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Welcome to the BIC!
Introduction to the BIC and a showcase of the major features of the website.
Source: Hispanic BIC - Length: 5:50 minutes
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N.Y. Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez
CHICAGO, July 25, 2009 - In an exclusive interview with HispanicBIC.org, N.Y. Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez talks about the pressing issues in the Hispanic business community today.
Source: Hispanic BIC- Length: 5:00 minutes
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MSNBC - Your Show Features the BIC
NEW YORK, June 28, 2009 - The Hispanic BIC was featured as the "WEBSITE OF THE WEEK!" on MSNBC's Your Business show on Sunday, June 28, 2009.
Source: MSNBC - Length: 00:30 minutes
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N.Y.C. Mayor Michael Bloomberg
NEW YORK, June 18, 2009 - Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced New York City is implementing five initiatives to aid Hispanic business owners and help strengthen the city’s economy. He announced the initiatives at a press conference June 17, 2009 at the Audubon Partnership for Economic Development.
Source: NYC Mayor's Office- Length: 02:21 minutes
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Jose Piñero - Microsoft/BIC Partnership
Microsoft anounces Microsoft's partnership with the BIC.
Source: Microsoft - Length: 02:11 minutes
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Hector Barreto - The Engine of America
Former administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA), Hector Barreto talks about the importance of starting or growing your own small business, and the importance of having a resource such as the Hispanispanic BIC.
Source: Microsoft - Length: 02:14 minutes
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Sales & Marketing

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Marketing on a Budget
Duct Tape Marketing CEO discusses different tactics that small businesses can use including advertising, PR, etc. and the importance of evaluating what is working and what isn’t.
Source: Microsoft - Length: 23:09 minutes
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Business Guru on Marketing
Rieva Lesonsky talks about being aggressive with marketing in down economy, negotiating lower rates for advertising, developing an elevator pitch, creating a brochure, marketing organics. Includes Q&A from small business owners via call-ins.
Source: Microsoft - Length: 11:48 minutes
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PR Toolbox
Interview with Starr Hall, PR Specialist, how she started her small business (2 Point), new media PR campaigns, using public speaking to get known, 2 Point downloadable toolkits, call-in Q&A from small business owners.
Source: Microsoft - Length: 13:20 minutes
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Marketing Wisdom
Rieva Lesonsky Q&A session with small business call-in and email questions. Bartering, building credibility as an expert, getting started, elevator pitch, etc.
Source: Microsoft - Length: 13:14 minutes
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Get Them Talking
Branding, looking big, how to do your own marketing, getting buzz going about your small business.
Source: Microsoft - Length: 13:09 minutes
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Productivity & Security

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Work Less, Make More
How to maximize your time and productivity, for entrepreneurs, using a system to get focused, when to add staff, Q&A, etc.
Source: Microsoft - Length: 23:40 minutes
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Lunch and a Side Order of Productivity
Case study of a small catering business (Vietnamese woman-owned), targeting the right customers, getting feedback, using promotional products and free giveaways, (product pitch) using Microsoft Office and Excel to become more productive.
Source: Microsoft - Length: 12:03 minutes
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Business Guru on Productivity
Rieva Lesonsky Q&A session, employee motivation, open book management, building affiliate relationships, starting holiday marketing early when economy is down, etc.
Source: Microsoft - Length: 12:10 minutes
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The Bottom Line on Security
How to keep you business information secure, identity theft prevention, anti-virus software.
Source: Microsoft - Length: 23:24 minutes
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Financial Management

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Make Mine a Million $ Business
CEO of non-profit Count Me In is interviewed with a focus on women-owned businesses. Topics include getting a loan, asking for financing, networking, building your business.
Source: Microsoft - Length: 24:44 minutes
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Financial Roundtable
Discussion about how to manage finances in a tough economy, saving money and negotiating with suppliers.
Source: Microsoft - Length: 8:08 minutes
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Business Guru on Finances
Q&A with Rieva Lesonsky, doing “safe” things with your money, building a green business, funding sources, cash flow, etc.
Source: Microsoft - Length: 12:10 minutes
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Tackling Tough Times
High growth entrepreneurship discussion with professor Steven Rogers of Kellogg School of Management, value creation, growing through acquisition, taking calculated risks by having a business plan, etc.
Source: Microsoft - Length: 26:01 minutes
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Small Business, Big Life
Financial expert Louis Barajas discusses how to make your business work for you rather than you working for your business. Includes Q&A from callers in Spanish.
Source: Microsoft - Length: 12:23 minutes
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Money Matters Roundtable
Industry professionals discuss money management including the importance of conserving cash during a recession and how to build a nest egg for retirement.
Source: Microsoft - Length: 11:47 minutes
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Sister CEO
Managing cash flow during tough times, raising capital raising capital through friends and family, credit cards, commercial credit line, angel investors and having a blueprint for your business.
Source: Microsoft - Length: 13:32 minutes
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Money & Finances
Rieva Lesonsky Q&A session including SBA loans, funding a startup, financial statements, small business accountants, non-profit fundraising, etc.
Source: Microsoft - Length: 12:52 minutes
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Startup Business

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Sweet Success
Interview with the CEO of a food manufacturing company who started the business from scratch and grew it to a multi-million dollar business. How to risk everything and go for a big idea to become a successful entrepreneur.
Source: Microsoft - Length: 25:09 minutes
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Startup Junkie
Discussion with a serial entrepreneur who started several businesses including “Ladies who Launch,” a 4-week incubator program for women who share ideas and lessons learned about starting a business.  
Source: Microsoft - Length: 12:10 minutes
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5 Startup No No's
Startup Nation's Rich Sloan talks about the classic missteps that can sink a startup fast. Includes Q&A from callers.
Source: Microsoft - Length: 12:53 minutes
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Startup Secrets Roundtable
Panel of experts discusses what is required to start up a business including being a cautious risk taker, proper business planning and franchising.
Source: Microsoft - Length: 12:24 minutes
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Make Money, Not Excuses
Today Show Jean Chatzky shares advice on managing debt including taking your passion and turning it into a business. Test the waters before you jump in and make sure you are prepared with the knowledge to actually succeed.
Source: Microsoft - Length: 12:12 minutes
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Startup Strategies
Learn about ways to prepare for your new business including how to do competitive research, getting funding, using your existing resources, trade marking, hiring employees, etc.
Source: Microsoft - Length: 12:20 minutes
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Starting Your New Business
Rieva Lesonsky Q&A session including modifying rates for long-term clients, how much research is needed to get started, SCORE, etc.
Source: Microsoft - Length: 12:54 minutes
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