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Karen Wells
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Alex Stead named Student Entrepreneur Provincial Champion

BIRCHY BAY — There’s a fine line when it comes to balancing being a full-time Memorial University student and business owner, but 20-year-old Alex Stead has found a way to do both.

Being able to relate and put her clients at ease results in beautiful photographs such as this.

The Birchy Bay native has been named Newfoundland and Labrador’s 2014 Student Entrepreneur Provincial Champion.

Ms. Stead received the honour because of her ability to turn her artistic talent as a photographer into a viable business, which allows her to give back to her community (she often donates photo shoots for charitable purposes) and support international organizations. Her business, Alex Stead Photography, provides high-end photography services for weddings, families and graduations. She accomplishes this while providing a relaxed, intimate experience from beginning to end, providing clients with beautiful, custom products.

Her marketing professor nominated her for the award. Ms. Stead knew at Christmas-time that she had been shortlisted for the award, and being named the recipient is just starting to sink in.

“There’s a lot of people in Newfoundland right now doing great things in terms of entrepreneurship,” she said. “So the fact that I was accepted is sort of surreal.”

Ms. Stead started out taking photos when she was 15-years-old. It wasn’t until she was in Grade 12 and taking an enterprise course that she developed a business plan as part of her studies.

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