Business and Economics
Centers & Institutes
Small Business Institute
The Small Business Institute (SBI) is a program in the School of Business and Economics of IU Northwest. This program provides confidential, intensive, high- quality consulting services to small businesses in northwest Indiana. These services are provided by high-caliber seniors in the undergraduate business program of the university under the direct supervision of a faculty member. The seniors are formed into teams of three to five people and assigned to a small business for a semester. While assigned to the business, the team does an industry and competitive analysis for the firm, a financial overview of the firm, and then tackles one or more problems specific to the firm.
IU Northwest is proud to be a member of this elite group of schools that have been carefully approved to manage an SBI program by the Small Business Institute Directors Association.