Meet Your Coordinator

Meet Your Coordinator: Bradley Mahar – CBDC Nortip

Meet Your Coordinator

Meet Your Coordinator is our new series where we will be interviewing your local Youth Ventures Coordinator so you can get to know them. Next up is Bradley Mahar who is based at CBDC Nortip.

SCRADLEY

What’s your name?

Bradley Mahar

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of?

CBDC Nortip – Plum Point

What are some of your favourite hobbies?

Sports
Hiking
Traveling

What’s your favourite movie?

Give me a good horror or comedy and I’m all set!

What is your favourite band?

Imagine Dragons

What is your favourite restaurant?

2 Doors Down – Halifax

Do you have any pets?

Hopefully someday!

What does entrepreneurship mean to you?

Having the creativity and drive to turn a hobby or opportunity into profit.

What is the coolest business you heard of?

Turo (The AirBnB of cars): Search and rent cars from real people, not rental companies
or car share services.

What are you looking forward to most this summer?

Having the opportunity to support youth in my local area create something they enjoy
and can make profitable.

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

High demand for lawn care services

Opportunities to capitalize off the many tourists that frequent the area during summer

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

Youth Ventures can provided all the information and support you require to run and
maintain a summer business. Through us you have access to all the informational and financial you may need give you jumpstart into success!

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

Have an idea and create a solid business plan (We can help with that!)

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

You can contact me through email, phone, or just drop into my office to chat. Also if you
see me out and about the community so not hesitate to ask any questions you may have.
Bradley Mahar
Regional Youth Ventures Coordinator
CBDC Nortip
Main Street
Plum Point,NL
A0K 4A0
(709)247-2232 ext.228
nortip@youthventuresnl.com

Don’t forget – we’re having a contest!

To enter:

1. Take a selfie with a Youth Ventures co-ordinator or participant

2. Upload it to Facebook or Instagram

3. Tag YouthVenturesNL and use the #MakinLemonade

Basket will be drawn August 10, 2017. Winner will be notified via entry method. Limited to one entry per person.

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Meet Your Coordinator: Kelsey Clarke – CBDC Gateway

Meet Your Coordinator

Meet Your Coordinator is our new series where we will be interviewing your local Youth Ventures Coordinator so you can get to know them. Next up is Kelsey Clarke who is based at CBDC Gateway.

KELSEY

What’s your name?

Kelsey Clarke

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of?

CBDC Gateway

What are some of your favourite hobbies?

Hanging out with friends, camping in the summer, talking my dog for walks, cooking and baking.

What’s your favourite movie?

27 Dresses!

What is your favourite band?

Lady Antebellum

What is your favourite restaurant?

Jungle Jims

Do you have any pets?

Yes, a dachshund (wiener dog)

What does entrepreneurship mean to you?

Entrepreneurship to me means taking a hobby, interest or idea and turning it into a profitable venture. As well, teaching you skills to last a lifetime during the duration of your business venture.

What is the coolest business you heard of?

The coolest business I’ve heard of in PAB would be selling deep-fried mars bar! First time I tried them was here in town and they are a tasty treat

What are you looking forward to most this summer?

I am looking forward to a busy summer full of Youth Venture participants starting awesome businesses.

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

The Scott’s Cove kiosks are interesting because they offer a perfect location for people to sell their products to locals and tourists. Especially for students because they are only open in the summer.

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

Youth Ventures is an awesome summer program that gives youth an opportunity to become their own boss! Not only make money from the venture of their choice, it helps them become involved in the community and build contacts for future endeavours.

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

The most important aspect of starting a business would completing a business plan. A business plan is like a road map for businesses. It outlines where they need to go, how to get there and gives them a good strategy to start with.

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

Kelsey Clarke

Regional Coordinator

Youth Ventures Program

(709) 695-7406

gateway@youthventuresnl.com

YouthVenturesNL.com

Don’t forget – we’re having a contest!

To enter:

1. Take a selfie with a Youth Ventures co-ordinator or participant

2. Upload it to Facebook or Instagram

3. Tag YouthVenturesNL and use the #MakinLemonade

Basket will be drawn August 10, 2017. Winner will be notified via entry method. Limited to one entry per person.

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Meet Your Coordinator: Cathy Payne – Town Council of Parsons Pond

Meet Your Coordinator

Meet Your Coordinator is our new series where we will be interviewing your local Youth Ventures Coordinator so you can get to know them. Next up is Cathy Payne who is based at the Town Council of Parsons Pond.

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What’s your name? 

Cathy Payne

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of?  

Town of Parsons Pond

What are some of your favourite hobbies? 

Reading & Travelling

What’s your favourite movie? 

Grease

What is your favourite band? 

Journey

What is your favourite restaurant?  

Swiss Chalet

Do you have any pets? 

1 dog & 2 cats

What does entrepreneurship mean to you?  

Taking a risk and starting your own business

What is the coolest business you heard of?  

East Coast Lifestyle

What are you looking forward to most this summer?  

Working with students

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

Crafts, babysitting, lawncare

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

We are here to help you 100%

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

You’ll never know unless you give it a try

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

Town of Parsons Pond

P.O. Box 39

Parsons Pond, NL

A0K 3Z0

709-243-2744

redochre@youthventuresnl.com

Don’t forget – we’re having a contest!

To enter:

1. Take a selfie with a Youth Ventures co-ordinator or participant

2. Upload it to Facebook or Instagram

3. Tag YouthVenturesNL and use the #MakinLemonade

Basket will be drawn August 10, 2017. Winner will be notified via entry method. Limited to one entry per person.

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Meet Your Coordinator: Amanda Barney – Strait of Belle Isle CYN

Meet Your Coordinator

Meet Your Coordinator is our new series where we will be interviewing your local Youth Ventures Coordinator so you can get to know them. Next up is Amanda Barney who is with the Strait of Belle Isle CYN.

AMANDA-min

What’s your name? 

Amanda Barney

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of?

Labrador Straits (L’Anse au Loup)

What are some of your favourite hobbies?

Hiking, Skiing, Snowmobiling, Quading, spending time with my three children J

What’s your favourite movie?

Any chick flick

What is your favourite band? 

Bon Jovi is timeless!

What is your favourite restaurant?

Swiss Chalet

Do you have any pets?

A six year old Brittany Spaniel named Barney

What does entrepreneurship mean to you?

There is no better work arrangement than to be your own boss!  With the right level of commitment, the sky is the limit!

What is the coolest business you heard of?

Any business is cool when someone takes a hobby or an interest and transforms it into a prosperous venture!

What are you looking forward to most this summer?

I am looking forward to helping students start up their own business and watch them make their dreams become reality.  I am anticipating a very successful summer!

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

There is a strong tourism industry in the Labrador Straits.  Businesses in the arts and crafts usually seem to do well in this industry.  Examples include: knitted goods, crafts made with local products (rock, driftwood, etc.), and paintings and pictures of NL scenery.  The whole province of Newfoundland and Labrador has an aging population so I see that service type businesses would be very successful as well.  These include: housekeeping, car wash, yard work, dog walker, etc.

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

Youth Ventures is a great program that can provide the necessary support, resources, training and counseling to potential new business owners.  This program fosters entrepreneurship in our youth and helps to shape them into leaders of tomorrow.

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

Business opportunities are endless but starting your own business takes a huge level of time, resources and dedication.

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

Amanda Barney

Youth Ventures Regional Coordinator

Community Youth Network

PO Box 256

L’Anse Au Loup, NL A0K 3L0

Phone: 709.927.7912

Email: southernlabrador@youthventuresnl.com

Don’t forget – we’re having a contest!

To enter:

1. Take a selfie with a Youth Ventures co-ordinator or participant

2. Upload it to Facebook or Instagram

3. Tag YouthVenturesNL and use the #MakinLemonade

Basket will be drawn August 10, 2017. Winner will be notified via entry method. Limited to one entry per person.

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Meet Your Coordinator: Jeremy Saunders – CBDC Long Range

Meet Your Coordinator

Meet Your Coordinator is our new series where we will be interviewing your local Youth Ventures Coordinator so you can get to know them. Next up is Jeremy Saunders who is based in CBDC Long Range.

Jeremy Saunders

What’s your name?

Jeremy Saunders

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of?

CBDC Long Range – Stephenville

What are some of your favourite hobbies?

Guitar, piano, photography, graphic design, writing, weightlifting, judo & BJJ

What’s your favourite movie(s)?

Swingers / American Psycho

What is your favourite band(s)?
Top 3: Sturgill Simpson, Mac Demarco, Lights

What is your favourite restaurant?

Wingin’ It

 What does entrepreneurship mean to you?

Independence. Being able to do what you want on your own terms is the ultimate freedom.

What is the coolest business you’ve heard of?

There’s a shop in Massachusetts that’s basically a ‘community brewery’. You can walk in and basically brew your own beer to your liking. Kind of like Harvey’s, but for beer.

What are you looking forward to most this summer?

Travel. I had a chance to see places of the island I hadn’t seen before last summer, I’m excited to see it again.

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

There is lots to do this summer, but the best thing that youth could take advantage of this summer is The Friendly Invasion festivities in July and August. Anywhere large amounts of people are gathered is a chance to make money.

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

They need to know that Youth Ventures was created to help them succeed. The best thing is to see young people thrive doing what they excel at and ultimately that they can make opportunities for themselves instead of waiting for one to come along. The beauty of Youth Ventures is that we don’t run the business for you, but we provide the tools as we watch you build it.

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

It’s not rocket science. Many people are nervous or scared to start something for themselves, for various reasons. Whatever that reason is, just realize that we’re all just people. If you fail, you try again. If you succeed, well, keep doing what works at that point in time. We live in a time in history where it’s easier than ever to start something, and the world is yours for the taking if you’re willing to put in the work.

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

Jeremy Saunders

Regional Coordinator

CBDC Long Range

35 Carolina Avenue

Stephenville, NL  A2N 3P8

longrange@youthventuresnl.com

Phone: (709) 643-1231

Fax: (709) 643-6004

Don’t forget – we’re having a contest!

To enter:

1. Take a selfie with a Youth Ventures co-ordinator or participant

2. Upload it to Facebook or Instagram

3. Tag YouthVenturesNL and use the #MakinLemonade

Basket will be drawn August 10, 2017. Winner will be notified via entry method. Limited to one entry per person.

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Meet Your Coordinator: Emily Balsom – Gander and Area Chamber of Commerce

Meet Your Coordinator

Meet Your Coordinator is our new series where we will be interviewing your local Youth Ventures Coordinator so you can get to know them. Next up is Emily Balsom who is based at the Gander and Area Chamber of Commerce.

EMILY

What’s your name?

Emily Balsom

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of?

Gander and Area Chamber of Commerce

What are some of your favourite hobbies?

Shopping, traveling, hanging out with friends

What’s your favourite movie?

The Pirates of the Caribbean movies

What is your favourite band?

Metric

What is your favourite restaurant?

Taco Bell

Do you have any pets?

I used to have a dog named Missy J

What does entrepreneurship mean to you?

Taking control and starting your own business. Being confident and independent

What is the coolest business you heard of?

Kono Pizza (Pizza cone food truck)

What are you looking forward to most this summer?

Hiking and cabin trips with my friends

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

Anything involving tourism (“Come from Away” will bring a lot of tourists this year)

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

You make it what you want. It can be short term, long term, a new idea, or something

that has been done many times before.

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

You don’t need to start something completely new and unique to be successful. Anyone can take a common idea or service and turn it into something great.

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

They can come see me at:

Gander and Area Chamber of Commerce

109 Trans-Canada Highway

Gander, NL  A1V 1P6

They can email me at gander@youthventuresnl.com or call (709) 256-4794. They can also check out the website http://www.youthventuresnl.com/get-started/

Don’t forget – we’re having a contest!

To enter:

1. Take a selfie with a Youth Ventures co-ordinator or participant

2. Upload it to Facebook or Instagram

3. Tag YouthVenturesNL and use the #MakinLemonade

Basket will be drawn August 10, 2017. Winner will be notified via entry method. Limited to one entry per person.

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Meet Your Coordinator: Jane Cleary – CBDC Trinity Conception

Meet Your Coordinator

Meet Your Coordinator is our new series where we will be interviewing your local Youth Ventures Coordinator so you can get to know them. Next up is Jane Cleary who is with CBDC Trinity Conception.

JANE

What’s your name?

Jane Cleary

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of?

CBDC Trinity Conception

What are some of your favourite hobbies?

  • Hiking
  • Yoga
  • Cooking

What’s your favourite movie?

13 Going On 30!

What is your favourite band?

I love so many genres it’s impossible to pick a favourite band!

What is your favourite restaurant?

The Stone Jug in Carbonear… they have the BEST pizza!

Do you have any pets?

I have 3 dogs and 2 cats!

What does entrepreneurship mean to you?

Taking a passion or an opportunity and turning it into a business.

What is the coolest business you heard of?

I think that Bark Buddy is really cool! It’s done like a dating site but it matches people with dogs that need homes!

What are you looking forward to most this summer?

Getting out to events with participants helping them get their businesses known!

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

There are tons of opportunities in the Trinity Conception! I definitely see a need for dog walkers and babysitters.

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

Youth in NL should know that if they have any interest in starting their own business Youth Ventures is an awesome program that they should join to get the most out of their business. We’re here to help!

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

Although unique business ideas are awesome, they are not necessary for starting your own business. As long as you’re dedicated and willing to learn you have the opportunity to be successful.

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

I can be reached by email at trinity@youthventuresnl.com or by phone at (709) 596-3052. I am located in the CBDC Trinity Conception office in Suite 101, Croke Building, 21 Industrial Crescent

Carbonear, NL, A1Y 1A5

Don’t forget – we’re having a contest!

To enter:

1. Take a selfie with a Youth Ventures co-ordinator or participant

2. Upload it to Facebook or Instagram

3. Tag YouthVenturesNL and use the #MakinLemonade

Basket will be drawn August 10, 2017. Winner will be notified via entry method. Limited to one entry per person.

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Meet Your Coordinator: Victoria Battcock – CBDC Celtic

Meet Your Coordinator

Meet Your Coordinator is our new series where we will be interviewing your local Youth Ventures Coordinator so you can get to know them. Next up is Victoria Battcock who is based out of CBDC Celtic.

VICTORIA

What’s your name?

Victoria Battcock

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of?

CBDC Celtic in Ferryland

What are some of your favourite hobbies?

My hobbies include taking baths, volunteering with Girl Guides of Canada and doing makeup!

What’s your favourite movie?

My favourite movie is The School of Rock. I love Jack Black…

What is your favourite band?

My favourite band since I was younger has been One Republic but I am all about supporting local and right now, I love Rum Ragged’s music too!

What is your favourite restaurant?

My favourite restaurant is Quintana’s in St. John’s. Mexican food is the best!

Do you have any pets?

I have one dog! He is a yellow lab and his name is Ringo. He is named after Ringo Starr from the Beatles!

What does entrepreneurship mean to you?

To me, entrepreneurship means not having to work for someone else and always being able to do your own thing. Part of people’s lives depend on their boss or their place of work and that’s what is so great about running your own business is that YOU decide what holidays you take and YOU create products/services that are suitable for what YOU have experienced. Entrepreneurship is so great and important in a sense that we need to help people start turning their bright ideas into their reality and their future!

What is the coolest business you heard of?

The coolest business I have ever heard of has been “Mochanopoly” in Downtown St. John’s because who doesn’t love the idea of having yummy coffee and playing board games in a cute little café.

What are you looking forward to most this summer?

The thing I am most looking forward to this summer is helping the youth of my area generate business ideas and helping them promote their businesses. It is amazing to see kids bring unique ideas to the table and actually see all the steps unfold into a profitable business. I want to help bring confidence into the youth to transform their ideas into businesses.

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

Some interesting business opportunities that I can see approaching for my region definitely has something to do with the icebergs and the lighthouse here on the Southern Shore. The tourist industry is up and coming and with many festivals and events happening around here I expect to see a variety of opportunities arising from it.

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

The youth in NL need to understand that the Youth Ventures Coordinators are here to help you. We are not here to tell you if your idea is good or bad! We are here to take your great idea and make it even greater. This province has amazing coordinators that are knowledgeable and helpful and all you have to do is ask. There is no such thing as a stupid question!

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

The most important thing people of any age need to know about starting a business is to have patients. Things will not happen overnight but with some work and determination, things will work out. Yes, there are businesses that started with a bang but yours will too. It just may take a little longer to get started!

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

To reach me:

Stop by my office at CBDC Celtic, Ferryland, NL (located in the fisheries building)

Call me at (709) 432-2662

Email me at celtic@youthventuresnl.com

Don’t forget – we’re having a contest!

To enter:

1. Take a selfie with a Youth Ventures co-ordinator or participant

2. Upload it to Facebook or Instagram

3. Tag YouthVenturesNL and use the #MakinLemonade

Basket will be drawn August 10, 2017. Winner will be notified via entry method. Limited to one entry per person.

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Meet Your Coordinator: Vanessa Strugnell – Strait of Belle Isle CYN

Meet Your Coordinator

Meet Your Coordinator is our new series where we will be interviewing your local Youth Ventures Coordinator so you can get to know them. Next up is Vanessa Strugnell who is with the Strait of Belle Isle CYN.

Vanessa Strugnell

What’s your name?

Vanessa Strugnell

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of?

I live in Port Hope Simpson however my region is Lodge Bay- Cartwright.

What are some of your favourite hobbies?

Boating, Ski Dooing, Fishing, Crocheting…

What’s your favourite movie?

Anything comedy… Melissa McCarthy’s movies are so funny!

What is your favourite band?

Anything country… I particularly like Train

What is your favourite restaurant?

Jungle Jims

Do you have any pets?

No, not at the moment.

What does entrepreneurship mean to you?

Owning your own business!! Find something you love or have a passion for and turn it into money…

What is the coolest business you heard of?

Oh my, I’m not sure, there are so many of them!

What are you looking forward to most this summer?

To see lots of exciting businesses & attend all possible events/ festivals.

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

Anything that portrays our culture/ heritage, car wash, berry picker, photography, kiddie day camps, etc.

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

It’s an exciting program to be involved in, that we as Coordinators are here for them & will help them with their business in any way we can 😊

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

Don’t be afraid to take risks, research places that are out there to help offset costs, research its viability, etc.

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

PO Box 78

11 Airport Road

Port Hope Simpson, NL

Phone: (709) 960 0443

Email: southeasternaurora@youthventuresnl.ca

Don’t forget – we’re having a contest!

To enter:

1. Take a selfie with a Youth Ventures co-ordinator or participant

2. Upload it to Facebook or Instagram

3. Tag YouthVenturesNL and use the #MakinLemonade

Basket will be drawn August 10, 2017. Winner will be notified via entry method. Limited to one entry per person.

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Meet Your Coordinator: Dylan Wheaton – CBDC Central

Meet Your Coordinator

Meet Your Coordinator is our new series where we will be interviewing your local Youth Ventures Coordinator so you can get to know them. Next up is Dylan Wheaton who is based at CBDC Central.

DYLAN

What’s your name?

Dylan Wheaton

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of?

CBDC Central

What are some of your favourite hobbies?

Sports

Guitar

What’s your favourite movie?

Pulp Fiction

What is your favourite band?

The Eagles

AC/DC

Arctic Monkeys

What is your favourite restaurant?

Pizza Delight

Do you have any pets?

Yes, a cat.

What does entrepreneurship mean to you?

To independently make money while doing something you’re passionate about.

What is the coolest business you heard of?

Not the most original business but reading about Garrison Guitars is what inspired me to start playing guitar, so it’s cool to me.

What are you looking forward to most this summer?

Help turn youth’s ideas into a viable business opportunity.

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

Anything to do with elderly people, from home care, to deliveries, to computer lessons.

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

How beneficial it could be to a young entrepreneur and that it’s free.

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

If you are passionate enough, you can turn any business idea into profit.

You don’t need a business degree to start a business.

There are a lot of resources out there for young entrepreneurs

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

Email: central@youthventuresnl.com

Phone: 489 4496

On location: 10 Pinsent Drive, Grand Falls – Windsor, NL

Don’t forget – we’re having a contest!

To enter:

1. Take a selfie with a Youth Ventures co-ordinator or participant

2. Upload it to Facebook or Instagram

3. Tag YouthVenturesNL and use the #MakinLemonade

Basket will be drawn August 10, 2017. Winner will be notified via entry method. Limited to one entry per person.

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