Enterprise Start-up & Improvements
Finding ways to support youth that wants to pursue an entrepreneurial career, or have no other opportunities, is an equally important strategy for governments in addressing national youth unemployment challenges. Many young women and men that have entered the job market struggle to find a job and often lack the professional experience, financial and human resources required to develop their business idea and consolidate a sustainable enterprise. The family of enterprise start-up, improvement and expansion training programmes of the ILO seeks to provide out-of-school youth with the needed skills and knowledge to start and manage an enterprise. These programmes, which today have been introduced in more than 100 countries, are the Generate Your Business Idea (GYB), Start your Business (SYB), Improve your Business (IYB) and Expand Your Business (EYB), which can support youth in various start-up and growth phases of their enterprise.