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Sunday, March 11th, 2012

Startups Exploding In Latin America Due To The Middle Class

By Armando Rayo Today at the SXSWi Panel: Accelerating Killer LatAm Startups, Panelists Pedro Torres Picón, David Weekly, Carolina Rossi and Yang shared some interesting insights on the entrepreneurial trends happening south of the border. Rossi mentioned that one of the reasons for Chile’s momentum is because, as the leading producer of copper in the

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

2.3 Million Latino Business Owners Contribute To The Economy

By Susana Baumann Hispanic business owners play an important role in their communities that need not to be underestimated. Back in January, the Obama Administration announced the consolidation of the Small Business Administration as a larger general agency combined with other government...

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Lawsuits Can Plague Latino Owned Small Businesses

By Lisa Rickard and Hector Barreto Americans often think of lawsuit abuse as a problem associated with larger businesses.  But small businesses bear a large portion of the lawsuit burden in the United States. According to the Small...

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

One Way To Help Latina Entrepreneurs

Brenda Carrera cannot put her finger exactly on what it was that inspired her to become a business owner, but she does say it’s something she’s wanted to do for a long time. To that end, the...

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Eva Longoria Writes About Latina Entrepreneurs

Eva Longoria started her career as a model and actress, but over the past few years she’s become a notable Latino philanthropist and recently said she would be writing her master’s thesis on Latinas. It’s admirable that,...

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Latino Owned Businesses On the Rise In Ohio

Finally, some economic news that’s not depressing: the number of Latino owned businesses in Butler County, Ohio have doubled in the last decade, according to the Middletown Journal. The article references a 2011 study conducted by Hispanic...

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Valet Parking Gets High Tech With Flash Valet

Eliseo Diaz and Juan Rodriguez were just two normal guys — entrepreneurs, mind you, but normal guys nonetheless — who were living out their lives in Austin, Texas earlier this year when an opportunity presented itself to...

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Our Tiempo Creates Arts, Community Space For Latinos Online

What, exactly, do Latinos online want? While that’s a question with many answers, José Cruz and his new arts and entertainment community, Our Tiempo, aims to provide at least one specific answer. Cruz founded the site and...

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Latina Comedian Jesenia Bailey Creates Her Own Showcase

Jesenia Bailey found her way into a career in comedy in the most unlikely way — by doing as everything else first. She’s the co-creator and co-producer of the Latino comedy project Ay Que Funny, a Puerto...

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

New Mexico’s Model For Fomenting Latino Leadership

Last week I found myself eating New Mexican-style pozole with new friends, getting to know artists from the corridor between El Paso and Las Cruces, and reconnecting with colleagues from across Texas, helping me to heal from...

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Latino Artist Creates Own Business Model, Thrives

To chat with Franco Mondini-Ruiz is to be sucked into his world — art museums, New York City, Mexican mothers, San Antonio art society, gay parties, baroque wedding cakes, 18th century aristocracy, Catholicism, pan dulce, his career...