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The Young Entrepreneurs Association of Laos was formed under the auspices of the Laos Youth Union in 2005 and is a volunteer-driven non-profit organization whose mandate is to support young people in business and to help drive our nation forward. YEAL is aimed at business owners 45 and under, YEAL provides members an opportunity to learn from each other's experiences and take advantage of peer mentorship as they grow their businesses.
Our member-run, not for profit association is the ultimate community for young entrepreneurs across Laos who want to increase their chances of business success. YEAL members represent the best in Laos business. They understand personal sacrifice, risk-taking and hard work and YEAL provides them with a unique opportunity to connect with others who also appreciate the special challenges and rewards of entrepreneurship.
In recognizing the high failure rate among young businesses YEAL seeks to develop and foster the survival and achievements among such businesses. We are a group of people who support one another so that we may produce and help others to do the same.
We aid our members by organizing social and professional events where we are able to networking with each other, learn from each other, and find answers to questions. We address issues on how to get funding and experienced entrepreneurs come and talk about how to start and grow a company, and various other professionals come and talk about what resources they provide to entrepreneurs.
We provide an international network of resources. YEAL members often attend professional and social events associated with ASEAN nations. Members are able to meet relevant people with experience and skills that members would not otherwise meet.
The value of a support network is not to be underestimated. Having peers with whom you can share your issues and questions is a very valuable benefit of being involved with YEAL.