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The Lost Art of Letter Writing Could Prove a Boon to Business
There was a time when other than speaking to a person face-to-face, the mainstay of communication was writing letters. What has happened to our gift to move others with our words? If you recapture the lost art of letter writing, you will find your personal and business relationships blossom.

This Week, Investors Eye Oil Prices, Spending Data
It was another seesaw week on Wall Street, but it ended with a jolt of good news: a $6-a-barrel tumble in oil. This week, investors will be watching to see if crude extends its drop or bounces back up again.

U.S. Real Estate Crisis Batters Lehman Brothers Shares
As the stocks of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have plummeted, financial shares have taken a beating. But few have suffered as much as Lehman Brothers, the troubled investment bank whose stock plunged more than 10 percent on 11 days of the last quarter.

Spanish Broadcasting System Receives Deficiency Note from NASDAQ; Has 180 Days to Right Ship
Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc.'s common stock closed at less than $1 per share for 30 consecutive business days, prompting a notice of deficiency from the Nasdaq stock market, SBS announced today. The notice, which SBS received Wednesday, Aug. 20, further states that the common stock must remain at or above $1 per share for 10 consecutive business days by Feb. 17, 2009, to maintain the listing of its common stock on the Nasdaq Global Market.

HispanTelligence Research
Hispanic Economy in Transition Cover Art
Hispanics are now the largest ethnic minority in the United States and during the past decade, U.S. Hispanic purchasing power has rapidly increased. This report takes an in depth look at how today's Hispanic Economy is transitioning into an economic power in the U.S. Click here for the executive summary and table of contents!

Hispanic-Owned Businesses: Growth Projections to 2012
The number of Hispanic-owned businesses in the United States is expected to grow 41.8 percent in the next six years to 4.3 million, with total revenues surging 39 percent to more than $539 billion, according to new estimates by HispanTelligence. Spurred by growing entrepreneurial trends and affluence among the nation's largest minority population, the increase is expected to come at a robust rate of 8.5 and 8.7 percent, respectfully, over the next couple years.

Purchase the 2007 Hispanic Business 500 Directory
For more than two decades, the annual Hispanic Business 500 directory has served as a barometer of the U.S. Hispanic economy. A purchase of the 2007 directory provides the top 500 Hispanic-owned companies list in Excel format including: CEO names; company addresses and telephone numbers; e-mail addresses for 375 companies and Web addresses for 430 companies; and company revenue and employees numbers for 2005 and 2006.

From the current issue of Hispanic Business magazine...
Looking for Financing? Five Things You Should Know First
If your business is looking for an injection of capital, you may know exactly what you want when you approach an investment bank or private equity firm. But what about the lender across the table? What does he or she want and expect from you? Knowing that can make the difference between walking out with a signed deal in your pocket and leaving disappointed and empty-handed. Hispanic Business magazine spoke with several investment firms across the country, all of them familiar with funding for today's fast-growing Hispanic market.

The Top 50 Hispanic-Owned Export Companies: The Full List
The full list of top exporters, recently revealed in our July/August issue, follows.

El Paso Firm VEMAC Rides Boom to the Top: Spotlight on This Year's Fastest-Growing Company
We talked with the founder of the top company from this year's Hispanic Business 100 Fastest-Growing list, Venegas Engineering Management and Construction, which is known more by its acronym VEMAC. Oscar Venegas disclosed a few of the secrets to his construction company's surprising success and shared some of what it's like doing business in El Paso, Texas.

The Hispanic Business 100 Fastest-Growing Companies
The full list, recently revealed in our July/August issue, follows.






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