Youth Business International supports underserved young entrepreneurs (18 – 35 years) to start, grow and sustain their businesses – enabling them to create jobs, build communities and transform lives. With 66 million young people currently unemployed across the world, YBI addresses the youth employment crisis.
They realise young people are critical to future economic development and develop initiatives to empower young people to succeed in running their own business. YBI recently contacted James and asked him to be part of a BBC4 Radio appeal. James immediately responded and welcomed the opportunity to become involved. James has a passion for supporting young entrepreneurs and really understands the need for a package of support for young entrepreneurs to succeed. James believes “soft skills” such as teamwork, communication and timekeeping lead to better productivity.
He is anxious to get this message over to young people at the start of their careers because he firmly believes that these skills can help open the gateways to opportunity for them.