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Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative Research

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Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative Research

State of Latino Entrepreneurship Forum 2018

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State of Latino Entrepreneurship Forum 2018

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About SLEI Research

Read the latest research report.

With this report, the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative (SLEI) highlights key research findings from its third annual Survey of U.S. Latino Business Owners. In this survey, we examine issues specially related to Latino entrepreneurs and Latino-owned businesses in the United States. This report expands upon existing studies, including the 2015 and 2016 State of Latino Entrepreneurship reports. We continue to investigate financing and the importance of growth for Latino businesses, and conduct further analysis on the role of national banks.

SLEI 2016 Research Report

Our research effort, in collaboration with Stanford University, includes a series of studies examining the characteristics of successful Latino entrepreneurs, key dimensions of the Latino entrepreneurial process, and characteristics of the ecosystem unique to Latino entrepreneurs. Stanford University professors and staff conducted the primary research and we are building ties with other university researchers to support additional studies.

“When it comes to ownership, the results show that LOBs are predominantly family owned with only 8% non-family ownership, compared to 15% of NLOBs.”

View more insights from the 2015 SOLE Report.

“When it comes to ownership, the results show that LOBs are predominantly family owned with only 8% non-family ownership, compared to 15% of NLOBs.”

View more insights from the 2015 SOLE Report.

A few report findings…

$1.3 trillion

impact increase of Latino firms

$1.3 trillion

impact increase of Latino firms

“If the number of Latino firms remained the same but their average sales mirrored that of non-Latino businesses, we could expect the impact to be an increase of 1.3 trillion dollars in sales.”

About 60%

of Latino businesses are located in one of four states

About 60%

of Latino businesses are located in one of four states

“Latino firms are geographically concentrated in California, Texas, New York, and Florida, but are spread across Latino and non-Latino communities in all states.”

Latinos are spread nationwide.

“Latino firms are not concentrated in just Latino neighborhoods. 75 percent of Latino firms are in majority of non-Latino neighborhoods, outside of Latino enclaves.”

Find more insights in the 2017 SOLE report.

A non-profit 501(c)3 organization driven to strengthen the United States by promoting stronger economic growth thorough the development of Latino owned businesses.