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first_imgPreparations for the first ever Youths in Business Summit, scheduled for this year, are being well handled, according to Director of Youth, Melissa Carmichael, during a press conference on Friday.Youth Director Melissa CarmichaelCarmichael noted that the Business Summit is important for youths, since the department in which she functions is cognizant of the fact that that there are numerous youths who are unable to access information they might need to spring up their own businesses.In addition to this, she said the summit should address how youths manage and grow their businesses, once started, as well as all the other aspects of business management.Carmichael announced that several key agencies, such as the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) and the Commercial Registry, were contacted so that attendees at that summit would have first-hand experience of hearing from the professionals, as well as opportunity to ask questions.The event is expected to complement Youth Week activities on May 23 /24, 2018. Youths are being urged to register for the Summit online, or visit the Department of Youth at Middle Street, Georgetown to uplift registration forms.Guyana Youths in Business summit will also pose the opportunity for youths to receive funding for the “starting-up” of their businesses, according to Youth Director Carmichael.Youths interested in this aspect will be shortlisted by a panel, of which 10 persons will be selected to receive funding, training and other materials, she said.Carmichael added, “You must be registered to be a part of the activity. So young people have an opportunity now to come in a fill out the registration forms, and then to submit their proposals. Of course proposals must be submitted before the activity”.Registration for the summit reportedly closes on April 16. The Youth Director informed that the summit is not restricted to young people in Georgetown, since the department will be catering for persons in far-flung areas; meals, accommodation, and transportation will be provided to those who are interested.last_img read more

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