Overcoming Barriers for Latino Business Owners

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Maria Ureña, owner of King Automotive Services in Moreno Valley, California. Credit: Alyson Aliano
January 25, 2019
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“I See Others Who Scale and Wonder What They’re Doing Differently”

In the 18 years Maria Ureña has run King Automotive Services, all company financing has been personal.

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Dee Ann Espinoza, founder and CEO of Espinoza Consulting Services. Credit: Minesh Bacrania
January 25, 2019
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“Discrimination Is Easy for Lenders to Hide”

Dee Ann Espinoza used credit cards, personal funds, and other alternative funding to build her 30-person environmental consulting business.

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Tony Aguilar, Chipper, Austin, Texas. Credit: Julia Robinson
January 25, 2019
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“VCs Have Preconceived Notions Regarding How You Look or Dress”

Start-up founder Tony Aguilar learned to spot and combat natural bias to raise money for his mobile app.

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Mario Jauregui, managing partner of Spindle Cooling and Warehousing in San Luis, Arizona. Credit: Caitlin O’Hara
January 25, 2019
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“We’re Stuck in the Middle of the River Because of Financing”

Mario Jauregui of Spindle Cooling and Warehousing has had to piece together funding for his international logistics company.
Latina entrepreneur with staff

SLEI explores and expands knowledge of Latino entrepreneurship and its impact on the U.S. economy.

Marlene Orozco, Iliana Perez, Paul Oyer, Jerry I. Porras
Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative. January
2019
Silicon Valley Business Journal
January 25, 2019
The Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative released findings from a new study, which surveyed nearly 5,000 Latino-owned businesses across the country.