Ten Good Things

ISO International Standards provide many benefits for businesses worldwide, both in industrialized and developing countries. However, these benefits are not just for large corporations and big businesses. ISO standards can also help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

For example, ISO standards provide state-of-the-art specifications for products and services. They can increase the efficiency of processes. They can help SMEs qualify for participation in global supply chains. In short, ISO standards can help SMEs compete with bigger businesses for opportunities on the global market. ISO standards are the key to unlock future opportunities.

Managers of small businesses in 10 countries from around the world say how ISO standards contribute to their success in a new ISO brochure entitled, “10 good things for SMEs”.

The managers, eight of whom are senior executives or owners, are from a rich variety of businesses in Canada, Sweden, Italy, Austria, Singapore, Kenya, United Kingdom, Spain, Brazil, and New Zealand. They testify to how ISO standards do the following good things for small businesses:

  1. Help you compete on a level playing field with bigger enterprises
  2. Open up export markets for your products and services
  3. Help you discover best business practices
  4. Drive efficiency in your business operations
  5. Add credibility and confidence for your customers
  6. Open new business opportunities and sales
  7. Give you the competitive edge
  8. Make your brand name internationally recognized
  9. Help your company grow
  10. Enable a common “language” to be used across an industry sector

You can download the free 16 page brochure in PDF format at this ISO web page.