Tag Archives: Brownsville

Women Entrepreneurs’ Small Business Boot Camp – Brownsville

The objective of the program is to provide knowledge, resources and plan of action needed to make your entrepreneurial dream a reality. Six half-day sessions, beginning Jan. 31, will focus on core business competencies that are essential to the success of a small business. Session dates are: Jan. 31 – Gallup Inc. Entrepreneurial Assessment Feb. 7 – Marketing & Social Media Feb. 14 – Human Resources Feb. 21 – Business Planning Feb. 28 – Financing…

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Survey Shows Strong Support for Port of Brownsville

Cargo coming into the Port of Brownsville feeds the Valley economy, such as this load of windmill components for the expanding wind farm industry. (Port of Brownsville)

The Port of Brownsville recently conducted its first public opinion survey of port tenants, logistics, stakeholders and other service personnel. The findings revealed that 95 percent of respondents view the port favorably. Additionally, 57 percent of respondents planning to increase their port business activity in the next year. Overall, 94 percent of respondents stating the port is vital in creating a positive impact in the U.S. economy. “The Port of Brownsville’s…

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QuickBooks for Beginners (Three Session Course)

Presented by Lizandro Garcia, CPA from Burton McCumber & Longoria LLP. Set up invoices Reconcile accounts Record journal entries and more Laptops with Quickbooks training software available on first come, first serve basis. Courses take place form 2:30-4:30 p.m. Jan. 15, Jan. 22 and Jan. 29. Cost is $75 for all three sessions. Register online.

Small Business Holiday Marketplace

This Holiday Season, support local businesses by shopping small at the Small Business Holiday Marketplace. All exhibitors must have a tax ID in order to participate and sell their goods. Regular exhibitor rate is $50 and includes one six-foot table, two chairs and linen. For more information on acquiring a tax ID, call the Texas Comptroller office at 956-542-8426.

Idea Takes Flight Across RGV

Daniel Pompa and Bobby Saenz took an idea and built into a Valleywide chain of restaurants. (VBR)

They came from two different walks of life – the cook and retail store manager – and in a Brownsville kitchen during an Easter break, they mapped out the beginnings of a business plan. It was 2010 when Bobby Saenz, with years of retailing management experience, approached Daniel Pompa, a graduate of a culinary school, and made a pitch. “I had a vision of a restaurant – burgers, wings, country…

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State of Education Luncheon

Join the Brownsville Chamber of Commerce and United Way of Southern Cameron County as Texas Commissioner of Education, Mike Morath, highlights the current and future of education in Texas. Be a part of the conversation with the release of the 2018 All In Brownsville Report on the pathway from cradle to career and preparing students for the jobs of the future. Sponsorships are available.

Speed Networking at McCarthy’s Irish Pub

Join the Brownsville Chamber of Commerce for an evening of speed networking at McCarthy’s Irish Pub. Participants will be seated among five others with person having the opportunity to make a brief introduction of their business, while also sharing their business cards or flyers. After every person has taken a turn introducing themselves, there will be two minutes of networking. Bring a minimum of 60 business cards to exchange. Admission…

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Sales Tactics for Micro-Entrepreneurs

Interested in starting your own retail business? Attend this workshop to learn: How to start your own retail merchandise business About purchasing merchandise Selling Techniques Sales Tax Requirements Examples of wholesale and retail pricing Register online. No cost to attend with RSVP.