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Inside the July/August 2009 Issue

100 Fastest-Growing Companies, 2009

The economic pillars of the business world have fallen, but HispanicBusiness Magazine's 100 Fastest-Growing companies have figured out that the recession need not be insurmountable. Despite the economic climate, the entrepreneurs behind these businesses continue to grow, posting major gains in revenue during the last five years. ...continue

MicroTech: No. 1 Fastest-Growing Company

Tony Jimenez, a veteran, knows the value of a military education. A former lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, Mr. Jimenez learned self-discipline, how to work smart, and how to motivate others. He also received a business education through the military and invaluable IT training. Mr. Jimenez, now the CEO and founder of Vienna, Va.-based MicroTech, has led his company to an extremely strong performance -- one that's landed it at the top of HispanicBusiness Magazine's 2009 Fastest-Growing Companies list. ...continue

Healthcare Business Booms Amid National Discussion Over Reform

With the healthcare industry at a historic crossroads, Hispanic entrepreneurs in the healthcare business have offered an insightful analysis of what the future may hold for small businesses, the government, and the growing number of people who are without healthcare insurance. ...continue

100 Fastest-Growing Companies 2009: The Complete List

HispanicBusiness Magazine presents its 100 Fastest-Growing Companies 2009 -- the complete list. ...continue

Hewlett-Packard Mini 1151 NR: Ultra-Portable Netbook Takes Web Almost Anywhere

Ultra-portability just got a little more ultra-portable with the Hewlett-Packard Mini 1151 NR. Verizon is the first major carrier in the U.S. to embed an EV-DO chip directly into a computer. In other words, the 1151 NR works a lot like your smartphone when it comes to the Web. It can dial up blazing speeds on Verizon's 3G network just about anywhere. And like a smartphone, Verizon is subsidizing the cost of the machine when you sign up for a one- or two-year commitment. ...continue

Amid Recession, Companies Still Value Supplier Diversity Programs

From retail and automobile to construction and technology, the decline of traditionally strong industries has shaken the economy and rattled the American work force. When companies are squeezed, they sometimes turn to what are perceived as voluntary or bonus programs. In that context, supplier diversity contracts often take a hit. In fact, among the hardest hit during this recessionary economy are the minority-owned suppliers the small businesses that contract with Fortune 500 companies to provide an array of services. ...continue

gdgt: The New Online Home for Gadget Fans

Conceived by its founders as a gadget site where fans could "hang out all day," gdgt combines a sleek interface, gadget database, and social networking-style features to create a forum where the devices are the stars ...continue

Corner Office: Armed For Success

Tony Jimenez, CEO of MicroTech LLC, the Virginia-based information technology company that ranked No. 1 on our annual 100 Fastest-Growing Companies list, is not only the chief executive of this year's fastest-growing Hispanic small business. He is also a symbol of what armed forces veterans can do with their lives after leaving military service. There are 99 other companies on the 100 Fastest-Growing companies list as well -- and all of them share the same performance paradigm as Mr. Jimenez's firm: companies that are fast. ...continue

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