Kylie McKinnon from the University College of the North spoke to the Flin Flon and District Chamber of Commerce yesterday about LYNK, Linking Youth Entrepreneurs with Networks and Knowledge. She explained basically they’re trying to boost entrepreneurship and get it on the youth’s radar. She says a lot of youth today don’t see entrepreneurship as an option leaving school or while they’re in school or they don’t really understand all the concepts around being an entrepreneur, they’re not seeing the value in buying a business that is pre-existing, becoming partner of an existing business, maybe it’s something as small as staring a business selling crafts at local markets and craft shows.
McKinnon noted as part of that they will be holding a LYNK event for youth during the day Monday followed by a gathering from 7 to 8:30 at the Community Futures Greenstone and Hubs location in the former Co-op building on Main Street open to local business people and others interested for discussions with urban organizations from Winnipeg who want to support northern entrepreneurs. She would also like to hear from local business people willing to mentor young people interested in business. You can get more information by emailing Kylie at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 204-687-0117.