Marco A. Ríos SC SBDCHispanic Business Consultant

Marco was born in Puebla, Mexico, and moved to South Carolina in 2021, he is the Hispanic Business Consultant at the South Carolina Small Business Development Center (SCSBDC), and his goal is to help Hispanic entrepreneurs who are looking to start or grow a small business and become profitable in the first year. He has professional experience in both Latin America and the USA. He started three companies in Mexico and is currently the host of a video podcast called: Enfócate con Marco Rios (Youtube and Spotify) Here he talks about topics relevant to the Hispanic and entrepreneurial communities: from personal finance to tips on how to adapt to the USA as a migrant. He provides consulting to everybody who wants to start their own businesses or grow their current businesses; he can advise you on various topics such as marketing, increasing sales, negotiating strategies, and financial projections. All this for FREE at the SCSBDC. Marco Ríos has 12+ years of experience as a commercial director of large international companies as well as an experience as an entrepreneur of two companies have given him the expertise to help companies in different industries increase their sales, train their staff and launch new products, helping them to increase their profits in less than a year. The industries in which he has the most experience is:
• Food Services
• Tourism (HORECA)
• Retail
• Human Resources (SaaS)
• Wines and Spirits.
Academically speaking, I have a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (UDLAP) and two Master’s degrees: one in Marketing & Management (UPAEP) and the second in International Issues from Oklahoma State University (OSU) #GoPokes. He is a proactive fast learner, disruptive thinker, and high-skilled in working with diverse multicultural groups. Also, he is a solution-oriented person who always seeks to learn, teach, and grow. His personal goal is “help as many Hispanics and Latinos as possible to start and grow their businesses and become profitable in the first year”