Boneshakered Bigwheel at crowdfunding festival in Florida (AP Images)

Ask the crowd to fund your dream project! (Others might get...

Do you have a great idea for a business, a film or a research project? Are you too broke to make it happen? Crowdfunding...
YALI Network pens and stickers (State Dept./D. Durazo)

2019 is your time: Apply to be a Mandela Washington Fellow

Hundreds of young professionals from across Africa will spend a summer in the U.S. as Mandela Washington Fellows, learning how to lead. Will you be one?
Painting of man behind lit lightbulb (© AP Images)

Thomas Edison protected his bright ideas — all 1,093 of them

Patents protect the ideas and work of inventors and are part of a broad category of legal protection known as intellectual property rights.
Illustration of a light bulb surrounded by charts and graphs (State Dept./Julia Maruszewski)

Thinking of creating your own business? Download this handbook.

Being a successful entrepreneur takes knowledge, skills, business planning resources and mentoring relationships. This handbook can help.
Group of people hugging and smiling (YLAI)

Connecting entrepreneurs in the Americas to networks in the U.S.

Find out more about the YLAI program to help young leaders in the Western Hemisphere build brighter futures for themselves and their communities.
Infographic comparing U.S. and Chinese business environments (State Dept./S. Wilkinson)

The effect of corruption on business

Strong laws and trustworthy institutions protect investors and businesses from corruption. That's why the different approaches of the U.S. and China matter.
Man holding flowers and sitting in military jeep (© Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr/AP Images)

America sent gear to the USSR to help win World War...

The Lend-Lease program played a big role in World War II. Learn how this U.S. program boosted a key ally, the Soviet Union, in the fight against Hitler.
Line of people standing next to a building (© A.M. Ahad/AP Images)

United States leads world in humanitarian aid [infographic]

When wars, earthquakes, famine and other disasters strike and leave millions suffering, the United States is always the most generous country to respond with help.

Nairobi to host entrepreneurship summit — a first for sub-Saharan Africa

On Monday, March 30, White House officials announced that Nairobi, Kenya, will host the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit. This will be the first summit held...