Why become accredited by the AASBC as a small business or SME consultant?

Enhance your credibility as a consultant by obtaining an internationally-recognized certification, setting yourself apart from other professionals. Guide your clients to increased profitability and greater business value, while doing the same for yourself!

The AASBC® Certification

  • Only global small business and SME consulting association
  • 40-hour video lecture series and exam review
  • 400-page viewable PDF comprehensive training book
  • Add additional revenue streams to your new or already existing business as opportunities open for you as an Accredited Small Business Consultant® (ASBC) or Accredited SME Consultant (ASMEC designation for international members)
  • Create long-term relationships with clients
  • Distinguish yourself from others based on your small business and SME consulting expertise


All-inclusive Initial Year Fee

$149 Renewal Fee

6 automatic equal payments available. Click "Pay Monthly" button on the Join Now page for downpayment and 5 equal additional monthly payments. Contact memberservices@aasbc.com if additional information is needed.

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Key Membership Benefits

Video lecture series

  • Learn at your leisure – watching and listening - video lecture series
  • Small business and SME concepts made simple on videos
  • Combines with the SEMP Approach training book to maximize understanding

AASBC's 400-page SEMP Approach training book

  • Step-by-step SEMP Approach: Simplified Examination to Maximize Profit training book.
  • Training book filled with questions to ask clients, recommendations to clients, and consulting tips. (Viewable PDF comprehensive training book included with membership.)
  • Module summaries for quick review.

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Checklists and more

  • Practice aides guide you through a small business or SME consulting engagement.
  • Downloadable checklists for easy printing.
  • Consulting engagements segmented into easy, manageable units.

Monthly newsletters

  • Content is yours.
  • Pre-designed for easy emailing - just forward or cut and paste as desired.
  • Keeps your name in front of clients and potential clients monthly.
  • Writing and research is completed for you.

PowerPoint presentations

  • Professional prepared PowerPoint presentations
  • Ready to help market your services
  • Variety of topics


  • Acknowledgement of achievement in the field of small business and SME consulting.
  • Recognition by the public that you have been awarded a designation demonstrating proficiency in small business and SME consulting.
  • Distinguishes you from your colleagues who have not obtained the ASBC® or ASMEC® certification.

AASBC Branding

  • Designation on business cards, stationery, and website.
  • Public recognizes your achievement as an Accredited Small Business Consultant or Accredited SME Consultant.
  • Allows you to project a unique, professional image.

Knowledge Center

  • Optional on-demand, outsourced research service.
  • Accessed on a need basis.
  • Behind-the-scenes research an important component to complete a successful engagement.


  • Free use of 50+ financial calculators.
  • Archived business articles for your review.
  • Tax forms available for all states (U.S.).
  • Special business reports.


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