About Matias Rios
Matias Rios is a business writer. He is the founder of Bix Plan, an international business consultancy located in Houston, Texas. He started the firm in 1992 with the aim of providing customized business plans that help global investors expand their businesses in the U.S.
Bix Plan specializes in developing practical and compliant business plans and conducting market research. The firm supports its clients’ business development and immigration applications, including for E-1, E-2, L1-A and EB-5 visas. With an experienced marketing team conducting feasibility research and devising market strategies, the firm supports international entrepreneurs in various industries, including restaurants, software and hardware, franchises, energy, health care and construction. The firm collaborates closely with legal and financial professionals.
With almost three decades of experience in business management and planning, Rios has used his expertise to improve the strategies and performance of more than 1,500 companies. His deep familiarity with Latin American culture enables him to provide advice to clients from Mexico and South American countries.
In 2012, Rios founded Professional Business Partnership, an online community that allows business owners to establish professional networks and share business experience. He has also served as a professor and consultant for Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and Universidad ICESI in Colombia, where he taught and advised on issues regarding entrepreneurship and business planning. He currently works as a consultant instructor at the University of Houston and Houston Community College, where he focuses on small business development.
Rios is an active member of multiple business and commerce associations, including the Colombia – Texas Chamber of Commerce and the Wellness for Growth Foundation. He is also a frequent author for various media outlets. He received an entrepreneurship diploma from Universidad ICESI and a management diploma from Fundación Nuevo Milenio.
Rios speaks English and Spanish.