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Introducing StartingUp Now!

Learn business essentials using real-life scenarios and advice from industry experts to provide critical guidance through each aspect of business development.


Introducing SUN Suite business planning apps

Get and stay organized with the New SUN Suite family of custom-designed apps to keep your business moving in the right direction. You can create a free account. App packages vary in price.


Virtual or In-Person Facilitator Training

Learn to use the StartingUp Now resources to launch your own business or to coach, train, and lead other entrepreneurs in launching and growing profitable businesses.

Great business ideas need
strategy to get started

Take a peek inside a SUN Business Simulation Game Workshop!

By assuming the role of manufacturers and retailers in a simulated business environment, participants learn small business dynamics in a team-based, high-energy, competitive format that is fun for all! 



More resources make knowledge your power

These tools work with the SUN curriculum to create a solid business plan, provide essential advice from top business owners, plus fun ways to help your business grow.

Know More Nonprofits

The latest release from L. Brian Jenkins. Discover ways to develop your ideas into effective business models with fund raising strategies that best fit your goals.


SUN Program Planner

A mobile responsive, web-based application with real-time analytics for planning sustainable programs, offering labor cost control, inventory and supply management, and collaboration with team members.



Get practical insights for starting, operating, and growing a business from top business leaders and industry experts. Includes videos, learning guides, articles, and podcasts.


SUN Business Simulation Game

Participants practice skills in financial literacy using real-life scenarios—all while having a great time. Fast-paced, interactive learning that's also fun for youth and adults!




We simplify the process
for business success



Create a model of self-sustainability whether you are a nonprofit,

for-profit or social enterprise


Wealth Creation

Build a business or organization that generates wealth for the future

Business Literacy

Understand the basic functions of business and financials

to be a more informed leader

Nonprofit Innovation

Move from dependency to a sustainable future

using our tried and true models

Our Stats Thus Far And Counting



Business Plans


Facilitators Trained


Programs Launched

What People Are Saying About StartingUp Now

"No more excuses! StartingUp Now is your blue print for business creation that will become a lasting resource to turn your idea into your future.”

—Jeffrey Weber, Entrepreneur & Author of IDEA to Exit

“The bite-size chunks of information, flexible format, and mobile access make this guide more relevant and useful for today’s entrepreneurs.”

—Raman Chadha, Executive Director & Clinical Professor DePaul University, Coleman Entrepreneurship Center

“The StartingUp Skill Center lets me interact with other students who own their business. We share ideas, links, and tips online. I’ve met people, other kids actually, interested in owning their own business from around the world.”

—William, High School Student Business Owner

"I’ve read many books on business development
and this resource is one of the best new books on the market. As a pastor, I feel this tool will be useful as our board of leaders embark on strategic planning for the ministry.”

—Dr. Hazel A. King, President, H.A. King & Associates, Inc. / Pastor, Greater Faith Ministries International

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