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International Council for Small Business (ICSB), founded in 1955, is the oldest and largest non-profit organization dedicated to promote the growth and development in small business and entrepreneurship. This global network offers programs, workshops, training sessions and certifications to encourage knowledge sharing. Thanks to the initiative of ICSB, United Nations declared 27 June as Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day.

FROM CRISIS TO RECOVERY: THE ROLE OF THE EU POLICIES IN SUPPORTING MSMES

In the last 4-5 years, SMEs in the EU have recovered impressively from the effects of the global financial crisis. As a result of the recovery, between 2012 and 2016, the value of SMEs increased by 13.4%. SME employment also picked up between 2013 and 2014 and...

Entrepreneurship Education in a RUDE Environment

Today’s environment is RUDE (Rapidly changing; Uncertain; Dynamic and Engaging), because of ever changing demographic, economic, technological, political/legal, and social/cultural factors. The changes are not only rapid, but at times, can be ruthless; they are not...

The Notion that Simply Encouraging More People to Start Businesses Isn’t Necessarily the Most Effective Use of Resources

Governments, NGOs, businesses, and other stakeholders have, for some time, sought to encourage entrepreneurship in their communities or in other regions of the world where this activity is viewed as a solution to economic and societal challenges. As understanding...

ICSB’s 100 Best Images of the Year

ICSB's 100 Best Images of the Year—curated from 15 photographers, 25 events and 18 stories, and more than 5000 photographs. ... And not just any photographs — ICSB photographs. ICSB's 100 Best Images of the Year December 28, 2018 ICSB's 100 Best Images of the...

ICSB Top 10 MSME Trends for 2019

Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) continue to be on the move!   Recognized globally for their contributions to innovation and improving economic conditions, MSMEs are embraced universally for the impact they have on every part of society by being the...

Arab Republic of Egypt: Much work needed, but the path is clear and positive

With a predominantly young population and various organizations and government bodies around the region offering financial and strategic support, focusing on entrepreneurship has been a critical element for economic growth, social inclusion, youth engagement, and job...

SEAANZ Releases White Paper on Future of Work for SMEs

At the Australia and NZ Academy of Management (ANZAM) conference held recently in Auckland, NZ, SEAANZ, an affiliate of ICSB, launched their White Paper that focuses on the future of work for SMEs. SEAANZ Releases White Paper on Future of Work for SMEs December 19,...

What Did Research Tell Us About Micro-,Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises?

  As Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Small Business Management (JSBM), I am privileged to edit one of the oldest and largest circulated academic journals in the world dedicated to exploring the successes, failures and interesting breakthroughs in small business...

Do Micro- Small and Medium Enterprises Have a Soul?

  The soul is the expression of profound individual and collective values. Some enterprises, especially MSMEs (Micro-Small and Medium Enterprises), seem to have a “soul.” There is an inexplicable, underlying factor that makes them appear more vibrant. Perhaps the best...

U.S Postal Service Invites ICSB to Micro Business Macro Impact Event

The Role of the U.S Postal Service in Microbusiness Growth and Prosperity - ICSB Joins the Dialogue On behalf, of the President of ICSB, Dr. Geralyn Franklin, the ICSB Executive Director attended and spoke at USPS major conference titled “Micro Business, Macro Impact...

ICSB Puerto Rico and the Caribbean’s 1st Conclave

ICSB Puerto Rico and the Caribbean’s 1st Conclave Aug 23, 2018 ICSB’s Affiliate, ICSB Puerto Rico & the Caribbean (PR&C) is excited to announce the 1st ICSB PR&C Conclave. This conclave is PR&C’s 20th anniversary celebration. The conclave is designed to discuss and...

ICSB Argentina Announces their 23rd Annual Meeting: September 26-28, 2018

ICSB Argentina Announces their 23rd Annual Meeting: September 26-28, 2018 Aug 17, 2018 ICSB Argentina, an affiliated center of ICSB, has announced their 23rd Annual Meeting to be held in Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Mar del Plata, Argentina. The theme is...

Call for Scholars: USASBE Teaching and Learning Scholars Program

Call for Scholars: USASBE Teaching and Learning Scholars Program Jun 01, 2018 Call for Scholars: USASBE Teaching and Learning Scholars Program Jun 01, 2018 The ICSB - United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) Call for Scholars: USASBE...

6th Asia SME Conference Deadline Extended: March 31st

6th Asia SME Conference Deadline Extended: March 31st Apr 3, 2018 The ICSB - Asia Council for Small Business (ACSB) conference will be held from September 10th-13th, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan. ACSB calls for submissions of extended abstracts from a broad range of topics...

ICSB Puerto Rico Announces Their Next Conference: April 12, 2018

ICSB Puerto Rico Announces Their Next Conference: April 12, 2018 Apr 3, 2018 ICSB Puerto Rico has announced their 4th conference to be held in the Interamerican University of PuertoRico, San Germán campus on April 12, 2018. The theme is "Normality or New Reality:...

FROM CRISIS TO RECOVERY: THE ROLE OF THE EU POLICIES IN SUPPORTING MSMES

In the last 4-5 years, SMEs in the EU have recovered impressively from the effects of the global financial crisis. As a result of the recovery, between 2012 and 2016, the value of SMEs increased by 13.4%. SME employment also picked up between 2013 and 2014 and...

Entrepreneurship Education in a RUDE Environment

Today’s environment is RUDE (Rapidly changing; Uncertain; Dynamic and Engaging), because of ever changing demographic, economic, technological, political/legal, and social/cultural factors. The changes are not only rapid, but at times, can be ruthless; they are not...

The Notion that Simply Encouraging More People to Start Businesses Isn’t Necessarily the Most Effective Use of Resources

Governments, NGOs, businesses, and other stakeholders have, for some time, sought to encourage entrepreneurship in their communities or in other regions of the world where this activity is viewed as a solution to economic and societal challenges. As understanding...

ICSB’s 100 Best Images of the Year

ICSB's 100 Best Images of the Year—curated from 15 photographers, 25 events and 18 stories, and more than 5000 photographs. ... And not just any photographs — ICSB photographs. ICSB's 100 Best Images of the Year December 28, 2018 ICSB's 100 Best Images of the...

ICSB Top 10 MSME Trends for 2019

Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) continue to be on the move!   Recognized globally for their contributions to innovation and improving economic conditions, MSMEs are embraced universally for the impact they have on every part of society by being the...

Arab Republic of Egypt: Much work needed, but the path is clear and positive

With a predominantly young population and various organizations and government bodies around the region offering financial and strategic support, focusing on entrepreneurship has been a critical element for economic growth, social inclusion, youth engagement, and job...

SEAANZ Releases White Paper on Future of Work for SMEs

At the Australia and NZ Academy of Management (ANZAM) conference held recently in Auckland, NZ, SEAANZ, an affiliate of ICSB, launched their White Paper that focuses on the future of work for SMEs. SEAANZ Releases White Paper on Future of Work for SMEs December 19,...

What Did Research Tell Us About Micro-,Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises?

  As Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Small Business Management (JSBM), I am privileged to edit one of the oldest and largest circulated academic journals in the world dedicated to exploring the successes, failures and interesting breakthroughs in small business...

Do Micro- Small and Medium Enterprises Have a Soul?

  The soul is the expression of profound individual and collective values. Some enterprises, especially MSMEs (Micro-Small and Medium Enterprises), seem to have a “soul.” There is an inexplicable, underlying factor that makes them appear more vibrant. Perhaps the best...

U.S Postal Service Invites ICSB to Micro Business Macro Impact Event

The Role of the U.S Postal Service in Microbusiness Growth and Prosperity - ICSB Joins the Dialogue On behalf, of the President of ICSB, Dr. Geralyn Franklin, the ICSB Executive Director attended and spoke at USPS major conference titled “Micro Business, Macro Impact...

ICSB Puerto Rico and the Caribbean’s 1st Conclave

ICSB Puerto Rico and the Caribbean’s 1st Conclave Aug 23, 2018 ICSB’s Affiliate, ICSB Puerto Rico & the Caribbean (PR&C) is excited to announce the 1st ICSB PR&C Conclave. This conclave is PR&C’s 20th anniversary celebration. The conclave is designed to discuss and...

ICSB Argentina Announces their 23rd Annual Meeting: September 26-28, 2018

ICSB Argentina Announces their 23rd Annual Meeting: September 26-28, 2018 Aug 17, 2018 ICSB Argentina, an affiliated center of ICSB, has announced their 23rd Annual Meeting to be held in Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Mar del Plata, Argentina. The theme is...

Call for Scholars: USASBE Teaching and Learning Scholars Program

Call for Scholars: USASBE Teaching and Learning Scholars Program Jun 01, 2018 Call for Scholars: USASBE Teaching and Learning Scholars Program Jun 01, 2018 The ICSB - United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) Call for Scholars: USASBE...

6th Asia SME Conference Deadline Extended: March 31st

6th Asia SME Conference Deadline Extended: March 31st Apr 3, 2018 The ICSB - Asia Council for Small Business (ACSB) conference will be held from September 10th-13th, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan. ACSB calls for submissions of extended abstracts from a broad range of topics...

ICSB Puerto Rico Announces Their Next Conference: April 12, 2018

ICSB Puerto Rico Announces Their Next Conference: April 12, 2018 Apr 3, 2018 ICSB Puerto Rico has announced their 4th conference to be held in the Interamerican University of PuertoRico, San Germán campus on April 12, 2018. The theme is "Normality or New Reality:...

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Located among the spectacular views of the Amalfi Coast is the University of Salerno. Although the province of Salerno is known for its bustling tourism, the world’s first medical school, Schola Medica Salernitana, is credited to have started there. The region has seen its share…

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It saw the construction of the Eiffel Tower, the Paris Métro, the completion of the Paris Opera, and the beginning of the Basilica of Sacré-Cœur on Montmartre. Three lavish “universal expositions” in 1878…

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GWOctober is pleased to host a gathering of global leaders under the banner “Entrepreneurship and Economic Development: A winning combination” at George Washington University from October 22nd to 24th.  Entrepreneurship plays a significant role in the revival…

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ICSB’s – Asia Council for Small Business (ACSB) hosted its 6th regional conference in Tokyo in September 2018. The title of the conference was New Development of Small Business Policy and Management: Toward…

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ICSB’s Affiliate, ICSB Puerto Rico & the Caribbean (PR&C) is excited to announce the 1st ICSB PR&C Conclave. This conclave is PR&C’s 20th anniversary celebration. The conclave is designed to discuss and explore how institution of Higher…

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ICSB Argentina, an affiliated center of ICSB, has announced their 23rd Annual Meeting to be held in Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Mar del Plata, Argentina. The theme is “New productive models: The role of SMEs as motors…

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Located among the spectacular views of the Amalfi Coast is the University of Salerno. Although the province of Salerno is known for its bustling tourism, the world’s first medical school, Schola Medica Salernitana, is credited to have started there. The region has seen its share…

READ MORE

GWOctober is pleased to host a gathering of global leaders under the banner “Entrepreneurship and Economic Development: A winning combination” at George Washington University from October 22nd to 24th.  Entrepreneurship plays a significant role in the revival of dormant and neglected sectors within…

READ MORE

It saw the construction of the Eiffel Tower, the Paris Métro, the completion of the Paris Opera, and the beginning of the Basilica of Sacré-Cœur on Montmartre. Three lavish “universal expositions” in 1878…

READ MORE

ICSB’s – Asia Council for Small Business (ACSB) hosted its 6th regional conference in Tokyo in September 2018. The title of the conference was New Development of Small Business Policy and Management: Toward an Evidence-Based Policy Making for SMEs. ICSB Japan (JICSB) welcomed the world in…

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AFFILIATED CENTERS NEWS

ICSB’s Affiliate, ICSB Puerto Rico & the Caribbean (PR&C) is excited to announce the 1st ICSB PR&C Conclave. This conclave is PR&C’s 20th anniversary celebration. The conclave is designed to discuss and explore how institution of Higher…

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ICSB Argentina, an affiliated center of ICSB, has announced their 23rd Annual Meeting to be held in Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Mar del Plata, Argentina. The theme is “New productive models: The role of SMEs as motors…

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