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Meet Latina Entrepreneur Maria Contreras-Sweet

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To spur Latino economic growth in California, Maria Conreras-Sweet founded Fortius Holdings.

By Joseph Gonzales (Contributor, Latin Business Today)

What do you do when you’re a financial whiz, a Latina, and have the desire to help Latinos start and grow businesses in the greater Los Angeles area?

If you’re Maria Contreras-Sweet, you establish a financial empire that includes a private equity fund and commercial real estate development company as well as a commercial banking enterprise, both geared specifically toward aiding Latinos in establishing and growing small-to-mid-size businesses.

The two companies that she founded not only spur Latino economic growth in California, they also make excellent business sense.

Fortius Holdings, of which Contreras-Sweet is the co-founder, president, and managing partner, is a private equity fund and commercial real estate development company specializing in providing California’s small businesses with quicker access to capital. With a Latino business focus, the fund’s investments range from $1 million to $10 million.

» Read the full article at Latin Business Today.