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Author Archives: Veronica Cool

Equal pay: Is it my fault? Or theirs? (access required)

Nov. 2 marks Equal Pay Day for Latinas. I know, I know, you are thinking, “No, we had this discussion back in April, for Women’s Equal Pay – we already know about this. Yeah, yeah, women make $0.80 on the ...

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The economic impact of DACA (access required)

Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently announced the rescission of DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which provided a legal avenue for approximately 800,000 children to contribute to America. These Dreamers, as the DACA beneficiaries are known, were brought ...

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Connecting to family that is worlds away (access required)

Long ago, a family gathered at a port embarking on a life-altering voyage, headed to America from Lebanon, to start anew. Fearing the perilous journey across the ocean, the grandmother demanded that two of the children remain behind in the ...

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Market research makes all the difference (access required)

I’ve had the pleasure of working with some outstanding entrepreneurs who have established very successful and unique ventures. Today, we showcase Jorge Restrepo, CEO and chief analyst of EurekaFacts, a Rockville firm that performs market research, data collection and analysis. ...

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Going global is now a necessity (access required)

January is long gone, and the resolutions lie like the rumpled clothes atop the stationary bike. We are back into our routine, potentially derailing the tremendous accomplishments planned for 2017. After all, insanity is doing the same thing you’ve always ...

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The meteoric growth of Hispanic businesses (access required)

Across the U.S., there are more than 4 million Hispanic businesses, 23 percent more than the last count, per the Hispanic Business Study, a recent collaboration from Geoscape and the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. This growth is more than ...

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