Small- and Medium- Sized Enterprises (SMEs)
As the voice of the real economy, ICC provides small- and medium- sized enterprises (SMEs) with the tools and resources they need to thrive.
SMEs comprise an estimated 80% of employment in many countries and collectively employ billions of people. They are the backbone of the global economy and are fundamental to the day-to-day provision of goods and services around the world.
Where can SMEs find trade finance?
SMEs desperately need short-term liquidity and access to international trade to survive the COVID-19 crisis and thrive once the worst effects of the crisis have subsided.
Building on extensive market research, ICC is taking bold action to ensure that SMEs worldwide have the right tools and access to capital to trade now. ICC TRADE NOW will connect SMEs to innovative service providers who can help finance their trade operations and seize new business opportunities globally.
How can we support the next generation of entrepreneurs?
The ICC Centre of Entrepreneurship equips learners with the skills they need to become entrepreneurs and to succeed in an ever-changing world. Educators, employers and researchers agree that to succeed in the workplace, people need skills and competencies beyond academic knowledge, such as digital and soft skills.
The ICC Centre of Entrepreneurship comprises regional hubs with locations around the world to deliver tailored support to local entrepreneurs, small businesses and start-ups.