Institute Offering Help to Small Businesses

St. Mary’s University is offering free assistance to local small and nonprofit businesses in areas such as marketing, business planning, and accounting through a program that helps local businesses while giving Bill Greehey School of Business students hands-on learning experiences.

The Small Business Institute within St. Mary’s University’s Bill Greehey School of Business is accepting both small and nonprofits business clients for the spring 2013 semester. The institute offers in-depth consulting services for local businesses 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.

For more information or to apply for the free service, contact Bill Greehey School of Business Marketing Professor and Small Business Institute Director Ed Cole at 210-431-2039 or ecole@stmarytx.edu.

St. Mary’s University repeatedly has been nationally recognized for its commitment to service and community engagement. The Carnegie Foundation has given St. Mary’s its prestigious Community Engagement Classification, and St. Mary’s has received the Presidential Award from the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition for service in higher education. St. Mary’s University is a Catholic and Marianist university with a tradition of academic excellence.

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