Galveston Financial Capital: About The GC SBDC

What is the SBDC?

The Galveston County Small Business Development Center (GC SBDC) provides free business consulting and affordable training seminars to small and medium-sized business owners and managers. The GC SBDC is a business consulting and training center of the UH SBDC Network, which serves 32 counties in Southeast Texas through 15 business consulting and training centers.

How can the center help my new business?

The GC SBDC offers affordable training seminars on business topics for start-up and pre-venture entrepreneurs. Our training seminars are designed to help broaden your business knowledge and are focused on business basics that will help you make your business a success. GC SBDC consultants help entrepreneurs assess their business idea and assist with the creation of a solid business plan at no cost.

My business has been established for some time. How can the center help me?

GC SBDC consultants help business owners develop strategies, attract customers, increase sales and improve productivity and profitability, all at no cost. Our consultants have extensive, practical experience in varied fields, including marketing, finance, retail and management.

Our center offers affordable training seminars taught by instructors who share their practical business experience with you. Business topics include marketing, finance, management, computers, taxes and executive skills enhancement.

The GC SBDC also offers specialty assistance for entrepreneurs wanting to sell to the government, do business internationally, or commercialize their technology.

Does the center charge for its services?

GC SBDC offers free consulting and very affordable training seminars and workshops.

Galveston Financial Capital: Resources

Newsletters:

Star members and clients of the GC SBDC have access to a wide variety of resources to assist them in market research, general business management, or in getting their business started.  The Director and the Consultants frequently write articles and are featured in newsletters addressing the concerns of business owners.  As a Star member, you will receive our future newsletters as they are published.

Articles:

The GC SBDC maintains a library of articles of interest to business owners and managers.  Some are written by our own consultants and some are written by other experts.  You can search these articles by topic here.  If you do not find an article that answers your question, please call us for more information, or search the additional resources provided at the Regional center.

Regional Resources:

The GC SBDC is a member of the University of Houston SBDC Regional Network.  We have access to a wide variety of specialty services offered through the University.

Los Angeles MK News

Regarding the end to Shanghai MK’s cooperative partnership

We regret to inform you that due to problems including with license renewals, Shanghai MK’s partnership with Hertz China will be terminated at the end of this year.

Hertz-MK will continue operations as one section within Hertz.

Therefore, any reservations beginning January of next year will be handled by Hertz China.

Thank you very much for your patronage to MK hire service over the years.

We kindly ask that you utilize Hertz China for your reservations in the future.

WHEREVER YOU GO, TRUST THE HEART LOGO!

One of Japan’s most appointed taxi groups is now raising the standards of car service in Southern California! MK Group has been providing Japan’s major cities with esteemed driving for over 50 years, earning high acclaim and demand as one of the most courteous companies in the country today. Now as the first car service to branch abroad, Los Angeles MK invites you to experience the convenience and economics of taxies with the high quality of limousines―an affordable yet uncompromised transportation experience unlike any other!

A SAFE AND ENJOYABLE EXPERIENCE

Los Angeles is an incredible site not only for vacation and tourism, but also for business and venture. We ensure that every visitor experiences Los Angeles and the rest of Southern California in the most suitable way. We accommodate all types of travel near and far, whether you are going from the airport to your home or hotel, exploring local hot spots and tourist sites, shopping and dining, or attending events, conventions, and meetings on business.

We travel beyond our Los Angeles headquarters, through local districts such as Orange County, San Bernadino, Riverside, San Diego, Ventura County, and Santa Barbara, all the way to more remote destinations such as San Francisco, Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, and Phoenix, Arizona. We service you with a broad range of clean vehicles as to better adjust to your needs. For those that are visiting California for the first time or are traveling from outside the United States, our highly skilled staff will assist you thoroughly and safely.

Pacific Associates Limited Minato-ku Tokyo Japan: Our Business

About Pacific Associates Limited

The business methodology of Pacific Associates Limited is quite simple. We conduct face-to-face consultations with each candidate and then introduce excellent companies with the best matched positions to these talented candidates. We value our candidates and client companies and this attitude naturally leads to the best conclusions.

PAL is always in favor of talented candidates as these relationships are one of the greatest assets of the company. We know that our job can have a great impact on the lives of many people. Although client companies are also important to us, candidates with special skills, expertise and great personalities are rare in this industry. We do not just pick candidates from our contact list, we carefully choose them, fully utilizing our expertise and extensive experience in the recruiting business. We value and focus on our candidates and at the end of the day are successful in placing highly qualified professionals to our valued client companies.

PAL strongly believes that the consulting is the most important step in the recruiting business more so than any other recruiting company. We handle each and every case with sincerity and care. We are willing to takes months to foster trust with candidates, always staying in close contact, because we know that we are helping people to make one of the biggest decisions of their lives.

Not many Japanese business people are accustomed to job change, and usually they need good advice about how to find new positions and which positions can advance their career. We are determined to make every effort to support our candidates and bring about changes for the better.

About Clients

90% are foreign-capitalized companies

90% of our clients are capitalized either in the United States, Europe, India, or China. The remaining 10% are Japanese companies with good spirits of entrepreneurship. We have more than 100 clients including small business firms and large-scale enterprises with thousands of employees in pharmaceutical, technology and many other industries. They are all engaging our services to find highly-motivated personnel who want to continuously develop their skills and make great contributions to their employers.

Our service is focused on mid-carrier recruiting. We introduce candidates from their twenties to sixties to positions such as managers, doctors, regional executives, sales reps and engineers. Although not many female workers change their jobs for career improvement, approximately one third of our successful engagements involve mid-carrier recruiting of female candidates. We take pride in making contributions to the career improvement of female workers.

Besides the pharmaceutical and technology industries, we welcome candidates active in financial, bookkeeping, accounting, human resources and legal industries. With excellent achievements in your business field, you have a good chance of finding rewarding positions through PAL regardless of your industry.