In the News

Houston ranks No. 1 for minority entrepreneurs

Laura Murillo, president and CEO of the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, said much of the overall minority business growth in Houston can be attributed to local partnerships across ethnic communities. For instance, she said, 40 percent of the Hispanic chamber's board are non-Hispanic.

Houston Hispanic Chamber grows in stature, influence

Forty years later, the Hispanic Chamber is now the city's second-largest business organization in terms of how much money it takes in. With 4,000-plus members and corporate sponsorships from Fortune 500 and other companies, the chamber generated more than $1 million in revenue in 2015, tax records show. By comparison, the Greater Houston Partnership reported more than $12 million in 2014.

The Women Behind Minority Business Growth in Houston

Being in business for yourself is hard. It is always helpful to have a mentor and some assistance to navigate the path to get to your success story. Business owners in Houston are fortunate in that respect to have a plethora of resources at hand to assist in that department. Some of the main resources for minorities are in the form of our chambers. The Greater Houston Black Chamber (GHBC) and the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (HHCC) are avenues that entrepreneurs need to seek out to reach that pinnacle level of achievement.

Knowledge is Power: On Financial Literacy

Financial literacy is a bit of mystery. It’s a simple concept, yet it is difficult to fully define. It’s an important goal, yet is a moving target. It’s an expected reality of most adults, yet it is not something that’s taught in primary or secondary schools. Financial literacy is mostly about knowledge, yet most people aren’t aware of the resources available to them.