Meet Your Coordinator — Jon Williams, CBDC Eastern!

What’s your name?
Jon Williams

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of?
CBDC Eastern

What are some of your favourite hobbies?
 A variety of different sports and video games

What’s your favourite movie?
Avengers End Game

What is your favourite band/artist?
Luke Combs

What is your favourite restaurant?
 The Bonavista Social Club 

Do you have any pets?
Not at the moment (but i will)

What does entrepreneurship mean to you?
It means doing what you love, being your own boss while also benefiting the local economy

What is the coolest business you heard of?
 Underground Snax in St. Johns – They import exotic snacks that you cant normally find in Newfoundland!

What are you looking forward to most this summer?
Talking to the youth in my area and helping them reach some of their goals

What are some interesting business opportunities you see in your region?
The farm and market that has been operating the past few years in Clarenville provides small businesses with the opportunity to showcase their products/services. Clothing, food, crafts, and baked goods can be on display directly on the highway for passing tourists to see!

What do youth in NL need to know about Youth Ventures?
 If you want to start your own business, but you don’t know what you want to do, we can help with idea generation

What is a piece of advice you have for people of any age who are considering starting a business?
The hardest part is getting it started. It can be scary to take the jump, but very rewarding once you get there! 

How can people get in touch with you if they’d like to talk about starting a business?
76A Manitoba Drive
Clarenville, NL
A5A 1K6
Tel: (709) 466-1170