Current Consulting Projects
NOTE: All consulting projects are full.
Project 1: Business Plan and Branding, 3-5 students needed.
An established local retail company is interested in “re-thinking” its business plan and brand. They’re seeking 3-5 students willing to evaluate their current model and offer recommendations for updates/changes. Students should be interested in the following:
- Market Research
- Retail: Physical and Online
The project will run from six to eight weeks and will be guided by Jennifer Dillenger.
Project 2: Marketing, Branding and Operations, 3-5 students needed.
Spartanburg Ballet has engaged The Space to Consult to review their strategic plan, determine best practices among top dance centers, and develop ideas on how to increase student enrollment and improve attendance at performances.
Ballet Spartanburg is housed in the Chapman Cultural Center and has been in existence for over 20 years and serves students ranging in age from 3 to 50. The Ballet also performs multiple ballets throughout the year. There are five professional dancers on staff from four non-US countries which adds to the quality of the performances as well as the teaching that occurs in the school. Although branded as a ballet company, Ballet Spartanburg conducts a number of different dance class genres including lyrical, Irish, and hip hop. There are numerous opportunities for growth.
This project will run from six to eight weeks and will be guided by Scott Cochran and Rebecca Parker.
Project 3: Marketing, Branding, Community Relations and Innovative Business Platforms, 4-6 students needed.
Spartanburg BCycle is a bike sharing program that launched in July of 2011. The program now has 5 stations in Spartanburg at Morgan Square, MBF Rail Trail, Converse and Wofford College and Harvest Park. Users can check out bikes and return them to any BCycle Station. The first hour of riding is always free with usage fees accruing after the first hour. 24 hour memberships can be purchased right at the kiosk while monthly and annual members are purchased online at www.spartanburgbcycle.com. Monthly and annual members receive BCycle Cards to make the checking out of bicycles even simpler. We like to say that these are bikes that are there when you need them and gone when you don’t. Perfect for taking short trips, running errands, grabbing lunch or exercising.
Currently the MBF Rail Trail station gets the most use. Spartanburg BCycle would like to see more VCOM and College students using the system as well as members of the Northside Community. We would like to see more people traveling from station to station instead of starting and finishing at the same station. We aim to increase the number of annual and student memberships sold as well as the number of 24 hour memberships sold.”
The project will run for 6 weeks and will be guided by Jeremy Boeh and Courtney Shelton.