Training and Resources

The United States

America's Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs)

America's SBDC represents America's nationwide network of Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) - the most comprehensive small business assistance network in the United States and its territories.

The mission of America's nationwide network of SBDCs is to help new entrepreneurs realize the dream of business ownership, and to assist existing businesses to remain competitive in the complex marketplace of an ever-changing global economy.

Hosted by leading universities, colleges and state economic development agencies, and funded in part by the United States Congress through a partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, nearly 1,000 service centers are available to provide no-cost business consulting and low-cost training.

Small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs can go to their local SBDCs for FREE face-to-face business consulting and at-cost training, on topics including writing business plans, accessing capital, marketing, regulatory compliance, technology development, and international trade.

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Viet Nam

Business Training for Entrepreneurs in Vietnam: An Evaluation of the Sida-supported Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB) project

From 1998 to 2004, the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and the International Labor Organization (ILO), with SEK 24.7 million fi nancial support from Sida, implemented the Start and Improve Your Business Program (SIYB). The project consists of training programs in business start-up and business management skills for micro and small-scale business owners in basic business management.

UNIDO – Assistance to Industrial SMEs in Vietnam

The UNIDO project ‘Assistance to Industrial SMEs in Vietnam’ was developed in 1994 based on an assessment of the needs of SMEs and of constraints faced by Government and institutions to support SME development. It addressed a sub-set of problems facing SMEs, specifically: incomplete legal and regulatory framework, low general level of technology, unresponsiveness of training systems to meet SME needs, poorly developed enterprise linkages (subcontracting) and weak capacity to prepare business plans.

BDG Vietnam

BDG VIETNAM has been supporting the market entry of leading medium sized enterprises and corporations for over 10 years. Our team draws on a broad range of knowledge covering various sectors and hold an extensive contact network in Vietnam.

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