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Micro-, Small-, and Medium-sized Enterprises Day

Thanks to the initiative of the ICSB, the United Nations declared June 27 as Micro-, Small-, and Medium-sized Enterprises Day.  LEARN MORE>

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Micro, small and medium size enterprises (MSMEs) represent around 70 per cent of global employment and provide essential opportunities, often for the most vulnerable, including women and youth. They also make up nearly half of the GDP in developing countries, playing a critical role in advancing shared prosperity.

Launch of the ICSB 2020 Global MSMEs Report

Upon spending time considering and analyzing the pre-existing conditions, especially those that have been exploited due to the stress of COVID-19, at our MSMEs Day Celebration today, we feel prepared to continue the conversation. To dive deeper into the individual facets of MSME realities, we must create platforms that uplift and highlight MSMEs. We are beyond excited to announce that we will have released our 2020 ICSB Global MSMEs Report. This compilation not only expands our discussion, but it also provides us with a physical representation of our community. Within the pages of the Global MSMEs Report, our community’s members share their stories, be that in the form of their research or their experience. This report represents the true diversity and uniqueness in entrepreneurial activity and small business perspectives dependent on location.


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The International Council for Small Business (ICSB) is a non-profit organization devoted to continuing management education for entrepreneurs and small business. Founded in 1955, the International Council for Small Business (ICSB) was the first international membership organization to promote the growth and development of small businesses worldwide. The organization brings together educators, researchers, policy-makers and practitioners from around the world to share knowledge and expertise in their respective fields through publications, programs, workshops, training sessions and certifications.


Watch the 2020 MSMEs Day at the United Nations covering First Responders to Societal Needs.

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