Want to talk about your business, a marketing strategy, or develop a plan to keep you moving forward? Book a 1-on-1 using the form below to reserve and schedule a session during thINCubator Office Hours.

Appointments can be made up to 7 days ahead using the form below. Select the date/time you want to meet and provide us with some context of what you want to cover or what we should prepare. Your time is valuable so let’s make the most of it.

After booking, you’ll receive an email confirmation with all the details. Let’s build something amazing together!


We’re happy to meet with you in person here at thINC or virtually using Skype, Google Hangouts or FaceTime. Please select the desired service below and whether you want to meet virtually or in person.

Intro to thINC (30 min):

If it’s your first time working with thINC – start here. We’ll give you the inside scoop on our services, learn about your needs for your business and see how we can help.

Rapid Fire Update (15 min):

15-minute check-in for your business. Need to pick our brain, provide a progress update or just get some pressing questions answered? This service is for you. *Must be an existing thINC client.

1-on-1 Tactical (1 hr):

Need help in a specific area of your business? Book a solid hour hashing through tasks that need get done or work on goal setting to make progress faster.

1-on-1 Progress Update (45 min):

Have you met with us before? Want accountability? Check in with progress updates and identify anchors in a 45 minute briefing.

Social Media & Design 101 (1 hr):

Don’t know where to start with Social Media or basic design? Book with thINC’s interim mentor, Inesha Briggs, to go over set up, how-to’s, and content strategy.

Leverage your Personal Brand for Success (1 hr):

This is not just for entrepreneurs. Get the low down on how to better position yourself as a professional in-person and online with the assistance of our interim mentor, Inesha Briggs.

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Our Team
Ryan Miller

As long as I can remember, I’ve always had a huge appetite for building things. Well, not things, but ideas. Projects. Networks. Relationships. And now more than ever there is such an opportunity to share ideas, network with fascinating people and work together to produce something great. Long-term goals include using the web to bring together residents of communities to learn, interact, affect policy decisions, and affect change. Expert at taking technical problems and explaining them in plain English to ‘non-techies’. Specialties: Social Media, Web applications, Graphic Design, Web Development, bridge-building, small business marketing

Stacey Smith

A “Jill-of-all-trades” sums me up. Wearing the hat of Founder with my startup, Lilo Life, allows me to relate to your entrepreneurial journey. A few specialties: strategist, great with establishing budgets, an eye for design, and playing devil’s advocate, all in good ways, when it comes to refining an idea or while developing a product. Fueled by empowering others. I get pumped when I can help entrepreneurs break through the stages of fear. Organizing, implementing a process, and breaking down overarching goals into attainable tasks is definitely an area I like to play in as well. If you’re fine-tuning a pitch or need assistance with refining your message, let’s talk. Gallup EP10 Top 4: Selling, Disruptor, Delegator, Knowledge

Interim Mentor(s)
Inesha Briggs
Intern & Interim Mentor

Inesha Briggs is an intern at the thINCubator and our first interim mentor. Inesha has participated in thINCubator programming consistently over the past 2 years and now she’s joined us as an On Point for College intern. She has built a strong personal brand within our community and has demonstrated significant growth within this time. Meet with Inesha for assistance on social media tactics, basic design skills as an aspiring entrepreneur, or to audit your own personal brand.


I’ve always been a creative, a mover, and a shaker. I live by the saying “you have not because you hustle not” and I’m a firm believer that everyone has a skill or talent that they can generate income from. I started my first “side hustle” to generate extra income in 2014. It was called “Home Sweet Home” and offered private house cleaning to residences in Utica and New Hartford. I soon realized I don’t like cleaning houses and I wasn’t very good at it. I was, however, passionate about building relationships with potential customers. Plus, my brand strategy and marketing skills were on-point! That’s when I decided to trash that business and move on to pursue what I could kick butt at: marketing and brand strategy. Today, I have a heart for helping other aspiring entrepreneurs embrace their passions, smash barriers and turn their ideas into a product or service that they can monetize. I’m great at systems development, content marketing, brand design, and teaching you how to leverage your personal brand to build positive PR.