ESB Endorsements

With nearly 20,000 exams delivered across the globe last year, the Entrepreneurship and Small Business (ESB) certification is empowering tomorrow’s entrepreneurs to open their own businesses. But don’t take our word for it, keep reading to see which countries and organizations around the world endorse Entrepreneurship and Small Business certification.

  • Intuit: Intuit, the innovators who created Turbotax, Quickbooks and Mint, is the official sponsor of ESB certification. Intuit’s mission is to Power Prosperity Around the World. The company’s global products and platforms are designed to empower consumers, self-employed and small businesses to improve their financial lives, finding them more money with the least amount of work, while giving them complete confidence in their actions and decisions. Intuit’s innovative ecosystem of financial management solutions serves approximately 50 million customers worldwide, unleashing the power of many for the prosperity of one.
  • The American Council on Education: The American Council on Education (ACE) is the USA's unifying voice for higher education. ACE serves as a consensus leader on key higher education issues and seeks to influence public policy through advocacy, research, and program initiatives. ESB has earned an ACE credit recommendation for three semester credit hours in business administration or business information technology. From this, students can seek credit from more than 1,800 accredited, degree-granting colleges, universities, and other education-related organizations.
  • China: The Associate of Higher Education (CAHE) of Ministry of Education in the People’s Republic of China has recognized ESB as an endorsed program for learning entrepreneurship.
  • Entre-Ed: Entre-Ed is a National Consortium for Entrepreneurial Education, and official partner and endorser of the ESB certification. As the future of work continues to evolve, Entre-Ed instills entrepreneurial mindsets in every student, every year to forge a more entrepreneurial America.
  • Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship: Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) is an international nonprofit that activates the entrepreneurial mindset in young people and builds their knowledge about business startup. NFTE is a key endorser of the ESB certification. Through NFTE’s work across the globe, students acquire the entrepreneurial mindset (e.g., innovation, self-reliance, comfort with risk), alongside business, STEM, and presentation skills-equipping them to drive their best futures in the 21st Century. NFTE focuses its work on under-resourced communities, with programs in 23 locations in 10 countries.
  • Public Consulting Group: Public Consulting Group, PCG, was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. PCG is a national leader in workforce development consulting; and uses industry best practices to target workforce challenges and collaborate with regional leadership to resolve them. ESB is also recognized on 15 state Department of Education lists across the United States, with more coming. To see if your state has recognized or provides funding for ESB, check out the ESB Endorsements page.

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