Meet Your Coordinator — Sofia Kabir, CBDC Long Range!

What’s your name?
Sofia

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of?
CBDC Long Range

What are some of your favourite hobbies?
Painting, drawing and gaming.

What’s your favourite movie?
Journey’s End

What is your favourite band/artist?
Nirvana and Kendrick Lamar

What is your favourite restaurant?
The Best Coast restaurant in The Hew and Dew hotel

Do you have any pets?
5 cats

What is a fun fact about you?
I have an Aeronautical Radio License

What does entrepreneurship mean to you?
Taking the risk to pursue something you love doing

What is the coolest business you heard of?
The Hew and Draw Hotel, because everything is locally sourced and sustainable and I think it’s a really cool operation.

What are you looking forward to most this summer?
This summer I look forward to inspiring youth into taking their passion and turning it into a business. Whether the business is a success or a failure, I think it is important to expose youth to the business world and to show them that you don’t necessarily need to go out of province to find job opportunities, when you can simply just create it here to help the province grow.

What are some interesting business opportunities you see in your region?
 Some interesting business opportunities I see in the area are definitely more craft related businesses like people who are doing resin art, custom pieces with cricuts and embroidery. I also see some potential for some more landscaping businesses.

What do youth in NL need to know about Youth Ventures?
Youth Ventures is free and has so many benefits to joining. It is an amazing learning experience and a great way to learn about business you may be interested in pursuing later in life. Whether it’s something they start today and grow, or something they learn that will help them grow in the future, there is always something new to learn.

What is a piece of advice you have for people of any age who are considering starting a business?
A piece of advice for someone who is considering starting a business would be to just go for it. Any idea is a good idea when it comes to starting a business, and there is always something that can be learned from the experience.

How can people get in touch with you if they’d like to talk about starting a business?
I am located at 35 Carolina Avenue in Stephenville and you can contact me by phone at (709)-634-1231 or by email at longrange@youthventuresnl.com