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?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.