Students Assisting Business - making a difference in the South Sound

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Serving Pierce County: 

SAB was formed to help area businesses overcome COVID-19 challenges. The program employs Milgard School of Business students part-time to assist with special projects at no cost to the company. These projects range from marketing analyses, to customer outreach, to detailed plans on whether a business should be maintained, to social media, and even to loan program data collection and review. SAB is here for the long-term helping to keep our community strong, Covid and beyond.


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2020 Students Assisting Business Participants

Opportunities for small businesses of the South Sound

  • Restart
  • Recover
  • Re-energize

Professors Stan Emert and Thomas Kuljam lead the best and brightest of the Milgard School of Business students in the program. These students will provide free consulting assistance to help companies solve their business problems, such as:

1. Understanding consumer patterns and trends

2. E-Commerce and social media

3. Business plan writing

4. How to enhance your digital marketing and increase sales

5. How to save costs and make your operations more efficient

6. Human resource management issues

7. Funding and finance challenges

Supporting industries within:

  • Accounting
  • Analytics
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)

The Milgard School of Business wants to help you!


Thomas KuljamProfessor Thomas Kuljam | 253-225-4413


Stan EmertProfessor Stan Emert | 206-250-9839