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The Informant, Volume 4, Issue #80 -- Tuesday, July 20, 2004


Recipe for a Financial Partnership

Thinking about rapid expansion? You know you can't do it without the resources of a particular type of "partner," namely an investor that provides the necessary funding. But are investors "partners"? Or do they merely provide the means for enabling you, as an entrepreneur, to do what you cannot do on your own?

Chicago Hispanic Businesses to Get a Little Help

By planning workshops and building a network of Hispanic businesses in the Des Plaines area, organizers of a new group said they hope to educate owners about low-interest loans and other services available in the Chicago area.

2004 Hispanic Business 500

An overview of our annual list.

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NAA Testifies at Hearing on Minorities in Financial Services

New America Alliance (NAA) joined Congress on Thursday, July 15th, as it broke new ground when it examined the state of American Latinos and all minorities in the financial services sector.

Women, Hispanics Put New Face on U.S. Farming

Mirroring the demographic transformation of the USA, American farming is becoming more diverse. There is a marked increase in the number of women and Hispanics who are "principal operators" -- those who run the farm.

SBA Brochures Printed to Assist Hispanic-owned Businesses

The SBA has developed four Spanish-language brochures with information on topics such as starting a business, finding resources for women-owned businesses and financing.

Is Your Trademark a Time Bomb?

Picking the wrong name for a business or product could land you on the receiving end of a costly suit, as patent attorney Michael Neustel explains.

Hispanic Honor for Columnist

Arizona Daily Star columnist Ernesto Portillo Jr. has been named print journalist of the year by the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.

Chicago-area Bank Settles Suit Alleging Home Lending Bias

The Justice Department suit alleged that First American Bank intentionally discriminated by making few home mortgage, small-business, and consumer loans in African-American and Hispanic neighborhoods, a practice known as redlining.

Bush, Kerry Spar on 'Values' Issues, Jobs Data

The Kerry and Bush presidential campaigns spent this week trading salvos over "values" issues that have been in the political spotlight lately -- mainly economy and jobs.

Online Latino Broadcaster Works for Votes

An online broadcaster of Latin music has joined the popular voter outreach group Rock the Vote to appeal to young Hispanic voters in the United States.

Nader's VP Choice is Spoiling for History

Peter Camejo might not be a familiar name, but he is making political history by becoming the first Hispanic to run for vice president of the United States.

Ventura County, Calif., Businesses Can Tap $500,000 Loan Pool

An agency that provides technical assistance to small businesses is dedicating $500,000 from a Small Business Administration microloan pool for Ventura County, Calif.

From the current issue of Hispanic Business Magazine...

Hispanic Business Magazine

A Family Affair

To mark the magazine's 25th year, we found three families who faced the challenges of accessing capital, buying a home, building a business, and educating their children families that form the bedrock of the Hispanic middle class.

Two Decades of the 500

Historical trends and analysis.


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