For young entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 29 who want to join our community.
HOW IT WORKS
YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS GET THE RIGHT SUPPORT, FROM THE RIGHT PEOPLE, AT THE RIGHT TIME.
BUSINESS ADVISORS & MENTORS PROVIDE MEANINGFUL SUPPORT TO YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS, IN-PERSON OR REMOTELY.
Sign up – it’s free. Create a profile. Explore our platform and community.
We match young entrepreneurs with experienced business advisors & mentors for virtual and in-person meetings.
Work together to build businesses, learn new skills, and make a meaningful connection!
TALENT IS EVERYWHERE – BUT OPPORTUNITY ISN’T.
We’re committed to serving young entrepreneurs ages 18 to 29 facing significant barriers to business ownership.
skysthelimit.org is the digital platform of Youth Business USA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
"This program helped me build Run the World Clothing, a socially conscious clothing company."VictorRun the World Clothing
"This program provides resources, mentoring and encouragement that support enthusiastic entrepreneurs in making their business dreams become a profitable reality."TYRONE & TIFFANYCircleUp Education
"Thanks for everything! I wouldn’t have made it this far if it weren’t for you!"MORGANCakes by Morgan
MEET OUR COMMUNITY
OUR ENTREPRENEURS ARE DIVERSE & MOTIVATED
Clothing designers, hair stylists, caterers, photographers, electricians, musicians, graphic designers, landscapers, bookkeepers, realtors, trainers, food truck owners, contractors, artists, consultants, healers, event planners…all these entrepreneurs and more are welcome!
CHASE YOUR DREAMS
WE’VE GOT YOUR BACK
GET FEEDBACK AND SUPPORT
Building a business is hard. Each entrepreneur faces different challenges. Through one-on-one support, we help you learn, develop your skills, and find answers to your questions. Whether you need help getting started with your business idea or growing a business that you’ve already launched, we’ve got your back.
INCREASE YOUR INCOME
Our advisors & mentors are experienced professionals and small business owners who have been where you are. Entrepreneurs with a strong network of support can better achieve their goals and earn more money. And access to our platform is free of charge.
As you build your business, your needs change all the time. We get that you want support now, not next year. We quickly connect you to the right advisors or a mentor. And if you want a different kind of support, we’ll connect you to a new advisor who has experience in the area you’re looking for!
TALENT IS EVERYWHERE – BUT OPPORTUNITY ISN’T.
Over 11 million young adults ages 18 to 29 in the United States say they want to start their own business, but they lack the resources they need to do so.
We’re leveling the playing field so that they can get the support they need to build their businesses.
ADVISORS & MENTORS
OUR ADVISORS & MENTORS ARE EXPERIENCED & DEDICATED
Our volunteer advisors & mentors work at Accenture, Lyft, Bank of America, Google, Blockchain, and others, as well as locally-owned small businesses and firms. They have skills in customer development, branding, business modeling, marketing, accounting, sales, HR, and many other areas of business.
GOT AN HOUR?
SHARE YOUR MOST IMPORTANT RESOURCES – YOUR TIME AND TALENTS – BY ADVISING OR MENTORING YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS
SUPPORT YOUR COMMUNITY
We all had help getting to where we are. Volunteer business advisors and mentors can give back their time and talents to help build the next generation of business owners. Witness the direct impact of your contributions on the life of a young entrepreneur as you support them in achieving their business dreams.
GAIN A VALUABLE EXPERIENCE
Develop your own skills as you help a young entrepreneur grow. Coaching, advising and mentoring skills are shown to be highly effective approaches to retaining and growing a talented team at high-performing orgs. We offer this program free of charge – as a 501(c)3 nonprofit, we cover the cost of this platform through tax-deductible donations.
ON YOUR TERMS
Good people are always busy. Our platform efficiently and effectively matches you with the right young entrepreneurs on your schedule. Advisors commit to an initial meeting with an entrepreneur. Mentors commit to four hours a month for at least one year. Whether you work with one entrepreneur or many, you decide when, where and how you connect.
Advisors support young entrepreneurs in a specific area of their business. They provide timely, expert advice and feedback to help an entrepreneur move their business forward.
For example, lawyers can provide legal and regulatory tips, digital marketers can provide feedback about a marketing plan, or bookkeepers can help set up Quickbooks. Advisors make a short-term commitment, meeting with entrepreneurs at least one to three times at mutually agreed upon times and places (phone/videochat or in-person).
After the first few meetings, advisors and entrepreneurs can decide to casually stay in touch, or end their collaboration, or keep actively working together.
Mentors support young entrepreneurs across all areas of their business. They are dynamic generalists – often with entrepreneurship or business management experience – who build meaningful relationships with an entrepreneur.
For example, a mentor might coach an entrepreneur in how to negotiate a contract one week, and the next they may talk about general life obstacles, and then the next week about how to build a team.
Mentors make a long-term commitment, meeting with an entrepreneur on average for 4 hours a month over at least one year at mutually agreed-upon times and places (phone/videochat or in-person).