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Cinco ideas motivadoras para aumentar la eficiencia en las empresas

By Estrella Flores-Carretero Las empresas han de contextualizarse en el mundo actual para ser productivas. Y eso supone saber cómo funcionan las personas que trabajan en ellas y qué las mueve a ser excelentes. La excelencia supone sacar lo mejor de uno mismo para ser eficiente en el mundo corporativo. Sin embargo, no hay que olvidar que el motor del …

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Using the IRS Withholding Calculator

The IRS encourages everyone to use the Withholding Calculator to perform a quick “paycheck checkup.” This is even more important this year because of recent tax law changes. Results from the calculator will include a recommendation of whether or not users should consider submitting a new Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate, to their employers. Before beginning, taxpayers should have …

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Faurecia to open area plant

Faurecia, a French auto equipment company founded in 1997, will open a Kansas City area plant. The $60-million facility will be in Blue Springs, Mo. The Kansas City Area Development Council recently announced the news on its website. “Congratulations to our partners in Blue Springs on today’s announcement that Faurecia’s interiors division will open a new, approximately 250,000-square-foot production facility, …

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Debra’s Income Tax serving KC area

By Chara Kansas City area taxpayers who want their tax returns prepared by a tax preparation firm or an individual tax professional have their share of options. One of those options is Debra’s Income Tax. “I have been in business for 18 years,” owner Debra Sandoval said. “I have a lot of clients that I feel are uninformed. I always …

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How to cancel your PMI

Commentary by Eulogio JP Private mortgage insurance (PMI) is expensive. But did you know it can removed? If you bought your home with your home with a 20-percent down payment, your lender would’ve required you to buy mortgage insurance. But if you have at least 20 percent equity in your home, your lender can cancel the PMI. In other words, …

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How to manage your finances without an adviser

Commentary by Yanis De Palma If you want to manage your finances, but can’t afford to hire a financial adviser, don’t worry. Most people can manage their finances without a financial adviser. Unfortunately, most people have no clue where to start. Fortunately, financial management isn’t as difficult as it might seem. By using the following tips, you can successfully manage …

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Latino immigrants pursuing path of entrepreneurship

By Yanis De Palma With the growth of the Hispanic community in the United States, the number of Latino entrepreneurs is increasing, too. According to a study by the National Foundation for American Policy, immigrant entrepreneurs have started more than half of America’s startup companies. Those immigrant-founded companies have created an average of 600 jobs per company. Some Latino immigrant …

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Ramos using law career to help area’s immigrant community

When Denise Ramos came to the Kansas City area to start her law career, she felt that she should practice immigration law for a simple reason: She was an immigrant. A native of Chihuahua, Mexico, Ramos has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Universidad Autonoma de Chihuahua, a criminal justice degree from the University of Missouri and a juris …

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Mexican restaurant brings modern, authentic food to KC area

Fans of authentic Mexican cuisine might be disappointed in the typical presentation of Mexican dishes smothered in cheese or salsa – which is actually Tex-Mex food. Alfonso Esqueda believes he can give those fans an authentic experience. Esqueda owns CACAO Restaurante, located at 5200 W. 95th St. in Prairie Village, Kan. When customers first walk through its doors, they see …

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Former Casa Grande employees become owners, share their success story

By Melissa Arroyo For many years, Karen Manzanares dreamed of owning a restaurant and club. She spent hours of the day thinking about every detail and sharing it with her family and friends. “Even my 22-year-old son remembers hearing about it when he was a little kid,” Manzanares said. Manzanares said she knew that her passion for music and determination …

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