Alliance Designed to Provide Education and Tools to Help Support Latino-Owned Small Businesses Across the Country
WASHINGTON, June 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Dun & Bradstreet and The Latino Coalition (TLC) today announced a partnership aimed at bringing Dun & Bradstreet’s research, services and tools to thousands of The Latino Coalition’s members. The partnership will kick off at the Annual Latino Coalition Small Business Summit on June 15, 2016.
“The Latino Coalition is a leading national, non-partisan advocacy organization representing Hispanic businesses and consumers. We are dedicated to ensuring that entrepreneurial opportunities are accessible to all Latinos,” said Hector Barreto, TLC’s Chairman and Former Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration. “Through our partnership with Dun & Bradstreet, we will bring a tremendous amount of resources to our members, such as making available the tools to start new businesses and grow existing ones. This will strategically aid small businesses to succeed and continue being the driving force of our economy.”
Dun & Bradstreet’s services to small businesses include creating and conducting research on small and micro-businesses’ access to capital, producing substantive educational content, and developing new products to support monitoring, building and improving small business credit and credibility.
The success of Latino-owned businesses is critical to our country’s long-term economic health. Small businesses are the backbone of the US economy, employing almost half of the private sector and creating the lion’s share of new jobs. Hispanic-owned businesses are the fastest growing segment within the small business community, with a purchasing power that will soon surpass $1.3 trillion in the United States.
About The Latino Coalition
The Latino Coalition (TLC) was founded in 1995 by a group of Hispanic business owners from across the country to research and develop policies solutions relevant to Latinos. TLC is a non-profit nationwide organization with offices in California, Washington, DC and Guadalajara, Mexico. Established to address and engage on key issues that directly affect the well-being of Hispanics inthe United States, TLC’s agenda is to create and promote initiatives and partnerships that will foster economic equivalency and enhance and empower overall business, economic and social development for Latinos. Visit www.thelatinocoalition.com.
About Dun & Bradstreet
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The Latino Coalition
Yohana de la Torre, (239) 896-4695
Dun & Bradstreet
Lauren Simpson, (310) 919-2230