Building a Business Enterprise


Joshua REID

The Enterprise: Inphlu

Name: Joshua Reid
Hometown: Albany, New York
Cincinnati Town: Mason
His Business: Inphlu

Meet JOSHua

Joshua (Josh) Reid is a visionary entrepreneur who believes that “you should never stop dreaming because if you do, then you are not living.”

Raised in inner-city of Albany, New York by a single mother who juggled three part-time jobs, Josh excelled in academics and sports, as a student-athlete earning his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), and later, a M.S. in Electrical Engineering at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis.

Post-graduate, Josh worked at Emerson Climate Technologies, until in 2015, he decided to combine his business experience and education in electrical engineering with a passion for social media strategy and explore a path of entrepreneurship.

His first company D.R.I.V.E.N (Dreams Require Intense Vision + Endless Navigation) created an after-school curriculum designed to help reduce childhood obesity and infant mortality.The success of Operation DRIVEN lead to additional start-ups including Drivenoptics, a full-service digital and social media marketing agency, headquartered in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio and StudioCincy, a membership rental studio and co-working space.

In late 2018, Josh sought a way for small businesses to have more effective and affordable ways to use social media marketing to increase engagement and reach more customers. Unable to find it, he created Inphlu, an automated social media marketing solution.

Outside of work, Josh believes in giving back. His service includes being an active Big Brothers Big Sisters member, a National Spokesperson for GNC, Cincinnati Rotary Club member, and School of Creative & Performing Arts (SCPA) board member.  

Josh and his wife Dr. Ashley Reid, MD-OB/GYN and Captain in the United States Airforce, reside in Mason, Ohio. Josh and Ashley are recently had their first child in Spring 2020.

“Don’t lose focus. Embrace the uncomfortable. Every great idea came from being uncomfortable. Something was sacrificed for that idea to come into existence.”

Inphlu is a Cincinnati-based minority business enterprise and tech start-up company that provides automated social media marketing solutions for small businesses, nonprofits and individuals. Each month members receive a social media post idea plan tailored specific to their business and industry, plus step-by-step strategies to create high performing ad campaigns.