How these Business Owners Are Beating the Odds

By Natalie Rodgers

Of the small businesses to suffer the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, Latinx-owned businesses make up a majority of the impact. According to a survey done by the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative, nearly 86 percent of Latinx businesses owners reported that their business was negatively impacted by COVID-19 in some way. These high percentages are especially interesting considering that Latinx small businesses make up about $500 billion of the economy’s yearly sales.

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Andrea Garcia: Breaking the Gender Barrier to Accounting Success

By Mary Marshall

The sun-drenched skies, sculpted rock formations and Saguaro cactus of the high desert are part of the landscape that Andrea Garcia calls home. Garcia, a native of Phoenix, Arizona, is proud of her Hispanic heritage and feels fortunate to be able to crossover the language barrier from English to Spanish and collaborate in two languages as a bilingual accountant.

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