St. Mary’s University is offering free assistance to local businesses while also giving business students hands-on learning experiences.
The Small Business Institute within the Greehey School of Business is accepting both small and nonprofit business clients for the fall 2015 semester. The institute offers in-depth consulting services in areas such as accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, human resource management, information technology, international business and marketing. Senior business students, under the supervision of business faculty, provide consulting services at no cost.
A recent success story is EZNectar LLC, which partnered with Tetra Pak to produce disposable, recyclable hummingbird feeders. They can be found on shelves at many H-E-B, Fred Meyer and Wild Birds Unlimited locations, as well as online.
For more information or to apply for the free service, contact Greehey School of Business Marketing Professor and Small Business Institute Director Ed Cole at 210-431-2039 or firstname.lastname@example.org.