Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business is once again offering help to businesses in the Triangle who are seeking consulting services.

MBA students are available to work with firms that can’t afford to pay consulting fees. Students will receive course credit for their efforts.

Fuqua students have worked with more than 300 companies over the 25 years of the program.

To be eligible for the program, businesses must meet certain criteria:

• Be in business for at least one year;

• Be within a one-hour drive of Duke;

• Have revenues exceeding $100,000 for the past business year;

• Management is willing to provide financial data (one-year minimum) and operational data to the student consultants;

• Management is willing to be available to meet with the student team a minimum of five times during the course of the consulting engagement (October 2008 through April 2009);

• Management will pay a $200 administrative fee if accepted into the consulting program.