- much more competitive market
- technology facilitates communication
Factors that drive people to success
- Being in the right place at the right time
- Environment conducive to sustainable development
- Support and encouragement
The profile of the successful young
- It is motivated by the challenge It is the kind of person who sees a problem as an opportunity, accepting all the challenges that are imposed upon it.
- Visa impacts other people's lives They focus their projects on the collective benefit.
- Shares information. They are open to capturing and sharing information with others.
- Master in technologies. They are dedicated to learning new techniques always seeking information to have control and security in dealing with them.
- It has dynamism. Due to the flexibility in their objectives and decision making, they stand out in the market and enterprises that dedicate themselves.
- Precocity. They are people who signal precocity in almost everything they do, anticipate phases and usually lead their group.
This profile owes much to current education. Today's young people are more liberally created, less connected to hierarchies, and more easily involved in the adult world because they break paradigms more easily than a generation or two before them. In addition, family influence also contributes to this behavior.
Actions of the Successful Youth
- Find a cause. The young man who wants to succeed must have a north, a direction, he must have a cause, a reason to accomplish something. Whatever it takes to be dedicated must be meaningful to him and the results directed to the benefit of a group.
- Relate well. There's an old saying that says "Tell me who you walk with and I'll tell you who you are." The intent of this phrase is reflected in the results you see in the lives of young people who have succeeded in their lives. Perhaps the decision to change the environment and the people to whom it relates is one of the most important steps for a young person to stand out and develop their capacity.
- Take initiative. Acting immediately may seem like premeditated action in some cases, but for the opportunity to be tapped, this is often just the way the successful youngster must act. However, on the basis of all the information and knowledge that had already been advanced in acquiring, the risk of errors will be less than to shoot without knowing it.
- Have the processing capacity. As the successful young man will have to take many chances with his instinct for initiative, he must also work on his ability to turn bad into good. Treat challenges and falls as learning and opportunity for empowerment. The idea of "make lemon a lemonade" is the outlet in many cases.
- Be persistent. Being persistent is much more than standing firm on your goal, being sure of what you want and being willing to change your strategies and preliminary knowledge if you have to.
Young people need support and credibility, but they also need to show responsibility, a desire to grow and commitment to their cause. In the right environment with disposition and discipline any young person can become a successful legend. Just believe and be willing to pay the price with dedication and have as main goal the success of everyone around you.
launching entrepreneurship with local heritage
What is Heritage?
Our heritage is our inheritance - what the past has conceded to us, what we value in the present and what we choose to preserve for future generations.
Our heritage comprises:
the tangible - our historical sites, buildings, monuments, objects in museum artefacts and archives.
the natural - our waterways, landscapes, woodlands, bogs, uplands, native wildlife, insects, plants, trees, birds and animals.
the intangible - our customs, sports, music, dance, folklore, crafts, skills, and knowledge.
Our tangible, intangible and natural heritage and all the associated myths, legends, traditions, and memories provide us with a common language and insight that enables us to communicate on a deep level with each other and to express ourselves in a unique way to the outside world.
Heritage is important because ...
In helping shape our identity, our heritage becomes part of what we are. Our expression of this identity shows others what we value; it highlights our values and priorities.
Our heritage provides clues to our past and how our society has evolved. It helps us examine our history and traditions and enables us develop an awareness about ourselves. It helps us understand and explain why we are the way we are.
Heritage is a keystone of our culture that plays an important role in our politics, society, business and world view. It informs, influences and inspires public debate and policy both directly and indirectly.
Preserving (our) heritage is important because...
A local heritage project can be much more than just preserving and protecting artefacts of the past.
An important part of our organizations is to encourage local communities to take responsibility for and participate in the development and conservation of their heritage.
Projects to enhance local heritage have the potential to re-energise neglected areas and provide opportunities for local people to re-view, re-engage with and re-interpret their heritage.
Such projects help generate a greater sense of pride and belonging in the local area through increased participation...and sheer enjoyment!
Crucially, maintaining and enhancing our heritage provides a basis for local economic development and innovation in tourism, agriculture, entertainment, education and business generally.
Partners heritage is world renowned, the heart of the tourism industry, attracting overseas visitors and bringing investment into local economies.
Cultural tourism and activity holidays on our natural landscapes and countryside continue to grow, outperforming all other tourism sectors.
The quality of our natural heritage is at the core of our quality agricultural produce. We rely on healthy ecosystems for nutrition and food security, clean air and fresh water.
Heritage is fragile, it delivers so much in terms of important human experience and enjoyment. It enriches our lives, allows us to define ourselves but needs constant protection and development.
It is essential that the significance of our heritage is acknowledged by government and reflected in appropriate and reformed structures and increased funding.
This will ensure that the best elements of our heritage will be passed on to our children and their children in turn.
Is defined as the “practical application of enterprising qualities, such as initiative, innovation, creativity, and risk-taking into the work environment (either in self-employment or employment in small start-up firms), using the appropriate skills necessary for success in that environment and culture”: young individuals developing and making full use of their own abilities, alone or in groups; young people defining their own problems, identifying solutions and finding resources to realize their vision; and young people realizing their own potential and vision, growing in confidence and taking active roles in their own communities.
The 10 Types Of Entrepreneurs
How to strengthen youth entrepreneurship
1. Get families and communities on board
To date, most youth programmes focus on entrepreneurs and the entrepreneurship ecosystem, but don’t take into account the role of the family and community. Family support to start and operate a business is one of the most influential factors in the ability of entrepreneurs to make headway, especially for rural youth. Finding ways to engage and gain support from families and communities is vital.
2. Develop business, technical and life skills for use beyond the project
Many young people, especially in developing economies, turn to entrepreneurship because of lacking job opportunities. But they might not always be in entrepreneurial roles. Development programmes that feature skills training that can be used beyond the end of the project are more attractive to youth, families and communities.
3. Think carefully about how to support young people to access finance
For young entrepreneurs, obtaining access to capital is essential to establish or expand businesses. Unfortunately, these young people typically have the least access to ready capital. Accessing finance varies from country to country – but also from community to community. As such, development programmes need to plan carefully how best to support young people to get the funds they need. This means thoroughly examining different financial models and developing products tailored to the needs of participating youth.
4. Use mentors and set clearly defined goals
Mentors can help young people to examine their business plans and ideas. They connect them to larger networks, act as role models and demonstrate models of success. Literature and evaluation on youth entrepreneurship indicates that for mentorship to make a difference, mentors and youth entrepreneurs must have strong relationships based on clearly defined goals and obligations.
5. Be ready to adapt your approach for different contexts
Rural areas have some universal characteristics, but the problems youth entrepreneurs face require locally grounded solutions. Young people are more vulnerable to external changes (such as changes in climate, economic crisis, or political and social changes) and may have different needs and aspirations, depending on their local environment. Adaptability and adjustability can be the lifeline of a programme, as situations arise and evolve.
Non-formal methods in youth entrepreneurship
Informal education is a spontaneous process of learning through conversation, exploration and enlargement of the experience, while the formal and non-formal ways are planned, organized and structured educational processes. The informal and non-formal entrepreneurial education has some advantages, such as: flexibility, project-oriented, and more interestingly implemented (trainings, camps, summer schools, competitions, weekend trainings, evening classes, mentoring, tutoring, bootcamps, etc.).
Non-formal education aims to:
• Develop a conscious personality, which is able to responsibly and creatively solve own problems and the problems of community. In this way people become active members of society and have necessary competences for leading a meaningful life;
• Develop a person’s ability to blend ideas with knowledge and skills and produce creative actions in the ever-changing environment;
• Enhance access to holistic education for a greatest possible number of the educated through variety of methodologies, means and conveyors.
The objectives of non-formal education are to:
• Develop critical thinking;
• Develop skills and apply them in personal, social and professional activities;
• Create conditions where each person can reveal themselves, know their talents and stretch themselves;
• Encourage openness and initiative, consciousness and independence;
• Help a person to understand the changing environment and form a certain outlook.
Methods & Tools
Design Thinking - is the methodology of creating the products and services. The key of importance in the design thinking is the “group thinking”, and the concentration on the needs of the end-users or stakeholders.
Business Model Canvas - is a strategic management and entrepreneurial tool for developing new or document existing business models. It is one-page visual chart that allows to describe, design, challenge, invent, and pivot business model. This approach allows to describe a firm's or product's value proposition, infrastructure, customers, and finances. It assists firms in aligning their activities by illustrating potential trade-offs.
Playing roles games - is an activity between game and art performance, when the participants create the situation or the story, playing roles similar to the reality . Playing roles allows to participants to think and act as if they were in a different context and to respond as if they were involved in other relationships.
Icebreaker - is an exercise or game intended to help a group to begin the process of forming themselves into a team. Icebreakers are commonly presented as a game to "warm up" the group by helping the members to get to know each other . It is advised to perform an icebreaker related to the subject of the meeting. Icebreakers should be relaxing and non-threatening. They should not embarrass the participants or make them feel compelled to participate. They should also not show disrespect for any social and professional hierarchies in the group, as this can be uncomfortable for participants.
Brainstorming technique - combines a relaxed, informal approach to problem solving with lateral thinking. It generates creative new ideas and solutions, solves problems through intensive and freewheeling group discussion. Every participant is encouraged to think aloud and suggest as many ideas as possible, no matter seemingly how outlandish or bizarre. Analysis, discussion, or criticism of the aired ideas is allowed only when the brainstorming session is over and evaluation session begins .