Financial literacy, social media branding and being a minority leader are a few of the topics that will be covered during a free business summit from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 1 at UCA Downtown.

Local activist Jimmy Warren organized the event, which will feature guest speakers Candice Barnes, Tenecia Roundtree, Brandon Campbell, Sherita Herring, Korey and Jamille Thomas, LaShanta Johnson, Miguel Lopez, Lydia Page, attorney Jackie Wright and a legislative update from Rep. Spencer Hawks.

“I think minorities are in a unique position when it comes to having access to information, either from not knowing where to get it or not being introduced to the proper steps,” Warren said. “For many, at least in my surrounding, we’re the first generation of entrepreneurs so we’re learning how to do this on the fly.”

Warren said Hustle & Motivate: A Minority Business Summit is a continuation of culturally-inclusive events he hosted.

“Minority and small business owners face many obstacles and challenges while operating,” Warren said. “[The summit] delivers resources, tips and knowledge to increase their business acumen and image.”

The conference will include a light breakfast and lunch.

Warren said he was grateful to sponsors Log Cabin Democrat, First Community Bank, Simmons First Bank, Conway Regional Health System and the University of Central Arkansas Black Alumni Chapter for helping make the summit possible.

He said the name comes from the song “Hustle and Motivate” by the late Nipsey Hustle.

“The song is just about the continuation of following your purpose — just the pure dedication and determination to achieving your goals and then reaching back to motivate others,” Warren said. “That’s exactly what I intend to do.”

The purpose of the summit, he said, is to have the guest speakers deliver key information on topics that are relevant to the audience. There is no fee but attendees are asked to register.

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