SOURCE: Square Inc.

Square Inc.

March 24, 2014 09:00 ET

Square's Free Point of Sale and Business Tools Now Available in Spanish

Square Events Celebrate Latino Businesses in Miami, Houston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 24, 2014) - Today, Square launched a complete point of sale and suite of business tools in Spanish for the growing number of Latino sellers across the United States.

Square's signature Register, dashboard of reports and sophisticated analytics, online Market, and mobile products give businesses powerful and affordable tools to start, run, and grow. The complete suite of products are now available in Spanish for Latino sellers across the United States.

Small and mobile businesses are the backbone of the U.S. economy, and the Census Bureau reports that Hispanics launched approximately 20% of new businesses in 2013. Research indicates that among American minority groups, Hispanics are the most likely to start their own business and they're starting and growing new businesses at nearly twice the rate of the general population.

"Every entrepreneur and business owner should have access to tools and resources that inform their decisions and help them reach their goals," said Square executive Ricardo Reyes. "Square's powerful tools offer more than just a point of sale, they build on the experience for the business and its customers. Now Square is optimized for Latino businesses to serve their customers across the U.S."

Square's free card reader and free software enable anyone to safely and securely accept credit cards and run a business from an iPhone, iPad or Android device. Square offers a simple, low transaction rate of 2.75% per swipe, with no hidden fees. Funds from swiped payments are available the next business day, eliminating the wait for cash flow.

Celebrate Latino Businesses: Event details

This week, Square kicks off a four-city national tour to connect with Latino sellers and their communities in Miami, Houston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Latino-owned businesses comprise 22.4% of Florida businesses, 20.7% of Texas businesses and 16.5% of California businesses.

**Attention reporters: click here to access a digital press kit, RSVP to cover these national events at press@squareup.com.**

Thursday, March 27, 2014 - Miami
Square Celebrates Miami Latino Businesses
With special guests Damian Forneris - Che Grill, Ernesto Casillas - Casillas Cigars, Natalie Preito - Children's Gallery and Arts Center
At Brisky Gallery: 130 NW 24th Street, Miami
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Miami Latino business community invited to RSVP here: squaremiami.eventbrite.com

Monday, March 31, 2014 - Houston
Square Celebrates Houston Latino Businesses
With special guests: Chris Ramirez - Barber Social Club Barbershop, Nicole Mora - Frosted Betty, Yoconda Macias - Zumba instructor
At Archway Gallery: 2305 Dunlavy Street, Houston
Houston Latino business community invited to RSVP here: squarehouston.eventbrite.com

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - Los Angeles
Square Celebrates Los Angeles Latino Businesses
With special guests: Alfredo Livas - La Monarca Bakery, German Lopez - VIP Limo, Bricia Lopez - Guelaguetza Restaurant & ilovemole.com
At La Plaza De Culturas y Artes: 501 North Main Street, Los Angeles
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Los Angeles Latino business community invited to RSVP here: squarela.eventbrite.com

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - San Francisco
Square Celebrates San Francisco Latino Businesses
With special guests: Carlos Silva - Maddie's Mud, Jose Lujan - Pedro's Moving Services, Elvira Flores - Xodi Jewelry
At Mission Cultural Center: 2868 Mission Street, San Francisco
6:00 - 8:00 PM
San Francisco Latino business community invited to RSVP here: squaresf.eventbrite.com

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