The Coronavirus Shock Wave

America’s first reaction to the Coronavirus was a weird combination of toilet paper panic buying and spring break beach parties. Today we stand on a Coronavirus Shock Wave precipice. Cities like New York and New Orleans are…

Surviving the Coronavirus Pandemic

Business owners and IT executives need to perform a quick business impact analysis (BIA) to identify the company's critical business processes.   Most businesses are unprepared for a pandemic like Covid-19 that could incapacitate 30…

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…

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

7 Top Small Business Disrupters

Like it or not these seven business disrupters will penetrate the business world and become embedded in consumer lifestyle. Since the age of distributed computing, technology advances have disrupted business environments

2014: Technology and the Global Economy

According to the performance of three bellwether technology companies, it's clear the economy hasn't recovered yet, complicating companies' IT initiatives There will be a number of global economic headwinds in 2014 that will mean…

Hispanic Business Owners And Obamacare

Why Obamacare may not be right for some Hispanic business owners. Beyond the disastrous rollout of the Obamacare website, many Hispanic business owners see other problems ahead. These include hiring freezes, lower employee

Topic: The Affordable Care Act

Topic: Internet Tax & Business, what's your view? Israel Ortega, Strategic Initiatives Manager Heritage Foundation & editor of Libertad Jose Sueiro, Principal of MetroDiversity Foundation Inc. [ylwm_vimeo

Sandy-NYC: To Run or Not to Run?

What can business learn about crisis communications from the cancellation of the NYC Marathon? The world watched the U.S. East Coast last week as it braced for the most significant storm of the century - perhaps in…

Candidates Face-Off on Small Business

Presidential campaign leaders tout their candidates’ views on taxes, healthcare and Latino businesses The Small Business Administration estimates that 23 million small businesses are located in the U.S., accounting for 54

Hispanic Business’s New Political Clout

Both political parties are courting the Hispanic vote in the 2012 election The Hispanic population in the United States has become the fastest-growing demographic group, and Hispanic businesses increase Latino affluence

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…

Both Parties Claim the Diversity Mantle

As the presidential campaigns enter the homestretch Hispanic business owners should welcome the debate on commerce, taxes and job growth Editor’s Note: The opinions expressed are those of the writer. Latin Business…

Latin American Investment Increases

Latin America receives major financial investments, but does it work both ways? Latin America FDI Increases 31% to $150 Billion– Are These Investments Being Reciprocated to the US? Despite global economic uncertainty,

6 Steps to Begin Exporting

Get started, SBA primer on exporting Small businesses looking to increase sales and profit, reduce dependence on the domestic market and stabilize seasonal fluctuations should consider exporting. Nearly 96 percent

Will the Market Economy Win in Cuba?

Cuba’s burgeoning market economy represents opportunity for Hispanic businesses and Hispanic entrepreneurs as the U.S. ‘people-to-people’ visa program partially opens the doors to the island nation. In central Havana, murals

2012 America’s Small Business Summit

Registration InformationRegister today and take advantage of Early Bird Pricing!As a member of The Latino Coalition your Individual registration rate is $295.00 (TLC members) a saving of over 50% the normal non-member fee of $525.00 ??This…

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…

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…

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…

The GOP’s Latino Strategy

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

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

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

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

U.S Representatives and Small Businesses

Find out how your representative in the House of Representatives voted on key legislation that has an impact on small and medium businesses.This section will be updated to include key measures before Congress going forward. Today: the Small…

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