What’s the business that you came up with during the IDEA centre and where is it now? I did the skateboard shop with decks, apparel and art along with my partner.
Because my original idea failed, to rebuild a building, a bit too ambitious. I’m passionate about skateboarding and since there were no skate shop in SJ, I wanted to open one.
Marketing: Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook. Any social media, for high school we did a special announcement.
Finding a place: We tried to go through a real estate guy.
Pop-shop: Loreen Peters let us use space for certain days.
Kind of kept going after, I got another order of shirts, but it didn’t go far.
I don’t like the name; my partner is gone, and I don’t have time.
What are you doing and working on nowadays? Many things. I work two jobs, high school and working on some hobbies. I’m trying to make some apparel items, like accessories.
If a high school student contacted you now, in what ways do you think you could help them? I could help them with merchandising, getting the products, linking them with some people, finding place, marketing (photography photo shots)
What advice do you have for young entrepreneurs that are just starting out? Find location, do a lot of online (brand recognition), don’t start around Christmas (cause you have no business afterwards)
Favourite quote? "Never stop pushing." - East Side