Tuesday, June 22, 2010

ISO 9001 for Small Businesses: The Essential Tool of the World Economy

A new edition of the handbook, "ISO 9001 for Small Businesses," has just been jointly published by ISO and the International Trade Centre (ITC).

Its aim is to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to understand and implement the standard which gives the requirements for quality management systems.

ISO 9001 is used in some 176 countries by businesses and organizations large and small, in public and private sectors, by manufacturers and service providers, in all sectors of activity.

Learn more here.

Posted by: The Global Small Business Blog


Tara @ UK ISO Certification said...

Totally agree. It really does make a big difference to small businesses. Often they come along and want to get certified because it gives them competitive advantage but then they realise afterwards that actually it really has improved their business internally.

Lucas Davis said...

Thanks for the resource and I think it is crucial for small businesses, particularly those starting out. It is a great guide alongside which to build your business and expand. Do you think more businesses need to use it?