Business Growth Mentor and Analysis Program

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. The program is comprised of a pro-bono student consultancy and a monthly small business forum.

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.

Student consultancy

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.


Local business owners are invited to come together to learn about best practices and engage in conversation on topics important to growth and success. Attendees gain valuable insight from local experts and WSU faculty. Business Growth MAP Alliance is a must for anyone looking to take their business to the next level.