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Your Business is our Business.  Book your business consulting session today!

Who We Are

"We are dedicated to your success"

Andrea Carter, BS., MS., Doctoral Candidate, is a consultant, speaker, and best-selling author.  Her consulting firm, The Village Initiative, LLC, provides actionable results, creates innovative solutions to today's concerns, and develops cutting-edge services to new spaces.  In the Village, it's not about income, but it is about outcome.  We are only as successful as our clients. 

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Why Choose Us

Actionable Strategies

We help you answer the difficult questions:  How do customers see us?  What must we do to become better?  How do we look to potential investors?  What do we excel at?  How can we continue to improve and create value?


Relationships over Revenue

Innovative Solutions

Babe Ruth once said, "Yesterday's home runs don't win today's games."  What you did in business yesterday is not enough to take you to the next level.  One must level up.  We help our clients progress to the next level by providing innovative solutions to their current challenges.

Improve the Client's Condition

In business, we are confronted with massive change consistently.  We understand the quality of our client's business depends on what we as consultants help them do to improve their condition. We add another experienced brain to the team. We provide intellectual property, advice, best practices, knowledge, and expertise.

Business Advisory Services 

Whether you are a small entity or large corporation or deciding to start your own business, The Village Initiative can assist you.  There is no feat too small or problem too large.  We deliver solutions for our clients no matter the challenge

"Your Success Matters to Us"

Purpose Driven

We must be purpose-driven in order to succeed in business.  The purpose is the "why."  We help our clients focus on the "why" in order to make a difference in their "village."  Purposeful business is about knowing why you are in business. 

Education Consulting

We offer solutions and connect with students, teachers, and schools to increase chances for student success through curriculum development and school policies.  


Federal Government Contracting Package

Business Basics

Tax-Exempt 501 (C) 3

Board Packet


Partnership Agreement

Business Types

Starting Your Business Shouldn't Be a Chore, Leave it to the Experts

Be Your Own Boss Business Formation Packages (includes EIN, Dun & Bradstreet Number & one-hour business consulting) - starts $225 + state or federal filing fees

LLC - It is a business structure that can combine the pass-through taxation of a partnership or sole proprietorship with the limited liability of a corporation.

Corporation (S or C) - We will help you set it up the best way that suits your needs.

Nonprofit/Tax Exempt - A nonprofit organization is a business that has been granted tax-exempt status by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) because it furthers a social cause and provides a public benefit.

Sole Proprietor - A sole proprietorship, also known as the sole trader, individual entrepreneurship, or proprietorship, is a type of enterprise that is owned and run by one person and in which there is no legal distinction between the owner and the business entity.

DBA - means “doing business as” and is required for businesses operating under a name other than their legal name. Filing for a DBA allows you to do business under a name other than yours or the name under which your business is legally registered.

Book an Appointment

You focus on what you do best and let us do the rest.   We don't try to reinvent the wheel, we make it better through innovation and high-quality products and services. 

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