"The health of our free enterprise system is
based on the vitality of our emerging businesses."
C. Dean Kring - July, 1980
"For the past three years, Houston has created more
new companies than any city in America." (The Economist, June
23rd 2001.) Houston did it again in 2001, 2002, 2003,
2004, 2005 and 2006
Thursday, July 5, 2007
Houston's Entrepreneurial Independence Day Celebration!
7:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Lakeside Country Club - 100 Wilcrest Drive
For directions, click
Your registration gives you Networking Sessions, Breakfast,
Workshops, Workbook, Certificate of Completion, Exhibits, Lunch and Keynote Speakers.
Registration $99.00 in advance. $125.00 at the door!
$89.00 in advance purchased via any of the honoree organizations.
Please note: Space is limited. You are advised to
register early. Admittance CANNOT be guaranteed the day of the event unless you have
purchased a ticket in advance.
7:00 to 7:30 registration and networking
7:30 to 9:00 breakfast
Breakfast Keynote Speakers:
"Franchising - Lessons Learned" - Jim Burwell - Petiquette
"Entrepreneurial Fast Tracks" - C. Dean Kring - SCA
9:00 to 11:30 6 workshop sessions - exhibits
9:00 to 9:20 Dont Lose Your
Business to Crime
Dr. Marty Bressler - College of Business - Houston
9:25 to 9:45 "How to Write a Winning Business Plan
Rondalyn Baker, CPA - Moore, Reichl & Baker, P.C.
9:50 to 10:10 "How to Get People to
Listen to You
L. Sanford Sinclair - The Business Partner
10:15 to 10:35 "How to Access Money for
Mike Pereira - 4P Enterprises
10:40 to 11:00 "Creating Financial
Winston Labbe - Unity National Bank
11:05 to 11:25 "Turbo-Charged Networking:
Making Contacts that Count "
C. Dean Kring - Services Cooperative Association
11:30a.m. to Noon - networking/exhibits
Noon to 1:30p.m.
Lunch Keynote Speaker:
"Why Technology is Vital to the Success of
Steven Kay - Steven Kay Media
Organizations Empowering Houston's Emerging Entrepreneurs 2007 Honorees Invited:
745 Networking, American Business Womens Association Houston
Area Council, Business Forum, Business Resource Group, Business Network Alliance,
Business Network International, CenterPoint, CEO Network, Daily Court Review, Federation
of Houston Professional Women, First Wednesday Luncheon, Emerging Business Council
Greater Houston Partnership, Greenspoint Business Alliance, Houston Business Cabinet,
Houston Business Journal, Houston Financial Concerns for Women, Houston Inventors
Association, Houston Networking News, Houston Small Business Development Corporation,
Interactive Networking Connection, Midtown Business Network, MIT Forum of Houston, Pride
Houston, Reveille Club of Houston, Rice Alliance for Technology &
Entrepreneurship, Small Business Development Center University of Houston, SCORE,
Secure Houston, Silver Fox Advisors, The After Hours Network, The Executive Group, The
Professional Group, Womens Business Enterprise Alliance, Womens Chamber of
Commerce of Texas.
(Did we miss someone? Please let us
know:713-932-7495 x 11)
Confirmed to date:
Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation University of
Houston - Brian Stephenson
Christian Networking Group - Lataya Ballard
City of Houston One Stop Business Assistance Center - Neil
College of Business Houston Baptist University - Dr. Martin Bressler
Entrepreneurial Development Center - Paul A. Barela
Houston Minority Business Council -
Richard A. Huebner
Houston Technology Center - Kendra Trueba
Minority Business Development Center -
NAWBO - Connie Smith
National Hispanic Professional Organization - Jamie L.
Services Cooperative Association - Rosemary Behrens
Techxans - Ralph Lewis
Texas Business Incubator Association - C. Dean Kring
The Dover Club - Larry Keast
UNITY National Bank - Winston Labbe
U.S. Small Business Administration - Cleveland Baker
Reservations for lunch and exhibits only - $45
$35.00 in advance purchased via any of the honoree organizations
2007 Exhibitors to date:
For sponsor or exhibitor
Sally Smart - Coordinator
18th Annual Entrepreneurial Workshop and Houston Heroes Awards Luncheon
713-932-7495 x 38 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For those unable to attend, the
workbook will be available for $49.
or Send $49 check payable "SCA" to 9600 Long Point
Road, Suite 150, Houston, Texas 77055, ATTN: "Workbook." Allow 2-3 weeks for