Katie Young


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Katie Young is a Canadian entrepreneur. Katie started Klondike Kettle Corn in 2015 and is based in Whitehorse, Yukon.[1]

Katie Young, founder of Klondike Kettle CornKatie Young, founder of Klondike Kettle Corn

Company

Klondike Kettle Corn

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@KatieSue99 (265 followers)

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Klondike Kettle Corn

Katie started Klondike Kettle Corn in 2015. They detail the beginnings of their company in their Starter Story interview: [1]

Q: How did you get started on Klondike Kettle Corn?

It was actually a close friend’s idea to set up a kettle corn business in the Yukon. He had seen one set up down south (Vancouver) and thought it would take off in Carcross, a small community just outside of Whitehorse, that was starting to cater to tourists coming off the cruise ships from Skagway, AK.

When other work commitments did not allow him to follow through with his business idea, I stepped in to help. Eventually, I bought the kettle corn business from him and started to attend the Fireweed Community Market in Whitehorse.

After many years and adventures skiing and paddling across the North, my husband and I decided to start a family. In our first full season at the Fireweed Community Market I was pregnant with our first son, Jack. Our second son, Cody, was born at the beginning of our third season, and attended his first market at 7 days old!

I think any mother can agree that raising children is a pretty full-on commitment. But having this part-time summer business gave me a way to connect with my community and also explore my own pathway and career beyond motherhood. I was able to feed my entrepreneurial spirit by developing my business with my children literally by my side.

Now they are both in school and I’ve had time to grow my business through retail and online sales, explore the world of marketing, and continue to be involved in my community through the summer market as well as other events and festivals throughout the year.

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