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6/19/24 – New Opportunities for Business Owners

Spotlight on Changemakers: Jerome Hutchinson

This week, we spotlight Jerome “Hutch” Hutchinson, Founder and Chief Servant Officer at ICABA World Network. Hutchinson is a visionary leader dedicated to building a global network that enhances the careers and businesses of Black professionals and entrepreneurs.

Legacy of Service and Empowerment

Hutch’s dedication to service stems from his parents. His mother founded Clothe-A-Child, a charity providing clothes to indigent children, and his father co-founded the first black-owned bank in Kentucky. These experiences instilled in Hutch a commitment to economic empowerment and community service.

ICABA World Network and Black Professionals Month

At ICABA World Network, Hutch has created an online ecosystem to support Black professionals through key relationships and valuable information sharing. Additionally, he founded Black Professionals Month, celebrated every October, to honor and elevate Black professionals across various industries.

Hutch is more than a business leader; he’s a social impact entrepreneur transforming communities. His work empowers individuals to achieve personal success while contributing to collective prosperity. Hutch’s journey is a testament to the power of connection, collaboration, and service.

Learn more about ICABA World Network

Connect with Hutch on LinkedIn


Boost Engagement with Pushbio’s Missions and Giveaways!

Rewards: Missions and Giveaways

  • Missions: Engage your audience with interactive missions. Set up tasks for your followers, such as following you on various platforms or engaging with your posts. Our platform automates the validation process and rewards users with loyalty points upon mission completion.
  • Giveaways: Host giveaways directly on your bio link page. Our system will automatically select a winner, simplifying the process for you.

Benefits:

  • Increase engagement and grow your social media presence.
  • Reward loyal followers with points they can use to shop in your store.

IOC to Deploy AI to Protect Athletes at Paris Olympics

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will use artificial intelligence (AI) to shield athletes and officials from cyberabuse during the Paris Olympics. With the Games starting on July 26 and expected to generate over half a billion social media engagements, the AI tool will monitor and remove abusive posts in over 35 languages.

This initiative aims to safeguard 15,000 participants from online harassment, demonstrating the IOC’s commitment to athlete well-being amidst global geopolitical tensions. The AI deployment is part of broader efforts to ensure a secure and respectful environment for all competitors, marking a pioneering move in the use of AI at such a scale.

Learn more below!


Opportunities and Resources

Grow Your Food Industry & Packaged Goods Business 

Join LISC and in/tend on June 18th at 1pm EDT for a 1-hour workshop on how to grow your food industry and packaged goods business. We will highlight the 3 stages of launching and growing a successful consumer packaged goods (CPG) product business, covering everything from developing and pricing your product, accounting and taxes, marketing, financing and procurement.  Register

Rewrite your future with Verizon Skill Forward and edX

Verizon Skill Forward provides you with the skills to pave your path to new career opportunities with job-relevant programs from edX, part of Verizon’s goal to make quality education accessible for all. Prepare for in-demand jobs — at zero cost. Build in-demand skills, utilize career resources, and earn certificates that prove your proficiency.  Get Started

Last Chance for this $10k Grant Opportunity 

Sign up for Verizon Small Business Digital Ready, complete any combination of two courses, coaching events, and community events and apply by June 28th. Not only will you be eligible to apply for a $10k grant but you’ll benefit from free access to business courses, live coaching sessions led by industry experts, and insightful resources. Register here

Nominate a Black Professional 

ALL NOMINATIONS – CLOSE JUNE 30, 2024

Annually, the ICABA World Network will make a public call for nominations through individuals, professional organizations, industry publications, media and relevant social networks.

  • Individuals or organizations can make nominations, and self-nominations are also accepted.
  • Individuals or organizations can make multiple nominations.

Nominate

FedEx E-Commerce Learning Lab  

The FedEx E-Commerce Learning Lab is a multi-faceted program designed to help diverse small business owners, primarily women and people of color, who are looking to develop or expand their e-commerce operations as they continue to adapt their business models in the wake of COVID-19. The deadline to apply for this opportunity is July 1st at 5:00pm EDT. Learn more


Podcast: Discover the Best Lead Generation Channels

In this episode of the Lead Gen HQ Podcast, we jump into the world of lead generation channels. From SEO and paid ads to email marketing, social media, podcasting, inbound marketing, and mass media, we explore the pros and cons of each channel. Discover the importance of testing and analyzing to identify the most effective strategies for your business.

Alex shares real-world examples from his own experiences generating leads through courses and podcasts. Whether you’re just starting out or looking to refine your lead generation efforts, this episode offers valuable insights to help you make informed decisions and maximize your results. Tune in and level up your lead gen game!


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Quick Stories

Nvidia Reaches New Heights: Nvidia has become the world’s most valuable company following a surge in its stock price, which pushed the chipmaker’s valuation to an impressive $3.34 trillion, surpassing Microsoft

Social Media Warning Labels Urged: On Monday, the US Surgeon General called for social media sites to implement warning labels to alert teens about potential adverse effects, such as anxiety and depression.3

ScreenGPT: Healthcare startup Color Health is partnering with OpenAI to launch ScreenGPT, a groundbreaking platform that uses GPT technology to screen for cancer and suggest treatments.

Ai4 Conference: Don’t Miss Out! Join us at Ai4, North America’s premier AI industry event, happening from August 12-14 in Las Vegas.5,000+ attendees, 350+ speakers, and 150+ AI exhibitorsNetwork with industry leaders and innovatorsEnjoy daily happy hours, delicious food, after-parties, and morePlus, hear from keynotes like Geoffrey Hinton, the “Godfather of AI”, Andrew Yang, former presidential candidate and bestselling author, Karin Timpone, CMO of MLB, and others! Register now