Shakira M. Brown ( is a business consultant for NJSBDC at TCNJ for nearly 10 years specializing in business growth, startup operations, and marketing business development strategy.

Shakira has over 25 years as a Communication Strategist and is a former news producer for MSNBC and other international TV networks. She has won over 13 industry awards for her work. As a strategic communication consultant, recently she has led earned media and grassroots community engagement for NJ Department of Health, NJ Office of Insurance Fraud Prosecutor and NJ Department of Treasury, among others. 

Her previous experience includes leading public relations initiatives at a New York City Madison Avenue public relations firm where Microsoft and HGTV were among her clients. Shakira has also directed external and internal communications for two international accounting firms and an international waste-to-energy sustainable waste management company. 

She has been a featured thought leader in NJBIZ; American Express Open Forum; Star Ledger; PR Week; Brandweek; Institutional Investor; Smart Money, and Association Leadership, among others. In addition, Shakira is national professional speaker who is tapped to speak for National Association of Government Communicators, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), America’s Small Business Development Center National Conference, Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center, Syracuse University, University of Nebraska, Newark Department of Education, National Association of Women in Construction, The College of New Jersey, University of Maryland Project Management Institute, American Association of Orthodontists, and many more.

Whether you’re looking to scale your business, streamline operations, or enhance your marketing strategy, Shakira is here to guide you every step of the way. Sign up for a counseling session with Shakira today! Don’t miss out on this invaluable opportunity to accelerate your business growth and achieve your goals.

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