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Meet Your Coordinator: John Button – CBDC Eastern Initiatives

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 John Button at CBDC Eastern Initiatives in Clarenville.

What’s your name?

  • John Button

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of?

  • CBDC Eastern Initiatives

What are some of your favourite hobbies?

  • Any type of sport

What’s your favourite movie?

  • Bench Warmers

What is your favourite band?

  • Goo Goo Dolls

What is your favourite restaurant?

  • East Side Mario’s

Do you have any pets?

  • Sadly, no I do not

What does entrepreneurship mean to you?

  • Being able to make a dream or inspiration come to life, in a business.

What is the coolest business you heard of?

  • Strung Out (Making Jewelry out of the Guitar Strings)

What are you looking forward to most this summer?

  • Meeting all the young and inspiring entrepreneurs in my area and seeing what kind of ideas they have!

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

  • Clarenville has opened a very successful farm and market for the past couple summer which offers an opportunity for people who enjoy making crafts, food, or bake goods! Also, Bonavista being such a high tourist area during the summer is a big opportunity for participants!

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

  • We are here to help and we will do everything we possibly can to bring your business ideas to life.

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

  • Believe in yourself, as well as your business!

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


(709) 466-1170