Want to knock down the walls holding back your ideas? Then...

Sean Griffin has co-founded more than 20 startup companies, but he is not a believer in the traditional business plan as the all-important first...
Child climbing a designed wall (ClimbZone)

New Zealand company scales heights in U.S.

SelectUSA helped ClimbZone, a New Zealand–based manufacturer of climbing walls, open its franchise business in the U.S.
Woman leaning over table flanked by two people (D.A. Peterson/Dept. of State)

Enterprising African businesswomen make their mark

From designing gowns and luxury handbags to producing healthier rice and making adorable dolls, enterprising African women help communities prosper.
Circle of hands holding red ribbons (© AP Images)

We’re closer than ever to ending HIV/AIDS this World AIDS Day

Latest U.S. government data show historic highs in HIV prevention and treatment as people around the globe celebrate World AIDS Day on December 1.
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?
Models on runway wearing elaborate hijabs and gowns (© AP Images)

Can high fashion mix with hijabs?

Anniesa Hasibuan, a Muslim fashion designer based in Indonesia, made history during New York Fashion Week with every runway model wearing a hijab.
Trump shaking hands with Modi (White House/Shealah Craighead)

India says ‘Namaste Trump’ in president’s visit

On his first official visit to India, President Trump joined Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a rally to celebrate U.S.-Indian partnership and friendship.
Hands holding three large cacao pods (Justin Mott/Marou)

The chocolate makers in Vietnam

Learn how an American entrepreneur and a Vietnamese cacao grower are trying to put Vietnam on the chocolate map with the help of USAID.

A perfect time for young entrepreneurs

This article is part of Entrepreneurs: The Next Generation, a ShareAmerica series written in simplified English and designed to help you develop your business vocabulary....