Friday, March 22, 2019

Study shows that Immigrant entrepreneurs innovate at higher rate than U.S. citizens

When Sara Itucas was a young girl, she watched her family navigate the perilous and notoriously bureaucratic U.S. immigration system. Itucas and her family came to the U.S. from the Philippines when she was 5, and from a young age she saw how convoluted the immigration process was. “Watching my mom go through the immigration […]

Guest Blogger: Nydia Gutierrez “Hispanic Entrepreneurs Embrace the Mobile Future”

Growing up in a small town in south Texas, our tenacious and resourceful Hispanic business community represented a path toward opportunity and hope for the future. An entrepreneurial spirit flowed through the community as folks opened small businesses–catering, photography, construction–to help make ends meet. Business owners would harness every available resource to maximize their venture’s […]

Guest Blogger: Omar Duque “Hispanic-Owned Businesses in Illinois: Untapped Economic & Job Creation Potential “

It’s no secret that Hispanics contribute significantly to the US economy, but a new report on Hispanic-owned businesses in Illinois shows Hispanic businesses face unique challenges, but have the potential to generate an additional $67 billion in revenues and create 200,000 jobs for Illinois residents. The Report, The State of Hispanic-Owned Businesses in Illinois: Untapped Economic […]

Latino Entrepreneur Honored at “Champions of Change” Ceremony

          John Herrera, a Costa Rica native and co-founder of the Latino Community Credit Union (LCCU) in North Carolina, was honored at the White House “Champions of Change” ceremony on Wednesday among 11 other foreign-born entrepreneurs. The ceremony aimed to focus attention on immigrant innovators and entrepreneurs who play a role […]

Guest Blogger Series: Cristina Caballero “Dialogue on Diversity privacy programs, specifically Data Privacy Colloquium”

Myself, along with a circle of women professionals, entrepreneurs, and state legislators, and partnering with other women of diverse culture and ethnicity, founded the Dialogue in 1990 in the setting of a series of exchange visits by American and Russian women.  Dialogue on Diversity, born out of this notably diverse enterpr ise of a score […]