Yva Yorston - Volunteer Local Hero with Bridge 2 Business

'I think it’s important, as a young business owner, to encourage other young people to start a business by sharing my story and showing them how easy it is to get started.” – Yva Yorston, Local Hero, Bridge 2 Business

Yva Yorston runs her own business Boost Business Support: a team of virtual assistants who specialise in supporting overwhelmed entrepreneurs with their day-today business tasks.

Yva is one of our Bridge 2 Business Local Heroes in Aberdeen. She has been involved in the Be Your Own Boss Days at North East Scotland College where she has shared her journey of starting her own business with the students there. Yva shared her learnings and encouraged the students to make the most of opportunities that come their way.

Yva also writes a regular blog for the Bridge 2 Business website, just another way of inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurs and sharing what she’s learned to help them overcome the challenges they will face as they start out in business.

Karen Clark, Bridge 2 Business Entrepreneurship Executive at North East College Scotland said: 'It’s great to have Yva and all the other local heroes and volunteers come along to our student events. When they share their business experiences it really gives the students a tangible idea of what it takes and what it’s like to start your own business.”

Yva is passionate about helping school and college students realise that starting your own business is a viable career option.

'In my opinion, there’s no better time to start up, as you’ve got nothing to lose! Doing live talks is also a good way for me to reflect on how far I’ve come and recognise my own achievements. When you have a long term vision, there’s a tendency to focus on the fact you’ve not achieved it yet, day to day. So it’s good to pause and give yourself a bit of credit every so often!”

Geoff Leask, our Chief Executive, said: 'We are very grateful to all our volunteers who support our activities across the charity. This National Volunteers Week we are showcasing just a few of the people who give up hours of their free time to support the next generation. It is great to have a young business owner who has the same desire to see the young people of Scotland consider self-employment as a career option. Thank you Yva!”

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Our Mission is to inspire & equip all young people to learn, develop and reach their full potential through enterprise.

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