Financial Lessons from Immigrants: Save and Grow

Virginia's Indian community thrives by encouraging its young people to get good educations and start small businesses.

The prosperity and phenomenal growth of Northern Virginia’s Indian community boils down to three e’s: entrepreneurship, education and English. But Sudhakar Shenoy says he would add one more element. Shenoy, a pioneer of the community, emigrated in the 1970s to further his education and is now chief executive of IMC, a computer services company. “Fear is a great motivator,” he says.

Subscribe to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

Be a smarter, better informed investor.

Save up to 74%

Sign up for Kiplinger’s Free E-Newsletters

Profit and prosper with the best of expert advice on investing, taxes, retirement, personal finance and more - straight to your e-mail.

Profit and prosper with the best of expert advice - straight to your e-mail.

Sign up

To continue reading this article
please register for free

This is different from signing in to your print subscription

Why am I seeing this? Find out more here

Bob Frick
Senior Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance