Reshaping The World by Innovative SMEs

June 24th-June 29th, 2018

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.


ICSB uses our global network to promote the development of knowledge in all areas of business theory and practice proven to be effective in sustaining small business and entrepreneurship. Collaborating with our partners from around the world, we work to deliver the following programs, workshops, training sessions and certifications to bring our members together and encourage knowledge sharing.

Learn From The Very Best

Access to the best minds in business, education and government

Global Conferences

Access to ICSB’s annual world conference and regionally-affiliated conferences

Journal of Small Business Management

Subscription to ICSB Bulletin and the internationally respected JSBM

Subject Matter Expertise

Access to the latest information on entrepreneurship and SMEs globally

News & Updates

Aalto University School of Science invites applications

Aalto University School of Science invites applications

We are seeking to appoint a promising academic in the area of Entrepreneurial Leadership for a tenured or tenure track position in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management at Aalto University, Finland.   Aalto University is one of Europe’s leading...

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The 5th Asian SME Conference

The 5th Asian SME Conference

Come to Myanmar, the fastest growing country in Asia, to share in a bold conversation on 14-15 October exploring which SME business practices and policies really work, and which ones fail.

Whether as a speaker, panelist, or attendee, your voice is important in the conversation we will share together this 14-15 October 2017. So we urge you to reserve your tickets now before all our seats are filled.  The cost is very low, while the networking and impact will be high. 

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Global Partners


In order to provide additional benefits to our members, ICSB engages in strategic partnerships with organizations who have a similar mission – to cultivate and grow the global small business climate.

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Sign the ICSB Guestbook

An Extraordinary Experience. ICSB wishes to thank all the participants that made the 2016 ICSB World Conference a resounding success. If you attended the event, don’t forget to sign and leave a message!