The Small Business Institute is accepting applications from clients for consulting during the spring 2013 semester.
Since its inception in 1974, the Small Business Institute (SBI) at the University of St. Thomas has been instrumental in the success and growth of many businesses in the Twin Cities area. SBI leverages UST business faculty and students to provide exceptional business consulting and has helped sharpen and inform more than 2,100 small businesses and nonprofit organizations.
The purpose of the UST Small Business Institute is to contribute to a healthy regional business climate in a way that is mutually beneficial to both business and the St. Thomas community. Specifically, the SBI helps small-business clients improve their performance and profitability via high-quality business consultations with its expert faculty and professional staff. In addition, the UST SBI goal is to create unique and extraordinarily rich learning opportunities for students as they apply their knowledge and skills to real-world business situations.
Benefits offered to the business owner or nonprofit manager through the program:
The Small Business Institute offers consulting services centered on marketing in the following areas:
Upon completion of the project participants receive: