The Canadian Youth Business Foundation has selected 20 dynamic young Canadian entrepreneurs to form the official Canadian delegation at 2012 G20 Young Entrepreneur Summit (G20 YES) in Mexico City, Mexico on June 3 -5, 2012. The G20 YES is an annual international summit that brings together dedicated and influential entrepreneurs of the G20 countries. Lindsey Parkin is a Canadian delegate.
First name / last name: Lindsey Parkin
My motto: Anything worth doing, is worth doing well.
Name: Parma Ventures Inc.
Activity: Oilfield rental equipment, specializing in portable living accommodations
Number of employees: 17
Headquarters’ Address: High Level, Alberta
My life as an entrepreneur
The Trigger: Why did you become an entrepreneur:
I grew up in a business family and became an entrepreneur when my parents chose to take some money my brother and I had received when we were young and use it to purchase a rental asset for each of us. When I was 4 and my brother was 7, we were the proud owners of one portable toilet each. Portable toilets fit perfectly into the rental fleet of the family business and there was a need for them in the area. Throughout our childhood, my brother and I grew our business to over 30 portable toilets and started to include items such as wellsite trailers, tanks, and pumps. Entrepreneurship became my passion and there was no question in my mind about what I wanted to do with my life.
My best moment as an entrepreneur, my success:
The best moment for me would have to be integrating into the family business and becoming a part of its growth and helping to formulate the vision for the future.
My next challenge:
My next big challenge involves the growth of our company and balancing the demands of the industry with the risk required to build a business to the next level.