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.
What’s your name?
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?
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?
CBDC Long Range
35 Carolina Avenue
Stephenville, NL A2N 3P8
Phone: (709) 643-1231
Fax: (709) 643-6004
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.