Featured Blog Posts – April 2016 Archive (23)

How Hispanic Entrepreneurs Are Beating Expectations and Bolstering the U.S. Economy

The Partnership for a New American Economy and the Latino Donor Collaborative’s new report, “Better Business: How Hispanic Entrepreneurs Are Beating Expectations and Bolstering the U.S. Economy,” shows how the number of Hispanic entrepreneurs in America has grown exponentially over the past two decades, powering the economy during the recent recession. Hispanic immigrants in…


Added by HispanicPro on April 28, 2016 at 7:03am — No Comments

U.S. Hispanics More Likely to Use Smartphones While Driving

U.S. Hispanics are more prone to smartphone distracted driving than the general population, according to AT&T* It Can Wait research. 83% of Hispanics admit to using their smartphones behind the wheel. That compares with 71% of Americans as a whole.

Half of U.S. Hispanics admit they use their smartphones to social network while driving. More than a quarter (28%) snap…


Added by HispanicPro on April 27, 2016 at 8:02pm — No Comments

The Two Most Important Words You Can Say When Networking

Building a valuable network is all about establishing fruitful connections that can provide you with valuable career advice and problem-solving tips—and vice versa.

However, like all good relationships, they need due care and attention. So where to start?

Trim the tree

The main reason people struggle to generate fruitful connections is they…


Added by HispanicPro on April 25, 2016 at 11:09am — No Comments

Meet the Future Buyers of Self-Driving Cars

If self-driving cars were available for purchase today, the most likely buyers would be young, liberal, and Hispanic, according to a Fortune-Morning Consult poll.

The online national poll of 2,001 registered voters, which was conducted last month by Washington, D.C.-based polling firm Morning Consult, pitched questions aimed at assessing awareness and interest in…


Added by HispanicPro on April 25, 2016 at 11:03am — No Comments

Hispanics drive the housing market

"I had my goals clear when I came to this country," said Cruz, who moved to North Jersey from the Dominican Republic five years ago and works as an area manager at a parking company. "I always had my dream to buy my own house."

Last year, that dream became a reality for Cruz when he purchased a two-family home in Garfield, where he now lives with his wife, daughter and…


Added by HispanicPro on April 25, 2016 at 10:56am — No Comments

How To Be Fearless In Your Job Search

It is only natural to be fearful when searching for a job, especially if you are a new graduate. But fear will take you nowhere. As in all aspects of life, fear is not a good element in making a decision.

Even those who need to change jobs are petrified by fear: fear of leaving a comfortable job, fear of starting over and fear of being rejected. Most of these…


Added by HispanicPro on April 21, 2016 at 10:21am — No Comments

Hispanics less likely to seek help for mental health issues

A recent study suggests Hispanics are almost half as likely to seek help for mental illness than any other group.

Experts said in a community like Tucson, where Hispanics are a significant part of the population, that low number is concerning.

KOLD News 13 spoke with one local who's been battling mental health issues for decades. He said the decision to get help…


Added by HispanicPro on April 21, 2016 at 9:50am — No Comments

Why so few Latino-owned businesses get venture capital funding

In the world of venture capital, Latino-owned businesses are rarer than billion dollar unicorns.

Only about 1% of all Latino-owned businesses created between 2007 and 2012 in the U.S. received venture capital or angel investments, according to a report by the Stanford Graduate School of Business that surveyed roughly 1,800 businesses.

One big reason: Very few…


Added by HispanicPro on April 21, 2016 at 9:27am — No Comments

How to Impress a Really Busy Executive

Imagine you are presenting to 1,000 people. The lights come up, and as you leave the stage you are confronted with a dozen or so people from the audience.

Hands thrust out, many asking direct questions about your content. Others are more subtle, and just pass you their cards or say they loved your speech.

You’ve likely attended a speech like this, eager to get a…


Added by HispanicPro on April 19, 2016 at 7:41am — No Comments

Latinos: The force behind small-business growth in America

In a country built by immigrants, numbers represent the strength and ability to move forward both culturally and economically. Such is the case for Latinos, a growing force in the United States currently representing 18 percent of the overall population — a number expected to grow to 30 percent by 2060.

The economic impact Latinos have in the country as a group is…


Added by HispanicPro on April 19, 2016 at 7:35am — No Comments

Hispanics Now Lead Small Business Creation in California

If Republican front-runner Donald Trump succeeds in building his border wall, it may choke off the fastest growing source of new businesses in California.

Research released last week by UC Riverside found that businesses owned by Hispanics are being created at a significantly faster pace than all businesses in the United States, California and the inland Southern…


Added by HispanicPro on April 19, 2016 at 1:28am — No Comments

5 Must-Follow Networking Tips for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

If you were to ask most people who are successful in business or as entrepreneurs one thing they couldn’t have skipped on their way to the top, they’re likely to say networking. It’s through networking that you build those connections that will prove to be invaluable to you throughout your life. Whether you’re networking yourself or a product, it’s not something that’s…


Added by HispanicPro on April 13, 2016 at 11:27pm — No Comments

The top English-language shows with Hispanics

When we talk about shows that are popular among Hispanic viewers, we tend to think of telenovelas and soccer, and for good reason. Those are the top-rated programs on Spanish-language TV.

But Hispanics also watch English-language programming, something that’s sometimes forgotten among advertisers targeting Hispanics.

While the English-language broadcast and cable…


Added by HispanicPro on April 13, 2016 at 11:20pm — No Comments

5 Latinos Forging New Ground and Breaking Barriers

We're all familiar with prominent Latinos who have broken barriers to become national and international household names - from Rita Moreno and Gloria Estefan to JLo and Pitbull. Or think Sonia Sotomayor or Pulitzer prize-winner Junot Díaz.

Here's a small list of Latinos who are breaking barriers in their professions and leaving their mark as they shake things up. They…


Added by HispanicPro on April 13, 2016 at 11:09pm — No Comments

6 tips for nonstop networking

Networking is one of the most important areas small-business owners should focus on in the 21st century.

My definition of networking is actively making professional relationships, developing and maintaining those relationships, and leveraging them for the benefit of all parties.

But before you can develop a relationship, you first have to meet the other person…


Added by HispanicPro on April 11, 2016 at 11:15am — No Comments

US Hispanics have high risk of heart pumping problems

Hispanic and Latino people in the U.S. have a high risk of heart pumping problems that can lead to heart failure, but most who have these disorders don't know it, a recent study suggests.

Researchers examined heart ultrasounds for more than 1,800 Hispanic/latino adults in four U.S. cities and found about half of them had cardiac dysfunction that put them at increased…


Added by HispanicPro on April 11, 2016 at 11:01am — No Comments

Why Talented Black and Hispanic Students Can Go Undiscovered

Public schools are increasingly filled with black and Hispanic students, but the children identified as “gifted” in those schools are overwhelmingly white and Asian.

The numbers are startling. Black third graders are half as likely as whites to be included in programs for the gifted, and the deficit is nearly as large for Hispanics, according to work by two Vanderbilt…


Added by HispanicPro on April 11, 2016 at 10:57am — No Comments

6 Latina run publications you need to start reading

Don’t feel like there are enough online magazines and media sites creating smart, critical and cultural content for Latinas? So did the mujeres behind these publications.

Ahead, find a few Latina-run online mags that are centering the race, gender, class, immigration and LGBTQIA+ stories you care about with language and visuals just for you. Oh, you’re…


Added by HispanicPro on April 7, 2016 at 9:16am — No Comments

Health care industry must adapt to growing Hispanic population

In the next 15 years, the Hispanic population in the United States is expected to grow by 20 million people, a rate of growth that is three times the national average. In Nashville, the Hispanic population in 2010 was 106,257 people, and is expected to grow to 326,609 people in a similar time period.

This makes the U.S. Hispanic population the fastest growing segment of…


Added by HispanicPro on April 7, 2016 at 8:35am — No Comments

9 Brilliant Pieces of Networking Advice for Introverts

For a long time the word “networking” scared me. I thought it meant showing up to conferences and shaking hands with strangers. Here’s what I did to get past the scary word and out in the world making new connections.

1. Start with your friends: Start with the connections you are comfortable with. Meet up with a close past coworker for coffee one morning to check in on…


Added by HispanicPro on April 4, 2016 at 11:57am — No Comments

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