Minority Business 2014

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Building capacity for people to work efficiently

Event Planning

Creating high impact, well executed signature events

Community Engagement

Mobilizing communities around issues of importance


Building and managing a 21st century workforce

Welcome to Next Step Associates

Our Job is to help your organization reach its goals

Next Step Associates, LLC (NSA) is a minority, woman-owned management consulting company founded in 2004 by Dr. Cassandra W. Jones. NSA is 8(a) certified by the Small Business Administration and specializes in leadership development, curriculum development, executive coaching, superior conference planning and meeting facilitation.

Building on our broad spectrum of expertise, cross-disciplinary approach, and knowledge of adult learning principles, NSA has an excellent track record for laser-sharp execution to meet the needs of clients.  NSA’s Associates are highly credentialed professionals with the skills and experience needed to help our clients achieve their objectives. The list of clients include large national organizations, small community-based non-profits, government agencies, private philanthropic organizations, faith-based organizations and private sector businesses.

Next Step Associates, LLC was recognized as one of the fifty top minority businesses in Philadelphia, PA, and Dr. Jones was honored as one of the Women of Distinction by the Philadelphia Business Journal in 2014.

IN LAYMAN’S TERMS: We help organizations perform better with the goal of realizing measurable quality of life improvements among communities they serve.