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10 Great Resources for Latinas & Hispanic Women in Business

A Surge in Hispanic Women's Business Growth & Resources to Help

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Since 1997, the total number of Hispanic business owners has increased by 82%. Of the 1.4 million companies owned by women of color in the United States, Latinas control 39 percent of these businesses.

The following links are for resources specifically geared to the interests of Latina and Hispanic business women.

1. Hispanic Business News (HBN)

This wonderful site serves as a nation-wide director of Hispanic business owners. You can post a resume, search for jobs, and read up on the latest news on developments in industry and business of interest to Hispanic business owners.

If you would like to subscribe to the hardcopy version you can compare prices for “Hispanic Business News.”

2. Hispanic Business Women's Alliance (HBWA)

HBWA’s mission is, "To help Hispanic women entrepreneurs, professionals, consultants, executives, inventors, and investors--throughout North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Spain--utilize our international portal to do business directly, communicate effectively, and collaborate with each other for their mutual benefit."

HBWA is an on-line community of Hispanic women entrepreneurs, professionals, consultants, executives, inventors and investors located throughout North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Spain interested. Through HBWA you can connect with other Hispanic business women to network for customers, capital, special expertise, technology, products, production capacity, or distribution channels.

3. Hispanic Online Marketing

Hispanic Online Marketing is Captura Group's blog featuring best practices, case studies, and research for Hispanic online marketers.

4. Latin Business Association (LBA)

The posted mission of LBA is to, “To build economic wealth and opportunity for Latino and Latina Business Entrepreneurs.” Established in 1976, LBA is largest organization in the U.S. representing and promoting the interests of Latino business owners. This is a membership based organization that offers a comprehensive business directory of members from a diverse business population including financial, manufacturing, professional and technical industries.

5. LATINA Style Magazine - Business Series

LATINA Style (LSM) is a premier magazine that focuses on the needs of the Latina professional and business owner. LSM has now has produced an interactive business development program, the LATINA Style Business Series, that “brings together Latina business owners with key corporations and government agencies that provide the goods and services needed by these outstanding entrepreneurs to create or expand their business.“

Over 10,000 Latina entrepreneurs have participated in the Business Series since it’s inception in 1998 with the guidance of the U.S. Small Business Administration.

6. LATINA Style Magazine

LATINA Style (LSM), launched in 1994, was the first national magazine published addressing the needs and interests of Latinas. LSM covers beauty, business, investing, relationships, and as well as many other topics of interest to Latinas and Hispanic women. Compare LATINA Style subscription prices.

7. MercadeoBrillante.com

This online digital magazine is produced entirely in Spanish. MercadeoBrillante.com is dedicated to helping Hispanic entrepreneurs grow their businesses with cost effective marketing and sales strategies.

8. National Hispanic Business Association (NHBA)

The NHBA is dedicated to helping Hispanic undergraduate business students develop the real-world skills and relationships needed to launch successful professional careers.

NHBA is a national network of undergraduate student organizations dedicated to helping Hispanics launch successful business careers. Through our family of 41 chapters, they provide career development, professional networking, and community building opportunities to their undegraduate members.

9. National Hispanic Business Women's Association (HBNA)

NHBWA is a nonprofit organization established in 1997 to "empower and encourage women and business owners to develop and increase their business through educational seminars and speakers, by offering mutual support, the sharing of information, business referrals and networking."

HBNA offers opportunities to California students who wish to pursue higher education and a career in business.

NHBWA also offers scholarships to help achieve a higher education. 48 scholarships have already been awarded and a total of 61 scholarships by the end of our current fiscal year 2008.

10. United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC)

Since 1979, the primary mission of the USHCC's has been to identify business opportunities for Hispanic-owned businesses in the public and private sectors. In the past 30 years, the USHCC has been an advocate for the nation’s more than 2.5 million Hispanic-owned businesses.

USHCC has an extensive network of more than 200 local Hispanic Chambers of Commerce and Hispanic business organizations. USHCC holds two important annual events for Hispanic business owners: the Annual National Convention and the Annual Legislative Conference. In addition, every two years, the USHCC issues its Legislative Policy and Priorities to the White House and Congress.

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