Fully Serviced Offices
The Fully Serviced Offices located in Houston give EIC members that may be new to the region a quick, easy and cost-effective option for starting their business in the region. The EIC serviced offices also make a good choice for businesses that are looking for part-time facilities or those that are just looking for a lower overhead option in the Houston area. Our offices include services such as a fully staffed reception and waiting area, internet and telephone, postal and courier service, as well as copying, printing and faxing capabilities. The fully serviced offices come furnished with chairs, desk, filing cabinet, a bookcase and telephones. In other words, our Fully Serviced Offices are virtually “plug and play” and ready for business.
Facilities can be provided for representatives of EIC members who are visiting the region and perhaps prefer not to spend a disproportionate amount of time within his or her hotel room making calls or working on their itineraries, emails and general administration. Two work stations are available at our offices where they can get instant high speed internet access plus full telephone service which can be offered on a free of charge basis for any reasonable period. There are also supplementary services on offer like photocopying, fax as well as hot and cold refreshments.
Local Knowledge, Information & Assistance
A “Starter Pack” of local information for the Houston area for both personal and business use is available via the Houston office. This document contains information pertaining to obtaining work authorization, social security numbers (required for almost everything in the US), driver’s license, etc. Business topics include setting up bank accounts, accountants, payroll services, etc. Our starter pack is the first place to start for any business looking to enter the Houston area.
Business Presentation and Networking Events
The EIC North and Central America, like the other regional offices throughout the world, arranges member networking opportunities in the form of monthly lunchtime business presentations and corporate entertainment. These presentations are conducted in the “lunch and learn” format and combine an informal lunch with a presentation and networking opportunities. Also, since our tenants include a mix of new starter companies and well-established people who have been in the region for many years, a unique networking situation is created within the EIC office as well.
In conjunction with the above mentioned “Hot Desk”, an EIC member can also take advantage of our Conference/Meeting rooms which again could be used in preference to a Hotel lobby for any meetings that they may wish to schedule during their visit. The EIC North and Central America office in Houston has two conference rooms, a 65 seat room and a 6 seat room, which can be reserved in advance by members for presentations, client meetings, staff conferences, etc. A small fee does apply for the larger room but the small meeting room is free of charge.
Local Business Consultancy & Advice
The EIC North and Central America is able to provide advice to members on the North and Central American market, how to set up a company, including business and individual needs as well. Our local market contacts and knowledge is easily transferred to members via formal and informal meetings, lunches, Business Information research and formalized communications.
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