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?
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
Ph: (709) 256-4794