January 11, 2013
Youth Business SVG invites applications from young entrepreneurs

Youth Business SVG is inviting applications, from aspiring young entrepreneurs interested in starting their business, for assistance under the Accelerating Young Entrepreneurs Project (AYEP), funded by Canadian Fund for Local Initiative (CFLI). The deadline for application is Wednesday, January 16 at 5 p.m.{{more}}

Under this project, persons will benefit from training, including but not limited to personal development training, developing a business plan and working with a business mentor. In addition, start-up capital for business ventures along the lines of the training received will also be provided for successful applicants.

This opportunity is available to all Vincentians between the ages of 18 and 35 years, including Youths-At-Risk. However, candidates must have already received training or be sufficiently competent in the business area of interest.

Applicants should be proficient enough in the skill area to be made commercial within one month. “I am pleased that the Canadian Government, through the High Commissions’ Office in Barbados, under the Canadian Fund for Local Initiative, can partner with YBSVG in this project. AYEP will certainly provide an opportunity for at least 25 young people to start up their business and turn their dreams into reality.” added managing director of Youth Business SVG Kenrick Quashie. He further encouraged young persons within the relevant age range to apply for the assistance provided by Youth Business SVG.

Young Entrepreneurs and aspiring young entrepreneurs who are interested in participating in the project can contact Youth Business SVG by telephone: 457 2132 or visit the office, located opposite Rent and Drive in Arnos Vale on the Vigie Highway, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. to collect application forms. In addition, persons can email [email protected] or check their website at for further information.

The main aim of this project is to empower young people between the ages of 18 and 35 to be self-employed and independent, a release from Youth Business said.