Small Business and Entrepreneur

Prominent Hispanic Families Join U.S. Century Investors

Two of South Florida's most prominent Hispanic families are joining local investors trying to recapitalize U.S. Century Bank: the Navarros, founders of the pharmacy chain, and the Mas brothers of MasTec.


Olga Ramudo, Travel Agency Co-owner, Talks Policy, New Markets

Olga M. Ramudo found her career by going on vacation. She was a stay-at-home mom in the mid-1980s when she and her sister organized a ski trip with a group of about 30 friends. The next year, the crowd grew to 110.


Malik Buys Back Medfusion From Intuit

Steve Malik, the entrepreneur who sold his medical software company Medfusion to Intuit three years ago, has reacquired the business for an undisclosed sum.


New Sources for Startup Funds

Entrepreneurs have a growing number of funding alternatives aimed at letting mom-and-pop venture capitalists back startups.


Latina Empresaria Day Filled with Empowerment

The California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's Latina Empresaria Day highlights women's power.


MBDA Sets Job Creation Record for Minority-owned Businesses

The U.S. Department of Commerce's Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) has released its annual performance report for fiscal year 2012. The data shows that MBDA and its national Business Centers assisted in helping several minority-owned businesses gain over $3.6 billion in contracts and capital. Additionally, nearly 17,000 jobs were created or retained, marking a new record in the agency's 44-year existence.


Startups Find Funding in Unexpected Places

In South Florida, startup and early-stage funding still makes the news -- and there has been a run of it this month.


Father-Son Duo Find Benchmark for Success

Alex Cabaņas never planned to join the family business, but when he realized his outside experience could benefit Benchmark Hospitality International, he gave it a second thought.


Community Engagement Benefits Businesses, Job Seekers

The strength of a community is based on a solid foundation of support and awareness of local needs.


Musk and Bezos Fight Over NASA Launchpad

Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, two of the country's best-known Internet entrepreneurs, are squabbling over the rights to the Kennedy Space Centers' iconic Launch Complex 39A, the pad that launched 82 space shuttle missions.


How to Avoid Mistakes of Running a Nonprofit

Nonprofits feed the poor, shelter the homeless and help the mentally disabled, but the most well-meaning group can be an operational mess.


Teens Plan to Light up El Paso

Alex Renteria, Brandon Mina and Samuel Nava created a project to add environmentally friendly LED lights to most of the buildings in the area while limiting the cost to taxpayers.


Startups Find Funding in Less Conventional Places

In South Florida, startup and early-stage funding still makes the news -- and there has been a run of it this month.


Thousands Gather for Hispanic Chambers Conference

Thousands of Hispanic entrepreneurs and business people from across California are gathering in Oakland this week, aiming to strengthen their growing influence on the state's economy.


Obama to Visit Malaysia, Laud Entrepreneurs

U.S. President Barack Obama is to visit Malaysia in October to address a conference bringing together about 3,000 entrepreneurs from around the world, a Malaysian official said Wednesday.


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Worker Confidence Dips as New Month Begins

The Randstad Employee Confidence Index decreased 3.3 points in January to 52.1, indicating U.S. workers may be feeling uncertain about the job market and economy amid ongoing budget negotiations, which have led to higher payroll taxes for many Americans.


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