According to the latest data from U.S. Immigration Services, there are more than 2,500 DACA recipients living in Northern and rural Nevada. Since its inception, the program has shielded recipients from deportation. But over the past year, the undocumented individuals who were brought to the U.S. as children have been living in legislative limbo after the Trump Administration rescinded the program. Yet some are doing their best to move forward despite the uncertainty, such as those who have started their own businesses.
Family-owned businesses have a significant influence on the U.S. economy. According to the Conway Center for Family Business, family businesses account for 64 percent of the country’s gross domestic product and produce 62 percent of jobs.
Quinceañeras are Latin American traditions which are meant to celebrate a young girl becoming a woman. The average quinceañera can cost between $10,000 to $15,000. That includes the venue, entertainment, catering, photography, videography, and the wardrobe for the birthday girl and eight of her closest friends.
Traditionally, tattoos are not well-received in older generations of Latino immigrants. Now Rivas and 10 other artists are part of that change by showcasing their work in La Cultural de Los Tatuajes.
What is entrepreneurship like for Latina women who move to northern Nevada from Latin America to open a business?