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What is ISSME?
The International Society for Small and Medium Enterprises (ISSME) is a non-government, not-for-profit, leading global industry organization for micro and Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) which was registered under the Societies Registration Act of the Government of India in 2010. It is headquartered at New Delhi, the capital city of India. It works with members, affiliates and partners across the world for the promotion of SMEs. It enjoys special consultative/ observer status with concerned agencies in United Nation (UN) system like UN-ECOSOC. It also cooperates actively with several intergovernmental and international organizations like UNGC. Please visit Home>About Us>Organisation for more information.
What is ISSME's area of working?
As a leading global industry organization , ISSME is working for the promotion and development of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) across the World.
What is the organisational structure of ISSME?
There are two main organs of ISSME: Council and Governing Body. It has members, affiliates and partners in different countries across the world. Please visit Home>About Us>Governance for more information.
What is the main objective of ISSME?
ISSME aims to foster, promote and coordinate International co-operation and generate a movement for dissemination of knowledge for the promotion of Small and Medium Enterprises. It does so by pooling the creative genius of micro and SMEs at the National, Regional and International levels and the capabilities of Government and Non-Government agencies engaged in promotion and protection of SMEs. Please visit Home>About Us>Mission and Objectives section for more information.
I want to know about the membership system of ISSME?
ISSME has various categories of membership: Founder Members, Lifetime Members, General Members, Corporate Members, Institutional Members, Donor Members and Associate Members. They represent industrial promotion organizations of various types and come from highly industrialized, developing and transition economies, as well as least developed countries. Please visit Home>Membership>Become a Member for more information.
I want to work for the ISSME. Where can I send my resume?
To apply, please see employment opportunities or volunteering sections under Home>About Us> Work with ISSME of our website.
Can I apply for an internship?
The ISSME provides opportunities for students enrolled in a doctoral, graduate or Masters programme to undertake an internship at its Secretariat in New Delhi, India and member organisations. Please visit Home>About Us>Work with ISSME>Internships for more information.
I have a project to advance ISSME's goals. Does the organization offer financial, logistical or legal assistance?
No. Being a non-government, not-for-profit industry Organization, its resources are allocated only to programmes which have been officially approved by its Governing Body. However, there are several ways International, Regional, and National level Organizations can collaborate with the ISSME on its activities. Please visit Home>Global Impact>International Cooperation or Home>SME Services or Home>Events and Programmes sections.
I have a school assignment about the ISSME. Where can I find more information?
Please visit Home>About US section for general information about the ISSME.
Does the ISSME offer scholarships?
The ISSME offers no general scholarship or student exchange programme.
I am a student; can the ISSME provide financial assistance?
No, the ISSME offers no general scholarship or student exchange programme.
Can I receive financial assistance from the ISSME?
Financial aid is not available through the ISSME.
How can I contribute to the work of the ISSME?
The organization accepts voluntary financial and non-financial contributions if these are consistent with its aims and activities. For more info, please check our Home>About Us>Work with ISSME>Agent of Change or Home>Events and Programmes>Campaigns or Home>News & Media>Support Our Work section.
I have received an email from an ISSME organization and/or an ISSME official. Could this be a scam?
Some electronic messages may falsely state that they are issued by, or in association with, the ISSME. See the Home>Fraud Alert section.
Is there any business opportunity with the ISSME?
Yes, ISSME’s Services Section offers various kinds of services & consultancy assignments. The Human Resource Section looks after procurement for the ISSME Secretariat in New Delhi, India. If you are interested in doing business with the ISSME, contact:

ISSME Global Business Section
International Society for Small and Medium Enterprises (ISSME)
Fax: +91-11-29993845 | Email: services@issmemail.org
Helpline: +91-8587000190 (24×7 on: WhatsApp | WeChat | Line | Zalo | Viber)
Skype: issmeorg

HR & Admin Section
International Society for Small and Medium Enterprises (ISSME)
Fax: +91-11-29993845 | Email: hr@issmemail.org
Helpline: +91-8587000190 (24×7 on: WhatsApp | WeChat | Line | Zalo | Viber)
Skype: issmeorg

Can I donate in cash or kind to the ISSME?
Yes, the ISSME accepts voluntary financial and non-financial contributions provided that the purposes are consistent with the policies, aims and activities of the organization. People who wish to make contributions to the ISSME can make demand drafts or crossed cheques or money orders payable to the ISSME. Online contributions can also be made at Home>News & Media>Support Our Work section. Contributions can be sent to:

Supports Section
International Society for Small and Medium Enterprises (ISSME)
Fax: +91-11-29993845 | Email: support@issmemail.org
Helpline: +91-8587000190 (24×7 on: WhatsApp | WeChat | Line | Zalo | Viber)
Skype: issmeorg

Is there an ISSME Award or Medal?
Yes, the ISSME offers Global SME Awards in different categories during its Annual World Conferences for SMEs. All awards are subject to the approval of committee constituted for this purpose. For more info Contact us:

Awards Section
International Society for Small and Medium Enterprises (ISSME)
PO Box 4354, Kalkaji HPO, New Delhi 110019, India
Fax: +91-11-29993845 | Email: awards@issmemail.org
Helpline: +91-8587000190 (24×7 on: WhatsApp | WeChat | Line | Zalo | Viber)
Skype: issmeorg

May I link my site to www.issme.org?
A link to the ISSME web site must be used for information only, and not for the promotion of any organisation, product or service. A link to the ISSME web site does not, and should not, imply any association between ISSME and the owner of the linking site. Hyperlinks to the ISSME web site should direct to the ISSME homepage page or to complete pages that can be reached via navigation from the ISSME home page. Links should not be made to an individual constituent of a page, for example text, picture or graphic. Our preference is that links should not be made direct to files that are available for download, for example pdf files, but to the web page from where you are able to download the files. You may use the banners to link to the website available at: Media Centre