I'm a Small Business Owner Interested in Being a Client
The Polsky Center is looking to partner with small business owners who will act as “clients” and are interested in benefiting from actionable recommendations on ways to grow their business.
What You Will Get:
- Free consulting services from teams of highly-skilled student consultants
- Supervision by Chicago Booth faculty member Craig Terrill and support by additional experienced business coaches.
- Opportunity to work on a 3-month project engagement involving in-depth research and analysis, regular touch points between client and team, and the development of a final report
- Complimentary access to the Polsky Exchange
Who Should Apply:
Businesses that have been in business for at least one year and have annual revenue exceeding $150,000 are eligible to apply. Preference will be given for minority-owned, women-owned, or veteran-owned small businesses that are located on the South and West Side of Chicago. Most projects will focus on helping clients identify, define and pursue a new market with their existing products and services. A new market might mean a new customer segment, a new location, a new related market, a new emerging customer, grow an existing customer base, or other related concept (please see application for more detail).
The application for the Winter 2020 program is now open. Apply now.
For questions, please contact Isra Omar at firstname.lastname@example.org.