Download the bidx Business plan and Financial plan templates here:
Additionally, below you will find a selection of external resources to help you start, grow and finance for your business.
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
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
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
Tips and tricks for writing your business plan. Find guidebooks, manuals and instructions on how to write business, management, marketing and financial plans.
Samples, Templates & Press Release Tips: http://www.morebusiness.com/templates
Free Sample Business Plans: http://www.bplans.com/sample_business_plans.cfm
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
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
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