What is the Butler Business
Accelerator? Show Answer
The Butler Business Accelerator provides growth strategies
to Indiana businesses using an innovative model that blends
the expertise of seasoned consulting service professionals, the
deep, functional knowledge of faculty, and the intellectual
curiosity of students. Through this unique model, the Accelerator
helps advance Indiana's economy, transforms business education at
Butler, and assists in reducing the state's "brain drain."
How is the Accelerator different from
other consulting companies? Show Answer
At our core is a belief in the benefit of a long-term
partnership. In fact, we think it is crucial. We will not recommend
solutions and then disappear. We will not leave you to implement
complex processes on your own. Instead, we work with our clients to
develop individual growth strategies. We commit to see the process
through to completion, ensuring that measurable goals and
objectives are achieved.
What are the benefits of hiring the
Accelerator? Show Answer
Read about how some of our clients have benefited from hiring
the Accelerator on our Real Results page.
These additional benefits are also provided:
Alliance partner network
The Accelerator has built an extremely impressive professional
network that includes financial institutions, law firms, and
private contractors. These experts provide valuable strategic input
throughout the consulting process.
Investment fund opportunities
A $1 million investment fund enables selected clients to obtain the
funding to implement growth strategies.
Since we select only the brightest and best graduate and
undergraduate students, companies are able to work with the finest
new talent. These students think creatively, bring fresh
perspectives, and allow the Accelerator to keep our costs very
What is your methodology? Show Answer
Working closely with our clients, we determine the strategic
process and approach that will deliver maximum results. Whether we
implement our full Business Transformation Process or concentrate
on a tightly focused area of need in the business, we combine
proven methodology with a customized approach. Our Business
Transformation Process can occur at a pace that suits each client's
schedule and budget, and actionable ideas and opportunities are
developed at each stage. The process also provides a holistic view
of the company and identifies immediate areas to address.
What are the costs to companies?
The Accelerator offers fee-based consulting services based on
the individual company's need, length of engagement, team size, and
scope of work.
How are clients selected? Show Answer
We work with Indiana companies that have been in business
for at least three years, have $3 million to $50 million in annual
sales, and are profitable and poised for growth. Does your company
fit that description? Are you committed to growing your business?
Are you willing to share financial information? Are you prepared to
implement change? Do you like the concept of a long-term consulting
partnership? If so, then you may be an ideal candidate for the
Butler Business Accelerator. To learn more or to arrange a meeting,
please call 317.940.6500.
How many clients has the Accelerator
helped? Show Answer
Since 2006, the Accelerator has worked with 45
clients and has completed 117 different projects.
How are faculty and staff involved in the
process? Show Answer
The Accelerator brings diverse, highly qualified teams to its
clients. These teams are led by project managers with extensive
consulting experience. Teams include members of the Butler faculty
with deep knowledge and expertise in specific functional areas, MBA
and undergraduate students, and members of our alliance partner
network. Each team brings extraordinary proficiency, unique
perspectives, a broad range of abilities and insight, and is
specifically selected to best meet the needs of each client.
Why does Indiana need an Accelerator
program? Show Answer
Much of the state's economic development efforts focus
appropriately on creating, nurturing and attracting fast-growth
companies. The Accelerator sees an opportunity to complement those
efforts by focusing on middle-market Indiana businesses. This
sector is the backbone of the Indiana economy. When healthy, these
businesses help stabilize communities and attract new industry.
They also are a seedbed of new business ideas. We can help these