“The UCF MBA Student Consulting Program has helped our company enter into the Renewable Energy Industry. They provided insights that we would have not been able to acquire ourselves. We are now able to approach this industry effectively and with minimal risk.”
Power Grid Engineering, LLC
“Thoroughly enjoyed working with the students. We felt they presented an exceptional analysis/product and would highly recommend this program.”
Crane Institute of America, Inc.
“The team who worked with us was knowledgeable, helpful, and extremely enthusiastic about the project. They were also genuinely interested in our company’s outcome in the long run. The pricing model [the students] developed has proven to be very eye-opening and helpful in pricing our custom software projects in order to make a profit – what a concept!”
Alison Wildblood McKillop
CAMcad Technologies Inc.
“The SBI program not only offers an objective look at your business but it comes from a vantage point (education) that most small businesses can benefit from.”
Common Sense Office Furniture
“Our SBI consulting team conducted an analysis of our firm’s cost structure and advised us on profitable growth strategies. The team provided invaluable information that we didn’t have the time or knowledge to access. Due to the information that we learned we made changes to how we structure our business and our business model. The students proved to us the value of a shift in our business model from a company-owned fleet to an owner-operator model. They also provided a host of best practices and money-saving suggestions regarding our operations and developed a program to improve the fleet’s fuel efficiency. I am optimistic that these changes will help improve our profitability and facilitate our business expansion. We are very grateful to have had the opportunity to participate in this valuable program.”
Solutions 1 Transport
“’Invaluable.’ That’s the word I would use to describe the work of our UCF graduate students. The combination of our management team’s knowledge of our business and the students’ research, analysis and recommendations contributed materially to strengthening our company’s marketing, inventory management and financial planning. Recognition of the students’ consulting analyses by the Small Business Institute® is very appropriate and well deserved.” [Merit Fasteners’ UCF SBI team earned second place in the national 2012 SBI Project of the Year competition in the Graduate Comprehensive Category for their consulting project with Merit Fasteners Corporation."
Merit Fasteners Corporation
"The team members were focused on the set objectives, provided valuable current market research and information, provided a respectable and thorough analysis with solid recommendations that has potential for a very successful outcome."
"I did not know what to expect and the project exceeded all my expectations. The students were very professional providing a timely resource which we could not have staffed internally."
Employment Technologies Corp.
"We were impressed with results of the project presented by the UCF MBA Students. Their research findings and strategic recommendations will be considered and incorporated in our strategic business plan. I highly recommend small businesses in Central Florida looking for business consulting services to approach SBI and seek the assistance and insights that UCF MBA students have to offer."
Power Grid Engineering
“The project with the MBA students at UCF worked great and we were able to refine our strategies and save a few thousand dollars in the process.”
Barnett Murphy Direct Marketing