Application Deadline: Small Business Growth Program (Students)
The Small Business Growth Program provides personalized growth consulting and analysis projects with small businesses from the South and West Sides of Chicago. These businesses will receive hands-on consulting support aimed at addressing specific business challenges such as restructuring, business resilience, new market entry, and opportunities for growth through marketing and mergers/acquisitions. This work will be organized into a three-month engagement that includes in-depth research and analysis, regular touchpoints between client and team, optional virtual peer support cohorts for the small business owners, and the development of a mid-term and final report for the client. Students are expected to commit 5-10 hours per week. The deadline for the application is November 1 at 10am.