ICSB One Day University

We invite you to embark on this exciting educational journey with us through the ICSB One Day University—a gateway to a world of knowledge, collaboration, and growth.

Welcome to the International Council for Small Business

One Day University

Our goal with the ICSB One Day University is to facilitate a seamless connection between academia and practical application, providing a unique learning experience for business owners, consultants, and practitioners. By condensing each session to a precise 55-minute duration, we ensure that participants receive a concentrated dose of the most cutting-edge and relevant information. At its core, the ICSB One Day University embodies our unwavering commitment to lifelong learning and the continuous improvement of business practices worldwide. By providing a direct conduit for knowledge transfer and fostering a culture of ongoing education, we aim to empower individuals to stay ahead of the curve, drive innovation, and thrive in today's rapidly changing business environment.

Date & Time

One Day University Faculty

Hartmut Meyer

Congress Co-Chair and
Business Professor, FOM Germany

Thomas Heupel

Vice-Rector for Research,
FOM Germany

Rico Baldegger

Dean & Professor at the School
of Management Fribourg

Ayman El Tarabishy

Congress Co-Chair
President & CEO, ICSB

Katia Passerini

Interim President,
Seton Hall University

Skye Blanks

Chief Operations Officer,

Winslow Sargeant

Immediate Past Chair,

One Day University Schedule

8:00 am - 9:15 am: Registrations and Network Breakfast Start your day by registering for the event and enjoying a delightful network breakfast. Meet fellow participants, speakers, and experts in a relaxed and engaging atmosphere.

9:15 am - Noon: Parallel Sessions
Dive into the heart of our program with eight parallel sessions. These sessions will cover critical topics in separate rooms, allowing you to choose the ones that align with your interests and expertise. Engage in dynamic discussions and gain insights from renowned experts.

Using Artificial Intelligence in Starting Your Busines             (ENTREPRENEUR CHATGPT)

Social Media Integration in New Customer Recruitment

New Leadership Formats for Small Businesses

Building a Resilient Small Business Post-Pandemic

Financial Management Strategies for Sustainable Growth

Employee Engagement and Productivity in Small Businesses

Navigating Regulatory Compliance for Small Business Success

Effective Networking and Partnerships for Small Business Expansion

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm: Power Networking Lunch Fuel up for the afternoon with a Power Networking Lunch. Enjoy a satisfying meal while exploring booths filled with valuable resources and information. This is an excellent opportunity to make connections and discover new opportunities.

1:30 pm: Event Conclusion
As the clock strikes 1:30 pm, we'll wrap up the ICSB Morning University. We hope you've had a productive and enriching experience filled with knowledge, networking, and inspiration.

ICSB Guiding Principles

Sustainable Development Goals

  • No poverty
  • Zero hunger
  • Ensure good health and well-being
  • Quality education
  • Gender equality
  • Clean water and sanitation
  • Affordable and clean energy
  • Decent work and economic growth
  • Industry, innovation & infrastructure
  • Reduced inequalities
  • Sustainable cities and communities
  • Responsible consumption and production
  • Climate action
  • Life below water
  • Life on land
  • Peace, justice & strong institutions
  • Partnerships for the goals.

Berlin, Germany—Host of the 2024 ICSB Marketplace

Entrepreneurs are welcome and encouraged to join the ICSB Marketplace, hosted in Berlin, Germany. Here they will have the chance to interact with other businesses, investors, policymakers, and organizations that work to support the principles of entrepreneurship.

Are you ready to bring your company to a global platform?

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