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Texas-Colombia Business Trade & Investment Week

Learn about business, trade, investment and tourism opportunities between Colombia and Texas Nov. 9-13. DAY 1: TEXAS & COLOMBIA MARKET OVERVIEW Business environment, challenges and opportunities with sectoral emphasis and industries with major business opportunities. DAY 2: TECHNICAL SITE VISITS – TRADE Virtual tours to production, distribution and packaging centers of industries with business opportunities. DAY 3: INVESTMENT Investment ecosystem, large-scale projects in Colombia and Texas, benefits and opportunities. DAY…

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You Have the Power

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The word on the street is, “Why are we as businesses expected to monitor our customers? If customers lower their masks, we can be fined. How is that right?” Here at VBR, we agree the burden of customers’ facial covering practices should not be on business owners and their employees. Even with the new state orders by Governor Abbott requiring individuals to mask up in public, local county judges continue…

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Champions Don’t Lose


Winning the fight isn’t easy. Our current opponent is tough, but Team Rio Grande Valley is tougher. The hours run long, the sweat pours, punches hit us and we become weary. The enemy is sneaky, but local businesses and organizations, led by determined, resilient and competitive people, will not be defeated. We stand our ground together and then, as a unified people, we will win this war. Here at VBR,…

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Local Webinar Addresses SBA Disaster Loans

The Edinburg Chamber of Commerce joins the SBA’s Lower Rio Grande Valley District Office to provide a webinar about the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program April 3 at 10 a.m. This webinar will address and inform small businesses with an interest in applying for the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan. The program covers vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue due to…

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Focus Yet Diversify 

Your company has a core product. Probably since your company’s inception, that single product has been the driving force. It’s the one “item” that is your organization’s bread and butter. How true is your business still to that original model? Do you solely focus on that one product? Or have you ventured to other products that complement the staple item? Many of us are hell bent on producing and/or selling…

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From Side Gig to Entrepreneurship

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As the concept of a side gig becomes more common place, it presents a unique opportunity and quandary for new entrepreneurs. On the one hand, starting your business as a side a gig definitely has its benefits. It creates an opportunity for you to test the market and viability of your product. It gives an opportunity for market research and to make any necessary adjustments. As well as provide revenue…

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Webinar looks at business success

Virtual conference addresses needs to succeed SCORE and Verisign host the Small Business Success Virtual Conference June 8 for small business owners. The half-day event offers educational webinar and one-on-one mentoring sessions as well as exhibitor booths and networking chat rooms. The webinar takes place from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Topics include digital marketing, growing a startup sales funnel and strong credit. More information on topics and registration is…

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Deadline Approaches for TWC Disabilities Committee

Application deadline June 5 The Texas Workforce Commission is accepting applications to serve on the Advisory Committee for Purchasing from People with Disabilities. The committee comprises 13 members who advise TWC on matters relating to the Works Wonders program, also known as the State Use Program, which assists individuals with disabilities in achieving independence through productive employment. Upcoming Advisory Committee positions include representation from the following: One individual from an…

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Business Programs Accredited at STC

south texas college now holds business program accreditation

Business and technology programs earn ACBSP approval South Texas College’s business programs have earned accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. Established in 1988, ACBSP is the only organization offering specialized business accreditation for all degree levels, from associate to doctoral. “Every department here at STC obviously has to be accredited. One of our accreditations is through ACBSP which fall in line with SACS plus the business…

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