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ICSB & GOOGLE Collaborate to Support SMEs!

ICSB and GOOGLE Collaborate in Two Webinars 

MAY 6 AND MAY 12 

 

 ABOUT ICSB

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.

ICSB GAZETTE

Re-imagine Series: Imagine all the People Livin’ Life in Peace

Re-imagine Series: Imagine all the People Livin’ Life in Peace

COVID-19 has turned the world upside down with devastating effects that will continue for years to come.  However, it is essential to take a moment and remember that this is not the first challenge the world has faced, and, despite wars, famines, and plagues, humanity has made great strides to improve the quality of life across the globe.

La sustentabilidad en las Pequeñas y Medianas Empresas (PYME)

La sustentabilidad en las Pequeñas y Medianas Empresas (PYME)

Parte fundamental de todo emprendedor, y su interés de crear una nueva empresa, en lugar de emplearse en una ya existente, es que todos los recursos invertidos en este StartUp se vean capitalizados por muchos años. De hecho, no se piensa en que esta aventura algún día terminará con el cierre de la empresa, al contrario, se imagina hacia futuras generaciones.

El ABC del Emprendimiento en Pandemia: evidencias desde La Araucanía, Chile

El ABC del Emprendimiento en Pandemia: evidencias desde La Araucanía, Chile

En La Araucanía, de 400 respuestas del nivel regional (GEM NES) validadas, 121 respaldan la posición del PNUD de la ONU sobre la resiliencia de los sistemas, en específico se refuerza la idea que la diversidad (biológica y cultural) de los socioecosistemas (por ejemplo, el ecosistema de emprendimiento regional) es esencial para resiliencia de los sistemas y sub-sistemas.

Financial Literacy for Entrepreneurs

Financial Literacy for Entrepreneurs

Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises’ (MSMEs) role in the broader economic environment should not be underestimated. The results concerning employment, industry value-added, innovation, and the entrepreneurship culture provided by MSMEs are well-documented worldwide. It is crucial to emphasise that the entrepreneurs and owner-manager of every MSME need to identify, assess and implement fundamental financial decisions for their business.

TOP NEWS

UN Sustainable Development Goals: How Companies Stack Up

UN Sustainable Development Goals: How Companies Stack Up

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing witnessed a breakthrough year in 2020 with the most fund inflows on record.
Importantly, for companies that are judged according to ESG metrics, one way to track their progress is through their alignment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Established in 2012, the UN SDGs are a blueprint for creating a more sustainable future by 2030 that have been adopted by 193 countries worldwide.

The secret letters of history’s first-known businesswomen

The secret letters of history’s first-known businesswomen

Around 1870BC, in the city of Assur in northern Iraq, a woman called Ahaha uncovered a case of financial fraud.

Ahaha had invested in long-distance trade between Assur and the city of Kanesh in Turkey. She and other investors had pooled silver to finance a donkey caravan delivering tin and textiles to Kanesh, where the goods would be exchanged for more silver, generating a tidy profit. But Ahaha’s share of the profits seemed to have gone missing – possibly embezzled by one of her own brothers, Buzazu. So, she grabbed a reed stylus and clay tablet and scribbled a letter to another brother, Assur-mutappil, pleading for help:

Female Business Leaders, Business and Cultural Environment, and Productivity Around the World

Female Business Leaders, Business and Cultural Environment, and Productivity Around the World

Studies of female business leaders and economic performance are rarely conducted with worldwide observational data, and with considerations on the underlying cultural, institutional, and business environment. This paper uses worldwide, firm-level data from more than 100 countries to study how female-headed firms differ from male-headed firms in productivity level and growth, and whether the female leader performance disparity hinges on the underlying environment.

JOURNALS

A Tribute to Professor David Smallbone

A Tribute to Professor David Smallbone

A Tribute to Professor David SmallboneThursday, April 9, 2020 A Tribute to Professor David SmallboneThursday, April 9, 2020 A Tribute to Professor David SmallboneObituary; Professor David SmallboneWe are sad to announce that Professor David Smallbone passed away...

World Business Report: 25% of US small businesses could close

World Business Report: 25% of US small businesses could close

World Business Report: 25% of US small businesses could close Tuesday April, 7, 2020 by BBC World Report World Business Report: 25% of US small businesses could close Tuesday April, 7, 2020 by BBC World Report Blind Optimism for the Unforeseeable FutureThe BBC World...

Salute to Health Care Providers

Salute to Health Care Providers

A Salute to Health Care Providers  Friday, April 3, 2020 A Salute to Health Care Providers Friday, April 3, 2020 Dear Health Care Providers,Thank you.Of all the words I could think of to start this letter to you, those had to be the first. Yet those words seem so pale...

JICSB Special Issue: Sustainable Entrepreneurship

JICSB Special Issue: Sustainable Entrepreneurship

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by the United Nations in 2015, addresses the most pressing challenges of our time, such as climate change and COVID-19, social injustice, human rights, and economic growth. Incorporating the sustainable development goals (SDGs) into society’s fabric is essential for just and equitable sustainable development for all. The SDGs purpose is to stimulate everyone, from governments, businesses, NGOs, citizens, and other stakeholders, to accelerate actions that benefit the people and the planet, by fostering actions and partnerships at all levels, so no one is left behind. And since MSMEs are the foundation of our economies and society, they are at the critical leading edge of the UN’s sustainable development initiative.

WATCH MSME DAY 2019

Watch the latest MSME day at the UN on unlocking the potential of MSMEs to achieve sustainable development goals.

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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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