ABOUT INSPIRE ENTERPRISE
Inspire Enterprise Inc. is a boutique business advisory firm. We provide a breadth and depth of solutions to address the needs of organizations seeking to utilize the MWBE sector on projects and initiatives. Our approach is comprehensive, but customized to address the unique needs of each client. Our primary goal is to assist our clients in achieving and exceeding their goals.
We also work with small business owners who are seeking a trusted partner to assist with the development of a comprehensive strategy to scale their business and actualize growth potential.
Our core values are trust, integrity, exceptional service and accountability.
OUR INSPIRE ENTERPRISE TEAM
As a consultant, Danielle has lent her expertise in building the capacity of MWBEs in critical areas such as MWBE Certification, training, and access to capital. She understands the vital importance of the old adage, Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
She was the architect of the MWBE Contract Ready Program that the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at York College implemented to ready local MWBEs for contract opportunities resulting from the JFK Redevelopment Project.
In addition, as a sub-contractor of Mason Tillman Associates, Danielle was involved in the Local Business Census initiative to identify local businesses operating in Design & Construction, Professional Services, Goods & Services, Concessions, Operations and Maintenance to assist the Port Authority of NY and NJ in meeting its objective of engaging as many local MWBEs as possible for the JFK Redevelopment Project.
Danielle was also instrumental, along with her strategic partners Interise and Rockaway Development Revitalization Corporation (RDRC), in bringing the Interise Strong program to the local small business community of Southeast Queens to address the immediate challenges of COVID-19 as well as the Interise Streetwise MBA program – a seven month capacity building program.
Danielle understood there was more work to be done. The COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter Movement declared that in no uncertain terms. The disparity within disparity in the MWBE community needed to be addressed. As a result, she founded The Council of Black Business Enterprises in August 2020 and planned the first annual Black Business Owners Forum that took place on October 15, 2020.
Her philosophy is “all are destined for greatness when achieving their mission and living their vision.”
Dr. Wendy Niles
Facilitation and Community Engagement
Wendy is an educator and staff developer with over 26 years of experience. She has worked with teachers and support staff to implement new teaching strategies to ensure student success. As a staff developer, Dr. Niles designs policies, practices and procedures that are used to develop the knowledge, skills and competencies of staff in order to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of both the individual and the organization. Her goal is to ensure that teachers close the education and opportunity gap for underserved and marginalized populations. Likewise, Dr. Niles has been able to utilize these same skills and implement them within the business model. She has been a facilitator during community engagement roundtables, ensuring that all voices were heard and all concerns were addressed. Dr. Niles has disaggregated data in order to study the needs of the small business community in Southeast Queens. Just as she closed the educational gap, she continues to work tirelessly to provide businesses with the skills and strategies necessary to close the economic gap in order to maintain a competitive edge.
Tanya Simmons Reid
Marketing & Communications
Tanya brings over two decades of combined experience in business strategy, branding, communications, community outreach, donor development, event planning and production, marketing, media and sales. She uses her expertise to primarily help businesses effectively serve the public interest and the common good. Tanya has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Broadcast News from North Carolina A&T State University and a Nonprofit Consultant Certification from the National Association of Nonprofit Organizations and Executives.
Graphic Design Intern
Caleb is currently a junior at New York University. Her major is studio art, with a minor in marketing & graphic design. Caleb’s creative abilities range from painting, drawing, film, and graphic design. She has translated her creative abilities to a business setting while gaining real-life experience as a graphic designer.
Social Media Intern
Safiyah is from Queens, New York and graduated from Townsend Harris High School as an honor student. She is currently a junior at New York University Stern School of Business. Her major is Digital Marketing with a Minor in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Studies. She is learning the benefits of applying marketing to companies today with the changing world of technology.