There’s nothing about spooky October’s charity of the month. Nor is there any debate about the reality of their impact on the lives of the people it serves; Youth Business International (YBI) are helping thousands of young people to start or grow their businesses.
YBI focus on helping people between the ages of 18-35. They are a global network that is made up of independent non-profit initiatives and have offered support to people in more than 45 countries across 5 continents
How Do YBI Help These Young Entrepreneurs?
Just last year (2016) YBI gave practical skills based training to 57,188 young people, and helped 25,588 young entrepreneurs to set up or develop their own business.
They help these talented young individuals to grow as people and business persons by offering them mentoring, technical training, and access to capital.
All of the young entrepreneurs that YBI work with are paired with an experienced business mentor. The mentor helps the entrepreneur to navigate through the process of turning a great idea into a successful business.
YBI offer the young entrepreneurs training in areas such as financial management, and bookkeeping – the technical details that any entrepreneur needs to know in order run their own company.
Access To Capital
Sometimes capital is needed to help get your great idea up and running, or take it to the next level. YBI know this and provide young entrepreneurs with low interest or interest free loans to help them make their business ideas a reality.
How Can I Show My Support To YBI?
Partner With YBI
You and your organisation can partner with YBI and help them through financial support, or by sharing your skills and technical expertise with them and their young entrepreneurs.
You can find out how to partner with YBI here.
Volunteer Or Mentor
Whatever skills, talents, or experiences you have, all of them are helpful to the young entrepreneurs YBI work with.
By volunteering for YBI, or mentoring one of their young entrepreneurs, you can make a real difference in the life of someone with the potential to do great things – just like you have done.
You can find out how to volunteer for YBI, or mentor one of their young entrepreneurs, here.
If there is any way that you, or anyone you know, wants to get involved with Youth Business International, then please get in contact with them; YBI makes a real difference in the lives of so many young entrepreneurs and you can be a part of that.