FLAG OFFICER CORPS PROGRAM
is a Flag Officer?
In the U.
S. military, a flag officer is an admiral or a general.
Along with the great responsibilities of this senior
rank, such officers have earned the privilege of flying a
personal flag that indicates whether they are a one, two, three
or four star admiral/general.
distinguishes an MBA Corps FLAG OFFICER CORPS member is one’s senior
executive status in her/his organization and one’s ability to
bring to bear his/her firm’s resources on MBA Corps’
Officers directly assist
or direct their team in assisting Small Business Managers and
Owners (SBMs) for two (2) years in the form of managerial job
training, technical assistance, and access to financial experts,
which result in increased access to capital and more competitive
engagement is two phases. In
the first phase, the consulting engagement phase, MBAs work four
(4) hours a week for three months or until a deliverable (work
product) is complete. The
deliverable takes approximately 50 hours to complete.
the second phase, the mentoring phase (retainer phase), MBAs
serve small businesses as an adjunct executive staff member
continuing the managerial job training or technical assistance.
In their general consulting role, MBAs assist in
implementation, solve execution issues or act as a sounding
discover other ways to make the business more competitive and
discuss key decisions and risk points with the managers,
empowering the SBM with the latest frameworks, models and
Corps Flag Officers (Senior Volunteer Consultants) are proven
entrepreneurs or leaders in their organizations.
You can volunteer as an individual consultant, as many
do, or you can volunteer your team.
Volunteer Consultants work directly with or manage their team's
work for a small business in an economically challenged area, in the trenches on the front
lines in the War on Poverty.
MBA Corps Members’ work products and subsequent
consultations deliver lasting
solutions that increase in value to businesses and communities
range from a variety advisory services addressing strategic
issues and simple financial/business models (how to organize
your books/business) to complex manufacturing plant
modernization programs and everything in between.
Other projects include econsulting, ecommerce, financial
literacy, or triaging a business and helping develop a plan of
action with milestones to reach a particular goal.
we are predominantly small business focused, the range of small
businesses and organizations MBA Corps serves varies widely.
MBA Corps, as a 501 (c) (3), tax-exempt organization
(your contributions are tax deductible) supports a charitable
class—the poor. We
support businesses that support poor communities.
In addition, we support entities, for profit and
not-for-profit, which comprise the people, institutions, or
infrastructure that can be leveraged by businesses in
economically challenged communities.
projects vary greatly. Projects
can involve working with a school that provides trained workers
fluent in ecommerce. This
can lead to a reduced minority teen unemployment rate.
Alternatively, projects may involve a city or state
Economic Development Corporation that teaches businesses how to
create merchants associations
and business improvement districts. The outcome can be a greater demand for employees.
Here, the Volunteer Consultant would act as a part time
possibilities are many and exciting in their potential for
creating positive change.
increase small businesses’
to the Tax Base
Help: If you know a
small business or organization that can benefit from our
services, please refer them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org