Human-Centered Entrepreneurship:  Empowering MSMEs to Achieve the SDGs To dissect the story of entrepreneurship is to describe a narrative of human history—our survival, humanity, and purpose. Small businesses today offer a unique perspective on this history. From the early days of civilization to our contemporary world, the role of the entrepreneur has remained constant. Profound contradictions define our world. Modern-day challenges are pervasive, from rising inflation and unstable access to finance to war and environmental


Human-Centered Impact: Advancing the UN SDGs through MSMEs As we steer our ship into a New Development Course in a Changing World, the importance of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and the circular economy is crystal clear. MSMEs, which account for 90% of businesses, more than 70% of employment, and 50% of GDP worldwide, remain the core of the economy for most societies. The United Nations General Assembly designated June 27 as “Micro-, Small,


Strengthening Global Collaboration:  ICSB’s Partnership with OECD The International Council for Small Business (ICSB) stands as a beacon of global collaboration, championing entrepreneurship and micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) worldwide. In pursuit of this mission, ICSB has forged a strategic partnership with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), an international organization dedicated to building better policies for better lives since 2014.   Established on September 30, 1961, the OECD has been at

Pioneering Entrepreneurship: Switzerland’s Path to a Better World

Pioneering Entrepreneurship:  Switzerland’s Path to a Better World Switzerland, renowned for its innovation and competitiveness, is a beacon among nations. With a rich tapestry of political governance, neutrality, entrepreneurial spirit, and a steadfast commitment to education, Switzerland has carved a unique path in history, leaving an indelible mark on its people and global standing.   Switzerland’s Prowess in Country Competitiveness Switzerland’s success story regarding country competitiveness is multifaceted and rooted in various factors. Its groundbreaking


ICSB Joins Global Coalition for Social Justice in Unified Effort In a significant move towards bolstering global efforts for social justice, the International Council for Small Business (ICSB) has officially joined The Global Coalition for Social Justice. This groundbreaking initiative aims to amplify collective endeavors in urgently addressing social justice deficits and accelerating the implementation of key global agendas, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Sustainable Development Goals, and the Decent Work Agenda.


Top Ten Trends for 2024 for Small Businesses Envision the future business landscape as a dynamic tableau pulsating with the vibrant hues of technology, entrepreneurship, and adaptability. The International Council for Small Business (ICSB) cordially invites you to embark on an exhilarating exploration into the realm of micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) worldwide in 2024.     Our expedition is not a mere conjecture but is firmly rooted in rigorous analysis and forecasting. We


End of Year Message from ICSB President & CEO – Dr. Ayman ElTarabishy Dear Esteemed Members and Supporters of ICSB As we approach the close of an eventful year, I am delighted to share with you the profound journey that the International Council for Small Business (ICSB) has undertaken throughout 2023. This year has been exceptional, marking one of our organization’s most dynamic and impactful periods over the past five years. I’m excited to elaborate


Farewell to 2023 – Glimpse into 2024 As we bid farewell to 2023, reflecting on the year characterized by challenges and opportunities is essential. The world grappled with new tensions, high energy costs, and the persistence of COVID-19 variants. These difficulties, coupled with the ongoing consequences of the pandemic, urged governments and businesses to seek innovative solutions. Two themes consistently stood out throughout this tumultuous period: resilience and frugality. Resilience and Frugality in the Face


Baku: From the Silk Road to the Entrepreneurship Road Dr. Ayman ElTarabishy, President & CEO of ICSB and Deputy-Chair at GW School of Business, launched the inaugural plenary session of the SME World Forum Research Day at the esteemed ADA University in Baku, Azerbaijan on November 15, 2023, with a groundbreaking proposal. He introduced a revolutionary concept, marking the next evolution from the historic Silk Road to what he termed “The Entrepreneurship Road.” Dr. ElTarabishy


Small Business Horizon November 2023 IssueAI Revolution and the Future Ahead In the newest issue of Small Business Horizon Magazine (SBH), we are excited to present a fascinating feature that intersects the evolution of technology with the timeless appeal of music. Artificial intelligence has now reached the realm of cultural nostalgia, reviving the music of The Beatles and John Lennon for the ears of a modern audience. Latest Magazine Issue: https://issuu.com/aymanelt/docs/sbhnovember2023 This technological masterpiece reflects

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