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Carson Business Solutions Become A Client

Become A Client

Become a client and gain valuable insight to improve your business. Participating clients receive student consulting under mentor and faculty supervision that provides a fresh perspective and actionable plan for growth.


Organizations seeking to engage with Carson Business Solutions should meet the following criteria:


  • Willing to commit 16 hours during the 16-week semester, approximately 1 hour per week
  • 6+ months of financial statements


  • 6+ months of business history
  • Willing to test and/or implement recommendations provided by student teams
  • At least two employees or board members

Project Types:

Beginning in August 2020, Carson Business Solutions will provide clients with a choice of one of the following three project types:

  • Develop a plan for safe and “touchless” customer engagement
  • Build an online e-commerce strategy to reach more customers
  • Develop a plan to address critical business issues (e.g. general business strategy, competitive issues, marketing awareness, information systems, process improvement, overall profitability)
  • Develop a plan for general business growth or expansion into new channels and markets

Our Process:

Carson Business Solutions uses an effective analysis and consulting model to develop informed, actionable recommendations for participating companies. See more at How Carson Business Solutions Works.

Clients invest a minimum of 12 hours over the course of a 16-week semester, either August to December or January to May.

Applications can be submitted anytime for consideration in future semesters.

There is a two-step process for admission to Carson Business Solutions:

  1. Application: Complete and submit the application form.
  2. Interview: Meet with Savannah Maltos, Program Coordinator of Carson Business Solutions, to share the needs of your business and learn more about the program.

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Contact Contact Savannah Maltos Program Coordinator of Carson Business Solutions