Meet Your Coordinator – Julia Blackwood – Gander & Area Chamber of Commerce

What is your name? 

Julia Blackwood

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of?

Gander and Area Chamber of Commerce

What are some of your favourite hobbies? 

Volleyball, running, going to the gym, and road trips. 

What’s your favourite movie? 

The Blind Side

What is your favourite band?

High Valley 

What is your favourite restaurant? 

Boston Pizza 

Do you have any pets? 

Sadly, no

What does entrepreneurship mean to you? 

I think anyone can be an entrepreneur and the business opportunities are endless. Making the decision to become an entrepreneur enables you to turn the smallest idea into possibly your biggest accomplishment. A quote for possible participants: “The secret to getting ahead is getting started” -Mark Twain

What is the coolest business you heard of?  

The Mad Catter Cafe in St. John’s

What are you looking forward to most this summer? 

I am so excited to see what the youth in my area come up with for business ideas in this unprecedented time. As well, seeing how my participants from last year have grown their businesses

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

Anything homemade always seems to do well. Especially anything souvenir like. 

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

Youth in NL need to know about how helpful the program can be in making your business dream become a reality. There endless possibilities and each and every coordinator in each region are well equipped to help youth start their business. 

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

The journey of becoming an entrepreneur may be daunting but the pay off for your hard work will be worth it. 

How can people get in touch with you if they’d like to talk about starting a business? 

Julia Blackwood

Gander and Area Chamber of Commerce