At Business Impact Group, our leadership team runs 3 separate programs that cross-collaborate with one another to help students further their professional development and growth through each program: Foster Consulting Program, Business Research Program and our
Community Development Consulting Program.
Foster Consulting Program
Business Research Program
The Business Research Program is an internal training program aimed at preparing prospective consultants for the Foster Consulting Program. Program participants work in teams to generate reports and presentations on issues facing local businesses, which is used to generate insight to pipeline into future client engagements. Participants can expect to gain foundational analysis and research skills.
The Foster Consulting Program in partnership with the Consulting Business Development Center (CBDC), we select, train, and lead teams of student consultants in a 6-week quarter long program to support women and minority-owned businesses. The FCP focuses on client engagement and impact - driven and led by our student consultants with the support of professional advisers from top local firms.
The Community Development Consulting Program (CDCP) provides free consulting services to small businesses and community-based organizations. While the Foster Consulting Program is operated in partnership with the CBDC, the CDCP is entirely student-led, focusing on providing high impact quarterly student-run consulting engagements to local underserved regions
By the Numbers
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.
From Our Recent Work