Expanding The Power of U.S. Latinos

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THE HILL: SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS: 'TRUMP SPEAKS OUR LANGUAGE.'

Small business owners: ‘Trump speaks our language.’ March 1, 2017 By: Irma Aguirre

When presidential candidate Donald Trump visited my restaurant last October, he asked me and other local business leaders to tell him about the obstacles we faced and what he could do about them if he became president.…

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THE HILL: LATINO ENTREPRENEURS NEED FEDERAL PROTECTION FROM PYRAMID SCHEMES

Latino entrepreneurs need federal protection from pyramid schemes Hispanic entrepreneurs are a powerful engine of growth in the American economy. Their continued success is important not only to the vibrant, growing Hispanic American community, but to the prosperity of the entire nation. Hispanics are the fastest growing ethnic group...

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THE HILL: LATINOS SET TO TOAST TEQUILA TO TRUMP

Latinos set to toast tequila to Trump 1.13.17 By: Hector Barreto Next week, a group of patriots, who happen to be Hispanic, will gather to celebrate the inauguration of President-elect Donald J. Trump. It will be the kind of moment that runs counter to the narratives of the political and the media elite, but to…

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THE HILL: SUPPORT SENSIBLE SAFEGUARDS FOR LATINO SMALL BUSINESSES

Support Sensible Safeguards for Latino Small Businesses June 28, 2016 By: Hector Barreto Hispanic-owned small businesses are the fastest growing segment of small businesses in the United States; in fact, the purchasing power of Latinos will soon surpass $1.3 trillion. As more and more Latinos achieve upward economic mobility, it’s important that…

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FOX NEWS: WILL MILLENNIALS EVER HAVE THE MEANS (OR THE GUTS) TO BECOME ENTREPRENEURS?

Fox News: Will millennials ever have the means (or the guts) to become entrepreneurs? June 14, 2016 By: Hector Barreto

America needs more job creation, which by definition means it needs entrepreneurs. Meanwhile, the rising generation is living with mom and dad. When the Pew Research Center recently announced that…

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FOX BUSINESS: THE SMALL BUSINESS TRUMP BUMP LOOKING GOOD

The Small Business Trump Bump Looking Good When the stock market rallies or plunges, it is often based on human emotion – the optimistic or pessimistic sentiment of the people in business and finance. The recent market “Trump bump” is the latest example of how the business community’s emotional reaction to political news makes an…

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THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: THE CANDIDATES’ MISSING ECONOMIC MESSAGE

The Candidates’ Missing Economic Message Focusing on small businesses could be a big vote-getter, with Hispanics especially. March 10, 2016 By: Hector Barreto The economic engine of America is still its 27 million small businesses. Why aren’t any of the presidential candidates tapping…

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SENATE IMMIGRATION BILL IS PRO BUSINESS

For years now, immigration reform has been a polarizing topic. However, Washington, DC is one step closer to restoring America’s greatness after the Senate’s 68-32 successful vote on S. 744 “Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013”. The promising determination and solid leadership shown by the Gang of Eight on this issue…

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THE HILL: THE LATINO ENTREPRENEURIAL GENE

What an interesting time to be Hispanic in the U.S. While I certainly believe that the best is yet to come for Latinos in this country, I’m candidly not always sure whether we are living in the best of times, or the worst of times, for people with names like mine. On the one hand…

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BAD FOR BUSINESS BILLIONAIRE BILL ACKMAN WILL KILL AMERICAN JOBS WITH ANTI HERBALIFE CRUSADE FOCUS ON BOTTOM LINE

As the economy continues to rebuild, it is now more important than ever to strengthen and empower America’s small businesses, which employ half of all private-sector employees and create two-thirds of new jobs in this country. In order to reach that goal, it is imperative that we pursue policies and initiatives that benefit American business…

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