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Tax Breaks You May Have Missed
Aside from the obvious daily costs of running a small business (travel, entertainment, office supplies), there is a list of other tax breaks for which you might be eligible. Here's a glimpse at some deductions you might not know about.

Texas Leads Illegal Immigrant Increase
Despite toughened border safeguards in the aftermath of 9-11, the population of illegal immigrants in the United States has edged steadily upward to nearly 11 million, with Texas accounting for a large share of the increase.


Ebbers Conviction Puts CEOs in Hotseat
With corporate financial scandals at Enron, WorldCom, Qwest and other public companies prompting widespread distrust of all chief executives, the job has become harder than it has ever been.

How to Tap into Campus Talent
Any small-business owner can seek out free assistance from local colleges and business schools, but it takes some preparation to get the most out of the experience. Here are some guidelines on how to get the most out of your local campus.

Mom Leaves Recipe for Success
While mothers used to pass on their recipes and pearls to their daughters, today's moms are handing down their work ethic, their entrepreneurial spirit and their businesses. Hispanic women in particular are leading the way.

When the Kids Aren't Ready, or Able
Few family businesses will survive through a second generation and not even 1 out of 10 will make it through a third generation. Shouldn't younger-generation members know that they can make it on their own if they have to?

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More Minorities Sought for Ratings Service Input
Nielsen Media Research, the company with a monopoly on measuring TV viewing habits, has outlined several steps to better reflect the television viewing habits of Hispanics and blacks, including paying families more to measure what they watch.

Beverage Giant Takes Aim at Hispanics
After months of test marketing in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and several other heavily Hispanic markets, PepsiCo has announced the roll out of new drinks aimed at quenching the thirst of Hispanics nationwide.

HispanTelligence Research
The leading 5 DMAs accounted for slightly more than 51 percent of all Hispanic advertising expenditures.

The Hispanic New York Designated Market Area
Hispanics contribute more than $55 billion to the New York area's aggregate income -- another key characteristic that differentiates the area's Hispanic community and its high concentration of wealth.

Relatively Small Wholesale Segment Leads in Overall Sales
The wholesale industry accounts for 3.6 percent of all Hispanic-owned firms and generates more than 22 percent of all sales.

From the current issue of Hispanic Business magazine...
Contractors find their space in an expanding federal marketplace.

Profiting in a Sideways Market
Experts don't foresee a raging bull in the near future, but discriminating investors can still make gains.

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