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In putting this opinion piece together, I would like to start with an important question.

How can universities demonstrate entrepreneurialism beyond the usual suspects?

What are these usual suspects? Commercialisation of research? Navigating uncharted waters? And relevant to the current pandemic climate – is all about developing a vaccine and providing scientific advice? No disrespect to the good job of global players providing intelligence on vaccines and communicating numbers on the “R” rates – John Hopkins University, Imperial College, and Oxford University, to name just a few. While universities play a big role in saving lives, there is also the need for preserving livelihoods.

Gender & Entrepreneurship – A Decade On

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THE TOP 10 Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises Trends for 2020

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2020 and a dawn of a new decade welcome MSMEs with many exciting opportunities for growth and prosperity, yet it comes with hazards and challenges. Recognized globally for their contributions to innovation and improving economic conditions, MSMEs are the number one job creators across the world.

Last year, ICSB reported that one of the biggest challenges inhibiting the growth of MSMEs was not technology or macro-level issues but with the entrepreneur or small business owner and the power of belief or the lack thereof. Other trends on the 2019’s covered common prevailing topics like the impact that the world’s 1.8 billion youth have on the economy. The population of young people (ages 10 to 24) in the world is at an all-time high.

The other major issue projected in 2019 was that global trade wars will have a major impact on MSMEs. The gloves have come off between the two largest economies in the world, and the imposition of tariffs by each country has plunged the world economy into turmoil.

For 2020, we see major trends continuing yet with three new remarkable changes to the landscape for MSMEs. It is astonishing what a difference a year makes! Here are ICSB’s 2020 Top Ten Trends for MSMEs: Please scroll down to read the Top Ten Trends

Financial inclusion for MSMEs and women’s economic empowerment

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The importance of micro-, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in national economies is well known, as well as is their global impact, since, by number, they dominate the world business stage. But notwithstanding the wide acknowledgment of MSMEs’importance to national economies, they still face difficulties that need to be addressed, such as informality, low productivity, and limited access to finance. When Argentina, with the support of the International Council for Small Business (ICSB), decided in 2017 to present a resolution to the General Assembly of the United Nations establishing June 27 as MSMEs Day, the idea behind it was to showcase the importance of these enterprises in the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and raise awareness about the difficulties these enterprises face.

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