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 Hilary Griffiths who is based at CBDC Avalon West.
What’s your name?
What Youth Ventures site are you based out of?
What are some of your favourite hobbies?
I have so many hobbies it will be hard to list them all but some of the things I enjoy the most is figure skating, swimming, painting and spending time with friends and family!
What’s your favourite movie?
I have three favourite movies; The Parent Trap, Spice World (The Spice Girls Movie) and The Princess Diaries
What is your favourite band?
Unlike most people, Nickelback is actually one of my favourite bands.
What is your favourite restaurant?
Swiss Chalet, hands down!
Do you have any pets?
Yes I do, I have a Pomeranian named Zoe, and a Chocolate Lab named Henry.
What does entrepreneurship mean to you?
Entrepreneurship to me means to be being able to take risks when it comes to our own future and specifically your business. Entrepreneurship to me is someone who sees the potential for failure but goes for it anyway and gives it his or her all.
What is the coolest business you heard of?
One of the coolest businesses I have heard of and had the pleasure of working with was two girls who made fridge magnets and keychains out of perler beads.
What are you looking forward to most this summer?
I am really looking forward to getting out into the community and chatting with all the people I met last year as well as meeting new and aspiring entrepreneurs.
What are some interesting business opportunities you see in your region?
I think the Avalon West region has many business opportunities in just day to day things, like lawn mowing and odd jobs but I also see great potential in anything geared towards tourists due to the Argentia Ferry.
What do youth in NL need to know about Youth Ventures?
Youth in NL need to know the program allows you to be independent. Being able to earn money doing something you love or are good at is such a better feeling than working for someone else.
What is the most important thing people of any age who want to start a business need to know?
They need to know that it is fun, it is definitely hard work, but it is fun. Owning and operating your own business means, you will always face challenges and it will involve taking risks but it is important to stay determined.
How can people get in touch with you if they’d like to talk about starting a business?
It’s easy! Just stop by my office, 1-5 O’Reilly Street or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an appointment.
CBDC Avalon West
P.O. Box 419
Placentia, NL A0B 2Y0
Don’t forget – we’re having a contest!
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.