Business notes: Need That? Find it at a new address

Business notes: Need That? Find it at a new address

Debbie Anaka has moved her thrift store, “I Need That”, to 446 Jubilee St. in Duncan.

Need That? It’s now at 446 Jubilee St., Duncan

Debbie Anaka has moved her thrift store, I Need That, to 446 Jubilee St. in Duncan.

Anaka had run the store from her old location near the courthouse for more than four years, but decided to move to a more visible location in an effort to attract more business.

She said her store has a little bit of everything, from used books to furniture, and the new location has already started to pay off, with more customers coming through the door.

“I think the move was a good decision,” she said.

Entrepreneur training program has seats

A limited number of seats are available until March 31 for the Business Works for Youth training program for young entrepreneurs in the Cowichan Valley.

For residents aged 15 to 29, the federally sponsored program provides free training to help participants start their own firm within three months.

Business Works for Youth provides flexible hours and online coaching, training and mentoring, and participants can work while they’re in the program.

“You can start from your kitchen table right now,” says Candace Aldridge Sanchez, the program’s business coach for the Cowichan Valley. “You can experiment, run a prototype project, and work with your idea before deciding to say goodbye to the boss.”

Participants will learn about market research, business plan development, marketing, finance and business operations.

To review eligibility requirements and to sign up before March 31, visit bwyouth.com, or call 1-877-714-0471, ext. 21.

Robert.Barron @cowichanvalleycitizen.com