make some extra cash and to even better yourself for the future. You will never be alone if you want to start a business. 

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

There is help!  You won’t be alone in the journey to starting your own business, and you never know until you try!

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

They can contact me through email @ southcoast@youthvenuresnl.com or by telephone @ 709- 885-3180

Meet Your Coordinator: Josh Merrigan – CBDC Trinity Conception

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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 Josh Merrigan at CBDC Trinity Conception in Carbonear.

What is your name?

Josh Merrigan 

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of?

Trinity Conception 

What are some of your favourite hobbies?

Playing guitar, hiking, camping, reading books, watching sports. 

What’s your favourite movie?

Lord of the Rings: Return of the King 

What is your favourite band?

It’s hard to pick a favourite, there are so many good ones. Probably Fleetwood Mac though. 

What is your favourite restaurant?

Again it’s hard to pick a favourite because there are lots of great restaurants, especially in Newfoundland, but probably Piatto. 

Do you have any pets?

Yes, a mini golden doodle named Kasmir. 

What does entrepreneurship mean to you?

Entrepreneurship to me, means taking something you are good at and sharing it with other people in a way that you can make an income from it. 

What is the coolest business you heard of?

It’s hard to pinpoint what the coolest business I’ve heard of is because there are so many ways to define a cool business. Apple is certainly up there because of the way they revolutionized the smartphone. So are Tesla and Space X. 

What are you looking forward to most this summer?

Being able to help young entrepreneurs turn their ideas or desire to be in business into a viable venture. 

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

Most of it revolves around tourism or creating/selling artisan goods. There is always room for opportunities in green technology and green product development as well though. 

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

Be confident in your ideas. Lots of people have great ideas and never follow through with them. If everyone did this the world wouldn’t have a lot of the great products and services that we have today. If you don’t have expertise in one area there is almost certainly someone out there who is willing to help.

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

 That Youth Ventures is happy to help them turn their desire to be an entrepreneur into a business that they can be proud of. We have something for youth at every step of the entrepreneurial ladder, whether it is assistance with planning, marketing, or connecting them with mentors. 

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

Call me at (709) 596-0014 or email me at trinity@youthventuresnl.com

Meet Your Coordinator: Shayla Kielly – CBDC Celtic

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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 Shayla Kielly at CBDC Celtic in Ferryland.

What is your name? 

Shayla Kielly 

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of? 

CBDC Celtic 

What are some of your favourite hobbies? 

Nails, Photography, reading, baking 

What’s your favourite movie? 

Country Strong 

What is your favourite band? 

I don’t have a favourite band, but I LOVE country music 

What is your favourite restaurant? 

Jungle Jims 

Do you have any pets? 

Yes 2. 

Charlie – he is a 2 year old maltese/shih-tuz 

Daisy – she is a 9 week old shih-tuz/bichon frise 

What does entrepreneurship mean to you? 

It means doing something you love to do 

What is the coolest business you heard of? 

3D crafts 

What are you looking forward to most this summer? 

Getting involved with working with youth and within the community. 

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

Babysitting, nails, lashes, photography, lawn care, etc 

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

We are here to help everyone through the most fun program. 

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

“if you are working on something that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed 

How can people get in touch with you if they’d like to talk about starting a business? Feel free to contact me, ShaylaKielly, at (709) 432-2662 or at celtic@youthventuesnl.com . You can also find out more at www.youthventuresnl.com.

Meet Your Coordinator: Hilary Griffiths – Association for New Canadians

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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 Hilary Griffiths at Association for New Canadians in St. John’s.

What is your name? 

Hi everyone! My name is Hilary Griffiths. 

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of? 

This summer I am based out of the Association for New Canadians. 

What are some of your favourite hobbies? 

I love being able to spend time with my friends and family, whether that be hanging out and watching tv, grabbing a bite to eat or heading out for the night! 

What’s your favourite movie? 

I have three favourite movies. The Parent Trap, Spice World (The Spice Girl Movie), and The Princess Diaries. 

What is your favourite band? 

All-time favourite band is the Spice Girls, and I am super stoked to be seeing them this summer in London! …. and Nickelback is a guilty pleasure of mine. Some may say I have poor taste LOL. 

What is your favourite restaurant? 

My family fave is definitely Swiss Chalet, other than that I love Pita Pit, KFC and Wing n’ it. 

Do you have any pets? 

I have an adorable Pom named Zoe, and a handsome Chocolate Lab named Henry! But my dad is a hobby farmer so if you want to be technical we could throw some sheep and cows in the mix! 

What does entrepreneurship mean to you? 

Entrepreneurship to me means a whole bunch of things. It is having the opportunity to be your own boss, giving you the flexibility to create your own work/life balance. But it also means that you have to be committed and dedicated enough to push for your business and be willing to take risks to ultimately become successful. 

What is the coolest business you heard of? 

I couldn’t possible pick just one! I definitely want to check out one of St. John’s coolest new business, The Rec Room. 

What are you looking forward to most this summer? 

I’m looking forward to continue building relationships with not only participants, but the other coordinators as well. We have a great group of coordinators running the program, so with their help, our participants are destined for success! 

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

The possibilities are endless! With an aging population across Newfoundland and Labrador, I think any business that focuses on our elders needs would be an interesting venture. 

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

Youth in Newfoundland and Labrador need to know that Youth Ventures is an awesome way to make some extra money. You may not be interested in running a full time business, but there is nothing wrong with a little side hustle for some extra spending money! 

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

I’ll answer this one with a quote from Zig Zigler, “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great”. 

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

If anyone has any questions they can get ahold of me in a few ways. One of them being through email, at anc@youthventuresnl.com, or if someone would like to pop into my office, I am located at 10 Smithville Cres., in the Association for New Canadians building, with AXIS Career Services.

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 2019 Youth Ventures season, and today we have Nicolas White at CBDC Humber in Corner Brook.

What is your name? 

What is your name? 

Nicolas White 

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of? 

Humber (Corner Brook) 

What are some of your favourite hobbies? 

Photography, Videography and anything that gets me outside 

What’s your favourite movie? 

In Time 

What is your favourite band? 

Right now, its Panic at The Disco 

What is your favourite restaurant?

Wing n it 

Do you have any pets? 

Three dogs (Westley, Oakley and Tim) 

What does entrepreneurship mean to you? 

Not being afraid to take risks and finding something you love to do every day and doing it. 

What is the coolest business you heard of? 

Cat Cafes 

What are you looking forward to most this summer? 

Helping the Participants in the youth ventures program start their own businesses and grow from their venture 

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

Lawn care, dog walking, children’s entertainment, photography 

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

That it’s completely free and that all of the coordinators are there to help you no matter what your business idea is 

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

Don’t be afraid to fail, it’s all a part of the learning process 

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

Nicolas White 

19 Union Street, Corner Brook, Newfoundland A2H 6G1 

(709) 639-7755 

humber@youthventuresnl.com

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 2019 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?

Southern Labrador/Strait of Belle Isle Community Youth Network.

What are some of your favourite hobbies?

Hiking, Quading, Snowmobiling, all things outdoors…

What’s your favourite movie?

I love any romantic comedy

What is your favourite band?

Love Bon Jovi

What is your favourite restaurant?

Swiss Chalet

Do you have any pets?

Barney, a Brittany Spaniel

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 a 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: 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 2019 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 3 cats named Houston, Ricky and Maisy.

What does entrepreneurship mean to you?

Entrepreneurships 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!