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The Informant, Volume 4, Issue #94 -- Tuesday, October 26, 2004


Hispanic Vote Critical in 22 States

2004 Hispanic Business 500

Hispanic Purchasing Power Surges to $700 Billion

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Hispanic Market Projections for 2005 Planning

As companies compete for existing and emerging opportunities in the growing Hispanic market, resource allocations need to be made for market research, market targeting, product development, marketing campaigns, and media outreach.

Show Me the Money -- Please!

Steps to seeking funds for a small business...Step 1: Create detailed business and financial plans. Step 2: Determine appropriate sources of start-up funding, based on how much money you need...

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New Equity Fund for U.S.-based Latinos

Spain's second-biggest bank Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) today announced it was setting up a private equity fund for US-based Latinos.

Taking the Trouble to Research Your Market

Want to increase your chances of venture financing? Here's the simple secret to securing victory at both of these highly competitive pursuits: forget about your business plan.

Vegas-based Hispanic Firms Get Help from SBA

SBA Nevada District Director John Scott says the latest alliance between the U.S. Small Business Administration and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to better serve and educate that segment of business owners isn't likely to change the way the local SBA office handles Hispanic lending.

Build Business and Still Keep Your Life

Financial advisor Louis Barajas says Hispanics who want to become entrepreneurs should build their businesses around their lives and not vice versa.

Seven Million Latino Voters -- and Counting

On Nov. 2, all of the platitudes about Latinos must cede to the truth. "Largest minority group in the nation." "Fastest-growing minority group." But on Election Day, what matters is seven million -- the number of Latinos expected to vote.

South Dakota and Other Senate Contests to Watch

The Dakota shootout is one of eight races that will decide who controls the Senate in the 109th Congress. Most analysts predict the GOP will keep its narrow grip on power, and will likely add a seat or two to its slim 51-49 majority.

A Tale of Two Economies in U.S. Campaigns

By conventional measures, the economy is humming, which should ease Bush's re-election on November 2. But U.S. Senator John Kerry has a very different interpretation of the economy.

Hispanic Executives' Official Resigns to Protest 'Partisan Political Action'

The vice president of the National Association of Hispanic Federal Executives has resigned in protest over an award that the group presented to the president's chief civil service adviser.

Sears Looks in New Direction

Sears, Roebuck and Co. hopes to turn around years of tumbling sales, with a fresh look and an appeal to a new tide of multicultural shoppers.

Aguilera to Launch Fashion Line

The "Dirrty" singer has landed a licensing deal with British company BASIC BOX LIMITED to design her own clothes and accessories range.

New Arizona Weekly Speaks to Hispanic Market

La Estrella, published on Wednesdays, targets Spanish speakers. More than 29 percent of Pima County residents are classified as Hispanic or Latino origin by the U.S. Census, and 27.5 percent live in homes where a language other than English is spoken.

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A Fight For Rights

MALDEF's new leader sets sights on boosting advances on the economic frontlines.

Enterprise Solutions

Software makers are targeting mid-size companies with a variety of new applications to boost efficiency.


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