Meet Your Coordinator: Rachel Greeley – CBDC Eastern

What’s your name?

 Rachel Greeley

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of?

CBDC Eastern.

What are some of your favourite hobbies?

I enjoy Baking and cake decorating as well as playing hockey and dancing.

What’s your favourite movie?

Any of the Marvel movies.

What is your favourite band/artist?

Billie Eilish

What is your favourite restaurant?

Sprout in downtown St. John’s

Do you have any pets?

I have a four year old Goldendoodle named Theodore.

What is a fun fact about you?

When I was in middle school I had my own business decorating cakes and was a Youth Ventures participant.

What does entrepreneurship mean to you?

To me it means doing what you are passionate about and love, being your own boss and helping your local economy.

What is the coolest business you heard of?

Recently I heard of this new business called Effin’ Good Snacks. They are an e-commerce business and they make cookies that are meant to be eaten before bed. They have ingredients that help you fall asleep and are low in sugar therefore they help you sleep instead of keeping you up like a normal cookie would before bed.

What are you looking forward to most this summer?

I’m most looking forward to engaging with youth in my community and helping their dreams of owning their own business come to life.

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

 The Farm and Market located in Clarenville is an excellent opportunity for youth, or anyone starting a business. There you have the opportunity to sell your products and promote your business to the community. The Farm and Market is right off the highway so it is excellent for reaching tourists that are passing by.

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

I think that more youth need to be aware about the program and the opportunities that it can bring. Through the program they can be inspired to start a business that they are passionate about, make money and possibly win an award along the way.

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

Don’t let other people’s judgements impact your success. The more you put yourself out there the more attraction your business will gain. No idea is a dumb idea.

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

CBDC Eastern Initiatives

76A Manitoba Drive 

Clarenville, NL A5A 1K6

(709) 466-1170