Do I want to be secure or take some risks?

Where can I get the experience I need to land the job I want?

Setting your goal in business and sticking to it requires hard work, dedication and almost superhuman confidence. But sometimes you need to go off the beaten path a little to find your own true road to success. Meet Newfoundlanders and Labradorians who did just that.

 

EMAD RIZKALLA
Bluedrop

EMAD RIZKALLA is the co-founder and CEO of Bluedrop. Bluedrop was one of the first companies that predicted the importance of the Internet as a learning and training tool.

SCOTT OLDFORD
Essential Coding

SCOTT OLDFORD is the CEO and founder of Essential Coding, a booming web design development and online marketing company.

JILL CURRAN
Lighthouse Picnics

History buff JILL CURRAN had originally planned on a career in the foreign service, and instead found her way to owning a lighthouse on the edge of Ferryland's coast.

ROSEANNE LEONARD
CBDC

For ROSEANNE LEONARD, Managing Director at the NL Association of Community Business Development Corporations (CBDC), her job offers a front-row seat to the new emerging entrepreneurial class in rural Newfoundland and Labrador.

PETER OLLERHEAD
Cycle Solutions

Peter Ollerhead was always confident he could get things done. But it took a stint of academic restlessness-and an overwhelming passion for cycling-to finally convince him to go his own way.

STEVE WHEELER
Magine Snowboards

It may seem odd that a dedicated skier would end up in the snowboarding business, but for Magine general manger Steve Wheeler it's all about celebrating the winter life outdoors-while keeping an eye on future business expansion, of course.