Banco Popular will host a free Spanish-language small-business seminar in Santa Ana on Thursday as part of its educational series for aspiring entrepreneurs.
The bank's small-business lending officers will review issues such as how to prepare a business plan, how to access loans for women and minorities and financial alternatives when establishing a small business.
The event will take place from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Prestige Catering, at 200 N. Main St. in Santa Ana. Anyone interested in attending should RSVP to Angel Rivas at (714) 418-2110.
Banco Popular is a leading SBA lender, reaching out to women and minorities. Banco Popular North America is the U.S. bank subsidiary of Puerto Rico-based Popular Inc.
Banco Popular has 17 Southern California branches, 13 in Los Angeles, three in Orange County and one in Chula Vista. It plans to expand here through acquisitions. The number of U.S. branches has tripled to 90 in the last three years--most in Latino neighborhoods. The bank has teamed with Don Francisco, host of the Univision variety show "Sabado Gigante," to promote its secured credit card with a message of responsible credit.