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  • STANFORD SOCIAL INNOVATION REVIEW by Stanford

    A journal that provides information on non-profit, investment, and other social innovation.

  • ENTREPRENEUR'S TOOLKIT FOR SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENTREPRENEURS by Institute for Sustainable Development

    Looking to make a social change or protect the environment? This website is an excellent source for those who have the spirit of an entrepreneur and want to make social environmental impact.It provides toolkits for entrepreneurs in 26 countries, including Latin American countries.

  • LOCAL AND SOCIAL INNOVATION THROUGH DESIGN FOR AMERICA by Design For America

    Design for America uses human-centered design (HCD) to improve the lives of others. HCD is an approach to problem solving that emphasizes understanding people as a vital component to successful innovation.

  • VENTURE FOR AMERICA BLOG by Venture for America (VFA)

    VFA blog is a great tool for entrepreneurs who want to learn about the successes and failures of other entrepreneurs.

  • ENTREPRENEURS' NETWORK IN BOSTON by Greenhorn Connect

    The website provides information on entrepreneurs' social gatherings and meetings in Boston. Even if you do not live in Boston, MA, it can give you ideas on how to connect with other entrepreneurs in your area.

  • BUSINESS TOOLKIT by Brown University

    The website provides a 4-step lesson on social entrepreneurship.

  • CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF FAMILY ENTERPRISE by Canadian Association of Family Enterprise

    Find tips on how to start and run a family business on this website.

  • FAMILY FIRM INSTITUTE by Family Firm Institute, Inc

    FFI is a global network of leaders engaged in family enterprise. It provides research-based learning and relevant tools to drive success.

  • THE PREMIERE RESOURCE FOR FAMILY BUSINESS EXECUTIVES by Northeastern University

    This website offers you strategic insights on how to run a successful family business.

  • SBA'S ONLINE BUSINESS LESSONS by US Small Business Administration (SBA)

    SBA has been providing loans, lessons, and consultations to US small businesses for more than 60 years. Its website offers valuable insights on how to develop a successful small business.

  • (SME) INDUSTRY CANADA by Industry Canada

    The website provides information on Small, Medium Enterprises (SMEs).

  • SMALL BUSINESS STATISTICS by Government of Alberta

    The government of Alberta provides statistics on small businesses. It is an excellent source to figure out current business trends and investment opportunities.

  • CALGARY SMALL BUSINESSES by Government of Alberta

    Learn how the city of Calgary created an environment suitable for small business developments.

  • CANADIAN FEDERATION OF INDEPENDENT BUSINESS by Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)

    CFIB is a group that lobbies the government of Canada to support small businesses.

  • WHY THE LEAN START-UP CHANGES EVERYTHING by Steve Blank
  • STARTUP COMPETITION by UC Berkeley

    You can watch top notch young entrepreneurs competing for prizes at the UC Berkeley's startup competition. Although you cannot participate in this competition, you can see how entrepreneurs develop their ideas, fund their startup, and defend their principles.

  • NEW BUSINESS MODELS WITH LEADERS IN ART AND DESIGN by Business Innovation Factory

    Its blog provides latest news on business innovation, healthcare, and education.

  • STARTUP WEEKEND GLOBAL EVENTS by Startup Weekend

    You can find upcoming worldwide startup events from this website.

  • STARTUP GUIDE by Startup Guide

    The Startup Guide combines the essence of the social enterprise movement with the hacker spirit of high-growth technology startups and gives advice for future entrepreneurs who want to build a big company while creating sustainable value for society at large.

  • CREATIVE STARTUPS BLOG by Creative Startups

    The Creative Startups blog features unique ideas on entrepreneurship and startup companies. You can find stories on how entrepreneurs from different backgrounds and can achieve success.

  • HOW TO BUILD A STARTUP by Udacity

    Udacity provides lessons for entrepreneurs who want to build a startup.

  • WOMEN IN BUSINESS by Center for Women and Enterprise

    CWE offers a variety of services: lessons, news, network, and many others on women in business.

  • WOMEN IN BUSINESS by Forum for Women Entrepreneurs (FWE)

    The organization offers education and programs for women entrepreneurs.

  • FUNDING RESOURCES FOR TECH ENTREPRENEURS by Techstars

    Techstars offers entrepreneurship programs and sponsorship. It connects entrepreneurs with big companies, such as Barclays and Sprint. These companies may offer funding for new entrepreneurs.

  • SILICON VALLEY FORUM by Silicon Valley Forum (SVF)

    You can find the latest tech events and conferences on SVF website.

  • SOCIAL MEDIA FOR NONPROFIT by Social Media For NonProfit

    An organization that provides online and in-person social media training. You can find upcoming conferences on social media on their website.

  • SOCIAL MEDIA TACTICS FOR NON-PROFITS by LinkedIn

    A series of presentations on social media.

  • OPEN SOURCE ENTREPRENEURSHIP by Steve Blank

    Individuals can access startup toolkits and latest news on technology on this website.

  • OPEN HARDWARE ENTREPRENEURS GROUP by Making Society

    The website features articles focusing on hardware developments, technology, and companies.

  • TECH NEWS AND EVENTS by Venture Beat

    VentureBeat is the leading source for news, events, groundbreaking research and perspective on technology innovation.

  • IDBX (EDX.ORG) by EdX

    The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is the leading source of development financing for Latin America and the Caribbean. It supports efforts to reduce poverty and inequality, and is strongly committed to achieving measurable results, increased integrity, transparency and accountability. Founded in 1959, the IDB provides loans, grants, technical assistance and does research and training. Its shareholders are 48 member countries, including 26 borrowing member countries.

  • (LEGAL) RESOURCES FOR THE ENTREPRENEUR by MIT

    The website created by famous entrepreneur Joseph Hadzima, Jr. offers legal advice on entrepreneurship.

  • LIBRARY OF ECONOMICS AND LIBERTY by Liberty Fund

    Like its name, the online library is an excellent resource to find books and articles on economics and entrepreneurship.

  • THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO THE WORLD OF FRANCHISING by World Franchising Network

    If you are planning to buy a franchise, this website allows you to compare franchises across the board.

  • BUSINESS NEWS by The Globe and Mail

    Follow the latest business news and tips on the Globe and Mail.

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