February 2015 Blog Posts (26)

5 tips to get a Nonprofit job now

Here’s some welcome news if you’re eager to find work that blends purpose and a paycheck: 2015 is shaping up as a banner year for hiring at nonprofits.

According to the 2015 Nonprofit Employment Practices survey released today by Nonprofit HR, a human resources consulting firm, 50% of the 362 nonprofits it queried anticipate creating new positions in the coming…


Added by HispanicPro on February 27, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

Hispanic-owned businesses are borrowing less than they did 5 years ago

Hispanics are the dominant minority group in Colorado, but when it comes to small business loans, they are falling significantly behind. In fact, Hispanic-owned businesses are the only group borrowing less money today than they did five years ago.

To understand two of the big reasons why, let’s meet Marjorie Silva. Back when she was still living in central Peru, someone…


Added by HispanicPro on February 27, 2015 at 9:20am — No Comments

Hispanics play large part in beauty spending

Beauty sales at many kinds of stores were sluggish last year. But one consumer segment emerged looking radiant: Hispanics.

The Hispanic market posted more growth across all beauty segments last year than the general population, sometimes dramatically so, according to an analysis released Friday by Nielsen.

Cosmetics purchases were up 7.4 percent among…


Added by HispanicPro on February 26, 2015 at 3:23pm — No Comments

The Globe 87.9 FM Radio WTAA Launch


Added by Lance Robertson on February 24, 2015 at 8:43am — No Comments

U.S. economy being fueled by success of Hispanic-owned business

A cherry-flavored fancy light beer, a café con leche Milk Stout, and an India Pale Ale infused with passion fruit — these are some of the blends concocted in a kitchen in uptown Manhattan and brewed to perfection two-and-a-half hours north of there, in a private manufacturing facility in Bloomfield, Connecticut.

For 29-year-old Juan Camilo, the recipes for his beers are…


Added by HispanicPro on February 22, 2015 at 9:39pm — No Comments

4 ways to market to U.S. Hispanic tourists and their $56B impact

If your firm isn't marketing to Hispanic travelers, you may be missing out on a lot of revenue.

In the U.S., Hispanic travel is growing at a faster rate than the general market, with an economic impact estimated at more than $56 billion annually in leisure travel, according to the National Tour Association.

Hispanics, who see taking vacations as a sign of…


Added by HispanicPro on February 22, 2015 at 9:16pm — No Comments

Number of Latino doctors isn't keeping pace with population

Every day, chronically ill Latino patients stream into Harbor-UCLA Medical Center's family medicine clinic.

Some have neglected their health because they're flummoxed or alienated by the medical system, Dr. Gloria Sanchez believes — in desperate need of care from providers who understand their words and their problems.

"Latino physicians tend to be that…


Added by HispanicPro on February 22, 2015 at 9:06pm — No Comments

5 biggest benefits of professional networking

I never burn bridges. But I try to build them any time it’s possible.

The formula for success is about 20 percent what you know and about 80 percent whom you know. That’s why it’s so important to network and to make the most of the business contacts you come across during your career.

Let’s be honest, if you’re good at what you do, it will show. Your work…


Added by HispanicPro on February 19, 2015 at 11:58am — No Comments

Hispanics more confident about economy

Hispanics' confidence in the economy and their own personal finances increased to a new high in January, according to a survey by the Florida Atlantic University.

An index of consumer optimism among Hispanics across the nation jumped to 101 last month, up from 87.4 in December, the highest level since FAU's Business and Economics Polling Initiative started the…


Added by HispanicPro on February 19, 2015 at 11:35am — No Comments

SVL's Inaugural Inspire Higher Tour 2015

Silicon Valley Latino takes a proactive approach to engaging, empowering and inspiring Latino high school students while also addressing the lack of diversity in tech issue.

As is stated in the company’s vision statement, Silicon Valley Latino is committed to engaging, educating and inspiring the new generation of Latino heroes. With this commitment in mind,…


Added by HispanicPro on February 18, 2015 at 10:19pm — No Comments

Tech Program Helps Put Latinos On A Path To Silicon Valley

About an hour south of Silicon Valley in a classroom at Hartnell Community College, Daniel Diaz and Brian De Anda stand at a whiteboard mapping out ideas on how to reduce the size of a mobile app their team is building.

This isn't a class, and the app they're building an informational guide for a drug rehab center isn't even a school project. But this is what it…


Added by HispanicPro on February 16, 2015 at 8:57pm — No Comments

7 Key Etiquette Tips for Your Job Search

Recently, a Comcast employee infamously gave the company a black eye by changing a customer’s name from Ricardo to “A--hole” on his account. The story of this uncouth behavior was verified and then went viral.

No matter how many public apologies the company’s executives made for the rogue employee’s action, their carefully crafted brand suffered in the public’s…


Added by HispanicPro on February 16, 2015 at 8:43pm — No Comments

Hispanic Millennials And Financial Services

Historically, financial service companies have been slow to focus on the burgeoning U.S. Hispanic market. While certain sub-categories, namely money transfer services, check cashing and mortgage providers have aggressively pursued Hispanics, most efforts have been focused on the “unbanked” — an unsophisticated and relatively small segment of unacculturated Hispanic…


Added by HispanicPro on February 16, 2015 at 8:19pm — No Comments

8 Networking Tips for Extroverts

Extroverts thrive on the energy they gain from interacting with other people. With their ease in approaching new contacts and their outgoing ways, extroverts may seem like the ultimate networkers. While they do enjoy some distinct advantages in making connections, their gregarious nature can also work against them. An extrovert can either come across as interested,…


Added by HispanicPro on February 12, 2015 at 1:16pm — No Comments

Hispanic business owners turning to social media

Latinos are taking over the small business world, according to a 2014 report by the Partnership for a New American Economy.

The study states between 1990 and 2013, the number of Hispanic entrepreneurs in the U.S. more than tripled, going from about 321,000 to 1.4 million.

But when it comes to online, fewer Hispanics are starting up businesses compared to…


Added by HispanicPro on February 12, 2015 at 12:41pm — No Comments

Graduate Education Programs Lead in Attracting Latinos

Not all college students will go to graduate school, but the percentage of Hispanics who get a master's degree is especially low.

Only 7 percent of all master's degrees earned in 2012 were awarded to Latinos, according to a recent report from Excelencia in Education, a nonprofit organization that studies how Latinos perform and advance in school.



Added by HispanicPro on February 12, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

How women can break into tech

The time is ripe for aspiring female programmers and developers to make their mark in a male-dominated industry, says Michael Choi, founder and chief instructor of Coding Dojo.

It’s hardly news that the tech industry has a gender gap issue. While women were once the pioneers of computer science, their ranks have fallen since, even as the ubiquity of computing…


Added by HispanicPro on February 10, 2015 at 9:40am — No Comments

Hispanics help make the US exceptional

Juan Hernandez knows how to straddle Mexico and the U.S., and their two cultures.

The son of a Mexican father and a Texan mother, the keynote speaker at Saturday's sixth annual gala of the Greater Quad Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce shared tips on how both sides can more fully enrich an already diverse American melting pot.

"I believe this is an…


Added by HispanicPro on February 10, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

Big Marketing Potential in Hispanics' Mobile Consumption

Dialing up on mobile marketing would likely behoove Hispanic-targeting brands, according to a new study from PricewaterhouseCoopers.

PwC’s new “Mi Móvil: Hispanic Consumers Embrace Mobile Technology” report polled 500 Hispanic and 500 non-Hispanic consumers in the U.S. While the mobile habits between the two demographics match up across a variety of different…


Added by HispanicPro on February 10, 2015 at 9:21am — No Comments

Read biographies and news of feature guests for the 2015 Winter Networking Soiree this Wednesday

Anabel Monge, News Anchor, Telemundo Chicago

Anabel joined Telemundo Chicago in September 2014; previously Monge worked in San Antonio as a weekday and weekend news anchor and a general assignment reporter from 2008 to 2013. Prior to this, she worked in Sacramento as a general assignment reporter from 2007 to…


Added by HispanicPro on February 9, 2015 at 5:04pm — No Comments

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