Business Development

Alexis J. Smith is a “solo-preneuer” with almost a decade of independence and success specializing in business management, marketing, and sustained growth. Her work as a Consultant to national and local non-profit organizations and small businesses consistently results in successful campaigns, increasing profits, and expanded outreach.

In recent years, her skill set has been honed while providing services from her office in Baltimore, MD to clients nationwide. Most would recognize her wearing one of the following hats:




Principal Consultant for Alexis Smith & Next Generation Professional Services (HireAlexis™)

Independent and successful “solo-preneuer” business management, marketing, and sustained growth resulting in more than 20 (new and repeat) clients, hundreds of successful projects, and increasing profits.

Highlighted Testimonials:

Alexis J. Smith has been an excellent asset to our organization. She successfully developed and executed our marketing plan and strategies, from concept to product development to. She is a creative, dedicated, and results-oriented professional who would be an asset to any company. It has been my pleasure to have Alexis as part of our team.

Lynn Smith, Ph.D President at Bethune Institute School Culture Solutions

Alexis is a brilliant strategist with a keen sense of out-come based, solutions-oriented perspectives. She would be a welcomed participant in a challenging business undertaking.

Elder Lionel T Rush Owner, Shepherd of Faith


Hiring Alexis was one of the best decisions I ever made for my company. She listened to my needs and my goals and went about the task of executing each and every one of them, in a timely manner. She was just what the doctor ordered!

Selina Scipio, Scipio Catering (Baltimore, MD)

Alexis J. Smith is a capable business provider that I recommend highly. After working with her on one of my events, her input was direct, clear, concise, constructive and extremely valuable to my marketing efforts. Additionally, her willingness to give of her time to provide feedback was honorable when I consider the deadlines we were under. Again, I recommend her highly and believe that her skill sets are in line with what most professionals need to take their business endeavors to the next level.

John Girton, Jr., John Girton Speaks (Indianapolis, IN)


Alexis is much more than just a professional in the marketing field. She takes the term "professional" to a whole new level. We worked together on a recent web development and deployment project and her expertise was a huge benefit to this process from beginning to end. Alexis cares about the people she works with and dedicates her time unselfishly to help others in making the right decisions for their organization. I recommend Alexis for any and all marketing projects.

Dan Appleget, Director of Marketing, G3 Group, (Baltimore, MD)





Special Assistant to the Executive Director with National Council on Educating Black Children

Organize and facilitate multiple program and community outreach campaigns annually including annual national convention, weekly radio show, and special projects, as necessary. Manage all areas of marketing and public relations including effective use of ConstantContact (eblasts), social media, high-level correspondence, and strategic planning. Serve as Technical Producer for NCEBCTalkRadio (weekly live broadcast via BlogTalkRadio) and as a second-voice for Executive Director, when necessary.

Highlighted Testimonials:

I have known Ms. Smith for the past four (4) years, since the fall of 2009 when she began working with NCEBC. Initially, Ms. Smith was responsible for helping to organize our annual convention. Typically, thousands of educators and others from all over the country attend the convention to take advantage of the opportunity to learn and network. Ms. Smith immediately grasped NCEBC’s mission and the goals of the convention. She put her tremendous organizational skills and incredible vision to work and more than fulfilled her initial responsibility to help us to design a successful convention. As a result of her efforts, the convention was chock-full of comprehensive information for participants to take back to their students and colleagues and also provided a comfortable platform for attendees and panelists to connect with one another. Ms. Smith quickly gained my trust and the trust of the NCEBC Board and staff. NCEBC invited Ms. Smith into the role of Special Assistant to the Executive Director and we have been thrilled with her creativity and drive, her passion and commitment to the work that we do, and her unrelenting belief that the work she does and the work of NCEBC will make a difference in this world.

Ms. Smith consistently goes above and beyond all of our expectations. Since I have known her, she has helped NCEBC to think strategically so that we might plan for the future in all of our activities and events; she has worked hand-in-hand with me to develop an internet-radio show for NCEBC with paying sponsors; she has helped us navigate personnel transitions with ease; and she has planned every annual convention since her first, each year improving on her stellar performance from the year before.

Ms. Smith has demonstrated initiative and innovation. She has an incredible work ethic and is ever mindful of NCEBC’s mission as she proposes new heights to which we should aspire. I trust her judgment sometimes more than I trust my own, especially with ways to implement new technology and expand our outreach via social media. I value her input, and I recommend her, without reservation. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have.

Diana Daniels, Executive Director for the National Council on Educating Black Children


Getting the word out is always a challenge, except when working with Alexis J. Smith. Her excellent communication skills, positive outlook and pleasing personality make her a pleasure colleague. Alexis' willingness to accept the media challenges our organization encountered and listen to input has enabled her to contribute thoughtful, well-reasoned approaches to helping further the NCEBC brand. Her social media expertise and communications background allowed for NCEBC to become an even stronger national voice in the educational realm.

Whittney Murphy, Executive Assistant, National Council on Educating Black Children

Alexis Smith has provided high quality professional services for the National Council on Educating Black Children. She is a self-starter who is who is enthusiastic and motivated in developing concepts. She has done an excellent job with promoting the organization and publicizing our mission and programs. She is very knowledgeable in the area of social media and uses it creatively. I highly recommend Mrs. Smith, I find her a pleasure to work with.

Lola K. Crawford, National Board Member National Council on Educating Black Children


Alexis is an efficient and effective leader who is a take-charge person who is able to present creative ideas and communicate the benefits. She has successfully developed several marketing plans for our company and assumed a leadership role in meetings, inspiring and motivating other employees. She would be an excellent asset to any organization that has a vision for success.

Catherine Woodard, Adjunct Instructor, University of Indianapolis




Owner, Trainer, and Chief Strategy Officer for Entitled To Educate, LLC

Responsible for the strategic vision and development of high-quality Professional Development Training Series as well as Parent Empowerment, Entrepreneurial Development, and Community Mobilization products/services and programs geared to the full empowerment of our contributing community members.

Highlighted Testimonials:

Alexis J. Smith is very detailed oriented and a stickler for excellence in all professional endeavors. I've worked with Alexis since 2008 and have grown to trust her strategic planning and sincere passion for community empowerment. The launch of Entitled to Educate, LLC under Alexis' leadership is an awesome opportunity for community organizations, parents, and entrepreneurs. Alexis is pouring the best combination of her professional expertise and "good-will" into E2E programs and resources. I have already secured the services Entitled to Educate, LLC to support various community and parent empowerment initiatives, and we are blazing a trail. For those who seek the manifestation of their community and professional vision, I highly recommend calling on Alexis J. Smith and Entitled to Educate, LLC to (as they say) "build you a bridge" of empowerment.

Catherine Woods, Founder/CEO, Women's Interdependence Network, WinOne

I first worked with Alexis J. Smith in 2009 as she helped me outline a strategic vision for my community-focused non-profit initiative “Student Athletes in Christ” (a youth development program.) Since then, she has stayed true to her pledge to be available to my family and me as we continue to serve our communities’ needs. In my current role as a Career Transition Services Director for the Woodstock Job Corps Program, Alexis and her team at Entitled to Educate, LLC have been a greatly valued asset to our continued progress both internally (via her “Conflict Resolution” Professional Development and Coaching Series) as well as the customized and effective “On the Job Training” (OJT) she has excellently planned and repeatedly implemented with our job corps students. Working with Entitled to Educate has been a blessing and I look forward to another opportunity to do so in the near and ongoing future.

Darrell White, Director, Woodstock, MD Job Corps, Career Transition Services