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StartingUp Now: 24 Steps to Launch Your Own Business 

StartingUp Now is a step-by-step tactical guide to creating a business plan for new entrepreneurs, employing elements of today’s “texting” culture to communicate essential business principles necessary for starting and operating a profitable company. Each of the “24 Steps” leads the entrepreneur through a memorable abbreviation, an informative definition, useful examples and constructive prompts in a journal-style format that ultimately provides users with the opportunity to formulate their business plan on the included StartingUp Now Business Plan template, which can be accessed on the StartingUp Now Skillcenter.

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StartingUp Now Facilitator Guide

The StartingUp Now Facilitator Guide is an innovative guide for those teaching entrepreneurship using StartingUp Now. The guide provides 24 lesson plans for each of the steps/chapters included in the book, tips on creating an active learning environment, along with a guide on maximizing use of the StartingUp Skillcenter.

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StartingUp Now Work Cards

StartingUp Now Project Based Learning is designed for team-based learning environments. The lessons mirror topics covered in the StartingUp Now (8.5x 11.5) laminated work cards that provide group based learning activities and challenges. Each StartingUp Now work card provides a memorable abbreviation, an informative definition, and useful examples coupled with team based assignments.




StartingUp Now Skillcenter

The StartingUp Now Skillcenter is your central source of information, resources, and social networking for the global entrepreneurship community. Skillcenter provides a central location for the youth and adult entrepreneur just starting their business or the seasoned entrepreneur looking to grow or expand their business. Skillcenter has various levels of membership depending on the entrepreneur’s needs. Basic Membership is free--sign up here.

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Classroom Training Packages

StartingUp Now provides Classroom Training Packages to meet your classroom needs. Each package can be tailored to your preference depending on the size of the students and/or facilitators being trained. Packages may include the: SU Guide Book, SU Facilitator Guide Book, SU Group Work Cards, Skillcenter membership, and/or live or webinar trainings.

*Illinois Teachers are eligible to receive 8 to 16 Certified Professional Development Units for successfully completing a 1 or 2 day StartingUp Now Faculty Training Course.
**Volume discount pricing.

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