small business


Friday, July 3rd, 2015

Do Latino Neighborhoods Have More to Fear from Gentrification?

*A fascinating read! It turns out that traditional Latino neighborhoods are more prone to gentrification because new white residents are less likely to move into a neighborhood that has a majority of black people. VL By Daniel Cubias, Huffington Post Latino Voices Say you open a small business. You run it for a few years,

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Finalists revealed: VL Innovators Challenge

*Check it out, this is transformative energy. Nine Latin@ project finalists that use tech to change lives and futures. The winners will be awarded $500,000.00 in grants. Look through the list, you may see someone you know....

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

How to Add Ecommerce Capability to Your Pinterest Board

By Jesse Luna, NewsTaco This video tutorial shows you how to add ecommerce capability to your Pinterest Board. To make this happen we will tie our Pinterest pins to a social media friendlyecommerce site, Gumroad. This tutorial focuses on the Pinterest side...

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...

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

When Gentrification Goes Wrong: Chicago Bakery’s Racist Snafu

By Jose Cruz, Last week In less than 48 hours a controversy erupted within the Humbolt Park community of Chicago. Local Bucktown bakery Tipsy Cake owner Naomi Levine’s insensitive comments about the community in a video went...

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...

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

Mexican Immigrants Make Dreams Come Through With Ice Cream

Carlos Flores went from being a doctoral student in Mexico to pushing an ice cream cart to selling shaved ice out of a truck to being the successful owner of two businesses in San Antonio, Texas that...

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Latino Businesses Thrive In Nashville, Tennessee

Tennessee’s Latino population grew more than 134% in the past 10 years, according to the Census, and The Tennessean reports that this has created a unique environment that is particularly friendly to Latino business owners. The Tennessean covered a poll...

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

6 Lessons From Small Business Owners

A good and simple story from The New York Times this week reminds us that being hardworking and enterprising isn’t enough when it comes to owning a small business. You need foresight, good advice, focus and a...

Friday, December 10th, 2010

Govt, Banks Loan Less To Latino-Owned Businesses

The California Reinvestment Coalition recently released a report entitled, “Small Business Access to Credit: The Little Engine That Could” that found from 2007 to 2009 the Small Business Administration severely cut the number of loans made to Latino-...