Training and Resources

New Zealand

Callaghan Innovation (Government’s Business R&D Funding Programmes)

Callaghan Innovation is a government agency supporting hi-tech businesses in New Zealand. It provides a single front door to the innovation system for businesses at all stages of their innovation journey - from start-ups to the most experienced R&D performers.

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Creative HQ

We enable bright people to build brilliant businesses by nourishing entrepreneurial talent and driving innovation.

We are dedicated to increasing the number of high growth businesses that fuel New Zealand's economy through our incubation and acceleration programmes as well as our grassroots entrepreneur initiatives and innovation services.

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Export New Zealand

ExportNZ is a division of BusinessNZ. Through our nationwide network we can provide the knowledge, information, contacts, training, support and services to help you grow your export business.

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New Zealand Leadership Institute

NZLI was born out of a perceived need for more leadership. A sense that New Zealand's businesses and communities were lacking the kind of leadership that would carry them forward.

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New Zealand Trade and Enterprise – Export Essentials Guides

No matter where you are in your journey going global, we tailor our services to help you reach your goals and take your business to the next level.

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NZTE Capability Development Vouchers

Once your business is past start-up phase, the range of government support opens up, from grants and mentoring to tailored support schemes for different industries and different business goals.

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The University of Auckland Entrepreneurs Challenge

The University of Auckland Business School Entrepreneurs' Challenge provides up to one million dollars annually for investment in growth-oriented SMEs.

Since the launch in 2009, made possible by a generous $4 million gift from Kiwi philanthropist and businessman, Charles Bidwill and a further 1 million dollars from an anonymous donor, 20 companies have been awarded funding - companies, we believe embody the excellence and ingenuity of New Zealand's best entrepreneurs.

Funding is provided in the form of a loan and possibly some equity warrants offered on terms more favourable than those prevailing in the market for companies of a similar age, stage and risk profile.

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Velocity - Venture Success Stories

Velocity is New Zealand's leading entrepreneurial development programme. We are about giving momentum to great ideas and to surge ahead and innovate the future. 

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Peru

Peruvian Entrepreneur

It is the platform of Business Development Services of the Ministry of Production, designed to promote the competitiveness of MSMEs through the implementation of mechanisms and instruments for business development and strengthening, to the benefit of the Peruvian entrepreneur, his family, his region and his country.

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The Philippines

Philippine Trade Training Center

The Philippine Trade Training Center is mandated to develop training modules on export and import techniques and procedures; to raise the level of awareness of Philippine businessmen on export opportunities and the availability of alternative sources of import products or diversified markets for export; to offer specialized courses for specific industry groups directed at overcoming barriers to overseas market penetration; and, to conduct training programs in international trade practices, inspection techniques and exhibition mounting.

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Russia

SME Business Navigator

It is a free web tool for entrepreneurs, who are willing to open or to expand their own business and who want to work legally, pay all obligatory taxes and charges, earning for their future and for the future of their children.

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SME Training Programs

JSC RSMB Corporation in 2016 formed with the involvement of Russian non-governmental organizations operating in the field of business support and higher education, two (2) training programs: (1) "The ABC of an entrepreneur" (creating a business from scratch); and, (2) "School of Entrepreneurship" (business development).
 

In addition to the two training programs, the Corporation developed a set of modules for the most relevant topics for entrepreneurs, including the existing measures to support small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs).

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Singapore

SkillsFuture Singapore

SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) is a statutory board under the Ministry of Education (MOE). It will drive and coordinate the implementation of the national SkillsFuture movement, promote a culture and holistic system of lifelong learning through the pursuit of skills mastery, and strengthen the ecosystem of quality education and training in Singapore.

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SME Centre @ SICCI

SME Centre@Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SME Centre@SICCI) was set up in 2008 in collaboration with SPRING Singapore (A government body) to offer business advisory services at no charge.

The SME Centre@SICCI hopes to be a one-stop business solution partner for Singapore-based enterprises that are looking to grow their businesses locally and expand overseas.

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SME Centre@SCCCI

Established in 2006 and formerly known as the Enterprise Development Centre@SCCCI (EDC@SCCCI), SME Centre@SCCCI (the Centre) is a collaboration between SPRING Singapore and Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCCI). Its mission is to provide holistic general business advisory and capability development services to local Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and aspiring entrepreneurs.

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SME Centre@SMCCI

SME Centre @SMCCI was established in 2006 with a mission to provide one-stop services to assist local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) amidst the backdrop of the challenging global economic landscape.

As a strategic partner of SPRING Singapore, SME Centre @SMCCI partners with aspiring entrepreneurs and SMEs to help them grow and transform their businesses through a diverse range of services such as: (1) complimentary one-to-one general business advisory to identify business needs and chart milestones; (2) capability development services to improve business processes and performance; (3) business diagnostic assessments to eliminate gaps and increase productivity; and, (4) themed-based workshops to facilitate sharing of business tips and trends for companies to remain relevant and trends for companies to remain relevant.

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Workforce Singapore

Workforce Singapore (WSG) is a statutory board under the Ministry of Manpower (MOM). It will oversee the transformation of the local workforce and industry to meet ongoing economic challenges.

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Thailand

National Food Institute

The Food Institute is a leading organization in Value Creation for the Thai food industry, both internationally and domestically.

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NEC by CU Entrepreneurship Improvement Program

The New Entrepreneurs Creation (NEC ) was started in 2006 by the Research Unit for Industrial and Technology (IMT), Chulalongkorn University and the Department of Industrial Promotion (DIP). It aims to respond to government policies that promote the development of SMEs by creating new entrepreneurs and helping to develop existing entrepreneurs who have the potential to survive. 

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New Entrepreneurs Creation (NEC) Project

The New Entrepreneurs Creation (NEC) Project aims to train entrepreneurs to develop sustainable and business practices that are competitive in the global marketplace. Entrepreneurs and SMEs contribute significantly to Thailand's social and economic development. Over the past 11 years, NEC has built the capacity of over 1,000 entrepreneurs, enabling them to operate successful businesses and serve as important economic contributors. In 2016, 77 participants went through an intensive 10-day training program, focusing on marketing, organizational management and accounting; all critical to running a strong business. Furthermore, through one-on-one consultations, Kenan experts helped each participant develop business plans, which the entrepreneurs presented to a panel of experts. As a result of NEC in 2016, 22 entrepreneurs started or expanded businesses.

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Thailand Textile Institute

The Textile Industry Development Institute is an independent organization which  serves as a hub for the promotion and development of the entire textile and apparel industry. Its vision is to provide support and facilities to SMEs to enable them to compete with foreign countries; and expand the scope of services to include future fashion entrepreneurs. It directs and drives the textile and apparel industry to develop in the right direction, supporting and promoting the competitiveness of the textile industry. In the global marketplace, it is central to linking networks and exchanging services with various agencies to provide services to operators, operators, and operators. 

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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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Build, Grow, And Finance Your Business: Resources For Women-owned Small Businesses

This guide offers lots of helpful information such as:

A very comprehensive guide that showcases some of the best, most useful tools and up-to-date resources available today to help women get started in running their own businesses.

Practical tips, advice, and sources of information for women looking to start a business such as how to write a business plan, how to set up a business online, how to apply for business loans and grants and the many ways to seek funding for a business.

An extensive list of agencies, advocacy groups, and organizations that offer support such as skills training, workshops, and mentorships for women-owned businesses, as well as awards and recognition that help foster competition and innovation.

Other helpful tools and resources that are aimed at helping more women become successful entrepreneurs and business owners.

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SBA Learning Center

SBA is committed to helping small businesses in the US succeed. As such, several programs and laws have been sponsored that directly affect small business owners. Here, you can learn more about how legislation such as the Small Business Jobs Act and SBA initiatives such as the Emerging 200 program can help you and your business succeed.

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SBA Resource Guides

Small Business Resource magazine is the most complete guide to starting and expanding your business. You'll find information on counseling, training, capital, contracting, disaster assistance, business advocacy, local directories and more.

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SBR Consulting

SBA works with a number of local partners to counsel, mentor, and train small businesses.

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SCORE

SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship.

SCORE provides:

  • Volunteer MENTORS who share their expertise across 62 industries,
  • Free, confidential business MENTORING in person, via email or by video
  • Free business TOOLS, templates and tips here online
    • Inexpensive or free business WORKSHOPS (locally) and webinars (online 24/7)

Supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and its network of 10,000 volunteers, SCORE is able to deliver its services at no charge or at very low cost. Its 300 chapters hold events and workshops locally across the U.S. and its territories and match up entrepreneurs with local, volunteer mentors.

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Viet Nam

BDG Vietnam

BDG VIET NAM 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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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 financial 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.