George Washington University School of Business
The George Washington University School of Business (GWSB) offers an excellent education in business and management. Our international business, finance, and entrepreneurship/small business fields are renowned, and the School prides itself on offering students flexibility in their programs of study.
GW Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence (CFEE)
The mission of CFEE is to engage in research and other scholarlyactivities that make significant contributions to the fields of Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship Education, Entrepreneurial Leadership, Women Entrepreneurial Leadership, Family Enterprise, and Emerging Business Development (SME Development). This center combines the successful initiativesof the Center forFamily Enterprise (CFE) and the Center for the Advancement of Small Business (CASB) with the school's nationally recognized achievements in the field of entrepreneurship education.
The International Council for Small Business (ICSB)
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, policymakers and practitioners from around the world to share knowledge and expertise in their respective fields.
Visa Small Business Spend Insights monitors the economic confidence and outlook ofsmall business owners by providing quarterly survey data directly from small business owners and cross-referencing these findings with proprietary Visa Business card spend data within thesame time period.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business organization representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions. Our members range from mom-and-pop shops and local chambers to leading industry associations and large corporations. They all share one thing in common—they count on the Chamber to be their voice in Washington, D.C.
International Finance Corporation (IFC)
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is thelargest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector in developing countries.Established in 1956, IFC is owned by 184 member countries, a group that collectively determines our policies.Our work in more than a 100 developing countries allows companies and financial institutions in emerging markets tocreate jobs, generate tax revenues, improve corporate governance andenvironmental performance, and contribute to their local communities. IFC’s vision is that people should have the opportunity to escape poverty and improve their lives.
The Enterprise Development Network (EDN)
The Enterprise Development Network (EDN) is a strategic alliance between the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, an agency of the U.S. government, and the private sector. Through a growing network of private sector organizations, EDN greatly extends OPIC’s ability to provide financing and political risk insurance to greater numbers of Business Enterprises (ENTs ) doing business in developing countries.