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Kecia Cousins of Aerobasoul Inc. is a Rockland SBDC Success Story

Aerobasoul Inc.

Kecia Cousins
Aerobasoul Inc.
Rockland SBDC

When Kecia Cousins came to the Rockland SBDC she had just retired from Verizon as a manager. During her first meeting with Advisor Chris Thiesing, their discussion focused on Kecia’s interest in pie baking. But with her in-depth knowledge of technology, grant writing, and administrative management, her skills were highly sought by many friends and acquaintances. Kecia decided to do that work professionally and Aerobasoul Inc. ( was born! She and Chris worked on business plans, bookkeeping, marketing and a price structure that would make sense for her and her clients. Within a few months, Kecia filed for her Woman Owned Business certification in NYC, where she became a consultant for small businesses in NYC, where she is helping many fellow entrepreneurs to file for, and obtain, NYC MWBE certification. While Kecia continues with her own application for state MWBE certification, SBDC has been helping her with technical issues and social media plans including set ups on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Kecia is working with SBDC on CAGE codes, her SAM registration, and her profile on SBDC’s BidLinx program. Kecia has bid successfully on several million dollars in procurement opportunities. She was recently appointed by the City of Peekskill to the Planning Committee for Downtown Revitalization. Asked about her experience with SBDC, Kecia says “Chris, Gillian [Small] and the SBDC team’s technical assistance were key to building, implementing and executing our growth plan to generate revenue opportunities as we re-branded our business, targeting ourselves and our clients for success!”

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