Meet Your Coordinator — Cassidy Mercer, CBDC Cabot!

What’s your name?
Cassidy Mercer

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of?
I am based in CBDC Cabot.

What are some of your favourite hobbies?
 I love to hike, paint and do crafts! I love getting outside and hanging out with my friends.

What’s your favourite movie?
Anything scary!

What is your favourite band/artist?
My favourite band is Blink-182!

What is your favourite restaurant?
Swiss Chalet!

Do you have any pets?
I have a cat named Leo!

What is a fun fact about you?
A fun fact about me is that I participated in the Youth Ventures program myself, when I was 5! I also absolutely love movies! Name a movie and I have probably seen it. 

What does entrepreneurship mean to you?
To me, entrepreneurship means taking your hobbies and interests, and using them to create a job that you are truly passionate about.

What is the coolest business you heard of?
Stowaway Succulents located in Carbonear, NL. It is run by a young girl, who grows a variety of different succulent plants. 

What are you looking forward to most this summer?
I am looking forward to helping youth bring their business ideas to life and getting involved in the community and meeting new people!

What are some interesting business opportunities you see in your region?
I see opportunities for lawn care services. There is always a need for lawn care in this region, especially in the summer! 

What do youth in NL need to know about Youth Ventures?
Youth ventures is a great opportunity for any youth interested in entrepreneurship! We can provide guidance, resources and support. 

What is a piece of advice you have for people of any age who are considering starting a business?
No idea is a bad idea. Be confident in your product/service and others will feel that energy too!

How can people get in touch with you if they’d like to talk about starting a business?
The address to my site is 1694 Topsail Road Suite 5, Paradise and my number which people can get a hold of me at is (709) 728-7240 and my e-mail is! Can’t wait to hear from you! 🙂