Meet Your Coordinator – Will Neville – CBDC Avalon West

What is your name?

William Neville  

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of? 

Avalon West Region – Based out of Placentia.

What are some of your favourite hobbies? 

Playing music, playing sports, watching podcasts/ series, and spending time with friends and family.

What’s your favourite movie? 

Good Will Hunting

What is your favourite band?

This is a tie between The Tragically Hip and Fleetwood Mac.

What is your favourite restaurant? 

My favorite restaurant (that I’ve been to) would be either The Keg or The Big’s.

Do you have any pets? 

Yes, I have three dogs.

What does entrepreneurship mean to you? 

Entrepreneurship to me is the opportunity for any individual with a creative mission and drive to create a successful product or service.

What is the coolest business you heard of?  

The coolest business I’ve heard of was a Youth Ventures participant that made jewelry out of busted guitar strings. This was a very cool, smart, and environmentally friendly business that I found very interesting.

What are you looking forward to most this summer? 

I am looking forward to meeting new Youth Ventures participants while also contributing toward a part of our coordinator team. As a returning member, there are still many experiences and skills I believe I can gain throughout this summer. 

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

I see opportunities for lawn mowing, painting, and interior and exterior car cleaning. There are many services that can be beneficial to our region, as well as many products. 

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

Youth should recognize that this program is very beneficial for young people and can provide a great business foundation for what can lead to great success in the future. As a previous member of this program with a DJ service, I have learned new knowledge and skills throughout my experience at program events and meetings with the regional coordinator

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

There is always a risk. It may not be an easy process but through learning and skill building, your knowledge and experience will push you toward your future goals. The best way to learn how to grow a business is to start one, and even failures are an asset by demonstrating a need for a different approach in the future.

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

If you have any questions or want to chat about starting a business, you can reach me at 213-0883 or