AASBC is International

The Association of Accredited Small Business Consultants is the only global association that offers comprehensive training and certification for SME consultants. It is a source of support, education, and resources for current and aspiring consultants.

AASBC Has No Boundaries

Although headquartered in the United States, the AASBC has a global reach. Small business and SME principles remain the same regardless of the country's location. Whether located in a large city or a rural area, a developed country or an emerging economy, SME business owners and managers need professional assistance from an accredited AASBC expert who understands the uniqueness of SMEs.

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Accredited SME Consultant (ASMEC)

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 or manager — 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 SME — one 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 certification 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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  • Be a part of the only global small business and SME consulting association
  • Receive public recognition as an Accredited SME Consultant
  • Help your SME clients shape the future of their business
  • Build a stronger consulting practice


Initial Year Membership Fee

$149 Annual renewal fee


6 automatic equal payments available contact memberservices@aasbc.com for information

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SEMP Approach: Simplified Examination to Maximize Profit (Videos & Book)

The SEMP Approach is a simplified guide segmented into easy, manageable units structured by a plan and checklists. It is summarized in a 40-hour video lecture series/exam review complemented with a comprehensive 400-page training book encompassing all aspects of small business and SME consulting.

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