As part of National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15, 2013), Biz2Credit will host a free webinar, Small Business Funding Options for Latinos, featuring Hector Barreto, the former SBA Administrator and now Chairman of The Latino Coalition, and Paul Quintero, Executive Director of Accion East, a leading non-profit microlender, on Thursday, October 3, 2013, at 3:00 PM (EDT).
Moderated by Biz2Credit CEO Rohit Arora, one of the nation’s top experts in small business finance, Small Business Funding Options for Latinos will feature a downloadable presentation and a Q&A session at the end. The webinar will cover topics including:
· The explosive growth of Latino-owned companies
·Challenges facing entrepreneurs searching for startup capital and other funding
· The role of microlenders in small business finance
· SBA programs available to minorities and women entrepreneurs
· Ways to overcome bad credit scores or a lack of credit history
· Different types of funding options: small business loans, business lines of credit, etc.
“Latino entrepreneurs are starting businesses in record numbers and instilling vibrancy into local economies, yet they face many challenges in securing capital,” said Rohit Arora, CEO of Biz2Credit. “To help, we have organized Small Business Funding Options for Latinos, featuring Hector Barreto and Paul Quintero, two of the most respected names in the Latino business community.”
Participants must register in advance for the webinar at https://www.biz2credit.com/webinars/small-business-funding-options-for-latinos. Registrants will later receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join the webinar on Thurs, Oct. 3 at 3:00 PM (EDT).
“During the past decade, Latino-owned companies have increased substantially and have become one of the fastest growing sectors of the U.S. economy,” said Hector Barreto, Chairman of The Latino Coalition, former SBA Administrator, and a successful businessman in the private sector. “Meanwhile, in the past few years, it has been particularly difficult for minority-owned companies to secure capital to expand their businesses. The goal of this webinar is to provide information and guidance to help Latino entrepreneurs get the funding they need to grow.”
“Nonprofit microlenders such as Accion, help members of the Latino community fulfill their entrepreneurial dreams through small business loans ranging from $700 to $50,000,” said Paul Quintero, Executive Director of Accion East. “Microlending organizations provide funding for thousands of aspiring minority and women business owners, who often can’t access capital from traditional sources. Microlenders are an important funding source that Latinos might not have even know existed. This webinar is designed to inform them about microlenders and other small business financing options.”