ICSB Knowledge Exchange enhances learning and provides our members with new knowledge, perspectives; practice and policy are informed by research and vice versa. ICSB Knowledge exchange is often the starting point for collaborative adaptation efforts that cross traditional sectoral and disciplinary boundaries.

Below you will find a calendar of our upcoming Exchange sessions via our online webinar technology and is FREE to ACCESS. Please register and share it with your networks! As you scroll down, you will find the library of our most successful sessions. 

The End of the Status Quo

Date: Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM EDT,
          3:00 PM- 4:00 PM Cairo Time

The John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy, Civic Engagement and Responsible Business at the School of Business, The American University in Cairo, cordially invites you to its eleventh webinar session, titled “The End of the Status Quo,” with speaker Ayman El Tarabishy, Deputy Chair and Teaching Professor, The George Washington University School of Business. 

The status quo is no longer enough. To say it falls far short (to the tune of 60 million jobs that need to be created by 2030) is an understatement of fact, and it is failing even strong economies and (in particular) vulnerable ones alike. The wheels of change need to be set in motion immediately. To first do that, everything that was assumed for the past 50 years must be deeply analyzed, reviewed, scrutinized, and questioned to allow for new ideas to blossom.

The new decade is blowing in with a siren sound, trying to shake the status quo and wake the complacent with dramatic thoughts and concerns for the future.

Dr. Tarabishy will discuss the forward momentum and post COVID-19. Sustainability is trending, the Gulf region welcomes the world, the middle-class in Africa is on the rise, and countries are re-examining their social contracts with their citizens. But is it enough? MSMEs do have power and can, to some extent, take control of the destiny of their businesses. They have actions and options available that they can take to minimize the disruption to their businesses.

ICSB Exchange: Teaching the SDGs Part 2 with Antonella Zucchella and Dr.Sylvia Robles 

Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT

Please join us for an exciting and illuminating webinar showcasing how ICSB colleagues from around the world are teaching the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to their students and stakeholders This session is a follow-up to the ICSB sold-out certificate on Teaching the SDGs. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations present a novel approach to solving global issues. The session will look at a new coherent way of thinking about how issues as diverse as poverty, education, and climate change fit together; it entwines economic, social, and environmental targets.

Speakers Includes: 

Antonella Zucchella is a professor of Marketing and of Circular entrepreneurship at the University of Pavia in Italy.

Dr. Sylvia Robles is a visionary entrepreneur and educator who helps small businesses and students to craft their entrepreneurial dreams.

ICSB Prime Time: Into the Unkown with Norris Krueger

Date: Thursday, June 11, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

This is a whole new world that’s opening up for talented new researchers, and it’s going to give them a seat at the table, but they have to pay attention, it has to be relevant and impactful for humanity, and they have to keep focus.”

Dr. Tarabishy, ICSB Executive Director, calls Norris Krueger the Nicolas Tesla of Entrepreneurship Research of today. Norris’s ability to invent, predict, and contribute to the development of hundreds of ideas in entrepreneurship plays a big part in our current research.

A webinar with him will expand your thoughts and let you see new opportunities.

Past Webinars

 JICSB Special Issue: Sustainable Entrepreneurship

Date: Friday, June 5, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT

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.

Sustainable entrepreneurs are our best hope to achieve the SDGs, working within a network of like-minded visionaries, innovators, and troubleshooters. This Special Issue of the Journal of the International Council for Small Business (JICSB) aims to document cases of sustainable entrepreneurship across the world and to accelerate knowledge about what works and could be amplified.

Guest Editors

Prof. Analia Pastran
Exec Director of Smartly, Social Entrepreneurship on SDGs
Ph. D. Chantal Line Carpentier
Chief of UNCTAD New York
Ph. D. Adnane Maalaoui
Managing Director IPAG Entrepreneurship Center

Humane-Centered Entrepreneurship: The Key Guiding Principle for MSMEs

Date: Thursday, June 4, 2020
Time: 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM EDT
In collaboration with the AES’s mission of “creating experiences that inspire, educate, and empower the next generation of entrepreneurs in Nigeria

ICSB Exchange Webinar | ICSB Intercambios, Webinar en español

Date: Thursday, June 4, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT

Sharing MSMEs ideas and experiences in Spanish!
COVID-19 allows us to be more innovative than ever before. For the first time ever ICSB is offering a series webinar in Spanish. During these serie webinar we are going to discuss the following:
1.Tips to activate the online sales channel and digital business cards.
2. The theory and practice behind Resilient MSMEs: Chilean experiences.
Moderator: Analia Pastran, Founder & Executive Director of Smartly, Social Enterprise on the SDGs, New York and Buenos Aires
Invited Speakers:
Carlos Bustos, Founder & CEO ONHOFF, Spain
Ieva Zebryte, PhD in Management student (4th year), ISM University of Management and Economics, Lithuania, and Academic, Faculty of Law and Business, Universidad de La Frontera, Chile.

COVID-19 nos permite ser más innovadores que nunca. Por primera vez, ICSB ofrece una serie de seminarios web en español. Durante este seminario web vamos a abordar lo siguiente:

1. Tips para activar el canal de venta on-line y las tarjetas de negocios digitales.
2. Teoría y práctica detrás del concepto de MiPYMEs resilientes: experiencias chilenas.
Moderadora: Analia Pastran, Fundador y Directora Ejecutiva de Smartly, Emprendedorismo Social en ODS, Nueva York y Buenos Aires

Disertantes:
Carlos Bustos, Fundador y CEO de ONHOFF, España
Ieva Zebryte, Estudiante de doctorado en Management (4o año), ISM University of Management and Economics, Lituania, y Académica, Facultad de Cs. Jurídicas y Empresariales, Universidad de La Frontera, Chile.

Rights and Voices of Youth: Teach Coding for the Youth

Date: Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

Under the tagline “Rights and Voices of Youth”, ICSB is a very proud partner of DECENT JOBS FOR YOUTH THE GLOBAL INITIATIVE FOR ACTION.

In the next years, there will be +10M of jobs for people with advanced digital skills – we must ensure inclusive and equitable opportunities for all, not some.

ICSB is proud to announce its new focus on education of the youth. We are preparing a series of activities in July focused on the youth. Yet, let us start with an extra ordinary webinar.

Coding for kids seems like an impossible endeavor, right? It’s a lot like—quite literally—learning an entirely new language! Thus, asking children to envision themselves with the ability to, say, build an app, is a difficult enough task in itself.

We would like to introduce RoboGarden! https://robogarden.ca/how-we-teach-coding

RoboGarden will teach students different coding concepts, STEAM subjects, and good morals through a game-based environment that helps the student enjoy their education while learning to become the next coding genius.

Speaker:
Ngozi Ogoke, BSc, MA, PhD Candidate, P. Chem

She is a member of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and a registered Professional Chemist with the Association of Chemical Profession of Alberta (ACPA). She has always been a person who likes to be involved; hence, she assisted during the 95th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition and serving as a practice review committee member of ACPA where she is a board director. She is a member of the International Council for Small Business (ICSB); United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) and was a participant in the ICSB Social entrepreneur certificate program. She is also a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), where she has served as a Publicity Chairperson and Assistant Secretary. Ngozi is a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN)

 
Moderated by:
Ahmed Osman, President of the ICSB and Founder and CEO of Chrome

ICSB Membership Crash Course Session 3

Date: Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
As an organization committed to the support of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises and the
promotion of the ideas of entrepreneurship, we have taken this digital revolution to see how we can better advance the knowledge and practice of our members. To do this, we decided that it was time to change our membership practice. Your ability to engage with ICSB should not be determined by your country’s status within our organization. If you are ready to be uplifted through the ICSB international network so as to explore your entrepreneurship and research distribution potential, then an ICSB membership is for you!

“Changing with the Times” – Arts & Entrepreneurship Series

Date: Friday, May 29, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

Put forth by UNESCO, artists around the world engage with the “ResiliArt” movement to demonstrate how “confinement can also be a period of openness to others and to culture, to strengthen the links between artistic creation and society.” The movement remains strong despite the uncertainty and loss that many art institutions are currently facing.

Similar to the experiences of many other businesses, art galleries and exhibits must take on new forms in our new world. Just as we have seen many innovative businesses take control of the situation by enhancing their digital presence, we will learn how artists and exhibit curators are innovating to continue their businesses.
In imagining the way to captivate the social, cultural, and financial sectors of art, artists and entrepreneurs alike must reproduce the resilience of their work in the business’s reconstruction in the new normal. Join us as we share in the experience of hearing from Lenore Miller, Director of University Art Galleries and Chief Curator at the George Washington University.

Speaker: Lenore Miller

Lenore D. Miller: Director of University Art Galleries and Chief Curator
The George Washington University
Associate Professorial Lecturer in Art
MFA in Printmaking and BA in art history/fine arts

Moderated by Dr. Ayman El Tarabishy Executive Director of the International Council for Small Business and Deputy Chair of the Department of Management for GWSB

Teaching the SDGs: Global Examples

Date: Thursday, May 28, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT

Please join us for an exciting and illuminating webinar showcasing how ICSB colleagues from around the world are teaching the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to their students and stakeholders This session is a follow-up to the ICSB sold-out certificate on Teaching the SDGs. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations present a novel approach to solving global issues. The session will look at a new coherent way of thinking about how issues as diverse as poverty, education, and climate change fit together; it entwines economic, social, and environmental targets.

Speakers:
Dr. Titilayo Olubunmi Olaposi is a Senior Research Fellow at the African Institute for
Science Policy and Innovation of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.

Analia Pastran, Executive Director of Smartly Social Enterprise on the SDGs, New York

Dr. Francisco Navarrete-Báez PhD. Professor-Researcher of the Universidad del Valle de Atemajac (UNIVA) at Guadalajara City, Mexico.

Alfonso Navarro Carvallo- CEO of Elite SDGs Consultoria

ICSB Membership Crash Course Session 2

Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT

As an organization committed to the support of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises and the
promotion of the ideas of entrepreneurship, we have taken this digital revolution to see how we can better advance the knowledge and practice of our members. To do this, we decided that it was time to change our membership practice. Your ability to engage with ICSB should not be determined by your country’s status within our organization. If you are ready to be uplifted through the ICSB international network so as to explore your entrepreneurship and research distribution potential, then an ICSB membership is for you!

Pitch JISCB: Meet the Editor

Date: Friday, May 22, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT

JICSB Issue 2 was intended to highlight the challenge of MSME sustainability, a critical topic for meeting the UN’s 2030 Development Goals. Now it will come out while we are still in the midst of the crisis and the topic of sustainability is even more important. What is on the other side of this pandemic? Will MSME policies need to be changed to reflect a new reality? Will programs designed to help MSMEs improve their performance and sustainability require a new focus, especially in the developing countries?

Discussion led by Dr. Jeffrey Alves, Managing Editor of Journal of the International Council for Small Business (JICSB) and Professor at Wilkes University.

The Journal of the International Council for Small Business (JICSB) explores the many dimensions of micro, small, and medium sized enterprises (MSMEs) policy, economic development policy supporting MSMEs, and MSME performance. The journal is part of the International Council of Small Business (ICSB), a potent source of expertise and knowledge. The purpose of the Journal of the International Council for Small Business (JICSB) is to advance research and knowledge of policies and economic development as they relate to improving the performance and sustainability of micro, small, and medium sized enterprises (MSMEs). To achieve this, JICSB will emphasize the relevance of the authors’ contributions to MSME practice. This unique focus creates the challenge of attracting and managing submissions of rigorous academic scholarly activity that intersect with the application of the knowledge created to operational practices of MSMEs.

ICSB Membership Crash Course

Date: Thursday, May 21, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT

As an organization committed to the support of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises and the
promotion of the ideas of entrepreneurship, we have taken this digital revolution to see how we can better advance the knowledge and practice of our members. To do this, we decided that it was time to change our membership practice. Your ability to engage with ICSB should not be determined by your country’s status within our organization. If you are ready to be uplifted through the ICSB international network so as to explore your entrepreneurship and research distribution potential, then an ICSB membership is for you!

Info Session on the ICSB 1st Virtual Family Business Research & Practice Conference

Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT

Join and get an insight look at the ICSB 1st Virtual Family Business Research & Practice Conference happening next week!

As family businesses account for some of the world’s most influential forms of business organization, ICSB, IPAG Entrepreneurship & Family Business Center with GW School of Business sees the study of this topic is essential for our members to be able to claim a comprehensive understanding of entrepreneurial principles and small business practices. Family businesses currently account for over 70 percent of total business, amounting to nearly 65 percent of a certain nation’s GDP. An interesting topic, given the alternative manner of training and decision making, this ICSB Global Virtual Family Business Research and Practice Conference will bring the most impressive and stunning trends in family-run enterprises to the forefront of our attention. This conference is for researchers, professionals, and practitioners, and students looking to explore this realm of entrepreneurship. The outcome of this conference will include not only an increased understanding of the details around the family business but also a community of dedicated family business supporters.

Speaker: Skye Blanks, Junior Project Manager, ICSB

ESHIP and ICSB: Discussion on Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

Date: Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST

Curious about the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and their big efforts to help grow entrepreneurial ecosystems? While Kauffman is USA-focused, their large ESHIP program has much to offer ICSB members. Join Norris Krueger and Kauffman’s Christine Lai and other ESHIP leaders to explore the many great ways that ESHIP and ICSB can work together (If you’re looking for great research questions…) For more, check out www.bit.ly/ESHIPgoals & www.bit.ly/ESHIPprojects. We would love to have you get involved in any of the 7 ESHIP Goals and their projects!

Speakers:
Former ICSB officer Norris Krueger is better known for his innovative research and teaching but is now a “Goal Champion” for ESHIP. Norris is working to advance research on bottom-up, entrepreneur-led ecosystems.

Christine Lai works with Kauffman as a community activator for the ESHIP initiative focused on developing strategic partnerships. Other ESHIP Goal Champions will join us to answer questions about the Goals.

ICSB Exchange Webinar | ICSB Intercambios, Webinar en español

Date: Monday, May 18, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EST

Sharing MSMEs ideas and experiences in Spanish!
COVID-19 allows us to be more innovative than ever before. For the first time ever ICSB is offering a series webinar in Spanish.
During these serie webinar we are going to discuss the following:
1. Ecosystem to be an entrepreneur in the context of COVID-19 and Climate Change. The Role of the Government: Green New Deal.
2. Rethinking business for more inclusive and resilient cities: New Urban Agenda and SDGs.
3. Legislate to protect and promote the entrepreneurial ecosystem with inclusive and representative participation during different levels of decision.

Invited Speakers:
Analia Pastran, Executive Director of Smartly Social Enterprise on the SDGs, New York
Evangelina Colli, Director of Localizing the SDGs in Public Policies and Coordinator of the Local Parliament Network on the SDGs of Smartly, Buenos Aires

Compartiendo experiencias e ideas de MiPyMEs

COVID-19 nos permite ser más innovadores que nunca. Por primera vez, ICSB ofrece una serie de seminarios web en español.

Durante este seminario web vamos a abordar lo siguiente:
1. Ecosistema para emprender en el contexto del COVID-19 y del Cambio Climático. El rol del Estado: Green New Deal.
2. Repensar el negocio para ciudades más inclusivas y resilientes: clave Nueva Agenda Urbana y ODS.
3. Legislar para proteger e impulsar el ecosistema emprendedor con niveles de decisión inclusivos, participativos y representativos.

Disertantes:
Analia Pastran, Directora ejecutiva de Smartly, Emprendedorismo Social en ODS
Evangelina Colli, Directora de Localización de ODS en Políticas Públicas y de la Red de Parlamentos Locales en ODS de Smartly

Disadvantaged Entrepreneurship: a Human Perspective | Entrepreneurs désavantagés : une Approche Humaine

Date: Friday, May 15, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST

Entrepreneurship is above all, a state of mind, a way of doing, a possibility to unleash your
own creativity.

Barriers to entry have never been so low and supports have implemented an ecosystem increasingly promising and attractive. The dream to be our own boss, to create your own job but also to give a job to others. This dream is accessible to people from all sides, of all ages, beliefs, and origins. To these disadvantaged people, entrepreneurship appears a solution to create their own jobs, provide for themselves, and establish their own social and professional networks. In this webinar, we will highlight these special entrepreneurs, the new heroes!

L’entrepreneuriat est avant tout un état d’esprit, une façon de faire, de laisser cours à sa créativité.

Les barrières à l’entrée de la création d’entreprise de plus en plus faibles et les aides de plus en plus adaptées aux entrepreneurs permettent de mettre en œuvre un écosystème de plus en plus prometteur et attractif. Le rêve de devenir son propre patron, de créer son propre emploi, mais aussi de donner à d’autres l’accession à un emploi. Et ce rêve est accessible à des personnes de tout bord, de tout âge, de toute confession, de toute origine. A tous ces publics désavantagés, l’entrepreneuriat se pose comme une solution qui leur permet de créer leur propre emploi, de subvenir à leur besoins financier et de se créer des réseaux sociaux et professionnels. Dans ce webinar nous allons mettre l’accent sur ces entrepreneurs bien singuliers : les nouveaux héros !

Speaker:
Dr. Adnan Maalaoui is co-Director IPAG Entrepreneurship & Family Business Center at IPAG Business School.

The Future of Entrepreneurship and MSMEs in the Arab World Post COVID-19

Date: Thursday, May 14, 2020
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST

ICSB Exchange Webinars welcomes Dr. Hala Helmy El Said Minister of Planning and Economic Development, Arab Republic of Egypt, and all other distinguished panelists.

ICSB will host, for the first time, an Exchange Webinar in Arabic. Joining together, national and organizational leaders with small business owners and entrepreneurship educators, the group will discuss their understandings for the future of both entrepreneurship and MSMEs throughout the Arab World following the reintegration post-COVID-19.

According to the IMF, small and medium-sized enterprises are the “cornerstones of Arab economies.” As they constitute over 90 percent of all businesses, SMEs create the majority of new jobs while accounting for the majority of the region’s economic growth. Currently, policy schemes and interventions have been put in place, yet they have yet to see much progress. As the Arab world holds much potential, we feel it is important to discuss them.

Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Kenya: Challenges and Opportunities

Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EST

Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) have been known to contribute greatly in economic growth of both developed and developing countries. According to a report published in the journal of Economic Literature in the year 2000 about the manufacturing firms in developing countries, the share of MSMEs in employment tends to be higher in developing countries, which are typically more focused on small-scale production.

About Moses Ngoze
Dr Moses L. Ngoze is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Business at the Technical University of Mombasa in Kenya; where he teaches and provides academic leadership in Entrepreneurship and Management Science disciplines at Undergraduate and Graduate levels. He is also an Associate Consultant/ Researcher of Management at Capital Strategies Kenya Limited, Nairobi in Kenya. His research interests are concentrated in the areas of corporate entrepreneurship dimensions, financial performance, business environments, manufacturing firms, BDS, MSMEs, industrial economics in Sub Saharan Africa.