Building effective employer and business membership organizations

How to set up and run a business coalition for youth entrepreneurship: a practical handbook

A business coalition for youth entrepreneurship is a group of businesses and like-minded groups that work together to promote and support youth who own or want to start their own enterprise. The business coalition can take many forms, and there is no one-size-fits-all model. This handbook has been developed as a practical guide for employers’ and business membership organizations or any organization or stakeholder aiming to promote, support and empower youth entrepreneurs. It provides step-by-step guidance with examples and best practices on how to establish a sustainable business coalition, including the business model, membership strategy, financial resources, advocacy, communication and marketing, services, inclusion of women entrepreneurs and measuring performance.