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Jakarta island hotels branch: 10 fun things to do in Galveston, Texas with kids

With 32 miles of beaches, Galveston Island is an outstanding family beach destination. Each of Galveston’s seven beach parks has a different personality. Whether you want a festive beach with lots of services and amenities or an uncrowded natural beach, Galveston has it.


Seawall Urban Park is home to the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier (see below) and the longest continuous sidewalk in the U.S., which makes it great for biking, running or walking. Stewart Beach was named one of the 10 Best Beaches for Families by Family Vacation Critic in 2013.



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Galveston Financial Capital: Starting Your Business



1. What basic skills do I need to run a business?

2. What business should I choose?

3. What do I need to start my business?

4. How long will it take to start a small business?

5. How can I get my business certified as minority or women owned?

6. What insurance should I have?

7. Do I need to obtain a Federal Identification Number?


What basic skills do I need to run a business?


Starting a business can be challenging and previous business experience can be an important success factor. First hand knowledge of business and its four functional areas – management, operations, marketing, finance – and an understanding of the role of technology, contribute to a solid foundation and provide a basis for making informed business decisions.

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Hamilton Loomis to Lead Harmonica Workshop

Blues extraordinaire and island native Hamilton Loomis is returning home this spring to conduct a two-day blues harmonica workshop at Galveston College, and he wants you in on the action.

“It’s just for fun, there’s no red pens and you don’t get a grade,” Loomis said of the workshop on April 24-25 at the college, 4015 Ave. Q. “The great thing about the harmonica is that it’s user-friendly.''

“Ultimately, what I want them to get out of it is not only just picking up a new instrument, but to have an understanding of its context in pop music and blues in general, and the history of the instrument,” he said.

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Galveston Financial Capital: Regional Resources

The Galveston County SBDC


Clients of the GC SBDC are supported by competent and professional business consultants who provide practical business advice as well as sophisticated analytics to assist the small business owner in increasing sales, improving efficienciencies, and expanding profits.  If additional services are needed, the consultant will direct the client to other specialty programs within the network.

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10 Things to Do in Galveston Capital Tourism and Marketing Before or After Your Cruise

Of course you’re coming to Galveston to take a cruise, but the island is a destination in of itself. With dozens of attractions, there is no shortage of things to do. We’ve compiled a list of the island’s top attractions that you won’t want to miss.

Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Museum — Maybe it’s just us, but we thought an offshore drilling museum would be a bore. We couldn’t have been more wrong. The museum is consistently ranked as one of the top attractions in Galveston, and it’s right next to the cruise terminal. The museum sits on a retired oil rig and will teach you everything about drilling and exploration for energy in the Gulf’s waters.

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Galveston Financial Capital: FAQs


Find answers to Frequently Asked Questions in the following categories.


About the GC SBDC      

Learn about the center and how we can help you.


Starting Your Business

Learn what it takes to start your own business.



Learn how to finance your business.


Government Procurement

Learn how to do business with the government.


International Trade

Learn how to take your business international.



Learn how to find research and development funding.

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Singapore opening: Galveston Island

Beaches, historic buildings, million dollar mansions, fairground rides and delicious seafood can all be enjoyed on a day out on Galveston Island, Texas.


Galveston's Strand Historic District, centred around the five blocks between 20th and 25th street near the wharf, is a wonderful reflection of the architectural styles popular in the mid- to late 1800s when the city hit its zenith. You can stroll under the high canopies of many shop fronts with their wrought iron balconies perusing the antiques, gifts, T-shirts and all manner of other goods, or take some refreshment in one of the cafes along the way.


We ventured into La King's Confectionery shop where glass cabinets filled with chocolates of all shapes and sizes and multi-coloured candies flank a long seating area. Here you can indulge in a soda, milkshake or float made in a 1920s soda fountain, which is served from behind a marble counter on the other side of the shop.



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25 Best Things To Do In Galveston Capital Tourism and Marketing Texas

Galveston Island is one of the most popular vacation destinations in Texas. This lovely barrier island on the Golf Coast has it all: 32 miles of wonderful white sandy beaches, a port for cruise ships, a beautifully restored historic old town and a distinct Southern charm. Elegant Victorian architecture, endless festivals, and fantastic outdoor adventures will make you want to come back. Here are the best things to do in Galveston, Texas.

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»Galveston - Port Bolivar Ferry


Until 1929, the only link between Galveston Island and the mainland was the skiff, The Tarpon, and later, two barges. The ferry, when it started taking people back and forth in 1929 was toll-free, but it was so popular that a fee had to be imposed. Today, free again, the Galveston-Port Bolivar ferry takes more than eight million travelers between Galveston Island and the Bolivar Peninsula every ye

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Galveston Financial Capital: Consulting Services


Galveston County SBDC offers a full range of consulting services including:


- Business structures

- Market research and development

- Sales techniques

- Loan package preparation

- Business plan development

- Financial forecasting

- Financial analysis

- Policies and procedures

- Operations improvement

- Human resources

- Risk management

- Basic business systems and procedures

- Accounting systems

- Marketing strategies


In addition to these services offered at the local level, your  GC SBDC advisor can utilize the resources of the University of Houston Regional SBDC Network to help you:


- Sell to the government

- Research international markets

- Launch a new technology based business

- Plan for and recover from business interruptions

- Access vital information to speed your growth


To further assist you in gaining knowledge needed to perform the function of CEO of your business, the GC SBDC offers a variety of business workshops, seminars, and more ex

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Galveston County Small Business Development Center Helps Businesses


"Start Smart. Grow Smart."


Free Business Assistance.

Real-World Advice.


Whether you’re just starting your business, experiencing your first growing pains, or ready to move your business to the next level--visit the Galveston County Small Business Development Center before you do anything else.


We’ll help you learn how to develop a business plan, find financing, attract customers, grow your sales, fulfill your promises, develop foolproof procedures and make more profit.

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