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Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Connects with Community

Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

This past March, the Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce sent a clear message to the surrounding community. The region’s Latino population has evolved drastically over the last thirty years. That is why the chamber’s CEO and president, Jennifer Rodriguez, decided it was time to reach out to Latino entrepreneurs in its first ever “one-on-one” […]

Partnership Formed to Protect Latino-Owned Businesses from Predatory Lenders

Latino entrepreneurs

Latino entrepreneurs should stop having to depend on seed funding from friends and family and should start being able to access capital like the rest of the small business community. Carlos Medina and Doug Naidus certainly think so, and their respective organizations have partnered to provide Latinos access to the capital they need to start […]

Four Resources for Securing Small Business Loans

Securing Small Business Loans

Where there is a rapidly growing segment of the country’s economy, there will soon be resources that offer small business loans. If that rapidly growing segment happens to be a minority, there will be resources specifically designed to offer small business loans to that group. For example, Hispanics have already been identified by the U.S. […]

Get to Know Your Mercer County Small Business Resources

Mercer County Small Business Resources

Are you a small business owner operating in Mercer County? Are you aware of the resources made available to you by Mercer County? Look no further.Small Business Counseling ProgramMercer County’s chief resource for small businesses is its Small Business Counseling Program. It provides expanded training and technical assistance activities during weekday and evening hours at […]

An Update on the Rise of Latino Entrepreneurship

Latino Entrepreneurship

According to the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative (SLEI), there is so much to learn about the Latino-owned businesses in the United States. Since 2007, Latino-owned businesses grew in number by 46%, which outpaces the growth among all other demographic groups combined. Forty percent of Latino business owners are Millennials. Forty-four percent are female. Between 2007 […]

Five Insights for Hispanic Restaurateurs

Hispanic Restaurateurs

Latino entrepreneurs often face plenty of legal issues when attempting to open a start-up restaurant. However, investing in a restaurant business is an important area of engagement for Hispanic entrepreneurs. Above all other business issues that need to be considered beforehand, the negotiation of a lease takes precedent. How the restaurant can be financed and where […]

Inner-Cities Are the Place to be When it Comes to Small Business

Inner-Cities Are the Place to be When it Comes to Small Business

CEOs surveyed by the national nonprofit group Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) repeatedly cite inner-cities as locations that have been hospitable to their business growth and development, according to ICIC CEO, Steve Grossman. Based in Boston, ICIC issued a report this past October in conjunction with the unveiling of this year’s Inner City […]

The Latino Small Business Boom

latino owned business

According to the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, there are 4.4 million Latino-owned businesses in this country that are responsible for the injection of over $700 billion into the U.S. economy. In the past year alone, the average annual revenue of those businesses spiked by 26.5%, while the number of credit applications jumped 22%. The […]

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