At a time when the economy is shrinking, job security is non-existent and unemployment rates seem ever-expanding, becoming your own boss has turned into the go-to choice for a big segment of the population.
The perks of self-employment, such as independence of working at your own pace and turning one’s hobby or passion into a money-making venture, have no doubt encouraged many people to take the leap. Latinos and minorities in general, who have been particularly hit by the current situation, are starting their own businesses at a faster rate than the national average.*
LATISM would like to invite you to a very special Twitter party celebrating the achievements and hard work of Latinos who have taken the leap into business ownership.
With us, District Manager Cesar Dominguez (@Mninsuranceptnr) and Agent Martha Rodriguez (@Rodriguezmrtha) from Farmers Insurance Group, will discuss current issues, tips and trends surrounding Latino business ownership. Whether or not you are a business owner or are simply toying with the idea, this is a chat you won’t want to miss!
- What are the advantages/disadvantages of owning your own business?
- What are the benefits of being a bilingual business owner?
- How knowledgeable were you about the type of business you started?
- What role does technology play in making business ownership easier to achieve?
- Was funding ever an issue for you? If so, how did you overcome it?
Join us for a chance to win one $100 Amazon Gift Card or one of four $25 Amazon Gift Cards!
* According to the Survey of Business Owners: Hispanic-Owned Businesses: 2007, a survey of Business Owners conducted every five years as part of the economic census, the number of Latino-owned businesses in the United States increased by 43.7 percent to 2.3 million, more than twice the national rate of 18.0 percent between 2002 and 2007