Business Growth Mentor & Analysis Program (MAP)
WSU Vancouver’s Business Growth MAP provides pro-bono, student-conducted analysis and consulting services to small businesses in an effort to help them grow and prosper.
We work with organizations (for profit and nonprofit) from all industries throughout Southwest Washington and the Portland metropolitan area, including organizations in under-served communities. We love complex challenges that provide WSU students to a range of experiences.
Over the course of a 16-week semester the student teams work under faculty instruction and with the support of volunteer business professionals we call mentors. They conduct an analysis of a company’s financial, market and organizational capabilities and create an actionable plan to grow the business.
Serving the community
Business Growth MAP is a “win-win” providing practical experience to students while offering analysis and consulting to small businesses all contributing to the economic development of the Southwest Washington/Portland metropolitan area.