1 – Volunteer your company to be a business school case study. You’ll learn much about your company in the process and get good ideas for the future.
2 – Obtain management and technical assistance from one of more than 50 Small Business Development Centers. Check the U.S. Small Business Administration web site at www.sba.gov for locations.
3 – Participate in special programs. Many colleges and universities sponsor venture capital forums, entrepreneurship centers and family business programs.
4 – Work with the business school to offer internships to graduate students.
5 – Find out what expertise is on a business school’s staff. You may find just the right person to hire as a consultant or serve on your board.
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