“One in every four small businesses in the U.S. is Hispanic-owned and 75 percent of new businesses in the U.S are created by Hispanics. These fast-growing enterprises are fueling the economic engine of our country and leading small business growth across all groups. During these challenging times, it is critical that we help them overcome this unprecedented crisis,” said Cesar Conde, Chairman, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises and NBCUniversal International Group. “More than ever, it is our responsibility to stand with the nearly 4.4 million Hispanic businesses that provide essential products, services and jobs to our community every day. They are the economic future of America.”
“Nuestros Negocios” will offer:
Weekly #NuestrosNegocios Segments – the network, local stations, digital and social platforms will spotlight small and medium-sized Hispanic-owned businesses impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and help them promote their services in order for them to remain in business.
Dedicated Online Resources – in partnership with USHCC, the network will provide resources and guidelines to businesses in the language of their choice, as well as tips on how to navigate the Small Business Debt Relief Program – the CARES Act, the program that provides immediate relief to small businesses with non-disaster SBA loans. This information, as well as other resources to guide business owners and the overall Hispanic community through the latest government assistance loans, will live on telemundo.com/nuestrosnegocios. For additional information follow @Telemundo and #NuestrosNegocios on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
Bi-weekly Online/Social “Charlas” – online social media forums with business experts such as businessman and television personality Marcus Lemonis from CNBC’s “The Profit,” where local business owners and entrepreneurs can join and ask questions live. Playbacks of the forums will be made available across Telemundo’s platforms for continued access in both English and Spanish.
“We are pleased to be working hand-in-hand with Telemundo, such an important voice for our community, to make sure that our Hispanic-owned small businesses have access to the emergency resources they need to respond to the economic effects of the Coronavirus epidemic,” said Ramiro A. Cavazos, USHCC President & CEO. “We will work diligently with Telemundo to fight for these businesses and help advance the prosperity of U.S. Hispanics during these times.”