Resources & Tools

The Startup America Partnership is based on a simple premise: young companies that grow create jobs. As a core American value, entrepreneurship is critical to the country’s long term success and it’s time to step up our game.

Startup America has three main goals:
1. Provide valuable resources and connections to help young companies grow
2. Support regional startup ecosystems throughout the country
3. Recognize startups as the drivers of our economy and their founders as American heroes

The Small Business Association offers a variety of basic tools from mentors to finances to local networks. Learn the aspects of starting a business, plus get the answers and information you need to startup. is has a solid business plan section whether you’re just starting out, need funding or want to monitor the health of your business. Find elements and examples of business plans, market research, learn how to create company financials or do market research, and listen to interviews with successful entrepreneur amont other resources.

SeToolbelt is an open content resource hub that helps social entrepreneurs plan, launch, manage, and grow successful social enterprises.


Charles Tsai prepared a series of stellar toolkits covering the 6 habits of  highly effective social entrepreneurs to building a pitchbook to the rise of the social creatives.




The Personal MBA features the very best business books available, based on thousands of hours of research. So skip business school and the $150,000 loan: you can get a world-class business education simply by reading these books. Books cover topics such as Business Creation, Value Creation- Testing, Marketing, Sales, Value, Delivery, Finance & Accounting among others.


BiD Network aims to:

  • Start and grow businesses in emerging markets
  • Create jobs and income through these businesses
  • Mobilize private capital and know-how to businesses

BiD Network focuses on high growth businesses based in developing countries with a financing need of US$10,000 to US$5,000,000 over the next five years. We provide professional services to entrepreneurs, coaches, investors, business angels and SME service providers. An international network of partners makes this possible. With our partners we are active in 16 countries.

ExpeditionTM training in social enterprise has 7 modules delivered in classroom settings over about 6-9 months with homework and consultation in between, resulting in a business plan for earned income.



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