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The Latino Business Report covers business, people, and issues of the day from a Latino perspective. This podcast is hosted by J.R. Gonzales and brought to you by TAMACC the Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce. TAMACC is the leading Hispanic business organization in Texas since 1975. Website: Facebook: LinkedIn:

The Latino Business Report covers business, people, and issues of the day from a Latino perspective. This podcast is hosted by J.R. Gonzales and brought to you by TAMACC the Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce. TAMACC is the leading Hispanic business organization in Texas since 1975. Website: Facebook: LinkedIn:


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The Latino Business Report covers business, people, and issues of the day from a Latino perspective. This podcast is hosted by J.R. Gonzales and brought to you by TAMACC the Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce. TAMACC is the leading Hispanic business organization in Texas since 1975. Website: Facebook: LinkedIn:




Tatiana Chamorro: From Foreign Student to Award-Winning Entrepreneur and Successful Business Owner in Less than 9 Years.

Episode 31 - In this podcast, you will meet Tatiana Chamorro, a young motivated Latina who came to this country from Nicaragua as a student, wife, and mother. Tatiana’s family thought she was taking on more than she could handle and would not last more than two months in the U.S. Today, less than 9 years after her arrival in this country, this ambitious entrepreneur is now an owner/partner of a successful Dallas-based digital marketing startup, that is already earning 6 figures a year and...


How Safety Can Increase Employee Productivity and Company Profits

Episode 30 – In this episode, Leonard Trinidad, of Solve HR, explains how having a safety program can increase employee productivity and increase company profit margins. SolveHR functions as a full-service outsourced HR department. They are a San Antonio-based, Latino-owned firm that operates in 47 states, and has maintained a 97% retention rate among its clients. For more information or questions, you can contact Leonard Trinidad at or visit


Top Ten Rules of Business Etiquette, Presented by Dr. Barbara Baggerly-Hinojosa

Episode 29 – In this podcast LBR Host, J.R. Gonzales has a candid conversation with Dr. Barbara Baggerly-Hinojosa about Business Etiquette. This podcast will give listeners valuable insight and takeaways that can be implemented immediately in the workplace and in social settings. Dr. Hinojosa is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Leadership Empowerment Group, LLC. and has been a consultant for over 8 years. Dr. Hinojosa earned a Ph.D. in Leadership Studies from Our Lady of the Lake...


Meet Angel Muñoz, A Serial Entrepreneur Who Has Created the Next Generation of Audio/Video Communications

Episode 28 – A conversation with Angel Muñoz, a serial entrepreneur who says his creation Beacon®, is the most secure and most private video communications platform in the world. Launched in November of 2020. Beacon® is a revolutionary video and voice communication platform created with a mission to enhance natural communication. Beacon’s state-of-the-art encryption safeguards all communication, ensuring confidentiality and protecting identity. Beacon® offers fast and continuous...


Before Hiroshima and Nagasaki, There was New Mexico

Episode - 27 On the morning of July 16, 1945, at 5:29:45 (Mountain Time) the world’s first atomic bomb exploded at a test site in the New Mexico desert. Today, 77 years later, our own government is still suppressing and covering up the consequences for the residents of New Mexico and El Paso Texas. In this episode, you will learn how U.S. Citizens, mostly Latinos have been forgotten and betrayed. For More Info. -


A Retrospective Conversation with Artist Amado M. Peña Jr.

Episode 26 – Amado M. Peña Jr. gives a retrospective of his life and his work. Peña is a Mestizo of Mexican and Yaqui ancestry. His art celebrates the strength of a people who meet the harsh realities of life in an uncompromising land, and his work is a tribute to the Native Americans who survive by living in harmony with an adversarial, untamed environment. His artwork is defined by its bold color and form and dynamic composition. Through his art, he communicates his vision of a land, its...


Hispanic Fun Facts: Things They Don‘t Teach You in School

Episode 25 - In this episode LBR Host, J.R. Gonzales talks about why Hispanic Heritage Month is from September 15 - October 15, and not just one full month. Gonzales also talks about the US Hispanic economy, buying power, and fun facts you never learned in school.


Say Adiós to Covid : What Hispanic Owned Business Can Do to Help Fight Covid.

Episode 24 - In this episode lean how Hispanic owned businesses and organizations are working together to help fight Covid and overcome vaccine hesitancy in the Hispanic community. To become a part of the Say Adiós to Covid campaign go to or call the TAMACC office at 512-444-5727. This effort is made possible by Your Shot Texas This podcast episode is a recording of a broadcast by News Radio 1080 KRLD


How to Get HUB Certified in Texas and Free Resources to Grow Your Business

Episode 23 - In this episode Project Director Terri Reed of the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s MBDA Business Center talks about the plethora of free resources the center has for minority business owners. Listeners will learn about how their business can become HUB certified, usually in one day at no cost. Reed also covers the benefits of other state and federal certifications. You do not need to be from El Paso to apply for certification or to receive resources. For more...


Texas Lawmakers On The Lam: Breaking a Special Session Quorum

Episode 22 - In this episode, you will hear from 3 Texas State Representatives Art Fierro, Christina Morales and Erin Zwiener. These lawmakers talk about the reason they decided to break quorum and why they are in Washington DC for the duration of the Special Session.


Vecinos, Love Thy Neighbor: An Award-Winning Independent Film That Tells Our Story – A Latino Story

Episode 21 - Vecinos, Love Thy Neighbor is an award-winning independent feature-length film written by Rupert Reyes and directed by Alex Avila. Vecinos all Latinx cast and crew features Rupert Reyes, Alma Chapa Moore, Julio Carreon-Reyes, and Karinna Perez Cantu as the movie’s main characters. Vecinos tells the story of neighbors, brought together by proximity, but held together by something much more personal. This romantic comedy reminds us that no matter how easy it is to lose your...


Amanda Solis, From Selena Impersonator to Breakout Artist

Episode 20 - Followed by tens of thousands on social media, Amanda Solis is best known for her live tribute performances of Tejano icon Selena. In this podcast Amanda tells how it all started, and what she as been through. Find out what is next for this blooming young recording artist and actress. Listener Bonus: Be one of the first to preview Amanda's new song "Chiflas," - (this song is not yet available to the public)


Bean and Chisme: Changing the Way We look at Ourselves and Our Latino Culture

Episode 19 - By day Samantha Najera and Nina Duran, are business professionals at the top of their game. By night and weekends Najera and Duran transform into San Antonio’s dynamic duo Lil’ Chismosa & Lil’ Frijolita, hosts the hit Webshow Bean & Chisme. As self-proclaimed “Hoodrats” Najera and Duran take comedy, Latinx culture, and things polite people don’t talk about to a whole new level. Link to Hoodrat Cumbia -


Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ a Savory Blend of Texas Foods and Culture

Episode 18 - An interview with Miguel Vidal owner of Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ, one Austin's most popular Food Trucks. Miguel shares a few cooking secrets of his famous BBQ. also talks about his plans of expanding from a Food Truck to brick and mortar restaurant.


Comedian Shayla Rivera Tells Her Story and How Humor is Essential for Resilience

Episode 17 - From TED Talks to her own HBO Special, comedian Shayla Rivera understands how laughter and humor are not only the best medicine, but they are also paramount for resilience. From NASA to the comedy stage, Shayla’s story includes breast cancer to the loss of her son. Hers is a story of Keep on Keeping on. Shayla's Web Site -


Does My Small Business Really Need an Employee Handbook?

Episode 16 – Although an employee handbook is not legally required, every business should have one. In this short episode, Leonard Trinidad of Solve HR lays out the importance of why every employee should be provided with an updated copy of your employee handbook. For additional HR information visit -


How Small Businesses Can Use Press Releases to Market Themselves

Episode 15 – There are ways to brand and market your company other than paid advertising. In this episode we interview Bill Gato, CEO, Co-Founder and Partner of Latinx Newswire and Angela Sustaita-Ruiz, Co-Founder of Brilla Media, RetroPop Media and Hispanicize. Take advantage of Bill and Angela’s marketing and public relations expertise. Learn how even a small business can get great media coverage without having to pay for it.


The Complicated Plight of Immigrants, Dreamers and DACA Recipients in the U.S.

Episode 14 – In this episode Host J.R. Gonzales has a candid conversation with Eddie Aldrete about Immigration, Dreamers and DACA. Aldrete has been named one of the Top 100 most influential figures in Texas politics and government and one of the most influential people in San Antonio. As an IBC senior vice president, Eddie Aldrete monitors local and federal policies that directly impact the financial services industry, international trade, economic development, immigration, border security...


Last Chance to Get Free Assistance for a Forgivable PPP Loan - Under the New Criteria You May Qualify

Episode 13 - In this episode learn about the new criteria of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), and the set asides for small businesses. The Director of Business Education and Consulting Services for Prestamos CDFI, Amber Cordoba, gives listeners step by step instructions on how to apply for this forgivable loan. In this round of PPP Loans 501(c)(6) organizations with fewer 150 or fewer employees and Self-Employed Individuals with Schedule C positive net income on Line 31...


What Are the Advantages of Outsourcing Your Company’s Back-Office?

Episode 12 - Meet Albert Martinez, president, and CEO of Solve HR a professional employer organization (PEO). Originally from Mission, Texas in the Rio Grande Valley, Martinez grew his San Antonio based company, Solve HR, to 47 states. In this episode, host J.R. Gonzales, has a candid conversation with Martinez about many of the back-office obstacles that face small to medium sizes businesses. Martinez also talks about how efficiently providing HR solutions allows business owners to be...