As a graphic designer and a young entrepreneur, I am always looking at new ways to reach people and engage / connect with the community. It was by chance my career took me to London, where I saw great opportunity to do this. London is a city filled with creative talent and ambitious young graduates who are ready to tackle the world. So why is it that so many feel the need to escape London after they graduate? Don’t get me wrong; originally, that is exactly what I had planned to do as well. Study, party, graduate, get out. But why is this? The thought that there is more potential in a city like Toronto? The rumours of no work in London? I think I was just discouraged.
What I didn’t know then, and what I have come to learn now, is that London has huge potential for start-up business’ and entrepreneurs. My challenge? Making the rest of the students coming to London and graduates leaving realise this.
Luckily, I found some help with YPNO. I wasn’t the only one encountering this problem, it was happening across the province, and organizations like YPNO were here to help.
So Project Connect was started.
In a world where everyone is connected through multiple social media applications and in touch in so many ways, why is it they feel so disconnected from person to person experiences. It’s because we are! Engaging in community events and social networking in person is so fundamental to creating new relationships that lead to referrals and can grow your business. I look forward to what the future brings with YPNO.