April 2013 Blog Posts (23)

Latinos Are the Engine of Small Business in America

The small business sector of the United States currently employs 60 million Americans full of entrepreneurial spirit, invaluable experiences and encouraging solutions for the expansion and growth of our economy.

Small businesses are the engine of our nation's economic prosperity.

They employ about half of all private sector employees, and they create nearly…

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Added by HispanicPro on April 30, 2013 at 10:40am — No Comments

Nominations are now being accepted for the "Nueva Latina Estrella Award 2013"

As recognition for the role of Latina Women in society, Verizon Wireless has launched the “Nueva Latina Estrella Award” program.  The winners will be revealed during the 9th celebration of “Global Latino Fest”, which will take place on Friday, October 11, 2013.

At this event, which is part of the festivities during Hispanic Heritage Month, Verizon…

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Added by HispanicPro on April 25, 2013 at 10:44am — No Comments

Long an exporter of talent, Latin America is now importing it

The history of Latin American emigration is best told over lunch. Taco and tostada stalls have spread across the United States because 12m Mexicans have settled there. In Madrid, steaks sizzle on parrillas tended by Argentines who fled the economic crisis of the early 2000s. To wash such delicacies down, bars in any big city serve mojitos mixed by Cuban…

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Added by HispanicPro on April 25, 2013 at 9:12am — No Comments

The digital divide is closing for Hispanics

Good news, the digital divide is closing for Hispanics. The Pew Hispanic Center recently published an encouraging report that indicates that the digital divide is shrinking due in large part to rapid Hispanic mobile adoption and strong usage of social networking sites. For marketers, the report should be another clear indication that it is time to get serious about…

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Added by HispanicPro on April 23, 2013 at 12:21pm — No Comments

Harley-Davidson expands demographics

For the fifth straight year, Milwaukee-based Harley-Davidson Inc. was the No. 1 seller of new street motorcycles (all engine sizes) in the United States to young adults ages, 18-34, women, African-Americans and Hispanics, as well as Caucasian men ages 35 plus. The newly available data from Polk shows that Harley-Davidson experienced a double-digit market share gain from…

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Added by HispanicPro on April 23, 2013 at 11:33am — No Comments

Hispanic diners value authenticity and ambiance

Authenticity and a family-friendly atmosphere are key restaurant qualities for Hispanic consumers, according to new research from Chicago-based Technomic, Inc.

Seventy-one per cent of Hispanic consumers said meals at Mexican or other Hispanic restaurants should taste authentic, and 44% said they would pay more for food described as authentic, compared with 21% of…

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Added by HispanicPro on April 23, 2013 at 11:07am — No Comments

Hispanics are key to the housing market recovery

Hispanics are an important factor for the housing market recovery in the U.S., according to a report by the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP).

The "2012 State of the Hispanic Homeownership" report states that in 2012 Hispanics accounted for more than half of new homeowners.

The NAHREP says Hispanics have made progress in…

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Added by HispanicPro on April 17, 2013 at 11:52pm — No Comments

Latinos are the biggest coffee lovers in the nation

Whether it’s served hot or iced, black or con leche, one thing is certain: Latinos love their coffee. And a new study out by the National Coffee Association (NCA) is saying just how much.

According to the NCA’s National Coffee Drinking Trends 2013 market study, Hispanics are leading the way in coffee consumption. A whopping 67 percent of Hispanics said they drank…

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Added by HispanicPro on April 17, 2013 at 11:47pm — No Comments

Latin America is the best place to do business

Cencosud's President Horst Paulmann, gave his view on the current economic situation in Latin America and outlined important facts about the economic development of his holding. "Latin America is the darling of the moment," Paulmann said, noting that the area is the best place in the world to do business.

As part of the Recon Latin America event, the businessman…

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Added by HispanicPro on April 17, 2013 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Latina Leaders: An Untapped Business Asset

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On Monday, April 30th, 2012 the Wall Street Journal published the article:  “More Women are Primed to Land CEO Roles. Based on the their blogs, authors Joann S. Lublin and A. Kelly Eggers have followed this topic for a couple of years,…

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Added by Loida Rosario on April 15, 2013 at 12:54pm — No Comments

New Resources for Latino Business Owners

Latinos are the fastest growing ethnic group in the U.S. and also have experienced the most significant growth among small businesses. In fact, Latino-owned companies comprise 3 million U.S. businesses, and that figure doubles every five years. These companies generate an estimated $500 billion in sales annually. Demographers are predicting that by 2020, there will be…

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Added by HispanicPro on April 15, 2013 at 10:01am — No Comments

Latinitas create their own positive images in media

Ten years ago at the University of Texas, students Laura Donnelly Gonzalez and Alicia Rascon were asked to create media that empowered Latinos.

“Both of us noticed the lack of magazines that were inclusive of young Latinas and presented positive images of young Latinas, so we decided to develop Latinitas Magazine in that class,” Gonzalez says.

Rascon felt…

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Added by HispanicPro on April 11, 2013 at 10:31am — No Comments

Hispanics feel confident with financial future

A recent study shows that, while Hispanic Americans feel more confident about their financial futures than the population in general, they want more financial information and assistance.

A recent study, conducted jointly by New York Life Insurance Co. and market research firm Ipsos Public Affairs, shows 84% of Hispanic adults surveyed expect improvements in their…

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Added by HispanicPro on April 11, 2013 at 10:22am — No Comments

Latino leader gives talk on economics, leadership in the Midwest

It's not always about you.

That's what a national speaker who formerly oversaw civil right programs for the U.S. Department of Labor had to say Wednesday night about economic development, immigration and leadership challenges in the Midwest.

When Roberto Carmona thinks about how far he has come, he remembers that his father didn't sweat for the steel mill…

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Added by HispanicPro on April 11, 2013 at 9:59am — No Comments

Job Opps at Career Fair April 11 at NLEI

The National Latino Education Institute hosts its 2013 Spring Career Fair on Thursday, April 11th at 2011 W. Pershing Road (39th & Damen) in Chicago, from 9:00am – 1:00pm.

The annual event is open to the community and free parking is available.  Job hopefuls are advised to bring several copies of their resumes and dress to impress…

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Added by Frank A. Diaz on April 9, 2013 at 10:38am — No Comments

Hispanics Driving Real Estate Comeback

Hispanic home ownership is skyrocketing, providing an important driver to the rebounding U.S. housing market, according to a new study by the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals.

Hispanics accounted for 355,000, or 51 percent, of the total net increase of 693,000 owner households in the U.S. in 2012, the study found.

From 2000 to…

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Added by HispanicPro on April 8, 2013 at 1:59pm — No Comments

Brazilian Web Conference Examines Social-Networking for Businesses

Business leaders, analysts and consultants gathered at the Web Expo Forum in Sao Paulo to analyze the potential of social-networking sites like Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin to help Brazilian companies increase their efficiency.

Cloud computing, mobility and social-networking sites offer businesses new opportunities for online marketing and evaluating consumers’…

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Added by HispanicPro on April 6, 2013 at 9:14pm — No Comments

More Latinos opening businesses in Houston

Hispanics make up a large section of the population of Houston, and there's a new push to get more Hispanic owned businesses in Texas.

There are already 80,000 Hispanic-owned businesses in our area, and that number is expected to keep rising.

Venezuelan native Escarle Silva owns Alira Spa in Montrose. It's one of Houston's newest Latino-run…

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Added by HispanicPro on April 6, 2013 at 5:14pm — No Comments

Roberto Carmona to speak at the University of Iowa on success tools for the next generation of leaders

On April 9th, leadership development and business strategy consultant Roberto Carmona, President/CEO of the CRIMSON LEADERSHIP GROUP (CRIMSON), will speak on success tools needed by the current and next generation of leaders. He was invited by the Sigma Lambda Gamma Chapter of the University of…

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Added by HispanicPro on April 4, 2013 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Heartland Hispanics Bolstering Local Economies

More than 50 million Latinos live in the United States but not necessarily where we traditionally expect. In the Midwest, Hispanics are not only propping up declining populations, they're helping to bolster local economies.

Antonio Sosa is one example. His parents brought him to the States from Mexico when he was a young boy. In 2007, he became a citizen along…

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Added by HispanicPro on April 4, 2013 at 5:48am — No Comments

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