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Meet Dr. Nancy Adossi of Adossi Research and Consulting Firm

Today we’d like to introduce you to Dr. Nancy Adossi.

Dr. Adossi, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
Adossi Research and Consulting Firm began purely out of my love for data. My background is in Political Science, International Relations, Public Administration and Health policy and education so I have a lot of experience in data. I was completing my doctorate at the University of Houston and was approached by an organization that had a vast set of data and needed a consultant to work on and synthesize the data. At the time, I took the project because I genuinely loved working with the data set.

I was able to use various computer programs to draw out trends and completed the project with a report. While I was working on this project, I realized how many organizations don’t use data to guide their decision-making and how much it was necessary. That is how Adossi Research and Consulting Firm was born. Later on, we had various talents join us including our intellectual property legal counsel, Kelvin Eze, our political consultant, Mr. Minkailu Jawandor, our IT/computer consultant, Mr. Emmanuel Ogunkoya, and most recently our newest talent and health consultant, Ms. Aisha Koroma.

We envision working with organizations nationwide to use the data they have to guide their decision-making processes. This includes bringing data analysis to nonprofit management and for profit business planning. From then on, we have worked with various nonprofits in the immigration sector and NGO sector and for profit businesses in various sectors from marketing to fitness. Some of our nonprofit management consulting work has included using data for grant writing and comprehensive reports as well as actual building infrastructure efforts. Additionally, we have also worked on market research for businessmen in the fitness sector overseas.

Has it been a smooth road?
It has not been a smooth road. However, I don’t know any great company that had a smooth road. One of our philosophies is that data is not a perfect art because of all the variables that come with it and that makes it beautiful. Thus, creating a company based on data is acknowledging that we are willing to work with unknown variables. One of the biggest struggles we had, in the beginning, was marketing: getting the word out there about our services.

Initially, we counted on word of mouth advertising, but eventually, we realized that we needed to make it more visible to organizations nationwide. One of the hardest obstacles we encountered was telling nonprofit and for profit companies that they needed data analysis in their management and decisions. Even though data analysis is continuing to grow because of the increased interest in coding and artificial intelligence, many companies are still not convinced of the value in hiring consultants to help them understand and therefore use their data. And that is where we come in.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
We are known for humanizing data: bringing it to life and making it urgent for our clients and their base. We specialize in writing reports on data collected by various non-governmental organizations that seek out our services. We also specialize in fundraising for nonprofits and applying for major grants for NGOs around the world. For for-profit businesses, we specialize in maximizing their customer base by analyzing their consumer data and providing advice on increasing their consumers. We also consult on corporate social responsibility projects.

There are two factors which set us apart from other consulting agencies. The first factor is the diversity in our consultants: we have consultants that touch upon every major industry, from business to technology to the health sector. We also have consultants who have worked overseas. For example, Mr. Eze has been an Intellectual Property lawyer in London, Dubai, and Nigeria and Mr. Jawandor has been a consultant for the government of Sierra Leone. Between all of us, we have over 10 years of experience in various industries and speak 5 languages other than English including French, Krio, Spanish, Igbo, and Ewe.

So when a company hires any of our consultants, they are getting the best in experience and consultants who are experts in their subject areas. Another factor that sets us apart is that we are a virtual and mobile company, meaning we work wherever our clients need us to work and we often do site visits and are willing to travel to wherever our clients need us. Right now, we are currently working with an NGO in Liberia and one of our consultants is planning to do a site visit soon. Before that, Mr. Jawandor was consulting on an NGO hospital project in Sierra Leone helping to use data on the local population to guide the hospital building process.

Is our city a good place to do what you do?
As a millennial female who started this company, I would definitely recommend Houston as a city for young businesses and business owners of any age or gender. My company is a startup and I wouldn’t have been able to do half of what I accomplished if it had not been for the city’s accommodating atmosphere. I can honestly say that Houston is New York city with southern hospitality. By that I mean there are just as many business opportunities in Houston as there are in New York City.

There are tons of networking opportunities and the diversity here is amazing. Houston is also great if you are looking to start your company in any industry because I guarantee you there is an organization for each sector that will help you through the process. For me, I can definitely say Houston has been a blessing. I think the only thing the city needs to improve is the transportation system. By that, I mean everyone can agree that we need a reduction in traffic and better roads.

Pricing:

  • Corporate Social Responsibility Project Consulting- $80/ hour
  • Large Data analysis Project Consulting- $90/hour

Contact Info:

  • Website: www.adossi.net
  • Phone: 7138360265
  • Email: nancy@adossi.net; emmanuel@adossi.net


Image Credit:
Mink Jawandor

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