The Small Business School Challenge was conceived to support SMBs in crisis due to COVID-19 and the associated economic fallout. MBA students were simultaneously experiencing a lower quality educational experience and in a position to gain valuable work experience while doing something positive for their community.
Why It Matters
Small businesses create 2/3 (64%) of all new jobs in the USA. Even beyond the COVID-19 crisis, small business success drives our economy. We all need Main Street America to win.
Each 48-hr challenge brings together 600 MBAs from 15 top business schools to support 200 SMBs with customized strategic planning and design thinking.
Katrina at info(at)thesbschallenge.com.
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Hundreds of MBA students from top business schools nationwide are tackling the ongoing challenges facing small businesses
MBA students from 10+ top universities nationwide are responding to meet the needs of small businesses by participating in the fourth Small Business School ChallengeREAD MORE >
Hundreds team up to support small business owners
More than 450 MBA students, business owners, and business mentors nationwide participated in the third Small Business School Challenge competition to support small businessesREAD MORE >
Announcing the Winning Teams of the SBSC-III
Announcing the winners of the Third Small Business School Challenge!READ MORE >
Hundreds of MBA students from top business schools nationwide are tackling the challenges facing small businesses
Applications are open for the third Small Business School Challenge nationwide, and volunteers are already lining up.READ MORE >
How to expand a retail business into online markets
Tips from MBA teams to expand an existing retail business online by leveraging incentives to grow quickly.READ MORE >
How to successfully launch an online retail business during a pandemic
Tips from MBA teams to launch an online retail business profitable by leveraging insights, partnerships, and creative revenue models.READ MORE >
How to scale up as an online retail company
Tips from MBA teams to retail small businesses to scale online sales in a crowded marketREAD MORE >
How to improve inventory management and brand awareness in boutique retail
Tips from MBA teams to retail small businesses to improve inventory management an brand appealREAD MORE >
How to maintain a workforce in difficult times
Tips from MBA teams to retail small businesses to maintain a workforce remotely or through difficult times.READ MORE >
Small Businesses you can support this season and beyond
When Small Business Saturday approached, we reached out to some of our alumni to showcase small business owners to shop with this season.READ MORE >
How to increase website traffic and overall online presence for retail small businesses
Tips from MBA teams to retail small businesses to increase their online presence and website trafficREAD MORE >
6 strategies for retail businesses from top MBA programs
RingCentral recently sponsored the virtual SBS Challenge, featuring teams from some of the top MBA programs. The retail businesses who participated came to the table with the challenges they’re facing, especially economic difficulties caused by COVID-19. See the takeaways that could help your business, too!READ MORE >