CAREER DEVELOPMENT & ENTREPRENEURSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Future Fit AI
FutureFit AI is a cloud-based software platform that provides businesses with an automated, data-driven way to develop and manage the skills of their workforce. The platform enables employers to quickly identify and assess their workforce, identify gaps in their skills, and develop plans to fill those gaps and build the capacity of their employees. It also provides employers with access to a library of learning resources, including courses, videos, and quizzes, to help employees develop their skills.
With FutureFit AI, employers can analyze the skill gaps of their staff, identify the best ways to fill those gaps, and track the progress of their employees. The platform can be used to create personalized skill development plans for individual employees, as well as to create programs for groups of employees. In addition, the platform provides employers with access to a library of pre-built assessments and analytics tools to help them better understand their workforce and develop effective learning and development strategies. By leveraging the power of data and AI, FutureFit AI provides employers with an automated and cost-effective way to manage the skills of their workforce and ensure they have the right people with the right skills to succeed in their business.
The National Urban League's Entrepreneurship Program helps entrepreneurs start, grow, and sustain their businesses. The program provides resources such as training, mentoring, and capital access to underserved entrepreneurs who may not have access to traditional capital sources. The program also offers a suite of online courses and a network of business experts. The courses cover a range of topics including business planning, marketing, and financial management. The program also connects entrepreneurs to resources they need to start or grow their business such as technical assistance and access to capital. With these resources, the program helps entrepreneurs develop the skills and knowledge they need to be successful.
SMALL BUSINESS SOLVER
Small Business Solver is an online platform for small business owners, entrepreneurs, and freelancers for free. It provides a variety of tools and resources to help people grow their businesses. They offer content, such as articles, videos, webinars, and podcasts, that are designed to help small business owners learn new skills and strategies to navigate the ever-changing business world. They also offer a variety of online courses that cover topics such as financial planning, marketing, sales, customer service, and more. Additionally, they provide a network of mentors and advisers that small business owners can use to help them get the advice and support they need to succeed. Small Business Solver is a great place for small business owners to find the resources they need to start and manage their businesses.
BLACK ECONOMIC ALLIANCE (BEA) ENTREPRENEURS FUND
The BEA's mission is to create more economic opportunities for African Americans through advocacy, education, and support for Black-led businesses. The BEA Entrepreneurs Fund provides capital to early stage, high-growth companies led by Black founders and is committed to investing in businesses that have the potential to create jobs, spur economic growth and generate wealth for the African American community. The Fund is open to businesses of all sizes and stages and offers funding in the form of equity, debt, and convertible notes. The BEA also provides entrepreneurs with resources and connections to help them grow their businesses and scale them to new heights.
SOUTHERN ECONOMIC ADVANCEMENT PROJECT (SEAP)
The Southern Economic Advancement Project offers an online resource that supports local and community development by making information and tools available to help identify and apply for federal grants and funding programs through the Small Business Administration's (SBA) Small Business Development Center (SBDC).
The SBDC provides small businesses with access to Federal funding through the SBA's Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) program. This program provides businesses with access to capital, technical assistance, and other resources. The SBA's Small Business Investment Company program is designed to provide assistance to small businesses with the potential for growth and job creation. The SBIC program offers loans, equity investments, venture capital, and other financing options to qualified small businesses. Additionally, SBICs provide technical assistance and business advice to small businesses to help them succeed.
NAACP STUDENT LOAN FORGIVENESS TOOLKIT
The NAACP's Student Loan Forgiveness Toolkit provides comprehensive information on how to manage, pay off, and even forgive student loan debt. It includes resources for students and their families to better understand the loan repayment process, how to select the right repayment plan, and how to qualify for loan forgiveness. The toolkit also provides information on the different types of loan forgiveness programs available, such as Public Service Loan Forgiveness, Income-Based Repayment, and Teacher Loan Forgiveness. Additionally, the toolkit explains the criteria for each program, how to apply, and other important information. It also contains links to helpful websites and other resources, such as financial aid and loan repayment calculators. The NAACP's Student Loan Forgiveness Toolkit is a great resource for those looking to better understand the student loan process and manage their debt.