DURHAM, N.C. — Students working on MBAs at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business are available to help small business with consulting services.

The program enables first-year MBA students to receive credit in exchange for working with private-sector firms, The Fuqua Small Business Consulting program has provided services to more than 200 companies over the past 20 years.

To be eligible, businesses must meet the following criteria:

  • Be in operation for at least one year
  • Be within a one-hour drive of Duke
  • Have revenues exceeding $100,000 for the past business year
  • Be willing to provide financial data (one-year minimum) and operational data to the student consultants
  • Be available to meet with the student team a minimum of five or six times during the project (October 2006 through April 2007)
  • Pay a $200 administrative fee if accepted into the consulting program
  • The application deadline is Aug. 31.

    For details, see: www.fuqua.duke.edu/news/studentconsulting-0806.html