The Association of Accredited Small Business Consultants® (AASBC®) is the only global association specializing in training and certification of small business and SME (small to medium-sized enterprise) consultants. 

Although headquartered in the United States, AASBC has a global reach. Our certifications have no boundaries, as SME business principles remain the same regardless of country location. Whether located in a large city or rural area, developed country or emerging economy, SME business owners need professional assistance from an expert who understands the uniqueness of a SME.

Whether a business is referred to as a micro business, small business, SME, or SMB (small to medium-sized business), the goal is the same for any owner...improve operational efficiency, maximize profit, and take the business from "stagnation to elevation." But, they usually can't do it alone. They need someone to help shape the future of their business. They need an: 

Accredited SME Consultant™ (ASMEC) 

This designation is awarded exclusively to AASBC's international members who do consulting work across country borders or physically located outside of the United States. The ASMEC must pass the same rigorous exam as members located in the United States. The title of the certification, however, better describes how "small  businesses" are referred to outside of the U.S. Just as cultural differences exist across country borders, so do descriptions of how businesses are generally referred to...small business or and the same. 

While the AASBC name utilizes the words "small business" in its title, the association with its uniqueness and training encompasses far more than just "small business." The certifications of Accredited SME Consultant allows members working with international clients or located outside of the U.S. to show the world that they are unique among consultants having a distinct designation from a globally recognized association.


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the AASBC Certification

  • Only global small business and SME consulting association.
  • One comprehensive training book.
  • 40-video lecture series.


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*$59.99 Priority shipping is added for all international members.
*$149 Renewal Fee

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