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International Council for Small Business

  • An international membership organization promoting the development of small and medium-sized businesses
  • Provides opportunities to network with professionals from around the world
  • A variety of resources to improve one’s knowledge and foster professional networks


Established in 1955 as the first international membership organization promoting the growth and development of small businesses, the International Council for Small Business looks to support small and medium-sized enterprises around the world. ICSB has 11 country-based or regional affiliates with members from more than 70 countries, with professionals representing the fields of education, business affiliation, policy making, and research. The goal of the organization is to help members develop personal and professional contacts with people in other nations, giving them an edge in the global marketplace.

Who’s it for?

Entrepreneurs looking to improve their business knowledge and expand their sales outside the United States.


The International Council for Small Business (ICSB) is devoted to the interests and advancement of small businesses globally.

Resources & Services


ICSB Knowledge Hubs, or KHubs, are networks and institutions designed to help members share development experiences with national and international partners in order to accelerate the development of small and medium-sized enterprises. Membership in the program grants access to conferences, certificate programs, training programs, and more.

Educator 300

ICSB Educator 300 is an online database of renowned professors from around the world. This resource helps connect entrepreneurs with international experts on topics such as new venture creation, marketing, finance, global development, and more.

ICSB Knowledge Exchange

The ICSB Knowledge Exchange allows members to interact in free webinar sessions to share knowledge, perspective, practices, research, and more.


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