What were you doing at 17? Probably not joining the Swift Current Chamber of Commerce.
That’s what Kai Haubrich has done. Having graduated just this last year, he has joined the Chamber as their youngest member.
Haubrich runs his landscaping company, Haubie Yard Maintenance and Landscaping, as Owner Operator. He joined up with the Chamber to learn from them and to build local connections.
“They have good connections for young people,” said Haubrich. “They’re also very helpful when it comes to the questions that I have.”
Whether those questions are about benefits, people, or just good practices, the Chamber is always available to offer answers and discussion. They also have courses available that people can take to help develop their skill sets.
Haubrich thinks it’s a good resource for young people looking to start a company as he did early on in their careers for those reasons. If you’re wondering how he joined, it was fairly straightforward.
Haubrich met up with folks from the Chamber and listened to what they had to say before making his decision.
“I took a week to decide on if I actually wanted to join,” said Haubrich. “Then there were nice people and they gave lots of good help and different things that they could do so I just decided was probably the best thing.”
Haubrich’s business began last year as he was doing snow removal in the winter, and evolved into the landscaping company it is today. they offer yard care services for yard maintenance and weed removal. They also do renovation and development projects like retaining walls and sod work.
“We service yards,” summarized Haubrich. “We cut grass and maintain [flower] beds and we also spray chemicals for those yards.”
The advice he has for young people his age? Find something you like doing. If you are willing to put up with the responsibility and stress, running your own business in that field is a great way to ensure you are reaping the most benefits you can.
“You could start pretty much start any business you want,” said Haubrich. “It’s very rewarding at such a young age.”
You can find Haubrich’s company online on Facebook, and Instagram by searching “Haubie Yard”.