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Testimonials

The ICSB World Congress is an excellent opportunity to bring educators, governments and businesses together to share ideas on what we need to do to ensure micro, small and medium businesses thrive post pandemic.

Caryn Beck-Dudley

USA

ICSB means the global solidarity of small and medium-sized entrepreneurs to show to the world the spirit of triumph over the pandemic crisis and its economic impacts.

Professor Joon Oh

It was great, I saw life differently These are things they don’t teach us normally. So I can say that the Academy was life-changing and impactful to a very large extent.

Abimbola

Student

ICSB is a platform that works with ecosystems. It is made up of policy makers, researchers, educators, and business people. And we have a way of innovating that empathizes with our employees. This is Humane Entrepeneurship.

Ki-Chan Kim

S. Korea, Professor

It was a really good experience. I got to communicate with people from all around the world, which was very exciting. I also got to learn a lot of new things. This course really made me see things from a different perspective and to better understand what it really means to be an entrepreneur and start my own business. I was also able to learn from all of these amazing speakers who worked hard to help give us the best course possible. We got to learn from each other and improve ourselves. It was very beneficial.

Sara

Student

During the three sessions of the conference, I learned as a youngest participant, many things which armed me with courage and envy to go to the end of my doctoral advance. The highly experienced speakers combine theories, concrete facts and personal stories in their presentations. This allowed me to understand the interest of associating SDGs in entrepreneurship training and how this can be done in practice. I found this training as a meeting place where I met high level personalities that I never imagined having access so easily. This fueled me more ambition because I found an opportunity to build an important socio-professional network of quality. I Salute the leadership of Dr. Ayman EL-TARABISHY and his sense of motivation that inspered me during this training. To conclude, in addition to the certification, this training served as a source of courage and motivation for my socio-professional project. I would like to reiterate my friendly greetings to the ICSB team and to all participants. I can’t wait to attend another conference.

André NANA

France

I enjoyed the academy a lot. I had a lot of fun making new friends while learning the basics of all things business from experts. It was a really informative and fun academy.

Chinedu

Student

Grateful for this timely and so inspiring conference to review SDGs in the new light in the post-COVID world. Never before the role of small and medium enterprises has been so vulnerable and so critical to restore economies. Thanking the entire ICSB team for insights, platform to share and collaborate, and references to new publications. History, indeed, repeats itself, truly hopeful that this time SDGs will become the guiding principle in building the new norm in moving forward. I always believed and followed SDGs and was referring to them in my project management role, now I will channel my efforts into instilling SFGs in entrepreneurship. Wishing the entire team the very best and looking forward to our next event. Proud to be a member.

Nataliia Berezhna

UAE

I really loved every bit of it and enjoyed it to the max. To be honest, at first, I didn’t have an incentive to join the academy. However, after I decided to join, I realized how dumb of a person I was!! It is such an awesome experience! Let alone the speakers and organizers they are so friendly and we love them all, they even made the course 100× better. Also, this course enabled me to connect with great, interesting, and fun people. Finally, I had the chance to work alongside great individuals to create an interesting presentation. Now, I have friends from all over the globe.

Ahmed

Student

They are the friends, enablers and partners to realize the Humane Economics I seek.

Ki-Chan Kim

S. Korea, Professor

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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 businesses. It is an association operating in over 100 countries around the world. Members of the ICSB include entrepreneurs, academics, business associations, banks, venture capital companies, donors, consulting companies, large corporations, business development service (BDS) providers, and government officials. Through its member affiliates, ICSB facilitates the creation and dissemination of new knowledge through research, education, policy and practice, and the open exchange of ideas between professions and across national and cultural boundaries. ICSB is devoted to the advancement of management development practices for potential entrepreneurs and existing small business owners/managers through education, research, and the exchange of ideas. The Council, founded in 1955, has consistently worked form the belief that enlightened small business management precedes successful and profitable businesses and that entrepreneurship must be fostered to stimulate a dynamic and flourishing economic system.

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