February 2016 Blog Posts (25)

Phoenix Is Rapidly Becoming a Top Ecosystem for Hispanic Entrepreneurs

According to the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 2015 DATOS report there are more than three million Hispanic-owned firms in the U.S. with an aggregate revenue of $517.4 billion and Hispanic female firms are growing at a rate of 88 percent.

In Arizona, the number of Hispanic-owned businesses grew 70 percent from 2007 to 2012 with the majority of businesses being…


Added by HispanicPro on February 29, 2016 at 2:27pm — No Comments

Dropbox Gets Serious About Workplace Diversity

It’s 2016, but the issue of workplace diversity is still unresolved – far from it. The World Economic Forum predicts that at current rates, the gender gap won’t close until 2133.

Balance not just in gender, but other aspects including race and sexuality is important to developing thriving societies and more competitive human capital. That’s why it’s really important not…


Added by HispanicPro on February 29, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

America is missing out on a $1.4 trillion Latino business opportunity

America's Latino entrepreneurs are lying in wait -- sitting on a potential $1.4 trillion in revenue boost to the economy. But a series of financial and cultural hurdles are blocking their progress.

That's the finding of a recent report by the Stanford Graduate School of Business that surveyed roughly 1,800 businesses owned by Latinos.

Latino entrepreneurs are…


Added by HispanicPro on February 29, 2016 at 12:26pm — No Comments

7 Ingredients for a Successful Job Search Recipe

A baker recently shared her prize-winning cake recipe. Not surprisingly, it contained quite a few ingredients that needed to be accurately measured and combined in a very specific order. When you don't follow the recipe, unfortunate results will likely ensue.

The same thing goes for job searching. It's about combining the proper amount of several ingredients, in the…


Added by HispanicPro on February 25, 2016 at 1:38pm — No Comments

5 easy ways to Network if you don’t have any work experience

Ask for informational interviews

You have likely heard this phrase multiple times: “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” (In other words, successful people network.) This is great advice for someone with years of experience, but what do you do if you are just entering the working world? Luckily, networking may be easier than you think:

1. Focus your…


Added by HispanicPro on February 25, 2016 at 12:56pm — No Comments

Heart disease remains the No.1 killer of Latinas

February is American Heart Month. Heart disease continues to be the No. 1 killer of Hispanic women in the U.S. In fact, more women die of heart disease than all forms of cancer combined. Unfortunately, the killer is not as easy to see, and may be difficult to identify for Latinas and their families.

¡Help break the barrier of heart disease by making heart healthy…


Added by HispanicPro on February 25, 2016 at 12:49pm — No Comments

Hispanic business owners on the rise in Southwest Florida

In the past decade, Luis and Claudia Velez have opened or bought five Little Caesar's Pizza restaurants in Southwest Florida, started a business center in Golden Gate City, and partnered with a Miami company to provide impact glass windows, doors and walls in Collier County.

Luis Velez and his wife, both from Colombia, say they started the first Little Caesar's…


Added by HispanicPro on February 22, 2016 at 7:21pm — No Comments

Hispanic Millennials: The Forgotten Majority

The 2016 presidential election cycle has already been going on for what feels like two thousand and sixteen years, but scarcely a moment has been spent with the lens and microphone on one of America's most important demographics, young Hispanics.

A recent Pew Poll found that Millennials make up nearly half of all Latino eligible voters. Since the last presidential…


Added by HispanicPro on February 22, 2016 at 6:58pm — No Comments

Most Latinos say speaking Spanish not important to being Hispanic

With two presidential candidates of Hispanic heritage, one of whom admitted to shortcomings when it comes to fluency in Spanish, the question has arisen about the extent to which skill level in the language is a fair measure of just how Hispanic somebody really is.

In a recent debate, Sen. Marco Rubio made reference to Sen. Ted Cruz’s lack of Spanish-speaking skills,…


Added by HispanicPro on February 22, 2016 at 11:29am — No Comments

National Network of Hispanic Mentors in Nursing Unveiled

Building on the success of its campaign Hispanics in Nursing launched in 2015, the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) and Hispanic Communications Network-La Red Hispana announced the second phase of a national bilingual campaign to increase diversity in nursing. This year's campaign includes the launch of public service-style radio messages featuring true stories…


Added by HispanicPro on February 18, 2016 at 11:50am — No Comments

Latinos urge tech companies to step up diversity efforts

Nearly two years after the nation’s largest tech companies started to publish their employee diversity numbers for the first time, Latino insiders in Silicon Valley – America's tech hub – say the industry is not doing enough to ensure its workforce is diverse.

For years, the tech industry guarded its diversity numbers, until public pressure forced companies to reveal…


Added by HispanicPro on February 14, 2016 at 9:26pm — No Comments

Two Latinas at forefront of historic science discovery

One of the biggest discoveries in science was announced Thursday: the detection of gravitational waves from the collision of two black holes, a discovery that confirms many of Albert Einstein's theories about the universe.

At the forefront of this exciting discovery are Gabriela González and France A. Córdova.

"This is the first of many discoveries," said Dr.…


Added by HispanicPro on February 14, 2016 at 9:04pm — No Comments

Study shows Hispanic population boom

The Hispanic population in Idaho is booming and will continue to be a greater percentage of the population in coming years.

That's the conclusion of a new report by the University of Idaho and McClure Center for Public Policy Research.

Currently Hispanics make up 13 % of Idaho's population.70 % were born in the U.S and 79% are U.S. Citizens.

Juan Alvarez,…


Added by HispanicPro on February 14, 2016 at 8:45pm — No Comments

New program gives US Hispanics mobile health tools

The new digital and mobile healthcare program is aimed at a U.S. audience of 54 million Hispanic healthcare users.

A big employee benefits consulting firm and a digital and mobile healthcare technology startup have big mobile plans in mind to help serve Hispanic consumers in the United States.

Mercer LLC, a business unit of risk, insurance and professional…


Added by HispanicPro on February 11, 2016 at 9:10am — No Comments

The rise of the Latino coffeehouse in Los Angeles

When Ulysses Romero opened his first Tierra Mía Coffee in 2008, Los Angeles was on the verge of a specialty coffee boom. Chicago’s Intelligentsia had just moved in the year before, sparking a surge in third-wave coffeehouses. Romero, a business school graduate with an entrepreneurial spirit, noticed an unfilled niche in the market and sensed an opportunity.

“I decided…


Added by HispanicPro on February 11, 2016 at 9:06am — No Comments

Latinas missing from STEM careers and majors

STEM careers are some of the highest-paying and fastest-growing in the U.S., yet women and minorities continue to be underrepresented in majors that lead to careers in these high-demand fields. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, women make up less than 25% of the STEM workforce and have not gained any considerable ground in recent decades, despite increases in the…


Added by HispanicPro on February 11, 2016 at 9:02am — No Comments

The 8 Basic Steps You Need To Nail In Your Job Search

If you’ve recently started looking for a job after years out of practice, you’re probably having that “uh oh” moment where you don’t quite remember where—or how—to begin.

It’s OK, we’ve all been there. So, to help you get over that “I’m feeling so overwhelmed” state, I’m going to refresh your memory on all the basics: from tailoring your resume to writing a cover letter…


Added by HispanicPro on February 8, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

6 Tips To Improve Your Networking

1-Start Simple

Send a LinkedIn message or email, or even pick up the phone to check in with a contact you haven’t spoken with in a while. You’ll hopefully begin to revive the relationship, and perhaps find out about a new campaign they’re working on with which you can help.

2-Get Involved

Look into local Chamber of Commerce…


Added by HispanicPro on February 8, 2016 at 1:43pm — No Comments

Hispanic entrepreneurship could mean $1.4 trillion boost to U.S. economy

The number of Latino-owned businesses has grown nearly 50 times faster than non-Latino-owned businesses, yet Latino businesses lag far behind in revenue compared with those owned by non-Latinos. The result is a $1.4 trillion opportunity for the U.S. economy, according to a new report from the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative.

On Wednesday, the organization…


Added by HispanicPro on February 8, 2016 at 1:18pm — No Comments

Social Networking Etiquette

Social networking isn’t just a part of one’s personal life, it impacts your business life as well. Businesses are deep into the social networking world and individuals need to take care with how their personal social networking can affect them at work. As I sat down to write this column I realized that The Emily Post Institute is a perfect example of how businesses are diving…


Added by HispanicPro on February 5, 2016 at 11:24am — No Comments

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