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Student Consulting for Your Business

The Small Business Consulting Center (SBCC) of SDSU's College of Business Administration will utilize superior senior level and MBA business students to provide consulting assistance to local small business owners. This is an ongoing technical assistance program designed to assist women owned, minority owned and other small businesses, as the key target populations for this grant. SDSU students are pre-screened before being accepted into the program.

SDSU's Small Business Consulting Center (SBCC) is a highly successful, award winning program, started as the Small Business Institute (under an SBA grant). It has served nearly one thousand small and medium sized businesses in the San Diego region since its inception in the early 1970s. Our student consultants, working as a three or four person team, work with each small business client for an entire academic semester, with each consulting team guided by an MBA student.

In addition, SDSU will also provide an advising committee which consists of three professors (Dr. John Francis, management, Tim Orlando, management, Dr. Don Sciglimpaglia, marketing) and three MBA or MS student advisors. These combined resources will supervise the undergraduate students assisting the business. All students in the program must be senior level, must apply competitively to participate and are selected based on superior academic performance as well as stated commitment to engaging in active community based service learning.

Consulting teams can provide a wide range of technical assistance, with the following indicative of the types of consulting services that can be provided:

  • Business Expansion
  • Market Study
  • Advertising and Promotion
  • Web Site Development
  • Search Optimization
  • Internet Use
  • Computer Training
  • Contract Bidding
  • Cost Analysis and Control
  • Export/Import
  • Inventory Control
  • Special Government Programs
  • Taxes
  • Accounting/Bookkeeping
  • Insurance
  • Time Management Scheduling
  • Personnel Management Training
  • Social Media

Identification of Client Business

If you would like to participate, please visit the link below and complete the online registration form. We will then have one of our program's graduate students contact you.

View the Client Business Registration Form