Free Business Consulting
December 6, 2021
Alumni and Iowa-based businesses and organizations
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


University of Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center's business consulting program provides strategic management consulting services to alumni and Iowa-based businesses and organizations. Student teams, who are led and evaluated by experienced faculty and mentors, create innovative solutions to unique problems for both emerging and established companies.

We are accepting applications for clients to receive services for the Spring 2022 semester. All meetings with clients will be held remotely via zoom and/or phone.

How it Works:
The program is structured around an academic semester (fall/spring/or summer).

Business consulting is a college course where student teams work on your projects for approximately 120-150 hours throughout the semester.

Teams of 3-5 students are led and evaluated by experienced faculty and mentors throughout the class. Students will communicate with the client regularly to share progress reports and obtain feedback from the client. The course concludes with a final student presentation to the clients.

This program is offered at no cost to the business. However, each client is expected to dedicate 2-3 hours per week to the student team.

As a client, you will receive:

Competitive analysis
Environmental analysis
Insights from an expert
Student team mentorship from experienced professionals
Actionable recommendations

Each client may select one other area of research. Options are:

Market trend analysis
Consumer behavior research
Observational study on customers
Social media strategy
Marketing/digital marketing strategy
Product/service growth strategy

RSVP if you would like to attend one of our information sessions led by the instructors of the course. They will answer questions and talk more in depth about the program.

Monday, Dec. 6: noon – 1 p.m. (RSVP HERE)
Friday, Dec. 10: 11 a.m. - noon (RSVP HERE)