Special Interest Groups

ISBE’s specialist groups are central to our vision to connect our membership and their communities to pursue excellence in small business and entrepreneurship. The work of our committed team of COI and SIG Chairs is key to the Institute’s ongoing development and support of our membership and beyond.

All COIs and SIGs organise subject-specific events throughout the year. All those with an interest in the relevant subject area are warmly invited to attend. ISBE events are listed here.

ISBE supports eleven Special Interest Groups and two Communities of Interest. Please click on the relevant group in the list to find out more.

Membership of our specialist groups is open to both ISBE members and non-members. To join, follow the instructions on any of the webpages below.

If you would like to suggest a new COI or SIG, please contact in the first instance.

Creative Industries Entrepreneurship (CIE)

Early Career Researcher Forum

Entrepreneurial Finance

Entrepreneurship in Minority Groups (EMG)

Entrepreneurship Studies Network (ESN)

Family Business

Gender and Enterprise Network (GEN)

Practice & Impact (P&I)

Psychology of Entrepreneurship and Small Business (PES)

Research in Enterprise Education (REntEd)

Rural Entrepreneurship Network (REN)

SMEs and Growth

Social and Sustainable Enterprise (SSE)