Danielle Kasper introduced our program presented by Alejandro Sanchez, a native of Colombiawho is the co-founder with Ignacio Torres in the United Statesof Accion Emprendedora a movement founded by Mr. Torres inChile. AE is a non-profit organization dedicated to small business development in areas of high social impact through training, technical assistance, and support services.
AE’s focus is on what they call micro-entrepreneurs primarily in the Hispanic community. Micro, of course, means really really small. Of the approximately 40 thousand Hispanic owned businesses in the state only 11% of them have sales of $1 million and many of them only have one or two employees. [Read more…]