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Scams and Small Businesses

Fraud insights, recommendations and actions for small business owners. Recently two members of my immediate family have been scammed.  With one, the results were devastating; with the other, we caught it in time. Both members…
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Invest in What Matters

Why would you separate your investments from your values? Editor's note: Fernando Valenzuela award winning educator and investor shares his personal views and thought leadership insights on the high rate of return in
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Castro, Latinos Make DNC History

That Democrats are courting the Hispanic vote was evident at the 2012 DNC this month Editor’s note: We recently highlighted an article entitled Both Parties Claim the Diversity Mantle by Israel Ortega outlining…
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Courting the Latino Vote

Romney taps Barreto to co-chair Hispanic Steering Committee Small Business Administration's Hector Barreto (R) gets a closer look at metal rods used in tire alignment equipment from Jack Schaffner (L), president of Schaffner…
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Romney’s Latino Problem

The Republican frontrunner just stomped on the one non-negotiable issue. Latino-Americans are a diverse lot politically, and nobody can take their vote for granted. But Mitt Romney, the current frontrunner for the Republican presidential…
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Doing Business In Kenya

Big-city amenities and wild countryside beckon Along the coast of the Indian Ocean, Kenya is one of Africa’s largest hubs for international business. Its three largest cities—Nairobi, Mombasa, and Kisumu—offer a…
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The GOP’s Latino Strategy

A game plan from the editor of Heritage Libertad(Editor’s Note: From time to time, LatinBusinessToday.com presents views from across the political spectrum on issues of vital interest to business people. Below, how the GOP can reach out to…
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There’s Light Ahead

Or Maybe The Tunnel’s Getting Shorter Holiday greetings, small business owner! Are you feeling a little lift of the spirits, a bit of holiday cheer, even a ray of hope for the future? Well, it's not sugar overload from the
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Bootcamp for Business

These programs help America’s vets get a new start as entrepreneurs. After months or years abroad in Iraq, America’s soldiers are returning home. For those re-entering civilian life, there’s a choice to be made. And if they’re like
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Wooing The Latino Voter

Wealth, Immigration, Faith and FamilyAs the largest ethnic group in America, Latino-Americans have become a force to be reckoned with politically.According to a Pew Research Center study, 56% of registered voters who identified themselves…
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The Latino Agenda

The 2012 Hispanic Voice Town Hall Tour kicks off Jan. 11, 2012Do Latinos, as a group, have an agenda? Maybe not yet, but they’ll create one in a series of public meetings called the 2012 Hispanic Voice Town Hall Tour. It kicks off Jan. 11,…
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The Right Startup

Startup America Helps Entrepreneurs Get Off On The Right Foot Maxine Gomez, CFO of Pompano Beach, Florida-based Swipes Inc., is on a roll. Making a two-minute "elevator pitch" to a half-dozen corporate executives and…
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Viewpoint: Red Tape Hurts

Editor’s Note: From time to time, LatinBusinessToday will present views from across the political spectrum on issues of vital interest to business people. Below, a perspective on government regulation’s impact. Runaway…
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US Senators and Small Businesses

Here’s a look at the current members of the Senate, and what initiatives they have proposed or sponsored that have an impact on business.ArizonaJohn McCain - RepulicanIncumbent since: 1/6/1987SMB Policies/Laws Passed: Proposed the Lexington…
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