• Leveraging Our Expertise & Relationships



    Serving clients throughout the country, Legacy Business Advisors provides entrepreneurs and government agencies with social impact strategies through community economic development activities.

    Social Enterprises

    Do Well While Doing Good 
    Building wealth, while enhancing the community and creating jobs.

    Social enterprises seek out Legacy's expertise to grow their organizations. We engage in one-off assignments, on-going coaching, or sustained business development and real estate development projects. Our services include executive coaching, public relations, identifying new business opportunities, identifying public finance options, including, but not limited to, government tax incentives, government grants and direct investments.

    Government Agencies

    Providing Services to Cities, Counties, Regions, and Federal Bodies
    Supporting Economic Development

    We provide a full range of services to government agencies ranging from community relations, including stakeholder mapping and engagement for infrastructure or development projects, to fostering public-private partnerships and funding for public projects, to comprehensive economic development planning. We are able to take on diverse projects of all sizes due to our extensive working relationships with likeminded consultants and firms in strategic communications, urban planning, real estate and community economic development.

    Taneshia Nash Laird, social entrepreneur

    Taneshia Nash Laird



    Full Bio: http://www.linkedin.com/in/taneshia


    Our founder has more than 20 years of experience in strategic communications and business development as well as fifteen years of experience in community economic development including as an appointed public official on the local and state levels. In her career, Taneshia has cultivated hundreds of millions of dollars of economic activity that created thousands of new jobs.


    Taneshia is also

    • An award-winning business leader and community leader, and 
    • A motivational speaker and workshop leader for colleges, universities, corporations and other organizations.

    For media interview inquiries or to book Taneshia as a speaker, visit www.taneshia.com.


    Dunbar Center

    Medical Complex Anchored by a Renal Dialysis and Wellness Center Advancing Healthcare and Economic Development
    Newark, NJ

    The Dunbar Center is unique health care complex focused on serving the needs of a medically under served population in Newark, NJ. When completed, the $25 mm facility will add over 175 new, permanent STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) jobs to the region from its anchor provider of dialysis services. Legacy is leading business strategy and the real estate development of the 75,000 square foot flagship conplex in Newark, NJ.
    Dunbar Center was conceived by Tammeisha Smith when her brother Steven Dunbar developed end stage renal disease (ESRD) in his thirties. African American men in their thirties are the fastest growing ESRD cases.

    KD Dids Inc 

    Made in the South Bronx, Worn Everwhere



    For nearly 40 years, KD Dids, Inc. has been a leader in the knit apparel design and manufacturing industry which produces over 100 billion dollars in sales annually. Initially focused on producing functional premium dance apparel, the brand quickly gained national praise with high demands and top tier partnerships with global industry leaders. By the early 2000s, KD Dance became the US’s leading source for unique knit garments for the dance and professional arts. With its focused knits-only manufacturer position, KD continued to pushed the boundaries of knits with the development of the signature ballet neck top, leg warmers, wrap tops/dresses, faux mesh sweaters and vegetable kashmere which have all been top sellers and featured garments nationwide. KD is an African American owned company founded by former Oakland Ballet dancer David Lee. 

    Newark Performing Arts Corp.

    Revitalizing a Historic Performing Arts Center Via a Lens of Equity and Inclusion

    Newark, NJ


    Whether you preferred classical music (New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, The New York Philharmonic conducted by Leonard Bernstein) or opera (Marian Anderson, Placido Domingo, Jerome Hines), ballet (Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, The New Jersey Ballet Company) or piano virtuosos (Victor Borge, Van Cliburn), rock ‘n roll (The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones) or R&B (Aretha Franklin, The Temptations), gospel (James Cleveland, Kirk Franklin) or songs from the Great American Songbook (Judy Garland, Tony Bennett), anyone and everyone has performed at Newark Symphony Hall.

    And despite the historic facility falling on hard times during the late 20th Century, artists continued to tread the boards of our grand stage, delighting audiences far and wide. In the last 50 years, one could have seen Gladys Knight, The O’Jays, Richard Pryor, Queen Latifah, Dick Gregory, Marilia Mendonca, Vice Ganda, Beverly Sills, Patti LaBelle, Robert Merrill and Leontyne Price command a packed house in that anchor institution of Newark's Lincoln Park neighborhood.

    Rush Arts Philadelphia 

    Revitalizing A Neighborhood Through The Arts

    Philadelphia, PA


    Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation (Rush Arts) is dedicated to providing underserved youth with contemporary art education, and developing and supporting artists, curators, and new audiences.


    Rush was founded in 1995 by three brothers: Danny Simmons, a visual artist and community builder; media mogul Russell Simmons; and Joseph “Rev. Run” Simmons of the legendary hip-hop group Run-DMC. Their goal was to fill the gap that the disenfranchised and people of color faced in both accessing the arts and exhibition opportunities.


    In 2017, Danny Simmons expanded the nonprofit with Rush Arts Philadelphia in the Logan section of the City of Brotherly Love and with the support of Legacy Business Advisors, Danny Simmons has forged a number of partnerships with esteemed Philadelphia arts institutions including the Barnes Foundation, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia Museum of Art and the African American Museum in Philadelphia among others.


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