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New Virtual Discussion Series Talks Small Business Solutions [Video]

Navigating Business Success Through the Pandemic, Session one: Ensuring Liquidity Amid an Unstable Economic Landscape Popular Bank’s Manuel Chinea and Latin Biz Today’s Eli Mendoza...

‘Nuestra Historia’ – Exploring the Latino Contribution to American History [Video]

Danny Vargas and Estuardo Rodriguez speak to the future of a new National Museum of the American Latino. Editor's note: Mr Vargas is board Chair President...

Is COVID-19 Changing How We View Our Homes?

It will be a while before we can say with certainty how the real estate industry has changed.   As the COVID-19 pandemic has forced Americans...

The Green Supply Chain Tsunami

Corporate America is embarking on the decarbonization of its companies and products. In a July 21, 2020 press release, Apple has committed to being...

Can Your Business Benefit from COVID 19?

Are you ready to be pro-active?   The pandemic is the HOT topic, but some businesses can benefit from this HOT topic by combining creativity with...

The Realities of Corporate Social Responsibility

Over the last two decades, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has become a business priority. Some companies have wide-ranging goals, while others contribute directly to...

A Change Is Gonna Come

A sea change is happening at our national cash registers. Customers are moving past their practice of rewarding a company for doing good. Now...

Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida

Building Girl Scout Leaders Featured Company: Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida Executive:  Lisa Johnson, Chief Executive Officer Business Address: 6944 Lake Worth Road, Lake Worth, FL 33467   Girl...

Memorial Day Is About Giving Thanks to Those Who Served and Sacrificed

Memorial Day is not about the first day of summer, barbeques, picnics and the beach. It’s about the sacrifice. Here's a quick primer on Memorial...

How to Be an Authentic Multicultural Professional

I encourage young professionals to view their multicultural perspectives as an asset.   I grew up in Argentina, so you could say that I am Argentinian....

Giving Tuesday

A Global Generosity Movement GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. We're...

Reflections from Quarantine in Cuba

Have you considered what your last thought before bed and your first thought when you awake is these days?  The imperious sensation of needing...

We’ve been lighting it up blue in April for Autism Awareness Month! [Video]

Their unique niche focus is on aiding young adults make the transition from high school to post-secondary education and gaining jobs. In recognition of April...

Mask Etiquette and Ingenuity in the New Normal

Masks have a long history of protecting people from the spread of disease.   During the Black Plague in the 1600s, doctors wore a hollow beak-like...

Be Ingenious!

So, “What makes you ingenious?”   I’ve been fascinated by the word “ingenious” for some time now, because it describes a quality that applies to every...

Earth Day 2020 Path To Clear Skies Plus Economic Growth

On Earth Day 2020, due to self-isolating public policies, we see what our environment would look like if the world shifted from fossil fuels...

Everyday People, Make the World Go Round – Meet Angeles Valenciano, CEO, National Diversity Council

Everyday People, Make the World Go Round - Meet Angeles Valenciano   Name: Angeles Valenciano Title: Chief Executive Officer Company: The National Diversity Council Major City Where You Work:...

After the Crisis: Coronavirus Impact on Green Business Best Practices

Here are three green trends that will reshape the post-Coronavirus economy.   This third of the there part series addresses the sustainability as related to post...

Organizations that Make a Difference – Covenant House Florida

Organizations that Make a Difference - Covenant House Florida   Organization: Covenant House Florida Executive: Reneé Trincanello, Chief Executive Officer Address: 733 Breakers Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 Website:...

Ingenious Thinking for a Post Pandemic World

There will be no return to “normal” after the Covid-19 pandemic. Ever.   People, shaking their heads, are saying “things are gonna be different.” Well, some...

Brace Yourself for the Coronavirus Shock Wave Impact

Disruptive change is the new norm, here are three examples. This is part two of this three-part article series quantifying a Coronavirus Shock Wave. Catch...

Everyday People, Make the World Go Round – Meet Maria Hernandez

Everyday People, Make the World Go Round - Meet Maria Hernandez Name: Maria Hernandez Title: Chief Program Officer Company: United Way Broward County Major City Where You Work:...

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...

Everyday People, Make the World Go Round – Sheena Eizmendiz

“Everyday People, Make the World Go Round” Spotlight: Name: Sheena Eizmendiz Title: Coach / Speaker / Author Major City Where You Work: Miami City Where You Live: Miami Please,...

Everyday People, Make the World Go Round – Elizabeth Figueroa [Video]

Typically this time of the year is what we all refer to as “tax season” and everyone is in a mad scramble to get...

Everyday People, Make the World Go Round – Myra Martinez

“Everyday People, Make the World Go Round” Spotlight: Name: Myra Martinez Title: Founder Company: R STARS Project Major City Where You Work: Miami City Where You Live: North Bay...

An Evening With Multifaceted Judy Goss On “What Women Want” [Video]- Part 3

Judy Goss chats with Latin Biz Today’s Tina Trevino, part three of a three part series on work, life culture. We continue our conversation with...

Grammy Nominated Guitarist Romero on Coping [Video]

Challenging times require inspirational thoughts.   Comforting thoughts from Grammy nominated guitarist, composer & producer, Romero on coping through these challenging times. Romero has composed original...

Everyday People, Make the World Go Round – Rebeca Torres-Maysonet

Latin Business Today is featuring individuals at all levels contributing to our economy and the world.   “Everyday People, Make the World Go Round” Spotlight: Name: Rebeca...

Everyday People, Make the World Go Round Spotlight – Noel Lacayo

Latin Business Today is featuring individuals in the workplace that make a difference at all levels. With an IT career spanning over 20 years, Noel...

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...

Tribeca Grill’s 30th Anniversary Highlights Latinx Colleague Contributions

Tracy Nieporent shares restaurant industry insights on the Coronavirus, Tribeca Grill's 30th anniversary and recognizes two key colleagues, Miguel Cruz, and Angel Hernandez who appear  in front of...

WARNING! Please Include the Hidden Costs of Importation in a Cost of Goods Analysis

Six questions companies should ask themselves when considering importing goods.   In my capacity as a financial advisor to small businesses, I always review historical financial...

When We Practice Corporate Social Responsibility, Everyone Benefits!

If you don’t already have a CSR strategy, now is the time to get started.   In today’s business climate, corporate social responsibility (CSR) is all...

City Climate Action Plans Drive Small Business Opportunities

Three climate action plans being adopted by U.S. cities.   Cities across America are adopting climate action plans. A fear of more regulations and increased costs...

More Contracts for Small Business Owners

Thirteen core words to learn from the country's leading buyer...the U.S. Government.   When we talk about purchasing power, little do we think of the US...

From Gauchos and Malbec to Heels and a Briefcase

One Latina's journey from the Patagonia to living her dreams in the big apple.   Eileen Guzzo was born and raised in Neuquen, a province in...

Michelle Martinez Reyes CMO Talks Challenges of a Work, Life, Culture Balancing Act [Video]

Latin Biz Today host spotlights Greenspoon Marder CMO Michelle Martinez Reyes and talks challenges of work, life, culture. Part 2   Editors note: This is apart...

Spotlight on Michelle Martinez Reyes, Greenspoon Marder’s CMO Talks Diversity [Video]

Michelle Martinez Reyes, chief marketing officer the business benefits of growth and diversity.   Editors note: This is a multi-part video series. Part 1 Diversity business...

U.S. LDC Latino GDP Report, the U.S. Economy and U.S. Businesses

Six key factors regarding LatinX U.S. consumers and employees.   I recently attended a breakfast at the L’Attitude conference in San Diego, CA and had the opportunity...

Who is the Disrupter – Wall Street or Main Street?

Small business owners and Made in America.   In the U.S. small businesses comprise 99.7% of employer companies and 48% of the private workforce. Yet, when...

Turning Spending into Investment Power for Latinx in America

Latinas have a very unique position in the US when it comes to spending power.   According to Catalyst.org, after the Non-Hispanic Whites, Latinos’ $1.7 trillion spending power exceeds...

How Far Have Women Really Come?

One STEP forward and TWO steps back…   As US News reminds us that for as much as women have progressed we clearly still have much...

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;...

Memorial Day Is About Giving Thanks to Those Who Served and Sacrificed

Memorial Day is not about the first day of summer, barbeques, picnics and the beach. It’s about the sacrifice. Here's a quick primer on Memorial...

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Mi Mamá Es Una Brava

She was fierce, unapologetic, unselfish and brava.   Over 21.2 million (all) immigrant women reside in the United States since 2013 with many traveling by foot,...

Federal Agencies and the Impact of Administrators on the Latinx Community

Appointments include the heads of key federal agencies. Editor's note: Latin Business Today shares perspectives from various pints of view, The opinions expressed are solely...

Welcome 2019! Here’s What I Was Thankful for in 2018

Setting new goals for 2019 is also about appreciating the wonderful people, events and experiences in 2018. With 2018 almost a memory behind us, you...

The Devastating Impacts of The Government Shutdown on Small Businesses Are Sequential

Small business owners and start-ups the engine of the U.S. economy are taking a hit. I am disappointed that journalists and news commentators have not...

Competition and the Importance of Anti-Trust Laws for Americans- Part 2

Are Our Favorite Digital Platforms Guilty Of Monopoly Behavior and What Anti-Trust Actions Means To You and Our Economy

Competition and the Importance of Anti-Trust Laws for Americans

These types of price increases have stirred legal and economic academia to question why existing anti-trust laws are not being enforced when there appears to be evidence of monopolistic or oligopolistic pricing behaviors?

U.S. Small Business Owners and Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation

The most significant changes brought about by the European Union’s very recent implementation of its General Data Protection Regulation which purports to dramatically empower users to control the use, processing and transfer of their personal data.

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...

March 8th Is Women’s Day, Here’s Why It’s Everyday

Everyday is Women's Day with ongoing progress and contributions in every facet of life.   The first Women’s Day was observed in New York City on...

Care Force One Travelogues

Small business owners and their workers’ rights finding an affordable care solution.   Photo above courtesy of "Care Force One" producers: The vintage 1967 Mercury station wagon...

Industry Stalwarts for Net Neutrality- Part 2

The regulatory fight over net neutrality is not yet over.     Editor's note: This is part two of a two part series. Part one was entitled Net...

Net Neutrality: A Primer for Living with the Change

Net neutrality is the concept that broadband providers should remain impartial to both content and content provider.   Editor's note: This is part one of a...

The Changing Foreign Worker Landscape, Part 3

Small business owners will have limit candidates pools for specific skill sets.   On December 14, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released its Regulatory Agenda...

Takeaways From the Association of National Advertisers Multicultural Conference

Latino small business owners will make a huge difference in the American economy going forward.      I had the great honor of representing Latin Business Today...

Eco Sustainable Fashion Designers of Latin America

Legendary, Spanish fashion designer Agatha Ruiz de la Prada discussing her approach to eco-sustainable fashion.       The word that is becoming more prevalent and relevant in our...

What a Solar Puerto Rico Could Do for America

Out of Hurricane Maria’s tragedy, a solar door of opportunity has opened.   Puerto Rico’s hurricane crisis has destroyed their grid. What if Puerto Rico’s businesses...

Retro-Acculturation for Both Personal and Business Growth

Retro-Acculturation is assimilating and then re-discovering the culture of their forerunners.   Many people assume that acculturation is a one-way ticket to cultural oblivion – that is, that...

Acculturation for Fun and Profit 

How Latino small business owners can acculturate without losing their souls.   A good place for Latino small business owners to begin is to identify the cultural difference between acculturation and assimilation. What...

Latino Research Business Owner Insights on Intra- Hispanic Acculturation

Five "Intra-Hispanic acculturation factors to help your Latino business grow.     Long ago I came up with this term for the phenomenon of Latinos adjusting to other Latino cultures they...

What Small Business Owners Need to Know About International Trade and Sales

In simple terms what Law Applies to Sales of Goods Transactions?    The cross-border sale of goods is one of the most common types of international...

U.S. Immigration Update: Who Has Arrived May Surprise You

Highlights of immigration trends by government, prominent organizations and think tanks.   The U.S. Census, Center for Immigration Studies, MPI Migration Policy Institute, PEW Research Center weighs in with key...

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,...

Watch for Smooth Sailing and Rough Waters in Key Industries

Entrepreneurs should consider businesses which will have strong market demand.      If you are considering a new entrepreneurial venture in the near future you should consider which...

How Small Businesses Respond to Uncertainties

Financial consultant finds clients reluctant to plan in an uncertain climate.   Pending changes in tariffs, taxes, regulations that may be imposed immediately or within the...

Cuba- Perspectives and Realities, From a Cuban American Attorney

A look at the challenges of small business in Cuba.   Editor's note: As the U.S. begins to look at relations with Cuba, a Cuban American...

Latino Small Business Owners, Be Positive and Stay the Course

In uncertain times Latino small business owners need perspective.   Editor’s note: We live and work in the best country in the world wiith diverse ideas and...

Cuban-American Attorney Weighs In on US-Cuban Immigration

What's the back story? What's Next? What's assured is this Cuba discussion will surely continue over the next four years.   Many have heard the recent change in immigration policy...

Investment Diversification Should Include Diversity in Investments

Inclusivity is good Latino small business and all businesses.   Inclusivity is good business There are persistent gaps in capital formation for high growth small businesses in...

Small Business and Global Growth- The BRICS Are Crumbling

The emerging markets, including BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) are suffering.   On Nov 8, 2016 when Donald Trump was elected president of the United...

Will Cuban Culture Reclaim Its Place At the Heart of Our America?

Cuba and education...an educator's perspective.   “When you use the trombone, you can say whatever you want. Now with words, you need to be really careful” An...

Seven Business Challenges In A Divided America

Ramifications for business operations, brands and for winning customers.   Editor's note: This piece represents the position of the author. Latin Business Today continues to share the spectrum of insights from...

Franco’s Spain…or Roll the Dice on Cuba or Russia

How a grandfather's love of country ended up being the best choice- not knowing what was to become of Cuba       Photo above: Jaime "Jim" Hernandez's...

What Will the Death of Castro Mean To Future US Relations?

What could it mean to the US economy? 3 Possibilities On Lifting of the Embargo.   This is an emotional time for Cubans on both sides of...

Castro Forced Many to Live a Life In Exile- What’s Next for Cuba?

Marcelo Salup shares family photos and personal insights on what's next for Cuba.   So, Fidel Died. I left Cuba when I was four. I honestly don’t have any...

What Will a Trump Presidency Mean for Latino Business Owners?

The Latino business community has grown during one of the worst economic recessions in modern history...what's next?                           Editor's note: Israel Ortega...

A Tale of Latino Progress and Television Production [Video]

Latino progress is a mirror of the segments many of the Latino population.   On Sunday, October 23, I had the pleasure of appearing on Tiempo, a...

Are Hispanics Making Economic Progress?

Carola Bracco Latin Business Today advisory board member discusses Hispanic progress on ABC's Tiempo   White House Report on the economic progress of the Hispanic community during the...

A Working Mom Latina’s Perspective on Hispanic Heritage Month

 Cultural diversity affords "out of the box" thinking.   I think this year, National Hispanic Heritage Month--which is celebrated from September 15 to October 15--has a significant meaning,...

Fasten Your Seat Belts! The Economic Storm Clouds Are Brewing 

It's time to innovate, for small businesses to do more with less again, and/or find self-funding solutions.   GDP growth in the U.S. and globally over the...

Work, Life Balance, Women Who…”Want it All.”  

The connection between women in the work force, voting, and self-reliance             It’s not uncommon to hear women talk about “wanting it all”.  We want babies, families,...