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National leaders discuss issues vital to Hispanic business community


The National Hispanic Business Information Clearinghouse (Hispanic BIC) Will Hold Hispanic Business Forum in Los Angeles

Denver, CO - On November 19, 2009, The National Hispanic Business Information Clearinghouse (Hispanic BIC) will be conducting a business Forum at the Center at Cathedral Plaza, 555 W. Temple Street in downtown Los Angeles to discuss issues affecting Hispanic entrepreneurs in the management of their day to day business.  Issues that will be addressed include financing, viral marketing, procurement, management techniques and technology.    The Hispanic BIC is also pleased to announce it has secured national experts to serve as panelists for the Forum.  Confirmed panelists include:

Hector V. Barreto, Chairman, The Latino Coalition and former SBA Administrator

Martha de la Torre, Publisher, El Clasificado

Alberto Alvarado, District Director, SBA Los Angeles District Office

Representative, U.S. Army

“Education and preparation are critical to the success of any business.  said Sal Gomez, Chairman and Founder of the Hispanic BIC.  “The Hispanic BIC is excited to host one of its national Hispanic Business Forums in L.A, the largest Hispanic business community in the country. We are also pleased to have nationally recognized business leaders and management experts as our panelists as they will present much needed information to those that want to start or grow a successful business”.  

The Forum will also feature a presentation of the nationally recognized Hispanic BIC website  The website, which is free to use and bilingual, provides entrepreneurs a “one-stop shop” of local and national business resources including information on securing funding, building a proper business infrastructure, low cost marketing tips, procurement and choosing the proper technology.

“The Hispanic BIC website provides much needed information to all entrepreneurs, including young entrepreneurs, Latinas, and immigrants” said Michael Barrera, President of the Hispanic BIC.  We are committed to helping the fastest growing business segment in the U.S. to not only to survive, but to ensure they prosper.  The U.S. needs a healthy Latino business community for the future economic development of our local and national communities.


The Hispanic BIC’s Los Angeles Forum will be the fifth of a national series of Hispanic Business Forums. Previous forums have been held in Chicago, IL; Denver, CO; New York City, NY; and San Antonio, TX. Future Hispanic Business Forums will be held in Phoenix, AZ; Atlanta, GA; Las Vegas, NV; Miami, FL; and San Diego, CA. For more information or to register for the Los Angeles Forum or future Forums, please contact Rovi Domondon Sharp, or (303) 832-8600 x 580.

About Hispanic BIC

The National Hispanic Business Information Clearinghouse (Hispanic BIC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to building a nation of Hispanic entrepreneurs through education, training and technology. The Hispanic BIC is committed to engaging the Hispanic business community through grass-roots outreach, a series of Hispanic Business Forums and a state-of-the-art website,, which features bilingual small business information from national and local resources.

The Hispanic BIC and the Los Angeles Forum is supported by founding sponsor Western Union, Platinum Sponsors U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Army, founding technology sponsor Microsoft and Forum sponsors Nissan and El Clasificado


Contact Information: 
Michael Barrera, President
National Hispanic Business Information Clearinghouse
1225 17th Street, Ste 1500
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 832-8600

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