Celebrity Entrepreneur Bill Rancic To Host Capital One Spark Business Event

NEW ORLEANS – On Wednesday, June 10, 2015, Capital One Spark Business, with the help of Bill Rancic, winner of NBC’s first season of The Apprentice, and Gene Marks, Washington Post columnist, author and small business owner, will host an exclusive, invite-only event for small business owners to discuss ways to attract and retain customers in 2015.

         At the event, from 4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m., at 610 S. Peters St., Capital One Spark Business will discuss new research that highlights the unique needs of small business owners, shed light on effective small business marketing strategies and address the importance of mentorship for business owners. Rancic and Marks will host an interactive discussion with an opportunity for audience members to ask questions.

         The event will also celebrate a partnership between Capital One and Pacific Community Ventures, with a $250,000 grant to launch BusinessAdvising.org, a new mentoring platform that matches small businesses with expert advisors in marketing, finance and technology.

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         Following the discussion, there will be a question-and-answer session and Rancic will conduct a book signing from 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

         Capital One Financial Corporation is a financial holding company whose subsidiaries, which include Capital One, N.A., and Capital One Bank (USA), N.A., had $210.4 billion in deposits and $306.2 billion in total assets as of March 31, 2015. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Capital One offers a broad spectrum of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients through a variety of channels. Capital One, N.A. has branches located primarily in New York, New Jersey, Texas, Louisiana, Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. A Fortune 500 company, Capital One trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “COF” and is included in the S&P 100 index.

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