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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 Member of the Week

“I am an entrepreneur coach. For over 25 years now. I know, I started my business early even before I graduated as a Business Administration student. Although back then, I introduced myself as an entrepreneur consultant to small business owners. What struck me back then was that owner-managers didn’t have a clear view of their own entrepreneurial traits and skills. And it impacted their business greatly. That puzzled me.” (Read more…)

Our #1 Top Trend for 2021 (Womenpreneurs) In Action 🗞️| @JanetYellen is confirmed as the first woman Treasury secretary in US history.
Empowering women, especially in leadership, is one of the most straightforward, most cost-effective ways businesses can improve themselves.

This week ICSB is highlighting another trend for 2021.

STEM Everywhere (No. 7) is increasingly essential to the innovation equation, and MSMEs are perfectly positioned to take advantage of the growing technological capacity.

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Industria Fintech. ¿Instituciones financieras emergentes para pymes?

El mundo emprendedor y de pymes, incluyendo a las instituciones de apoyo y a los propios gobiernos, considera el financiamiento como uno de los tres temas más importantes para la promoción de pymes y en particular de las nuevas empresas. En el caso de las nuevas empresas tecnológicas, la gestión del financiamiento cobra especial relevancia debido a la existencia de barreras específicas para acceder a los recursos, ya que se trata de empresas con un componente importante de activos intangibles y una elevada dosis de incertidumbre producto de su carácter innovativo.

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:


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Watch the 2020 MSMEs Day at the United Nations covering First Responders to Societal Needs.

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