Hector Barreto, former administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, and now Chairman of The Latino Coalition, discusses the 2015 Federal Budget Submission and its effect on small businesses. He says uncertainty in the economy keeps small businesses from investing and hiring, and the perception for a lot of small businesses is that “they don’t have a partner in Washington.” Barreto speaks with Bloomberg’s Kathleen Hays and Vonnie Quinn on Bloomberg Radio’s "The Hays Advantage”.
The taxi speeds past the auto-body shops of Chicago’s North Side and drops me in front of a used- tire store. This is how you get to Elizabeth, a Michelin-starred tasting-menu joint located opposite a McDonald’s.
When Robert Freed walked into Pet Foods Plus, his flooded store on Midland Avenue in Staten Island, two blocks from the Atlantic Ocean, he knew what he smelled immediately: the stench of rotten kibble and cat food, a few tons of it.
Hector Barreto, former administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, and now Chairman of The Latino Coalition, says President Obama's pick to be the next head of the SBA, Maria Contreras-Sweet, is a pefect candidate for the job. He counts among her many qualifications her track record of successfully starting and running many businesses, including the first Latino-focused bank in Los Angeles. Barreto speaks with Bloomberg's Kathleen Hays and Vonnie Quinn on Bloomberg Radio's "The Hays Advantage."