MBAs assist Small Business Owners and Managers (SBMs) for
two (2) years in the form of managerial job training, technical
assistance, and access to financial experts, which result in
increased access to capital and more competitive businesses.
The engagement is two phases.
In the first phase, the consulting engagement phase, MBAs
work four (4) hours a week for three months or until a
deliverable (work product) is complete. The deliverable takes approximately 50 hours to complete.
the second phase, the mentoring phase (retainer phase), MBAs
serve small businesses as an adjunct staff member continuing the
managerial job training or technical assistance.
In their general consulting role, MBAs assist in
implementation, solve execution issues or act as a sounding
discover other ways to make the business more competitive and
discuss key decisions and risk points with the managers,
empowering the SBM with the latest frameworks, models and
Most MBA Corps Members (Volunteer
Consultants) in the Active Corps are graduates of top business
or engineering schools. Others
are proven entrepreneurs or work in leading investment banks,
consulting firms or companies that are preeminent in their
field. You can
volunteer as an individual consultant, as many do, or you can
volunteer as a team with your colleagues and friends.
Consultants work directly with small businesses in
economically challenged areas, in the trenches on the front
lines in the War on Poverty.
MBA Corps Members’ work products and subsequent
consultations deliver lasting
solutions that increase in value to businesses and communities
Deliverables range from direct
marketing brochures and marketing plans to simple
financial/business models (how to organize your books/business)
to complex manufacturing plant modernization programs and
everything in between. Other
projects include econsulting, ecommerce, financial literacy, or
triaging a business and helping develop a plan of action with
milestones to reach a particular goal.
we are predominantly small business focused, the range of small
businesses and organizations MBA Corps serves varies widely.
MBA Corps, as a 501 (c) (3), tax-exempt organization
(your contributions are tax deductible) supports charitable
classes—the poor, the underprivileged and the distressed.
We support businesses that support poor communities.
In addition, we support entities, for profit and
not-for-profit, which comprise the people, institutions, or
infrastructure that can be leveraged by businesses in
economically challenged communities.
Mentorship projects vary greatly.
Projects can involve working with a school that provides
trained workers fluent in ecommerce.
This can lead to a reduced minority teen unemployment
projects may involve a city or state Economic Development
Corporation that teaches businesses how to create merchants
associations and business improvement districts.
The outcome can be a greater demand for employees.
Here, the Volunteer Consultant would act as a part time
possibilities are many and exciting in their potential for
creating positive change.
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Help: If you know a
small business or organization that can benefit from our
services, please refer them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org