Global Knowledge & Networks.

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.

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Global Knowledge

ICSB promotes the development of knowledge in all areas of business theory and practice and is particularly focused on strategies and policies proven to be effective in sustaining small businesses and entrepreneurship. Click here to read more about the ICSB portfolio  

Global Networks

ICSB currently has 14 country-based or regional affiliates with members from over 70 countries. Membership consists of professionals from four primary groups: educators, business practitioners, government policy makers, and researchers and consultants. Click here to learn more about ICSB affiliates & chapters

Supporting SMEs since 1955

ICSB was the first international membership organization to promote the growth and development of small businesses worldwide. Our members from around the world gain access to the best minds in business, education and government. Over the last 50 years, the ability to develop these personal and professional contacts in other countries and across cultures gives ICSB members an advantage in the global marketplace.

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Women’s Entrepreneurship Day – ICSB Women Entrepreneur Leader Profiles

The total number of women on the planet is almost 3.6 Billion yet the World Economic Forum reports that no nation has yet to achieve gender equality. Depending on where we live, women only have access to 58-70% of the economic, educational, health and political resources and opportunities available to men.

Women’s Entrepreneurship Day is an unparalleled leader in celebrating women entrepreneurs every year – becoming a leading force for change and growth for women and their businesses. The event provides a mobilized network with a massive list of female business owners, entrepreneurs, change-makers, etc. who are future ambassadors and leaders.

To celebrate, the International Council for Small Business is pleased to highlight profiles for 10 international women leaders who are making inroads and achieving success in their respective countries. These women have been proudly nominated by leaders of our ICSB affiliates around the world and we congratulate them on their achievements!

ICSB Annual Report (2013-14)

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