Houston (The Woodlands), TX
Next Meeting
RESERVE A SPOT
Date:
Wednesday October 26, 2022 7:30am - 9:00am US/Central
Location:
ZOOM MEETING

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Bryan Valencia
The Woodlands Co-Chair
[email protected]
Agenda:

Topic: How to start a business in Texas + How can SCORE help

Speaker:  Willy Verbrugghe, Chairman SCORE Houston

CPE credit: 1.0

Prerequisites/advance preparation: None

Agenda:
- 7:30 am – 7:45 am: Chapter Announcements and Self-Introductions
- 7:45 am – 8:45 am: Speaker's Presentation
- 8:45 am – 9:00 am: Networking

Presentation: 

Content: Willy will discuss the necessary info you need to know to start your own business in Texas.  In addition, he will explain what help you can expect from SCORE mentorship.


Learning Objectives: 

- What does it take to fund my company 

- What are the 40+ sources of financing


About SCORE:
SCORE, a nonprofit organization, is dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship.

Speaker's bio:
Willy was born in Belgium. He has been CEO of 6 Billion dollar International Industrial Manufacturing Technology companies and 4 Technology (non IT) startups in ten different industries. He has five Masters (Master in Electronics and Semiconductors, Master in Nuclear Science Technology and Radioprotection, Master in Finances, Business and Administration, Master in International Sales, Marketing and Business Development, and a Master in Industrial Manufacturing Process Optimization). He has spoken 8.5 languages during his career, lived in five countries, and worked for twenty thousand people as a servant leader and has had manufacturing plants and service centers in over 186 countries around the world. His nickname is Mr. International. 

He created more than $ 100 Million dollars of shareholder value per year for every large organization he has run as a leader. He has been the chairman of the Belgian Chamber of Commerce of Texas and the Southwest, the Chairman of the Mayor of Houston International Trade and Development Council, a founding member of the World Chamber of Commerce of Texas and the Chairman of SCORE. He has been married for 45 year, and they live in the USA for more than 30 years and in Houston for 20 years They have 3 children and 9 grandchildren. He is now a CSO or Chief Spoiling Officer. 

Willy Verbrugghe
Phone: 281-880-9323
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.houston.score.org

Chapter Description

The Woodlands chapter covers The Woodlands and surrounding areas north of Houston. We hold monthly business morning meetings (except November and December) and occasional evening social meetings. 1. BUSINESS MEETINGS: The Woodlands sub-chapter meets every 4th Wednesday of the month (no meetings in November and December). CPE Credit will be available, courtesy of Calvetti Ferguson. Time:...

The Woodlands chapter covers The Woodlands and surrounding areas north of Houston.

We hold monthly business morning meetings (except November and December) and occasional evening social meetings.

1. BUSINESS MEETINGS: The Woodlands sub-chapter meets every 4th Wednesday of the month (no meetings in November and December). CPE Credit will be available, courtesy of Calvetti Ferguson.

Time: 7:30 am-10:00 am
Location: Zoom

Agenda:
- 7:30 am – 7:45 am: Chapter Announcements and Self-Introductions
- 7:45 am – 8:45 am: Speakers' Presentation
- 8:45 am – 9:00 am: Networking

Sponsor: The Talance Group is a boutique search and consulting firm that offers both Direct Hire and Contract placement of Finance/Accounting and Information Technology professionals. Our focus is solely in the Houston area, with extensive knowledge of our city’s talent pool, job market, companies and industries. The Talance Group has been named one of Houstons Fast 100 3 years in a row and is recognized as one of Houston's best places to work by the HBJ.

The Talance Group
713-357-9598 office
www.talancegroup.com

2. SOCIAL MEETINGS: We meet Quarterly for our evening social meetings: are currently on hiatus

Sponsors:
The Talance Group
713-357-9598 office
www.talancegroup.com

and

USI
usi.com

Leadership team:
Co-chair - Bryan Valencia, Calvetti Ferguson, (832-742-2400 - [email protected])
Co-chair - Jim Anderson, B2BCFO (954-661-5709 - [email protected])
Co-chair - Bartho van Otterdyk, BVO Global Solutions, (281-222-1538 - [email protected])
VP Membership - Mark Kerr, Sparkle Sign Company, [email protected]

Meetings

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RSVP Subject
Date / Time
Attendees Status Suggested Donation  
Reserve A Spot How to start a business in Texas + How can SCORE help Oct 26
7:30am - 9:00am US/Central
2 Not registered Free
Reserve A Spot Social Evening Dec 08
6:00pm - 8:00pm US/Central
4 Not registered Free
Beyond the Formation and EIN – 3 Key Topics to Address in Writing Before Launching Sep 28
7:30am - 9:00am US/Central
24 Not registered Free
Social Evening Sep 22
6:00pm - 8:00pm US/Central
9 Not registered Free
The Art and Science of Price Negotiation Aug 24
7:30am - 9:00am US/Central
30 Not registered Free
Update on COVID and the impact on the Insurance Markets Jul 27
7:30am - 9:00am US/Central
12 Not registered Free
Finding the right franchise business Jun 22
7:30am - 9:00am US/Central
17 Not registered Free
Social Evening Jun 16
6:00pm - 7:30pm US/Central
12 Not registered Free
Best Practices for CFOs in M&A Transaction Preparation and Execution May 25
7:30am - 9:00am US/Central
33 Not registered Free
Leading & Managing Hybrid Teams Apr 27
7:30am - 9:00am US/Central
10 Not registered Free
QuickBooks: It's NOT Just a Product - it's an Ecosystem. Mar 23
7:30am - 9:00am US/Central
41 Not registered Free
BUILDING SOCIAL CAPITAL: Weaving Your Web of Business Relationships Feb 23
7:30am - 9:00am US/Central
17 Not registered Free
Federal and State Tax News You Can Use Jan 26
7:30am - 9:00am US/Central
26 Not registered Free
Landscape: Post-Pandemic Costs of Health & Safety Oct 27, 2021
7:30am - 9:00am US/Central
18 Not registered Free
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