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Carson Business Solutions

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Carson Business Solutions welcomes WSU Alumni-owned and operated businesses from across the state and nation! We are here to serve you!

Our Mission: Carson Business Solutions has a dual mission. For businesses, we serve as a free resource to companies across the state and beyond, helping them refine their customer value proposition, drive business innovation and develop new opportunities for future growth. For students, we offer the valuable opportunity of working with a real business to solve a real problem or develop an opportunity.

Growing future Coug leaders: Carson Business Solutions seeks to cultivate and develop the next generation of business leaders, preparing them to compete for top jobs by placing them in challenging business situations before they complete their degree.

Looking for ways to give back? Become a business coach to one of our student teams. Our team of volunteer coaches provide critical feedback, insights, and guidance to each student team serving a client.  As demand for the program grows, so does the need for business coaches!

Refer a Business Client!  Know a business that could use help solving a problem or developing a plan for growth? Let us know. We would love to partner with them! Please complete the referral form here – or email Garth Mader, our program director, at

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For businesses in Southwest WA and the greater Vancouver | Portland metro area:

Washington State University Vancouver is proud to offer no-cost, student-led consulting and mentoring opportunities through the Business Growth and Mentor Analysis Program (MAP). This program has served more than 320 small business and nonprofit clients over the past 10 years and has an incredible reputation with businesses in the region. Learn more at, or by emailing Nolan Yaws-Gonzalez, Sr. Manager of Business Growth MAP at


Savannah Maltos
WSU Pullman
Program Coordinator, Carson Business Solutions


Nolan Yaws-Gonzalez
WSU Vancouver
Senior Manager, Business Growth MAP

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