A new survey commissioned by UPS Business Monitor
shows surprising optimism among America's small business owners. In contrast, executives contacted by HispanicBusiness.com offered starkly opposing assessments of the short-term economic outlook for small businesses and expressed surprise at the survey's optimism.
Education executive and preschool advocate Celia Ayala has been appointed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to the California Early Learning Quality Improvement System Advisory Committee.
Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is rapidly gaining popularity in the U.S., particularly, it seems, among Hispanics. A newly launched MMA league, the Bellator Fighting Championships, trying to capitalize on this trend, betting that the largest growing demographic in the U.S. will continue to be intrigued by the action-packed sport. A deal with ESPN Deportes and a stable of Hispanic fighters are only part of the company's plan.
Staying a step ahead of those who wish to do harm through computers is a tough business. Enabling business networks and home PCs to fend them off is Juan Santana's business. As the CEO of Panda Security -- a Spanish firm that's attempting to grow its business worldwide -- Mr. Santana has to contend not only with viruses, hacking, and malware, but with bigger security companies, like Symantec or McAfee, and, perhaps more notably, the misinformation that most computer users operate under.