Smith Business Consulting

Partnering With Kingston and Eastern Ontario Businesses Since 1973

Canada's top undergraduate consulting program

Smith Business Consulting (SBC) is a student run management consulting firm that partners with businesses, start–ups, non-profits and public institutions each year. We have a team of well-trained student consultants who specialize in strategy, sales, marketing, data analysis and operational planning; having successfully performed a variety of projects in these areas for over 30 years.

Our consultants are senior students competitively selected in their final year and come from across disciplines at Smith School of Business, Queen’s University. As an industry-facing university organization we apply high-functioning students to projects that support growth and regional prosperity, leveraging our brightest young minds to conquer regional business challenges. Our consultants have excelled after graduation at consulting firms including McKinsey & Co, Bain & Co, Deloitte, as well as investment banks like Goldman Sachs and RBC and innovative organizations such as Google and Uber.

As Canada’s top student operated consulting firm, we have a phenomenal track record of providing high–impact and high-value advice that is cost-effective and designed for immediate implementation. If you are interested in collaborating with us, please connect with us today.

"Our board plans on growing our international education program. As part of our planning, we engaged Smith Business Consulting at Smith School of Business, Queen’s University to help us with a strategic analysis. Their work was outstanding. They provided insights into the international education marketplace that we would not have the time or wherewithal to perform. Their work on our value proposition, problem areas, operational factors, marketing strategies, human resources implications and attention to cultural nuances will constitute the bulk of our strategic planning. On behalf of the ALCDSB, I would like to thank Charlie Mignault and his students for their invaluable support. Congratulations to all."

David DeSantis MEd CHRP, Director of Education, Algonquin & Lakeshore District School Board


Our Goals

  • To provide high-value and high-impact consulting services to the leaders of the region's small and medium-sized business, not-for-profit, and public organizations.
  • To provide Smith School of Business students with state-of-the-art consulting training and experiences to enhance their career prospects.

Our Services

Smith Business Consulting constantly strives to meet the rapidly changing needs of its regional alliance partners in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. We are dedicated to providing high-value and high-impact advice in areas such as marketing, finance, accounting, Internet commerce, information systems, production management, and market research.

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Our Consulting Process

We have helped our clients: improve productivity; enhance morale; reduce expenses; increase cash flows; augment Internet and e-marketing resources; implement marketing research; identify new sources of revenues; increase client retention; and strengthen brand awareness for their organization and its products and services.

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The Consultants

SBC student consultants typically have previous experience in managing projects, enjoy interacting with business people, thrive in ever-changing project cultures, value the importance of working to deadlines, have previous work experience, are considering a career in consulting, have a wide range of qualitative and quantitative skills, and work well with both junior and senior level staff or managers.

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