Live It Up! Hillsborough Street and the NC State chapter of Consult Your Community have entered into a pro bono partnership to empower small businesses that drive the success of the district.


Consult Your Community is a nationwide, student-run, nonprofit organization that empowers America’s top undergraduate students to leverage their knowledge of business with their passion for service. Students engage with low-income and minority-owned small businesses over the course of a semester through an innovative program in which they are trained to provide business owners with comprehensive, pro bono consulting services. Teams are advised by business school faculty, MBA student mentors, and experienced professionals from the top-tier consulting firms including Deloitte and EY. Through this process, business owners become empowered to foster their own economic independence and secure their future prosperity, both of which contribute directly to our nation’s economic development and long-term sustainability.

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Application Deadline for Spring 2018 is Friday, December 1 at 5:00 p.m.


Consult your Community offers a wide variety of services including: data analysis and visualization, operations improvement, social media transformation, targeted marketing campaign development, and more.


Consult Your Community contributes to economic development through serving local, small businesses. The organization actively seeks projects where it believes it can have the most impact and encourages any small business to apply, including low-income and minority owned.

Previous Client Insights

“I highly recommend working with this group as they provided some great analysis and data insights and were a great group of students to work with! It was a big help for our company”
- Matt Grossman, Co-Founder of Raleigh Rum

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