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Entrepreneurship

Yesterday

There is no one-size-fits all when categorizing small businesses, according to BBVA Compass Business Banking Segment Executive Director Elizabeth Dobers. Some banks have a different outlook when making that determination – including consideration of annual sales, number of employees and annual receipts.

10 Aug 2018

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13 Jul 2018

12 Jul 2018

BBVA CEO Carlos Torres Vila got a first-hand glimpse into the level of progress that the BBVA Microfinance Foundation’s digital strategy is enabling. Bancamía, the Foundation’s lending arm in the country, is managing to reach more and more customers who, until recently, had struggled to access financing as a result of the digital divide. BBVA’s CEO learned about two of the entrepreneurs backed by the institution and how microcredits have afforded them new opportunities to pursue a brighter future.

11 Jul 2018

Business owners have a responsibility to ensure quality services to their clients in order for their operations to thrive. For a majority of business owners, their business is what makes up most of their income and subsequently their net worth.

10 Jul 2018

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28 Jun 2018

25 Jun 2018

An analysis of the stories behind about 100 founders of startups that have closed down reveal the many hurdles in the way of creating a successful company.

20 Jun 2018

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29 May 2018

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24 May 2018

This is the 10th edition of the Open Talent competition. Since it launched, 6000 fintech startups have been through the doors of BBVA, facilitating collaboration with the BBVA team and wider ecosystem. But what makes a winning entry that stands out from the crowd? And how can you craft a ‘pitch’ that resonates?

21 May 2018

18 May 2018

He holds an undergraduate degree in physics. He’s the founder of Tesla, SpaceX and Neuralink, among other companies. He’s championed renewable energies, online payments and the space race. Elon Musk’s impressive resume brims with professional and economic success. What initiatives have made this entrepreneur one of top innovators of the 21st century?

08 May 2018

04 May 2018

Creating a startup isn’t the exclusive territory of new entrepreneurs or young people with moneymaking ideas. Big technological companies and their CEOs have recognized how to spot potential in emerging companies, buying them outright or overseeing the development of their growth potential.

01 May 2018

25 Apr 2018

Adapt or die. An emphatic statement, but one that perfectly captures the spirit that drives startups. The search for innovation is often what characterizes these entrepreneurs, who now how to seize the opportunities enabled by new digital technologies linked to an innovative business idea.

24 Apr 2018

23 Apr 2018

03 Apr 2018

Finding funding is the main concern of the fintech sector in meeting growth and expansion targets, according to a new report published by the London Stock Exchange Group and TheCityUK. However, collaboration with big financial institutions on the basis of initiatives such as BBVA Open Talent is becoming increasingly important as a means of gaining presence in the market and driving fintech growth.

02 Apr 2018

16 Mar 2018

08 Mar 2018

Astrid, Adelaida and Arancha are three very different women. They live thousands of miles apart. In different countries, different continents. Their work is also completely unrelated: livestock breeding in Colombia, a store in Panama and mobile app development in Spain. However, there is one thing that these three women have in common: all of them, at one point in their lives, decided to start their own businesses to support their families or make an idea come true. The three also think that, in their case, being a woman worked more to their advantage than against it. We brought them together so that they could share their story with us.

06 Mar 2018

“New York is overrated. What I’m drawn to is Hong Kong, Thailand and the Moroccan desert”. That’s Jessica Hernández’s take on things. Jessica is 28 and lives in Soacha, a modest town in the outskirts of Bogota. She travelled to New York to tell her story to the UN and there she met another fearless girl in the shape of Kristen Visbal’s sculpture, which since March 8 has been locking horns with the bull on Wall Street.

05 Mar 2018

28 Feb 2018

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06 Feb 2018

Investor angels, or business angels, are people who invest their money in the initial phase of startups, in exchange for a participation in capital. They also usually carry out the role of a mentor and offer their consent and experience to entrepreneurs.

30 Jan 2018

05 Jan 2018

Fintech firms have taken advantage of the market opportunity offered by SMEs. Their formula consists of expanding the offering of financial products and services for this productive segment.

04 Jan 2018

Many sectors are already exploring the potential applications of Blockchain, a technology that according to experts could have an impact comparable to that of the internet. Beyond the famous cryptocurrencies, there is no longer any doubt that the uses of this technology can improve society, and several social enterprises are demonstrating it through interesting projects.

28 Dec 2017

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15 Dec 2017

In the era of the digital economy, it’s crucial that entrepreneurs acquire the financial knowledge and skills needed to develop innovative projects with long term sustainability. That´s why the focus on education, and in particular financial education, should be widened to include entrepreneurship, especially among young people.

14 Dec 2017

13 Dec 2017

Customer experience, the new business models and investment in social commitment are the three opportunities for the banking industry, as it seeks to maintain a relevant role in society. “Investing in social sustainability is part of the banking industry’s responsibility,” said José Manuel González-Páramo, BBVA’s Executive Director and Head of Economy, Regulation and Institutional Relations, during the event entitled XIII Banking Industry Meeting organized by IESE (13th Meeting of the Banking Sector, organized by IESE) in Madrid.

29 Nov 2017

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Walt Disney

His dream began at the local newspaper, the Kansas City Star, but everyone knows him for being the “father” of the world’s most famous mouse. He produced his first movie in a garage with a borrowed camera and the help of his friend, Ub Iwerks (who worked with him on many of his productions). All of this before he turned 20. Is the saying “Where there’s a will, there’s a way,” actually true? In Walt Disney’s case it seems that the answer is “yes.”

23 Nov 2017

BBVA is the only bank participating in the European Business  – Education Summit organized by the European Commission and CSR Europe in Brussels. At the meeting, BBVA’s Executive Member of the Board, Head of Global Economics, Regulation and Public Affairs, José Manuel González-Páramo, defended the importance of providing young people, not only with financial education, but also entrepreneurial skills, to boost Europe’s economy.