Today, START UP will premiere on the Create TV Network, reaching millions more viewers and inspiring countless Americans to start their own businesses. The docu-series crisscrosses the United States to tell the stories of small business owners who have successfully chased their dreams.

To reach even more small businesses, START UP is partnering with BusinessBlocks, the leading small business education company that empowers Main Street to live the American Dream.

From a doctor opening up their own practice to the owner of a multigenerational bakery, small business owners from all industries wear multiple hats. Unfortunately, more than 50 percent fail within the first 5 years in part because they don’t have the training they need.

BusinessBlocks offers month-long online courses in marketing, finance, HR and restaurant marketing for busy small business owners looking to grow or launch their companies. Every student is paired with their own expert coach to guide them through the course and answer specific questions about their business, making these programs unlike any other education option in the market.

START UP, now in its fifth season, currently airs on PBS and World Channel and streams on Amazon Prime Video. Today’s announcement marks the premiere of the series on Create TV Network, making START UP the only series to air on PBS, World Channel and Create TV. As a testament to the millions of people they reach, START UP receives thousands of inquiries from viewers about how they can better run or launch their own business.

Gary Bredow, creator and host of START UP said, “It is so inspiring to continue to share the stories of brave entrepreneurs across the country. We are thrilled to partner with BusinessBlocks to ensure that our community gets access to the high-quality, tailored coaching and expertise they seek and deserve.”

BusinessBlocks, based in San Francisco, was founded by CEO Justin Kulla after years of watching his own parents run a small jewelry business without much support. “My dream is to educate a million small business owners like my parents, who had to learn to run their business through trial and error. I am thrilled for BusinessBlocks to partner with START UP, which shares our commitment to elevating small businesses and empowering everyday Americans to pursue their dreams.”

Through this partnership, START UP will enable their small business followers to access a range of BusinessBlocks resources and services, including:

  • A dedicated portal to ask business-related questions
  • Free coach calls with BusinessBlocks experts valued at $100
  • Special discounts to BusinessBlocks’ online education courses

To learn more about this partnership, visit:

To watch episodes of START UP on PBS, World Channel and Create TV, check your local listings today.

START UP travels across the United States sharing the experiences of small business owners each week, inspiring others to follow their dreams. START UP is national public television series that airs on over 350 PBS member stations, World Channel, and Create TV Network. Jenny Feterovich and Gary Bredow produce START UP at their production headquarters located in Detroit’s historic Corktown neighborhood. For more information, visit:

About BusinessBlocks 
BusinessBlocks is the leading small business online education company. They help companies succeed by teaching owners how to find new customers, build the best team and manage finances. Their courses are practical so lessons can be applied immediately, and they’re online to give flexibility to learn anytime, anywhere.