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


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.

Sign the ICSB 2016 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!

News & Updates

ICSB JSBM Spotlight Page Available

ICSB JSBM Spotlight Page Available

ICSB JSBM Spotlight Page is available now. Members are welcome to visit the new page and check out each year's most downloaded articles' lists (2012-2015) with the button below. ICSB JSBM Spotlight — Updated Yearly, Since 2012. JSBM Online Library -...

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WEBINAR RECAP – April 12 with Dr. Frank Hoy

WEBINAR RECAP – April 12 with Dr. Frank Hoy

Frank Hoy is the inaugural Paul R. Beswick Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s School of Business. Formerly, he served as dean of the College of Business Administration at the University of Texas at El Paso, held the...

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