Since the late 1960's Joe has been consulting and advocating on behalf of the interests of those businesses and organizations located within the inner cities of America. Joe is the former Executive Director of the Interracial Council for Business Organizations (ICBO-Atlanta); the former President of the Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council; President of the Atlanta Business League; Chairman of the Atlanta Downtown Development Authority, owner of several businesses and current Chairman of the Hudson Strategic Group. His more than 40 years experience as a consultant, entrepreneur and advocate is the foundation of someone who has "Been There"! He has assisted thousands of businesses and organizations with their planning and development activities.
His activities along with those of his company the Hudson Strategic Group (HsG) have received numerous honors and recognitions for organization design, growth and development.
In addition to running HsG, Joe has written extensively on small business matters for three award winning publications as a featured columnist for the Atlanta Business Chronicle, The Atlanta Tribune, and the Minority Business News USA and has made presentations as a workshop facilitator all across this country and England. His corporate workshops and seminars have always received the highest marks as being "engaging, entertaining and experientially informative".
He broadened his experience by participating in the Whitehouse Program on Executive Exchange, where he was a “Presidential Exchange Executive”, the International Business Fellow Program, the Department of Defense “Joint Civilian Orientation Conference”, and through business related travel to several African Countries, Japan, South Korea and England. Joe has worked with corporate and governmental executives. He even served at the US Office of Personnel Management as a Special Assistant to the Director, and testified before Congress.
This is Joe Hudson: "My focus is to work with small black businesses and the inner city communities. God has prepared me to help people and I want to help my community. My experience is unique and it has evolved in ways most people don't have a chance to experience. Black businesses and organizations get short changed for a variety of reasons. Some of that has to do with the views of black business-which are generally negative. Those views are also extensions of opinions many have about black people. The only way to change those negative opinions is through education.
My ultimate goal is to promote Inner-city Commerce and its Value to help erect sustainable financial foundations in black communities all over the United States."
Joe says, he has made money and lost money in the process of trying to be the representative God called him to be. This is why, "He Knows What to Do" because he probably did it when he lived it!