Meet Your Coordinator: Peter Bartlett – CBDC Emerald

What’s your name?

Peter Bartlett

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of?

 CBDC Emerald, in Baie Verte. 

What are some of your favourite hobbies?

 I enjoy playing chess and doing crosswords.

What’s your favourite movie?

 Probably Fantastic Mr. Fox, but Ocean’s Eleven is a close second. 

What is your favourite band/artist?

 I love Radiohead, Massive Attack, and Brockhampton.

What is your favourite restaurant?

 Anywhere with a decent mac & cheese. 

Do you have any pets?

 I wish! 

What is a fun fact about you?

 I can do an incredibly skillful impression of Shrek. Also, I’m trying to learn French!

What does entrepreneurship mean to you?

 It’s taking any interest, drive, or passion one has and turning it into an opportunity. 

What is the coolest business you heard of?

 The Mad Catter Cafe in St. John’s sounds like a wonderful spot. 

What are you looking forward to most this summer?

 I’m really looking forward to meeting new people and learning what personally interests them and matters to them.

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

 I see a lot of tourists come into the area each summer, who are all very interested in learning about the heritage of our area and buying items that reflect that heritage. 

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

 They need to know that we’re here to work with them, so even if they aren’t sure what exactly they want to do we can help them find out. We’re more than willing to help you find business ideas. 

What is a piece of advice you have for people of any age who are considering starting a business?

 Don’t be afraid to ask for help! Just because it’s your business, that doesn’t mean to need to do everything yourself. Help always exists, you only need to ask.

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

I’m at CBDC Emerald, 325 Highway 410, in Baie Verte. You can call me at 709-532-8312, or email me at