Graduate Consulting Services

BGCS is a consulting group comprised of grad students and alumni, that assists Hartford area small businesses with free services.

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Barney Graduate Consulting Services (BGCS) is currently working on 2 projects for a wheelchair youth basketball camp and a professional photographer. Previous consulting projects have included an agricultural start-up, a doggie daycare, a soup company start-up, a restaurant, and a local Chamber of Commerce.

Our last client, West Hartford Chamber of Commerce, was thrilled with our membership analysis project and commented "We were extremely impressed with the professionalism, business savvy, and expertise demonstrated. We will definitely recommend BGCS services!" See photo of the project team. See also the Chamber's press release and the West Hartford News article.

Other upcoming projects include work with a real estate company and a house cleaning company.

How to Join Barney Graduate Consulting Services

If you're an MBA or MSAT grad student, and interested in becoming a member to help out small businesses, please email BGCS@hartford.edu. Students can opt to earn class credit, or join voluntarily. BGCS accepts a small number of students per year based on their past work experience and academic ability.

How Businesses Can Request Our Free Services

We are currently looking for additional projects to work on in the future. If you are a small business owner and would like our support, please email us at bgcs@hartford.edu. Our requirements for potential clients are that they must do business in the Hartford region, have less than 10 employees, and do under $2 million in sales."

Barney Graduate Consulting Services Chair: Chris Sayer, sayer@hartford.edu.

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Evan Wadsworth is a May 2012 graduate of the Barney School of Business. During his senior year he was a Human Resourcing Intern for Everybody Wins! CT (local Nonprofit Organization). He also participated in a summer Internship in Fortaleza, Brazil.