Is your company future-proof?
Many entrepreneurs want to do business in the United States.They expect that they can enter the market with their Dutch mentality. Although the Netherlands and the US seem to have many similarities, the reality is completely different.
Doing business in another country is always a challenge and certainly in the US. Every state has its own culture and rules. And even within a state there are many differences.
Fortunately, more than 100 Dutch companies have preceded you in Texas. They have all found their way. At the NBSO we receive questions daily about doing business in Texas. That is why we have developed a series of workshops in collaboration with SCORE and Houston Community College with the theme "The secrets of doing business in Texas".
The topics of the workshops are:
- Finding, developing and maintaining relations
- Becoming more successful as a foreign organization
- Is your company future-proof?
- Understanding social and cultural differences
- Finding sources of funding
During each workshop, different experienced entrepreneurs will give you tips and tricks about doing business in Texas. Whether you have been working in Texas for years or want to start a business in the region,these workshops are interesting for anyone who wants to do business successfully in Texas.
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn with us!
About this workshop
Today more than ever, companies and entrepreneurs need to be resilient to be successful in a changing world. Strategic planning, innovation and leadership are some of the most valuable assets that organizations need to stay strong and walk towards the future.
During this interactive workshop, you will learn different aspects how to develop a better and dynamic strategy for your organization. Some of the questions we want to address:
- Do you make time to think about the future of your company?
- How does your company look like in 1 year or 5 years?
- How can you reinvent your company during these times?
- Did you ever think about market segmentation or market expansion?
About the speakers
Duncan Oyevaar, Founding Partner Openbook.Works
"Without a Goal you cannot Score"
Since 2011 Duncan and his team have been building Business Savvy Teams globally. Business Savviness combines financial literacy with business literacy. A team-oriented way to improve a business from the bottom up!
Before starting OpenBook.Works, Duncan had several management positions at Nuon - the largest energy producer and distributor in the Netherlands. Duncan implemented the LEAN Program (KAIZEN) at Nuon’s power plants. Before joining Nuon, Duncan was responsible for Business Development at an engineering company, these days Worley, where he gained extensive international business experience. At the same time, Duncan is an experienced speaker and has participated in multiple conferences and talks. He holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering and a Finance degree from Ashrigde Executive Education and a Management degree from INSEAD.
Willy Verbrugghe, VP Outreach, SCORE Mentor
"The higher the goal, the higher the success rate"
Willy has five masters from the University of Leuven. During his career, he led 6 $ Billion companies as President and CEO, living in Belgium, Germany, Sweden, France, and Brazil. He developed a vast experience in leadership, Industrial Manufacturing, International technology, Business Management and Operations, among other skills.
He has also been a serial entrepreneur and built four companies that he sold successfully. Today, Willy is involved in various International Chambers of Commerce in Houston, collaborating with entities such as the Mayor office, GHP, Universities, Consulates, Development agencies, Economic Missions, Trade and Investment, Training Courses and Workshops. Willy is a Certified Mentor with SCORE where he helps to startup between 5,000 and 6,000 companies in Houston every year.
Karine Pousset, Managing Partner at Flo Paris Bakery
"Never let a good crisis go to waste"
Karine Pousset is a managing partner at Flo Paris since January 2020. Specialist in education and in neuroscience, Karine Pousset is working with Mrs. Dolly Baaklini and Samih Baaklini, the owner of Flo Paris French Bakery, to develop the French culinary culture in Houston through delicious dishes.
The French Bakery has recently started to present their items in different restaurants and museums.