Build Your Business (BYB)
In 2010, the International Youth Foundation partnered with Microsoft to develop Build Your Business (BYB)—an entrepreneurship training course created to introduce young people to the basic ideas, activities, and skills needed to successfully launch, lead, and grow micro enterprises.
BYB is designed for current and aspiring entrepreneurs ages 16 to 35 living in urban and rural communities. Available in English, French, and Arabic, this course offers an interactive approach by using games, exercises, and videos to explain complex business skills. Accessible on and offline, BYB uses a unique blended learning strategy in which skills introduced on the computer are reinforced with in-person instruction and hands-on activities.