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Are you from South America, or do you live there right now? Do you want to invest into a franchise in the US? Consider yourself lucky, for I have found the company made just for you: Globofran.

217_Globofran-Logo Now you are probably wondering, what is Globofran? Globofran is a private consultant that has experts in the selection and negotiation of franchises and US investments for the Latin American investor in and outside the United States. Wondering how you will be able to work here? Globofran provides information, advice and support to undertake successfully, either legally live in North America or generate income in dollars to strengthen your assets wherever you are. They rely on consultants from various different Latin American Countries, which are experienced in various areas of business consulting and franchising. Plus, their team is almost entirely multilingual so they can meet the needs of the already enormous number of international customers.

They will allow you to undertake a successful franchise which will bring you immense revenue and permit you to live legally in the US. But they don’t only do that, they will also allow you to take part in a project or investment business, without having to emigrate from your country! Overall, I think this is an amazing company that you should check out.

26874823293_0c1b71ec5a_bIf you have any doubts or questions about this company, I recommend you to attend the Globofran Conference on June 14th with the expert of it all, Ma. Gabriela Castillo.

Don’t forget! June 14th, 10:00am @ Hilton Garden Inn Houston Energy Corridor.

GLOBOFRAN – Franchises and opportunities of investment in USA and Latin America

PUYEE understands that quality work is hard to find at a low price, so they specialize in making stunning websites for small businesses and start-ups. They focus creativity, functionality, and confidence to create an eye-catching website that is sure to attract traffic.

shutterstock_219562657SOCIAL MEDIA AND ANALYTICS

Our world doesn’t run without social media, so why should your business not? They connect your website to all social media to improve presence. But, why stop there? PUYEE doesn’t want you to be left out in the dark, and neither do I. They integrate analytics to your website outlining how many people visit your website, hours of each visit, geographical area, and its performance through social networks. With all of this at your fingertips, what more can you ask?

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A QUICK INTERVIEW WITH ONE OF PUYEE’S MANY CLIENTS

 Q: What is your business all about?

A: We at TIARA CAKES please our customers with every pastry that leaves our bakery to your home or business by baking first quality cakes, pies, cookies and more. We put our heart into every pastry we bake.

 

Q: Why did you choose PUYEE to build your website?

A: Initially, we chose them because they have amazing work but an economic price. Soon we learned that there was so much more to them. Not only do they make modern style designs, but they have a maintenance service, social media integration, responsive web design, and analytics. With all of this available to us, we don’t think there is a better service!

 

Q: What is the best thing PUYEE did for your business?

A: They gave me so much control over my website, drove traffic to my business, and attracted revenue; all of which optimized our company’s online presence in Houston.

 Check out our website at http://tiaracakes.com/!

 

BASIC PLAN ($299 TO START)

  • Up to 5 pages
  • Contact Form
  • 5 Email Accounts
  • Social Media Integration
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • Web Hosting

ADVANCED PLAN ($499 TO START)

  • Up to 10 pages
  • Contact Form
  • Unlimited Email Accounts
  • Social Media Integration
  • Google Maps Integration
  • Google Analytics Integration
  • Email Capture Integration
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • Web Hosting
  • Blog Integration
  • Basic SEO

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Houston Gateway to the Americas

The Colombia Texas Chamber of Commerce, the U.S.-Panama Business Council, the U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Houston Partnership, the University of Houston, and Houston First have joined forces to organize the first hemispheric Conference & Expo in Houston titled “Houston: Gateway to the Americas”, to be held at the The Westin Houston, Memorial City on October 24-26, 2016.

Why Houston?

Houston is the fourth largest city in the United States and the fifth largest metropolitan region. It is recognized as the United States’ epicenter of Energy Center and its Texas Medical Center is unparalleled in the world. The Houston Ship Channel, hosting the Port of Houston, is the largest port in the United States in international tonnage and its airport system is the top ten in the nation and #3 in flights to the Americas.

Houston’s leadership position will be strengthened with the expansion of the Panama Canal, scheduled to the finalized in the first half of 2016. The expansion will position Houston as the principal port of Central USA, with large implications for the trade and investment. The Houston port is the presently deepening its container port to accommodate post-Panamax ships while at the same time installing new container cranes.

The conference will serve to strengthen the “connection” between Houston and the Americas, enhancing its position as the true gateway. It will undoubtedly expand on existing trade and lead to additional transfer of technology, education, tourism and other areas.

Venue
 Explore the city of Houston at The Westin Houston, Memorial City, our West Houston hotel – ranked #7 on the 2014 U.S. News & World Report list of Best Houston Hotels. As the only hotel connected to great Houston shopping at the Memorial City Mall and adjacent to the restaurants of Gateway, our hotel boasts a convenient location near CityCentre, the Energy Corridor District and the Westchase District and offers the ultimate in comfort and relaxation. Whether traveling for business or leisure, The Westin Houston, Memorial City hotel provides a soothing and refreshing sanctuary during your stay.
Organizers
University of Houston

U.S. Mexico Chamber of Commerce
Greater Houston Partnership

U.S. Panama Business Council
Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau

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The Colombia Texas Chamber of Commerce

Mihaela Noroc Photography

Photographer from Romania, the author of an unique project -The Atlas of Beauty-. She travels and captures the natural and diverse beauty around the world.

I photographed women in 37 countries, but there are more faces on earth to be discovered.

Your support is really important because it will help me reach more places of the earth and show more diversity of our amazing planet. Our world really needs an Atlas of Beauty and we can create it together.

What is The Atlas of Beauty

First of all, let me introduce myself: I’m Mihaela Noroc, a 29 years old photographer from Romania. In the past 2 years I traveled around the world, with my own small savings, photographing hundreds of women and creating a project called The Atlas of Beauty.

My goal is to show that beauty is everywhere and is not about race, money or trends, but more about being yourself, natural and authentic.

Today more and more women feel a pressure to look in a certain way, but I think we are beautiful, if we treasure what makes us unique.

The Atlas of Beauty became viral on the internet and major publications, from all around the world, wrote about it. Now I have the chance to make my statement heard so it’s very important to continue my project.


19333-R3L8T8D-900-different-countries-women-portrait-photography-michaela-noroc-5-moscow-russiaI have to travel at least one year to gather enough images for publishing a comprehensive Atlas, but I really need your support to do this journey.

19345-R3L8T8D-900-I-photographed-women-from-37-countries-to-show-that-beauty-is-everywhere16__880I plan to visit all continents, except Antarctica, and I will make my exact route based on your votes. I will go in both modern and traditional countries. I will cover different kind of environments from cities, villages and remote areas to show the diversity of our planet, through portraits of women.

19349-R3L8T8D-900-I-photographed-women-from-37-countries-to-show-that-beauty-is-everywhere7__880Now millions of people will see my photos and together we can send a powerful message to the world. We can show that beauty is in our differences and we should all be proud of ourselves.

Now that I reached the funding goal, I can cover the expenses listed above. 

But more funds I raise, more countries and diversity I will capture. The extra funds are essential for the quality of the project and for the film of the journey so each contribution is still very important, until the last day of the campaign. 

19340-R3L8T8D-900-I-photographed-women-from-37-countries-to-show-that-beauty-is-everywhere10__880With your support, I will study more areas of the world.

I will buy a dedicated video camera and microphone.  The documentary will be very authentic and realistic, but it still needs investments.

19351-R3L8T8D-900-I-photographed-women-from-37-countries-to-show-that-beauty-is-everywhere9__880I will also be able to offer more support when visiting communities in need.

Sometime I will be able to rent a car to go in more remote places.

20150315121000-2eThe Impact of the project

The Atlas of Beauty has been featured in major publications of the world. This coverage offers us the opportunity to send our message to more people.

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But this is just the beginning. If I will have your support I will capture much more diversity. Together we will continue to show that beauty means to be yourself, to be proud of your roots, to cultivate what you have, instead of being disappointed about something that you don’t have.

Beauty is in our differences and uniqueness. Now I’m saying it trough words, but if I will have your support, I will “say” it better through my photos.

19350-R3L8T8D-900-I-photographed-women-from-37-countries-to-show-that-beauty-is-everywhere8__880-1Risks and challenges

In my previous journey I had dangerous moments, hard days of working, exhausting routes, unfriendly viruses, but I will do it again, with all my passion. This time I will have more experience and more confidence, knowing that wonderful people from all around the world are supporting me.

19347-R3L8T8D-900-I-photographed-women-from-37-countries-to-show-that-beauty-is-everywhere18__880Other ways you can help

Any contribution is important and will help me to continue. But you can also support me by sharing my story with your friends and letting the world know about The Atlas of Beauty Campaign.

19343-R3L8T8D-900-I-photographed-women-from-37-countries-to-show-that-beauty-is-everywhere14__880-1Together we can show to the world that beauty is everywhere. Thank you very much for your support!

More information:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-atlas-of-beauty#/story

https://instagram.com/mihaelanoroc/

https://www.facebook.com/MihaelaNorocPhoto

 

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KEEP CALM AND DRINK COCOA LIKE YOU’VE NEVER TASTED BEFORE.

What does COCOA mean? Relax, drink a cup of a tasty cocoa with us and talk about the COnsulting and COAching services that we can offer to support your business.

What is the difference between an entrepreneur and a leader?

An entrepreneur starts a growing business. A leader grows the business by growing the leaders in the business. Are you ready to become a leader?

Our face to face program offers leaders business coaching, leadership and team development workshops, onsite consulting and the entrepreneur guide designed to help leaders to their ultimate potential.

Improve and develop proven leadership skills. Implement business strategies to improve work place efficiency. Maximize bottom-line results. Increase the competitive advantage in the marketplace.

We help professionals, entrepreneurs and executives to be more effective, grow their business and reduce stress through a specific plan for leadership development.

DEVELOPMENT OF NEW BUSINESS
  • We interpret your idea and capture in a business plan, either for presentation to an investor, bank, or simply as the matrix of your enterprise project. This business plan includes: analysis of the founding partners, competitive advantages, commercial aspects, sales plan, operational and economic analysis.
aboutBUSINESS PLAN
  • The business plan is a document that is developed for a company or business you plan to start or already in operation. This development includes market research, technical, financial and organizational support, hence emerge marketing channels, pricing, distribution, business model, engineering, location, organization chart, the structure of capital, financial evaluation, funding sources, staff needed along with their method of selection, the philosophy of the company, legal aspects, and its exit plan.
FRANCHISES
  • Do you have a great business and you are ready to take advantage?
  • Do you think you would like to sell franchises but do not know how to prepare for franchising?
  • If you have an idea you want to bring to market, franchising can be a viable alternative.  We can help you analyze your project.
CONSULTING1BUSINESS COACHING
  • Urmarketeam team wishes to accompany your business growth process, in this, the Coaching begins to acquire a vital role. Business strategies for SMEs and multinationals are critical in today’s globalized world.
  • In the century small business decisions produce great results.” The company XXI Century “should” clear policies and continuous improvement in “Customer Orientation” to stay or gain market share.
  • It is notable as Business Strategy begins to orient towards people that were more decisive than decades ago. All policies and management fads that are being developed today, necessarily geared towards people. Management, Customer Service, Public Relations, Marketing and Advertising, Communication, Human Resources, Sales Department.

More information: www.urmarketeam.com 

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Felco Energy Solution, a world leader in safety training for the Oil & Gas Industry, has informed us about its upcoming conference: “The Oil & Gas Industry in Mexico. Doing Business Successfully.”

Felco Energy Solution is an international company providing consultancy, technical assistance and safety training to the oil and gas industry. We are one of the leading companies offering HSE certifications to onshore and offshore drilling facilities and those who work on them. Felco originated in Mexico and has been operational in the market for over 15 years with a presence over 20 countries.

conferenciaThis conference led by Felco Energy Solution, will help prepare US companies to take advantage of the growing business opportunities in Mexico’s oil and gas industry. The conference will highlight what foreign companies will need to know as they develop their business successfully with the local oil companies. The conference attendance will be between one hundred and one hundred and fifty people. The speakers are special guests from Mexico with more than 30 years experience in the local oil industry. The event will be promoted through various channels, such as social media, newspaper, TV stations, networking, and relevant associations. This will be a great opportunity to be part of our first international conference where US companies and companies from Mexico will be together for networking and experience sharing. As a sponsor you will also benefit greatly from the exposure that this event will have both in the US and Mexico.

Registration information:

Individuals: $80.00 USD                                                                                                                

Early bird registration (until October 9th): $75.00 USD

Corporate Package; 5 tickets $375.00 USD                                                                                             

Students: $65.00 USD

Include: Conference entrance, breakfast, morning snack, and networking.

Attendee registration at: www.felco-inc.com/oil-and-gas-conference

 

Sponsor opportunities are available!

Sponsor registration online at:

http://www.felco-inc.com/sponsors-conference/index.html

Gold $5,000.00 USD

Exhibit Table

10 Admission to the event

Company logo listed on the invitation

Company logo on all printed material

Mentioned as sponsor at the welcoming

Silver $2,500.00 USD

Exhibit Table

5 Admission to the event

Company logo on all printed

 

Bronze $1,500.00 USD

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2 Admission to the event

Company logo on all printed material

 

Limited spaces available!

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Are you planning to expand, or even start your business in Houston?, the easiest way is to form a subsidiary or affiliate in the U.S., specifically in Houston, or open a new office and start transferring foreign employees under the L-1 visa.

us-visa--1Eligibility Requirements:

  • The company must be related to an American organization as a subsidiary, affiliate or division.
  • The proposed employee must have continuously worked for the company for at least one year in the past three years.
  • The employee must be employed as a manager, executive or person of specialized knowledge.
  • Employees of a newly formed company, or a company which has been in business for less than one year.
  • A company that has been in business for less than one year can qualify as long as it is able to establish proof of identity and genuine business presence in America.

Qualifications:

As an L-1A Manager, you must:

  • Manage the organization, or department, subdivision, function or component of the organization;
  • Supervise and control the work of other supervisory, professional, or managerial employees, or manages an essential function within the organization, or a department or subdivision of the organization;
  • Has the authority to hire and fire or recommend staff for promotion; if no other employees are supervised, functions at a senior level within the organizational hierarchy or with respect to the function managed; and
  • Exercises discretion over the daily operations of which the employee has authority.

As an L-1A Executive

  • Direct the management of the organization;
  • Establish the goals and policies of the organization;
  • Exercise wide discretion in decision-making; and
  • Receive only general supervision or direction from higher level executives.

StatueAs an L-1B Person of Specialized Knowledge

Specialized worker must have a unique knowledge or expertise in the organization’s processes and procedures.

Company- worker relationship must be well documented to the USCIS. It is important to fully and clearly explain how the submitted evidence establishes eligibility for petition approval. The more clearly the petitioner can articulate his or her eligibility, the more efficiently and consistently USCIS can review and process the petition and determine eligibility for the benefit sought. Furthermore, the petitioning company must continue to function for the L-1 Visa to remain valid.

Once visa’s worker is approved, spouses may work full-time with the proper employment authorization from the USCIS, and dependent children can live and study in the US as well. In addition, the L-1 Visa holder and family may be eligible for permanent residency (Green Card).

Just keep in mind, if you are thinking of investing in Houston, it is highly recommended that first you speak with an experienced and certified immigration attorney.

For more information: http://www.uscis.gov/eir/visa-guide/l-1-intracompany-transferee/l-1-visa

 

– Milagros Almeida (writer-contributor)

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CULTIVATE SUCCESS

Increase your sales – and your happiness – by forming winning habits that set you up for achievement.

SIX HABITS FOR GREATER SALES

Start putting these habits into play to improve your performance and generate more revenue.
  • Practice Empathy: Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of others. It is crucial to sales success. So, commit yourself to empathizing in personal and professional interactions. Do this often enough and it will become habit. You’ll be able to better understand your clients’ pain points, needs and objectives; this will help you develop better solutions that earn you client loyalty and more sales.
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Urpromoproducts Team – Houston, Texas
  • Constantly Strive To Improve: Upper echelon performers in every field always work to get better. Do the same. Look to learn from more senior sales pros. Look to younger reps, too, for new perspectives. Seek insights from quality sales videos, articles and seminars produced by reputable sources. Most importantly, analyze your own performance. After each interaction with a client and prospect, question how you could have performed better. If you do this when calls go poorly and when they go well, you’re bound to improve your bottom line.
  • Maintain a Strong and Steady Work Ethic: High-achieving sales reps are consistent in their business efforts. Strategic and persistent, they routinely apply the methods and work habits that lead to success, always resisting the temptation to slack off. “With consistency in your work habits, you’re more apt to be motivated, hopeful and have enough deals in your pipeline to keep your sales levels where you want them to be,” says Jonathan M. Bell, author of Suddenly Successful.
  • Train Your Brain To Focus On The Positive: Be forward-thinking, focusing your attention on goals and the practical steps needed to achieve them. Start building this sunny outlook by being more mindful of your thought monologue. Catch those negative thoughts as they creep in and then reform them into positive ones. Turn, for instance, “This prospect is just going to buy from the Internet” into “I have a good plan for bringing value to this client that will encourage him to order from me.” A positive outlook will strengthen your confidence, which will radiate to prospects, making it more likely that they will order from you.
  • Plan Your Day, Every Day: Writing down what you aim to accomplish in the day significantly increases the chances those things will get done. Prioritize the list, putting at the top the tasks that must be addressed. You may have to deviate from the list, but starting out with a framework gives you structure, keeps you organized and clarifies where you should be devoting attention. Such focus will make you more productive, enabling you to serve clients better. And superior service directly contributes to stronger sales.
  • Practice Tactful Persistence: Top salespeople are consistently assertive without being aggressive. They pursue the sale with great passion using humor, scheduling follow-up times, bringing added value to the table and always having a valid reason for contacting the prospect. With strategic persistence, they keep client relationships amiable and earn more business.

(source: Advantages -ASI member – by www.urpromoproducts.com – Houston, Texas)

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Rice_University_170690Rice University is a private institution that was founded in 1912. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,965, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 285 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Rice University’s ranking in the 2015 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 19. Its tuition and fees are $40,566 (2014-15).

Rice University, located in the heart of Houston’s Museum District, offers a dynamic student life in the nation’s fourth-largest city. The Rice Coffeehouse, Valhalla Pub and Willy’s Pub are all student-run institutions offering on-campus food and drink. Before stqualityepping foot on campus, all students are assigned to one of 11 residential colleges, of which they remain members even if they decide to move off campus. The residential colleges provide housing, dining, and academic and social events. The Rice Owls boast 14 varsity NCAA Division I athletic teams and are well known for their strong baseball program. Students receive free tickets to all varsity athletic events.

Rice is comprised of eight schools, including the School of Social Sciences, School of Humanities and Wiess School of Natural Sciences. Its graduate schools include the highly ranked Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business and George R. Brown School of Engineering. Rice also has a well-regarded School of Architecture and the Shepherd School of Music. Rice is home to the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, a nonpartisan think tank, which offers coursework, internships and lectures. When a private detective found Rice’s stolen owl mascot at rival school Texas A&M in 1917, he sent a coded message back to Rice students letting them know that “Sammy” was OK, thus bestowing a name on the school’s mascot.

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):
As a leading research university with a distinctive commitment to undergraduate education, Rice University aspires to pathbreaking research, unsurpassed…As a leading research university with a distinctive commitment to undergraduate education, Rice University aspires to pathbreaking research, unsurpassed teaching and contributions to the betterment of our world. It seeks to fulfill this mission by cultivating a diverse community of learning and discovery that produces leaders across the spectrum of human endeavor. Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, undergraduate education has remained at the center of Rice University’s mission since its founding in 1912. Our students have unparalleled opportunities to learn from distinguished faculty through classroom interaction and research collaboration. Rice combines the advantages of a liberal arts college with the resources and facilities of a premier research university. Some of the important engineering and science developments include Rice being the first university in the nation with a department wholly dedicated to space science; Rice researchers joining Dr. Michael Debakey and his Baylor College of Medicine team to produce the first artificial heart; and Rice professors Robert Curl and Richard Smalley and British chemist Sir Harold Kroto receiving the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their discovery of buckyballs, which introduced the new field of nanotechnology. In addition to engineering, Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. The distinctive residential college system enhances the Rice experience by allowing students to flourish as individuals in a community of their peers. Rice boasts a 6:1 undergraduate student-faculty ratio, a median class size of 14, an endowment of $4.84 billion and numerous opportunities for undergraduates to conduct primary research. Rice practices need-blind admission, meets 100 percent of students’ demonstrated need and is consistently heralded as one of the best values in higher education. Rice is surrounded by the Texas Medical Center, the Museum District, Hermann Park, Rice Village and great restaurants, and is a short light-rail ride away from theater, symphony, ballet, opera and major league sports.

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