ICSB Certificate Program Attended by Over 80 People at St John’s University

ICSB Certificate Program Attended by Over 80 People at St John’s University

 

On May 11, ICSB held two certificate programs at St. John’s University in Manhattan and Queens: the Social Entrepreneurship Certificate and the Creativity and Innovation Certificate. The Certificate Program is one example ofICSB’s global initiative to fulfill our mission of continuing management education with the goal to promote entrepreneurship.

Participants completed 3 modules total on Friday, May 11. The first two modules were taken at St. John’s Manhattan Campus and the last module was taken at the St. John’s Queen’s Campus. As part of the certificate program’s interactive and global aspect, Certificate attendees enjoyed an authentic lunch along with a presentation on traditions, and food and wine products from Cilento, Italy prepared by Antonio Longo, owner of Santomiele, and his team. One participant remarked: “I am pleased to learn that creativity, innovation, and sustainability can be extended to the food industry”. Apart from the modules, they also had the opportunity to attend during the Working Sessions and MSME Forum organized by ICSB at the United Nations.

 

On May 11, ICSB held two certificate programs at St. John’s University in Manhattan and Queens: the Social Entrepreneurship Certificate and the Creativity and Innovation Certificate. The Certificate Program is one example ofICSB’s global initiative to fulfill our mission of continuing management education with the goal to promote entrepreneurship.

Participants completed 3 modules total on Friday, May 11. The first two modules were taken at St. John’s Manhattan Campus and the last module was taken at the St. John’s Queen’s Campus. As part of the certificate program’s interactive and global aspect, Certificate attendees enjoyed an authentic lunch along with a presentation on traditions, and food and wine products from Cilento, Italy prepared by Antonio Longo, owner of Santomiele, and his team. One participant remarked: “I am pleased to learn that creativity, innovation, and sustainability can be extended to the food industry”. Apart from the modules, they also had the opportunity to attend during the Working Sessions and MSME Forum organized by ICSB at the United Nations.

 

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Vote for the ICSB FY 2018-2019 Officers

Vote for the ICSB FY 2018-2019 Officers

May 2, 2018

ICSB is accepting votes for three open positions on the Board of Directors. In this year’s election, voting will be accepted for the position of President-Elect, Senior Vice President for Finance and Control (2 year term), and Senior Vice President for Development (2 year term).
The position of President-Elect is a one (1) year term, followed by subsequent one (1) year terms as President and then Immediate Past-President. The positions of SVP for Finance and Control and SVP for Development carry two (2) year terms.
Please remember that all nominations were vetted by the ICSB Nominating Committee before appearing on the ballot.
For more information on the nominees and to vote, click here.
We welcome all ICSB members to submit their ballot by June 24, 2018.

ICSB Held Working Sessions at the United Nations to Promote MSMEs Day

ICSB Held Working Sessions at the United Nations to Promote MSMEs Day

May 17, 2018

On May 10 at the United Nations, ICSB and Partners held Working Sessions titled “Creating Entrepreneurship Ecosystems to Support SMEs and UN Sustainable Development Goals. ICSB’s partners, which include the Permanent Mission of Argentina to the UN, the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the UN, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and the United Nations Office for Partnerships (UNOP), organized 4 interactive working sessions that featured an expert panel discussion.

The first session “The Role of Entrepreneurship Education and Research in Promoting, Creativity, Innovation and Economic Development in Disruptive Environment” was led by Dr. George Solomon, Editor of the Journal for Small Business Management. Session two “Leading Through Financial Inclusion-The Global Impact of Women Business Owners” was led by Dr. Geralyn Franklin, ICSB President-Elect. The third session “Humane Entrepreneurship – Creating Quality Jobs to Accomplish the SDGs” was chaired by Dr. Ayman Tarabishy, Executive Director at ICSB; and the fourth session “The Future of Work and Economic Growth” was chaired by Dr. Winslow Sargeant, ICSB’s SVP of Development.

The sessions explored the challenges and opportunities being presented by each topic through moderated discussion. The Chair of each session then reported the findings to the main Forum to held at the United Nations on Saturday, May 12, 2018.

The keynote speaker of the event on May 10 was Mr. Shin Chang-Jae, the CEO and Chairman of Kyobo Life Insurance Co.,Ltd. Kyobo Life Insurance was founded by his father in 1958 as Daehan Kyoyuk Insurance. Mr. Chang-Jae became CEO and Chairman in 2000 when the company was feeling the effects of the Asian Financial Crisis. He turned the company around by focusing on customer satisfaction and risk control. He has led several changes and innovations in the company, turning the Kyobo Life Insurance into customer’s most preferred insurance company in North-Eas  t Asia.

Program

United Nations Web TV for May 10

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ICSB Celebrates the Anniversary of MSMEs Day Resolution

ICSB Celebrates the Anniversary of MSMEs Day Resolution

Apr 6, 2018

06 April 2018, Seoul, South Korea -One year ago, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution recognizing the crucial role Micro-, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (MSMEs) play in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. With support from ICSB, the Permanent Mission of Argentina to the UN authored the resolution that was presented to and negotiated with all UN member states. The resolution was co-sponsored by 54 member states, representing over 5 billion people.
 
The resolution (A/RES/71/279) designates June 27 as “Micro-, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Day”.  MSMEs account for a significant share of employment and GDP around the world. The launch of the successful MSMEs International Day was a powerful reinforcement of their global impact. Since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, all countries have been working for its implementation, which requires to ensure that every actor can contribute in the best possible way.
 
To celebrate the anniversary of the passage of the resolution, members of the ICSB Board partook in the “Humane Entrepreneurship and Innovation-driven Growth of SMEs International Forum” in Seoul, South Korea. Incoming President, Dr. Geralyn Franklin, spoke about the global impact of women and Executive Director, Dr. Ayman Tarabishy, discussed the need for creating 40 million jobs yearly in the next 15 years and how to achieve this goal through humane entrepreneurship. Finally, Argentinian Ambassador to the United Nations, Martin Garcia Moritan, spoke on how MSMEs have the potential to make a long-lasting positive impact on the world’s development needs and joined Korea in celebrating MSMEs on April 6th, the anniversary of the resolution.

63rd ICSB World Conference: Reshaping the World Through Innovative SMEs

63rd ICSB World Conference: Reshaping the World Through Innovative SMEs

 

Each year, ICSB holds a Congress in a different area of the world to bring together practitioners, academics, and entrepreneurs to discuss medium, small, and micro-sized enterprises. The theme of the 2018 World Congress to be held in Taipei, Taiwan from June 26th-29th is “Reshaping the World Through Innovative SMEs”, which reaffirms the unshakable responsibility of SMEs in leading the world to the coming decades.

Submissions are still open for the Congress. Submit here: https://www.softconf.com/i/icsb2018/
For more information, please visit the website: www.icsb2018.com

In addition to the main Congress, ICSB also brings students from around the world to the ICSB Academy. The Academy is a week-long entrepreneurship education program consisting of an immersive cross-cultural and experiential boot camp followed by activities and workshops in conjunction with the ICSB World Conference. The dynamic training program includes learning modules designed to take participants through the fundamental concepts of identifying entrepreneurial opportunities and creating a new venture. This year, the Academy is being held from June 24th-29th. For more information on the Academy, visit www.icsbacademy.com

ICSB Celebrates International Women’s Day

ICSB Celebrates International Women’s Day

08 March 2018, Washington DC, USA -The International Council for Small Business (ICSB), founded in 1955, is proud to take part in celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievement of women around the world, in alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). SDG 5 aims to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. The #WeUnitedWe movement was created in an effort to promote the Decade of Women campaign and to achieve gender equality and full economic engagement by 2030.
The incoming President of ICSB, Geralyn Franklin says, “ICSB recognizes the important role that women play in society as a whole and especially in small businesses. In that sense, ICSB supports the notion that the world needs to support the development of women entrepreneurs and we are committed to our mission of  continuing management education for entrepreneurs and small business.”
The importance of women entrepreneurs to the global economy is tangible. According to the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, 163 million women were starting businesses across 74 economies worldwide, while 111 million were running established businesses. The upcoming 2019 special issue of Journal of Small Business Management edited by Candida Brush, Linda F. Edelman, Amanda Bullough, and Diana M. Hechavarria focuses on advancing our understanding of high-potential female entrepreneurship around the world. The special issue will feature research presented at the 2017 Diana International Research Conference hosted by the Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City, Missouri. The Diana Project was established in 1999 by Professors Brush, Carter, Gatewood, Greene, and Hart, in partnership with ESBRI in Stockholm. The Diana Project has led the research agenda in women’s entrepreneurship across continents, cultures, and contexts since its inception. During these years, Diana conferences have annually brought together more than 100 scholars from 16 different countries worldwide, providing an arena to share a global research agenda dedicated to answering questions about women entrepreneurs. In 2018, the Diana Conference will hosted in Asia for the first time, and hopes to welcome researchers from the region amongst all others to further advance our understanding of female entrepreneurship (more info can be found here: http://diana-conference.com).