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Map of SME-Support Measures in Response to COVID-19

Map of SME-Support Measures in Response to COVID-19 Thursday, June, 4, 2020 By the World Bank Group This dashboard tracks measures that countries are rolling out in support of MSMEs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is updated using information from official...

As the pandemic continues, it might be time to upgrade that temporary home office setup

The past few months of working from dining tables, couches and beds have taken their toll on novice telecommuters. With many of us settling in for the long haul — told to stay home until at least Labor Day or, like some Facebook and Twitter workers, permanently — the makeshift office hacks of the coronavirus shutdown are getting old. America’s backs and necks are suffering.

Family Business as A Model for Humane Entrepreneurship

Family firms tend to present a deep sense of responsibility for their communities.

Following the full day at the first Virtual Family Business Research and Practice Conference this past week, I have reflected much as to how many family businesses model the key principles found in Humane Entrepreneurship. Borne out of passion and motivated by togetherness, family businesses present quite correctly the ideal of beginning a business in a “virtuous and sustainable integration of Entrepreneurship, Leadership, and HRM, in which successful implementation leads to a beneficial increase in wealth and quality job creation, perpetuated in a continuous cycle.” Humane entrepreneurship centers around the people of business and expects profitability through those people.

Exploring the Impact of the COVID 19 Pandemic on MSMEs

Join us to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on MSMEs, including policy measures adopted by countries to support MSMEs in response to the outbreak of the pandemic and to enhance MSME resilience towards external shocks during the recovery phase.

Speakers will be Ayman El Tarabishy of the International Council for Small Business; Dragan Radic of the International Labour Organization; Asteria Caberte of the Department of Trade and Industry in the Philippines, and Majda Dabaghi of the International Chamber of Commerce.

Webinar on Mobilising Public Guarantees for SMEs as a Policy Response to Covid-19

Dear Country Experts and Members of the Steering Group on SME Financing,

I am pleased to share with you the agenda for the upcoming webinar “Mobilising Public Guarantees for SMEs as a Policy Response to Covid-19”, which will be held on Tuesday, 2 June 2020 (3PM-4:30PM) via Zoom.

For more information about this webinar, please contact kris.boschmans@oecd.org in the CFE Secretariat.

Humane Entrepreneurship in Practice

As the world retreats inward, both business practices and consumer habits have significantly shifted. Consumers are starting to recognize the value of being able to expend their resources while concurrently awakening to the troubles that small businesses globally face. As for businesses, many have also reflected on their values and practices, deciding where to make cuts and how to demonstrate employee-value at this moment. At large, we have all been influenced by this global reset.

JICSB Special Issue: Sustainable Entrepreneurship

JICSB Special Issue: Sustainable Entrepreneurship Thursday, May, 21, 2020 Edited by Analia Pastran, Chantal Line Carpentier, Adnane Maalaoui General OverviewThe 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by the United Nations in 2015, addresses the most pressing...