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The Informant, Volume 4, Issue #37 -- Thursday, September 18, 2003

U.S. Hispanic Consumers in Transition: A Descriptive Guide.

Resources

How to Obtain a DUNS Number

Presently, if one wants to register for SBA Programs (HUBZone, 8(a), SDB, Veteran Owned, etc.) a D-U-N-S Number is required.

Eligibility Criteria for 8(a)

For minority, female and other disadvantaged business owners seeking access to government contracts, the Small Business Administration's 8(a) and Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) programs may be just the right starting point.

How FASA Affects You

What was so significant about FASA to the interests of small businesses? Here are some of the specific changes that this law made:

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6th Annual BOE U.S. Hispanic Economic Summit

The 2003 U.S. Hispanic Economic Summit hosted by the Hispanic Business Magazine Board of Economists (BOE), will be held on October 16, 2003, at the Organization of American States in Washington, D.C.

Latino Media Join Forces

Taking a page from mainstream media outlets that link up for mutual gain, a group of Hispanic newspaper and radio stations has formed a for-profit company to sponsor events in the Latino community.

TAMACC Names El Paso Large Chamber of the Year

While participating in TAMACC's 28th Annual Convention and Business Expo in Fort Worth, the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce was named Large Chamber of the Year.

ESPN Deportes, Fox Sports En Español, Drivers for Digital Penetration Among Urban Hispanics

Data from FOCUS: Latino III, the latest Horowitz Associates study on the U.S. Urban Latino market, show that 24 percent of all urban Hispanics currently subscribe to digital cable service from their cable company.

Latinos' Paradox: Buying Clout Rises, Income Lags

A recent study by the Selig Center for Economic Growth at the University of Georgia found Latinos' buying power is growing nationally at an 8.7 percent annual rate, almost double the rate of non-Latinos.

Bookseller Goes Bilingual

Barnes & Noble is significantly expanding its Spanish-language book sections across the country in a sign that the Hispanic market is proving a bright spot in an otherwise dim year for sales.

Hispanics Seek Their Own Piece of Super Bowl XXXVIII

Hispanic and female contractors don't want to be left on the sidelines during the Super Bowl, so last week they began to organize.

SBA Extends Reach Via Nonbank Lenders

In an effort to increase its loan volume, especially among female and minority owners of small businesses, in February the federal agency launched an initiative designed to make its loans available in more places.

Hispanic Market is Hot Stuff

There has been a running buzz for sometime that the U.S. "Hispanic" market is hot and getting hotter. But what is this so-called Hispanic market? Who is part of it? And what kind of marketing is being used to sell to this actually rather diverse group?

Online Database Links Milwaukee's Small Firms, Contracts

Small and minority-owned businesses in Milwaukee looking to land new contracts will finally be able to use a new Internet database to connect with large corporations and government agencies seeking to do business with them.

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Hispanic Business Magazine's annual ranking of MBA programs offering the best opportunities for Hispanic students, featuring bonus content for online audience.

Web Exclusive: The Hispanic Business 2003 Top 25 Law Schools for Hispanics

Hispanic Business Magazine's annual ranking of law school programs offering the best opportunities for Hispanic students, featuring bonus content for online audience.

Events

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center 30th Annual Small Business Conference and 7th Annual Science Forum

Thursday, September 18, 2003
Martin’s Crosswinds, Greenbelt, MD

HCOC Opens Satellite Office In Huntington Beach, CA

Thursday, September 18, 2003
Union Bank of California - 2nd Fl.

Strategies for Marketing to the Federal Government

Thursday, September 18, 2003
Grant Thornton Building -- 2070 Chain Bridge Road, Vienna, VA

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