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  • July 13, 2024
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Banco de Costa Rica Empowers MSMEs with Nationwide Office Fair for Business Entrepreneurs

Banco de Costa Rica Empowers MSMEs with Nationwide Office Fair for Business Entrepreneurs

Guanacaste, Costa Rica — Banco de Costa Rica (BCR) is set to host its inaugural “Feria Pyme Creer para Crecer”, showcasing over 200 micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) across 42 offices nationwide.

This initiative, concluding today, June 28, aims to provide a platform for these enterprises to present a wide array of products and services, ranging from artisanal crafts and agricultural goods to cosmetics and professional services.

The fair is part of BCR’s broader “Creer para Crecer” program, which offers tailored financial products such as business acceleration loans, fixed-rate loans, and microcredits. Additionally, the program provides exclusive benefits through debit and credit cards, insurance solutions, and digital payment tools.

At BCR, we created the Creer para Crecer (Believe to Grow) Program with the purpose of promoting greater social impact with economic growth. We are committed to the sustainability of SMEs, we have a comprehensive range of products and services to enhance their businesses: we provide financial advice, tools, technical support, training and activities, such as this Fair. This is a safe and free space, with high traffic, which allows our clients to improve their reach and generate new business contacts.

Marcelo Bourrouett Mora, BCR’s Regional Manager for MSMEs

The participating MSMEs are spread across various provinces, ensuring broad exposure and access for customers throughout Costa Rica.

The fair locations include:

  • San José: Oficinas Centrales, Paseo Colón, San Isidro del General, San Rafael, Santa Ana, Plaza Mayor, Puriscal, San Francisco de Dos Rios, Desamparados, San Pedro, and Centro de Negocios Curridabat
  • Alajuela: Ciudad Quesada, Aguas Zarcas, Río Cuarto, Pital, Alajuela, Barrio San José, and San Ramón
  • Cartago: Plaza Pyme, Terramall, Tres Ríos, and Pacayas
  • Heredia: Heredia, San Joaquín, Santo Domingo, San Rafael de Heredia, Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí, and Río Frío de Sarapiquí
  • Puntarenas: Uvita, Palmar Norte, Buenos Aires, Puntarenas, San Vito, and Ciudad Neilly
  • Guanacaste: Liberia and Nicoya
  • Limón: Guápiles, Siquirres, Venecia de Carrandí Matina, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Cariari, and Limón

Costa Rica is increasingly recognized as a burgeoning hub for small and medium-sized businesses. These enterprises are essential in enhancing supply chains across various industries, contributing to the nation’s economic diversification and resilience.

Platforms like the “Feria Pyme” foster an environment where MSMEs can thrive, innovate, and expand their market reach.

BCR’s fair aims not only to provide immediate sales opportunities but also to establish lasting commercial relationships. The bank’s commitment to digital payment solutions supports the modernization and efficiency of these businesses, aligning with global trends towards cashless transactions.

Overall, the “Feria Pyme Creer para Crecer” exemplifies BCR’s dedication to empowering local businesses, reinforcing Costa Rica’s position as a dynamic center for entrepreneurial growth and development.

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About Banco de Costa Rica (BCR):
Banco de Costa Rica (BCR) is a leading financial institution dedicated to providing comprehensive banking services. With a strong focus on innovation and customer support, BCR offers a wide range of financial products and services tailored to meet the needs of individuals, businesses, and MSMEs. The bank is committed to promoting economic growth and sustainability in Costa Rica through initiatives that enhance financial inclusion and support entrepreneurial ventures.

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