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At a seminal OECD workshop in 2013 in the Netherlands, leading thinkers came together and discussed this issue. One side focused on creating optimal enabling conditions wherein entrepreneurship would emerge. The other side focused not on this institutional perspective but instead on a functional approach wherein the community grew from the entrepreneurs and their champions.
Economic and Social Crises and the Power of Data Monday, November, 9, 2020Economic and Social Crises and the Power of Data Monday, November, 9, 2020 How Entrepreneurship can be part of economic revival In 2020, a social crisis, unprecedented in our modern society for...
Our small companies at the heart of the European Commission’s big efforts to deliver on the SDGs Monday, October 26, 2020, by Kristin Schreiber, Director for SME Policy at the European Commission’s Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship...
Policy measures supporting informal Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in developing countries during the Covid-19 Pandemic
Policy measures supporting informal Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in developing countries duringthe Covid-19 Pandemic Monday, October 12, 2020Policy measures supporting informal Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in developing countries...
This past week, members from around the business world gathered for the first ICSB Global Women Entrepreneurship (WE) Conference, a space designed for women that dare to pursue creative solutions for greater global impact. This conference comes at a crucial juncture, as MSMEs and entrepreneurs navigate an emerging and constantly changing business ecosystem. As we come together to reconsider and reimagine our world, it is clear that women play an increased and vital role in creating new, sustainable business practices.
Can You Afford Your Disease? How the Presidential Election will Determine the Future of the Free Market
For 68% of American voters, the cost of healthcare, including pharmaceutical drugs, was an important facet in determining whether they would vote for President Trump or Former Vice President Joe Biden. In fact, many Americans have stated they are willing to pay higher taxes and forgo new drug developments if it meant a decrease in prescription drug costs.
Those of us in the museum field, as evident in the dialogue between Hilary-Morgan Watt and Lenore Miller, are passionate about presenting art and we can call upon the entrepreneurial spirit for persistence in creating new models of experience. Digital platforms and social media are a form of outreach highly prized now, and in the future.
Empathy and connection are the foundations of our human experience as they are and will continue to be even more so as the foundations of our entrepreneurial experiences.
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 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...
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...
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.
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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.