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Helping Small Businesses Thrive

As the University of Washington's largest undergraduate consulting organization, we consult small businesses to accelerate their growth—and empower students to accelerate their careers.

Business Impact Group consults women and minority-owned small businesses and generates research about small business issues to support the success of small businesses in the Pacific Northwest. Led by students, we were established by the University of Washington's Consulting and Business Development Center (CBDC) and are the successor organization to the CBDC's Student Leadership Team.

We mobilize students to help women and minority-owned small businesses grow

Through the Foster Consulting Program, which we organize in partnership with the University of Washington Consulting and Business Development Center, we select, train, and lead teams of student consultants to support women and minority-owned businesses. The work we do ranges from developing marketing and growth strategies, to conducting financial analysis, to recommending new supply chain management tools—with the support of professional advisers from top local firms.

From our recent work

We generate insights for small businesses

Through our Business Research Program, we interview businesses and develop reports on important business issues to share with small businesses, while training students for consulting engagements.

By the numbers

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