WSU Vancouver’s Business Growth Mentor & Analysis Program (MAP) contributes to regional economic development by helping small businesses and nonprofits grow and succeed while providing educational opportunities for Carson College of Business students.
Our student consultancy pairs student teams with small businesses and nonprofits to help them improve and grow. Students work under faculty supervision with the help of volunteer mentors. The program is confidential and provides more than 500 hours of free consulting services to qualifying businesses.
Business Growth MAP is cultivating the next generation of business leaders. With 95 percent of WSU Vancouver students staying in the region, the program is placing experienced graduates into the local economy. As small businesses find innovative ways to become profitable, the community gains a healthier job market, creating more revenue for the Southwest Washington and Portland metro area.