Training includes:

StartingUp Now: 24 Steps to Launch Your Own Business simplifies necessary business aspects, using real-life scenarios to provide critical guidance through each aspect of business development.

StartingUp Now: Facilitator Guide teaches instructors how to use StartingUp Now as a business planning resource for startups, first and secondary school systems, colleges, prisons, churches and community organizations.

StartingUp Now Business Simulation Game is an experiential, team-based, high-energy, competitive, activity that reinforces the 24 key principles from the book: StartingUp Now: 24 Steps to Launch a Business. By assuming the role of manufacturers and retailers in a simulated business environment, participants make decisions about realistic challenges including pricing, costing, financial planning, and reactions to unexpected events. Participants practice skills in financial literacy, record-keeping, risk management, and initiative, experimenting with new behaviors, business strategies, team communication, competitive analysis, and negotiating—all while having fun! Applicable to both youth and adults.

StartingUp Now: Skillcenter 3.0 (SC3) provides secure real-time access to StartingUp Now: 24 Steps Book, Business Plan Template, Financial Tools Suite, SUN Talks Video Series & Learning Guides and more. an opportunity to create, collaborate and connect with like-minded entrepreneurs from any Device. Trial Membership included with option to purchase Annual Pro Membership for $195 or Annual Facilitator Membership for $395.

SUNTalks 5-7 minute video segments led by entrepreneurs and business leaders for each chapter in StartingUp Now: 24 Steps. Each SUN Talk has an accompanying hard copy Learning Guide to help the entrepreneur capture the content and guide them to apply the content to their own business. Included with Skillcenter Membership.

SUN CFO is the financial planning app for entrepreneurs, making it easier to make informed financial decisions with real-time updates available on your mobile device.

Adult Trainings

Facilitator training



1449 S Michigan Ave

Chicago, IL 60605


April 26 - 28, 2022

Event Details

SUN 3 Day Facilitator Training will prepare instructors to guide new and experienced entrepreneurs through the business planning process.

Cost $395/person

(call 312-842-3800 for group pricing)

Training Overview

Learn to coach, guide, and train entrepreneurs to launch their own businesses using the StartingUp Now (SUN) System:

  • SUN Business Simulation Game:

Learn small business dynamics in a team-based, high-energy, competitive format. Fun for both youth and adults!

  • SUN:24 Steps to Launch Your Own Business book and Facilitator Guide
  • StartingUp Now Skillcenter 3.0 (SC3) web-based platform
  • SUN Talks Video Series and Learning Guides
  • SUN CFO mobile financial planning app

SUN Facilitators will learn to guide entrepreneurs to:

  • Identify the "Big Idea"
  • Determine "Market Viability"
  • Create Financial Statements
  • Price Products and Services
  • ...and more!

Class size limited to 15. Reserve your spot today!