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The Informant, Volume 4, Issue #58 -- Wednesday, February 18, 2004

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Franchising Allows Entrepreneurs Some Flexibility

Across the nation, a new franchise business opens its doors every eight minutes of every business day.

Smaller Businesses Can Eliminate Bills with New Tax Break

Seeking to energize the economy last spring, federal lawmakers laid out an enticing smorgasbord of tax breaks for small-business owners who invest in new equipment.

Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Group Aims to Help Hispanic Workers Start Own Businesses

The Women's Business Center, faced with a growing demand from Spanish speakers for business start-up help, plans to begin its first Spanish-language class on March 9.

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Goya Foods President Is Ousted; Son Also Removed in Family Coup

The head of Goya Foods, one of the nation's most widely recognized and successful Hispanic-owned companies, has been ousted as its president after 27 years by his two nephews, his son said Wednesday.

Second-Generation Latinos Struggle

A study released late last year by the Pew Hispanic Center stated that second-generation Latinos, who are children of immigrants from Latin America, have a harder time finding work than their parents' generation.

Small-Business Owners Flock to Get in on Scripps' Arrival

Hundreds of small-business owners packed the Palm Beach County Convention Center Saturday morning to learn how they could be part of The Scripps Research Institute's move to the county.

U.S. Willing To Eliminate Export Subsidies

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick on Tuesday said the United States was willing to eliminate export subsidies, provided that major world economies like the European Union and Japan did the same.

Reliv International Names U.S./Hispanic Sales Manager

Reliv International, Inc., an international manufacturer and network marketer of nutritional supplements and other food technology products, has named Javier Ramirez the company's first Sales Manager for the U.S./Hispanic markets.

Will the FCC Go After Cable TV?

While network executives may feel unfairly singled out for regulation, their colleagues on the cable side, and their bosses, might disagree. But the notion of applying some standards to the cable operators is floating around Washington.

Task Force to Review Minority Set-Asides for Construction Firms in Chicago

Mayor Richard Daley named a 16-member task force Wednesday to provide recommendations about how the city should restructure its contract set-aside program for minority- and women-owned construction firms.

New Program at Kentucky Wesleyan College Will Foster Entrepreneurs

Ideas for successful small businesses often just need a nudge in the right direction to get going. Providing that nudge is the main idea behind a new Entrepreneur Development Program at Kentucky Wesleyan College to be launched March 16.

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Hispanic Political Capital

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A Night of Stars

CEOs put on the glitz for Hispanic Business magazine's Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.


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Immigration Law Compliance – A Conference for Employers

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