ASPIRA-USA provides consulting services to businesses and government agencies. Our principals have over 60 years of collective experience as both corporate executives and business owners. This experience includes comprehensive knowledge of all facets of business operations, and trusted relationships with leaders throughout many industries.
We are committed to providing superior service to our clients with ongoing operational support. Our strength is our ability to question, listen, analyze and explain solutions to problems, or devise ways to capture opportunities. Our specialties include financial management, effective communication, training and leadership development. Due to our vast community trusted network, we are uniquely positioned to connect our clients with industry leaders and potential employees.
Recognized for their leadership skills and business acumen, our team members have served as advisors on a number of corporate for-profit and non-profit boards, including the Federal City Council, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield and the Fish and Richardson IP Review Board.
Past Clients: IBM Corporation, American Express, US Department of Education, US Department of Housing and Urban Development, Zanzibar on the Waterfront, CenturyLinks, Inc. Newport Board Group, Tatum, LLC, BPO, LLP.
Our ASPIRA-USA Entrepreneurship AcademyTM is a turnkey program to give participants the prerequisite skills and knowledge required to start a business. Our ASPIRA-USA New Dawn--New Day!TM workshops help businesses re-calibrate, re-imagine and re-emerge to succeed in a Covid-19 environment. Our ASPIRA Customer Care AcademyTM teaches participants proven techniques on how to provide superior customer service.
Our instructor-led workforce development workshops are the starting-blocks for those seeking employment. Topics include discussion on how to prepare a resume, how to dress for success and how to master interviews. As an added value, we also review industries with current job openings, proactively making the connection to employers and their hiring professionals.
Our basic skills “boot camps” include “blended learning” opportunities—classroom courses led by instructor and self-paced, web-based tutoring. Many are customized for our clients. However, we maintain an array of online and on-ground course materials on a variety of topics like project management, improving negotiating skills and use of software programs such as Microsoft Office (Access, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). These courses are often provided by one of our experienced program partners, using proprietary and sophisticated Learning Management Systems (LMS) to generate analytical data on each student’s progress and course certificates, if needed.
Our customized leadership development courses are specifically designed for middle and senior managers. They are offered in instructor-led workshops. These courses are designed to improve and organization’s productivity and efficiency. Topics include strategic planning, mechanics of management, crisis management, stress management and building an effective team. We also utilize sophisticated LMS tools to monitor progress and provide feedback to participants and their organizations.
Delivery Platform: On-line or on-site classroom instruction with handouts and audio-visual support often utilizing LMS to generate analytics on student progress.
Past Clients: DC Department of Employment Services, Community College Preparatory Academy, DC Child and Family Services Agency, Richmond, VA Office of Minority Business Development, US Department of Housing and Urban Development, US Small Business administration, University of Phoenix, Georgetown University, Howard University, Events DC.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT & GRANT ADVISORY
We offer Rural and Urban Municipalities and Agencies technical and non-technical support to help plan, staff and execute projects to achieve desired results. Our team also works collaboratively with our clients to provide data, insights and editorial support for competitive grant proposal writing.
ASPIRA-USA offers a vast array of written and visual communications services, including editing, copywriting, website and graphic design, and printing. Through a strategic partnership, our services include hearing-impaired interpreter services.
Effective communications and branding is important for any business. The ASPIRA-USA team is well-versed in this discipline, having served in various communications capacities as corporate executives, consultants and entrepreneurs. Throughout our careers, we have also served as corporate spokesmen, conference speakers and public relations specialists.
We co-developed an acclaimed SUCCESS Symposium and Video Library Series for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and received writing and communication awards from the prestigious International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). Within this service line we specialize in marketing and public relation (PR) services, including branding; media training; communication plans with comprehensive social media campaigns; and writing, editing and developing brochures and journals for mass printing and distribution.
Delivery Platform: ASPIRA-USA team members and its strategic partners are experienced practitioners of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop and various other photo and video editing tools.
Past Clients: DC Public Schools, DC Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Washington Redskins, Verizon Communications, Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Events DC.
ASPIRA-USA retains the services of an experienced printing consultant with vast experience in providing printing services to government agencies. Our strength is our knowledge of the industry, our proven track record of providing superior customer service, and our ability to deliver products within established deadlines.
Past Clients: Black Entertainment Television (BET), DC Alcohol Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA), DC Office of the Chief Financial Officer, DC Public Schools, DC Department of Employment Services.