Eric Standlee
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  • Houston, Texas
  • United States

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What do you like best about InHouston?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Damon Henrichs Jun 23, 2011. 28 Replies

Green Ideas

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How did you hear about this site InHouston?
I created I was growing my LinkedIn network (now almost 10000+ direct connects and over 14 million in the network) and realized that lots of them were here in Houston. So, I started a LinkedIn group. That grew, so I invited them to start up the conversation around events at Now we are over 14000 members on the Ning site and over 8000 in the LinkedIn group. Now that isn't a 10th of the Houston members of LinkedIn and is a small portion of my group of Houston contacts, but we are growing at a good clip as people join and get involved. Are you involved yet?
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Our 21+ year old Alternative Funding firm funds business-to-business startups, acquisitions, and growing companies. We are an alternative to bank finance, angel investment and venture capital.
Banking / Finance / Alternative Funding
Niche (Services/Products your company provides:)
Working Capital (not loan nor equity) for growing companies.
Greenhousing future bank clients for partner banks.
About Me:
Married to a real live Japanese Samurai Princess.
Three wonderful kids 11, 9, and 6 almost 7 (girl, boy, girl).
Former Christian Missionary to Japan.
Played football in Highschool.
Hobbies: networking, ideas, open source
Priorities: God, wife, kids, friends, businesses I own

Moto: Give and it will be given to you, shaken, pressed down and overflowing 100 fold.

Advice: think big, dream big, live big, you only have one life.

Business Development and Marketing Director for 19 year old family owned 200 million dollar Houston firm which helps greenhouse companies to help make them bankable and gives to support orphan homes.

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City, State
Houston, Texas
Area of Houston
far north
Open Networker?
Servant Leader, Give It First Networker?
Have Attended Live InHouston Netweaving Events (ever):
yes, going to the next one
Perfect Client
o Banks looking to increase fee income, decrease risk and increase deposits.

o Businesses not bankable yet or which have outgrown their current financing.
Target Market(s)
o manufacturing
o metal fabrication
o start-ups
o staffing
o employment services
o IT services
o Transporation
o Oil Field Services
o Exporting
o Consulting
o not retail
o not most construction right now
o not attorneys

o community
o independent
o state
o regional
o banks looking for a means to turn loan denials into non-interest fee income without losses that works for regulators
Urgent Needs and Compelling Desires of Target Market(s)
o payroll
o pay taxes
o large deal opportunity, need working capital to accept
o cash out a/r for quarterly and/or annual reports
o buy competitors
o buy out partners
o meet short-term need

o 27-37% non-interest fee income
o keep deposits despite commercial loan application denial
o grow deposits
o no losses to-date
o fully audited
o regulator friendly
o no start-up costs for bank
Opportunities said Target Market(s) would love to invest in
o Working capital for growing companies.

o Strategic Partnership with non-interest fee income.
Benefits of investible opportunities to Target Market(s)
o keep growing fast
o accelerate cash flow
o grab large opportunities
o say no to lost opportunities
o free up cash for short-term need
o no long-term contracts
o no equity loss
o no long-term debt

o grow revenues no matter the markets
o work out of problem industries/niches
o add working capital and stop turning away commercial paper
o keep clients with more services
o ten year track record of providing 27-37%
o fully audited.

Turn Savings into Cash Cow
Have Savings and Use it too
200 year old wealth secret
High School Profile Link (optional):
"Other interests" (Traveling, wine, books, etc...):
Travel to Japan, TaeKwonDo, linux, motorcycles, writing, podcasting, church, and
What does your company do to focus on its purpose?
On-Purpose Person by Kevin McCarthy
On-Purpose Business by Kevin McCarthy
Veteran? Which Branch?
USAF, cryptologic linguist - Chinese Mandarin

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POLITICS -- Eric Standlee Endorsements

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Politics is important and I'd like to share what I believe are good candidates:

  1. Ted Cruz
  2. Paul Simpson
  3. Judge, Harris County Civil Court at Law No. 2 Theresa Chang
  4. Eric Standlee (me)
  5. CD 2 No single pick:…

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Have you heard of Houston's Premier Professional Business Networking Group?

Posted on July 25, 2015 at 12:29pm 0 Comments

I get calls and texts and emails all of the time asking how to get updates on our events. I just got one from Grace Deen. She must have been a member at one time, but for some reason doesn't have an account at now. I searched her name on and found two people she referred.

So, Grace, and everyone else who wants to be on the email list, one side benefit of joining our site (no cost), and creating a profile here is that you automatically get updates from…


July 2014, Upcoming FEATURED Events

Posted on July 9, 2015 at 3:02pm 0 Comments

Thank you for being a member of InHouston. Some remember InHouston when it started as LinkedIn Houston in 2007. When we reached 2000+ members we added a yahoo group and then eventually the site we use today.

Now, you are are one of 35,000 plus members in this site, our facebook pages/groups, and our linkedin groups and our twitter accounts.

Even so, we missed you if you didn't come to our last event July 8th. I am sure it is because most of you were still recovering…



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At 10:28am on December 23, 2017,
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Gail Stanart

Thanks for originating this site. 

At 12:21pm on May 2, 2013, Steven A. Shute said…

Hi Eric,

I have been a member for a little over a year and have attended several events. I think InHouston is a great opportunity and I thank you for your leadership. I am part of the leadership team for the Sugar Land Networking Group. We teach people, at no charge, how to craft their marketing tools for a job search and how to effectively network looking for their next great opportunity. I'd like to know if if would be acceptable for me to post weekly updates on the week's topic and location. And if this is acceptable what is the proper vehicle for me to use.




Steven Shute

At 8:44am on March 4, 2013, Wanda Andrews said…

Hi Eric,

I say a post from you regarding looking for a couple of people to make a couple Thous. Would like to hear more.





At 12:52pm on January 2, 2012, Alison Zollars Arthur said…

Eric, I am a member of InHouston but have not networked as much as I would have liked.  Here's to better 2012!  I own a laser skincare business and I want to invite members to my Open House events, but I do not know the best way/ways to do this, without seeming like a spammer.  Can you help, Please?

At 12:25pm on December 31, 2011,
Nancy Johnson

Eric, your profile has been hacked

At 10:50pm on December 21, 2011, BeBe Kelly-Serrato said…


Was this comment meant for me or for others too?


At 6:52pm on December 21, 2011,
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Who is this Suzan?  Is she an InHouston member?

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Happy Birthday Eric!!
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Happy Birthday Eric.  Ihope you are enjoying your day!

At 9:58pm on August 21, 2011, Garrett T. Maddox said…

I haven't had a chance to get to a mixer in Clear Lake.  My wife is having our 2nd boy in about a month.  Once things calm down, I'll be getting involved.  I hope everything is well with you.





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