Welcome to the second post in the “10 Ways to Support Immigrants and refugees” series. … More 10 Ways to Support Immigrants and Refugees #9: Speak Up and Speak Out
Welcome to the first post in the “10 Ways to Support Immigrants and refugees” series. … More 10 Ways to Support Immigrants and Refugees #10: Educate Yourself
We are thrilled that Business Alianzas has had such a successful first year! We launched on February 7th, 2021 and we currently have 150 members of Business Alianzas as we head into renewals. If you are not a current member, you can register on our membership page. http://www.businessalianzas.org/membership Continued from a previous post: Reflection 2021: … More Business Alianzas – Celebrating One Year!
¡Vamos Pa’ Cuba! Puente Cultural Integration is planning its first trip to Cuba. Government policies keep changing and we have been paying close attention to the latest updates. In the last couple of months, the US has opened bids for domestic airline carriers to provide service to Cuba and has eliminated many restrictions for travel. We, like … More Travel to Cuba
Southwest Detroit received more MotorCity Re-Store awards than any other neighborhood, in part due to the hard work of our collaboration. … More Equal Access to Resources in Southwest Detroit
Let’s allow Cuba to remain Cuba, while initiating opportunity for trade and providing Cultural exchanges. … More Cuba Libre
It has been my experience that Latin Americans are very generous with their time and energy. They have really good intentions and will almost always say “Yes” or “Claro que sí” to most requests. Their follow-through, however, is complex. (See my previous blog: “Love the one you’re with ;-)” ) Previous commitments will not trump … More Of course, I will (maybe?)
You will see a common theme when doing business in Latin America: Relationships! To be successful in the Latin American market, you must be present – both physically and emotionally – to maintain your clients’ trust and loyalty. Do not assume previous positive business dealings will ensure a long-term relationship in business. If something newer, flashier, … More Love the one you’re with . . . 😉
When working with people from a Spanish-speaking background it is important to understand that they are a diverse people. It can be offensive to assume someone’s ethnicity. Asking someone if they are “Spanish” or if they speak “Mexican” is more common than you imagine and extremely insensitive. Spanish = nationality referring only to people who are from Spain, … More Spanish? Hispanic? Latino? Ay, Dios Mío!