Download the bidx Business plan and Financial plan templates here: 

http://entrepreneurialrefugees.bidx.net/download-business-plan-templates 

 

Additionally, below you will find a selection of external resources to help you start, grow and finance for your business.

SME Toolkits

A selection of comprehensive websites and toolkits for developing, running and growing small and medium sized entreprises (SMEs).

SME Toolkit: http://www.smetoolkit.org/smetoolkit/en

Dynamic Business Plan: http://www.dynamicbusinessplan.com

Sample Business Documents & Financial Spreadsheet Templates: http://www.toolkit.com/tools/index.aspx

Coaching, Training & Support

Worldwide operating organisations offering technical assistance, training and some specific funding for entrepreneurs in developing countries. Many of these websites list all countries in which incubators are present.

Expert Development Program: http://www.cbi.nl/?pag=3

Starting a Business

Are you the right person to start a business? Check your motivation and personal skills with the self-analysis tools and learn the steps you have to take before starting your own business.

Starting Up Assessment Tool: http://www.sba.gov/content/use-our-starting-assessment-tool

Business Ideas

Learn how to create, develop and evaluate your business idea and get inspired by others and their ideas.

Spot the Latest Trend: http://www.springwise.com/ideas

Market Information

Find out the facts and figures about your prospective target markets and learn how to do a market assessment.

Economist Intelligence Unit: http://www.eiu.com

Doing Business Data: http://www.doingbusiness.org/data

EU Market Information: http://www.cbi.nl/marketinfo/cbi

Business Plan

Tips and tricks for writing your business plan. Find guidebooks, manuals and instructions on how to write business, management, marketing and financial plans.

Planning Guide: http://www.rbcroyalbank.com/RBC:RHwE3I71A8MAATSwwxw/sme/bigidea/index.html

Samples, Templates & Press Release Tips: http://www.morebusiness.com/templates

Free Sample Business Plans: http://www.bplans.com/sample_business_plans.cfm

Feasibility Study

Are your plans realistic? Find out how to conduct a feasibility study, how to evaluate a pilot project and where to find assistance and funding.

Conducting a Feasibility Study: http://www.uwcc.wisc.edu/manual/chap_5.html

How to Evaluate a Program: http://managementhelp.org/evaluation/program-evaluation-guide.htm

Company Registration

Find the nearest Chamber of Commerce and Industry or Trade Centre for your business. They can inform you on the rules for registring your company in your country.

Chambers of Commerce and Industry Worldwide: http://chamberdirectory.worldchambers.com

Legal Information

Find all types of business model contracts, learn why SMEs should make use of Intellectual Property (IP) rights, and get information on different forms of IP and links to different IP offices worldwide. And find legal support through the portals to juridical information and business lawyer associations by country and theme.

Taxation and Investment Guides: http://www.deloitte.com/view/en_GX/global/services/tax/international-tax…

Intellectual Property for SMEs: http://www.wipo.int/sme/en/managing_ip.html

Worldwide Legal Directory: http://www.hg.org/index.html

Legal Portal to Countries: http://www.findlaw.com/12international/countries/index.html

Finance and Funding

Find instructions on how to get finance and search several large databases with venture capital, private equity, loans, funds and grants.

MKB & Financiering (Dutch): http://www.internationaalondernemen.nl/dossiers/mkb.asp

International Funding and corporate giving programs: http://www.tgci.com/funding.shtml

Oiko Credit: http://www.oikocredit.org/en/home

Money Meets Ideas: http://www.moneymeetsideas.nl

Growing a Business

Expand your entrepreneurial skills and learn how to grow your company.

Garantiemogelijkheid voor financiering (Dutch): http://www.agentschapnl.nl/programmas-regelingen/borgstelling-mkb-kredie…

Other Useful Resources

Find business samples, templates and worksheets, an online management library, ICT support and business manuals.

Free Online Management Library: http://managementhelp.org

ICT Handbook for Entrepreneurs: http://www.sed.manchester.ac.uk/idpm/research/is/ictsme/entrephbk/index.htm

Kennisbank voor Ondernemend Nederland (Dutch): http://www.businesscompleet.nl