AUSTIN, Texas, April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association of Accredited Small Business Consultants (AASBC) is accepting memberships from individuals interested in the area of small business consulting who want to enhance their marketability by joining an organization that provides training, educational materials, and practice aides specifically designed to enhance small business consulting and assist small business owners with tools to increase business value and profitability through achievable improvements in everyday systems. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130403/DA87718) With headquarters in Austin, Texas, and offices in Washington, D. C., the AASBC is an international organization formed in response to the impact privately-owned, small businesses have on the global economy and the growing need for qualified individuals to consult with small businesses at affordable rates. "Membership in the AASBC gives assurance to clients that accredited members are prepared to accept small business consulting engagements and have the knowledge and expertise to assist small business owners in improving operational efficiency and maximizing profits," said Richard L. Weinberger, PhD, Chief Executive Officer of the Association of Accredited Small Business Consultants and a member of its Board of Advisors. "Our program is ultimately aimed at helping small business owners globally -- an estimated 30 million in the United States alone -- find competent consultants to guide them with their business decisions using our methodical, step-by-step SEMP Approach to small business consulting." SEMP is an acronym for Simplified Examination to Maximize Profit. Membership in the AASBC denotes a level of professionalism and expertise that has been recognized by the association, which holds them to a code of standards and ethics. The AASBC also offers members accreditation, the ASBC designation that puts them in a class of accomplished consultants who have demonstrated the knowledge necessary in small business consulting. With additional experience and examination requirements, members are also eligible to receive the Master Accredited Small Business Consultant (Master ASBC) accreditation.