YALIEntrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship is defined as the capacity and the willingness to develop, organize, and manage a business venture in spite of the risks in order to make a profit. Entrepreneurs have a unique ability to harness creativity and innovation to produce a profit.

With more than 25% of the world’s workforce projected to live in sub-Saharan Africa by 2050, it’s imperative that young African leaders continue to create economic opportunities for themselves and for generations to come.

Maybe, from childhood, you’ve dreamed of the day you’d own your business, maybe you’ve never considered it. Maybe you’re looking for a way to make money and change your community. Each person’s journey to entrepreneurship looks different—but there’s one thing all successful entrepreneurs have in common: determination.

YALIEntrepreneurs is an initiative to help you take your business venture from an idea to a reality. If you’re determined to create, innovate, and prosper, then get started with the YALIEntrepreneurs resources below.

Featured Online Course

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Perfecting Your Pitch

Watch this video vignettes series of five short pitch videos written and presented by 3 Day Startup's Nick Chagin, for helpful tips and ways to make your pitch stand out from others.

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Financial Literacy Quiz

Understanding money management best practices and being able to apply them to your finances is easier said than done. Test your knowledge of these financial concepts, and see where you stand with the YALIEntrepreneurs Financial Literacy Quiz.

The YALIEntrepreneurs Workbooks below are designed to give practical and step-by-step instructions on how to write a business plan, develop a pitch, refine your financial literacy skills, and find your inner entrepreneur.

"Finding Your Inner Entrepreneur" Workbook

YALIEntrepreneurs "Finding Your Inner Entrepreneur" Workbook  focuses on helping you to uncover your inner entrepreneur by identifying solutions, skills, and interests worth pursuing. Download the workbook and get start refining your business idea today.

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"Writing Your Business Plan" Workbook

YALIEntrepreneurs "Writing Your Business Plan" Workbook is a step-by-step guide on how to write a strategic business plan. Download the workbook today and get started laying the foundation for your business venture.

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"Pitching Your Business Idea" Workbook

YALIEntrepreneurs "Pitching Your Business Idea" Workbook is designed to help you craft a compelling business pitch. Download the workbook today and get started on your personal business pitch.

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"Money Management" Workbook

The YALIEntrepreneurs "Money Management" Workbook is designed to help you learn about budgeting, saving, financial goal setting, and how to apply them to your personal finances.

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Educate Your Community

You can organize a YALILearns session, using one of the YALI Network Online Courses or Video Vignettes, to educate your community on entrepreneurship. Visit the YALILearns site at yali.state.gov/learns for a full list of entrepreneurship courses, videos, and facilitation guides to get started.

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Read More About YALIEntrepreneurs

Read stories from YALI Network members, find tips, and learn more about starting and running a business on the YALI Network Blog.

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