Youth Ventures Success Stories — Meet Shana Brown

We are excited to share the 2020 Outstanding Venture Winner, Shana Brown for her business, Perfect Picks!

Here is Shana’s story…

In the Beginning

Shana Brown has had a passion for making crafts and sharing them with others. Her artistic talent deserved to be shared among the community and Shana was striving to become self-sustainable, thus Perfect Picks began! 

Shana has taken an idea and transformed it into a large offering, including stickers of her drawings, canvas bags, guitar pick jewelry, and recently released a coloring book of the Baccalieu Trail. 


Why Entrepreneurship?

The freedom to express yourself through art and to earn money at the same time is an appeal that drew Shana to starting her own business. Perfect Picks is a fantastic outlet that is able to showcase products that are creative and unique.

“Another reason I love owning a business is that I can set my own hours,” Shana says excitedly. “I can do things at my own pace.”


Making it Happen with Youth Ventures

Youth Ventures has helped provide Shana with many tools and resources that she has used to help grow her business. Financial management, how to save money, and how to share her talents and interests with others have been some of the valuable tools that Shana has leveraged to get Perfect Picks where it is.


What’s Next

Shana is proud of her work in the Baccalieu Trail coloring book and wishes to expand on these offerings. “I hope to create another one for next summer of a different area of our province,” recalls Shana.

When asked about the likeliness of managing Perfect Picks as a long-term career, Shana shares “I love to manage my business and I think it is certainly a consideration as a job as I get older.”


Moment of Reflection

Looking back on her several years of experience, Shana has a few words of encouragement for others interested in becoming entrepreneurs.

Shana believes it is important to build your business around your talents so you can always enjoy what you do. “This goes a long way in the long term success of the business,” shares Shana enthusiastically. “It doesn’t have to be big and fancy to be successful.”

You can purchase Shana’s fantastic products by visiting her on Facebook at @theperfectpickcraft.

Thank you for sharing your story, Shana – your Youth Ventures family wishes you all the best in everything you do in the future!

Stay tuned for the next Success Story. Until then, let’s keep makin’ lemonade!