Jason Oakley has for the past two years owned and operated Recess Weekly, a company that was set up to create job opportunities for post-secondary students. It consists of a free student publication, and recessweekly.com, a website that enables franchisees to publish weekly editions of Recess with an online publishing tool. He turned a $10,000 profit in the first year through advertising sales.
Mr. Oakley, a full-time student at Memorial University, was named the 2010 Student Entrepreneur Newfoundland Champion by Advancing Canadian Entrepreneurship (ACE).
“Being able to compete in this competition has been a goal of mine for a long time," he says. “This is an amazing opportunity to not only promote the Recess franchise to the perfect audience, but also compete with some of the most successful student entrepreneurs in Canada.”
Listen to a podcast with Mr. Oakley Tuesday morning beginning at 6 am (ET) on the Your Business website.
He took questions in a live online discussion. View an archive in the box below. Mobile readers should follow this link.