About Us

The Premier Global Platform in Support of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

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.

Our Story

ICSB, founded in 1955, is the oldest and largest nonprofit organization devoted to small businesses internationally.

ICSB, represented in over 85 countries, uses its platform to distribute new knowledge and information on small business management and entrepreneurial development.

ICSB is the originator of the United Nations’ Resolution to create an International Name Day dedicated to Micro-, Small, and Medium-sized Enterprises on June 27 (MSMEs Day).

The ICSB’s premier World Congress is held every June around the world and brings together leaders, experts, and entrepreneurs.

Our Vision

To be the premier global platform in support of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises.

Our Mission

The International Council for Small Business (ICSB) is devoted to the interests and advancement of small businesses globally.