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"Entrepreneurial Excellence"
Celebrating Houston's
Entrepreneurial Independence

15th Annual
Entrepreneurial Workshop

Breakfast Keynote Speakers:

"Houston Business Climate"
Kevin J. Price
Host, Houston Business Show
(Business Radio 650, Sunday at noon)

"Entrepreneurship 701"
C. Dean Kring
Director of Research
Services Cooperative Association

"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 2002 & 2003.

Thursday, July 1, 2004
7:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Ramada Plaza Hotel
7611 Katy Freeway (10w-Silber exit)

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 thru any of the honoree organizations.

Register now.

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 - keynote speakers TBA
9:00 to 11:30  6 workshop sessions - exhibits

"Creating the Marketing and Communications Ripple - How to Cost-Effectively Market Your Business."
Katherine Bui
President, KB Marketing & Communications

"Business Formation - Things to Know."
Andy Arismendi, PC
Attorney at Law

"Getting Past Stops is Getting to Success."
Rev. Rosemary Behrens
Executive Director
Women Achieving Independence And Financial Success

"Becoming the Efficient Networker to Grow Your Business."

Joann Cooper
Owner, Interactive Network Connection

"The Tax Man Cometh and He Doesn't Have to Bite."
Paul A. Barela
Partner, BMW Financial Group

"Building a Computer Network That can Grow with Your Business."
Joe Wolf
Partner, Wolf Networking LTD CO

11:30a.m. to Noon - networking/exhibits
Noon to 1:30p.m.


"Recognizing Houston's Heros - Organizations Empowering Houston's Emerging Entrepreneurs"

keynote Speakers

are the
Riyad Abu-Taha
Ambassadors Club

Pat Yokubaitis
American Business Women's Association, Houston Area Council

Shena Cherian
Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, University of Houston
Dr. Martin Bressler
College of Business, Houston Baptist University
Montaque Smith
First Wednesday Luncheon
Elroy Forbes
Forbes Directory

Art Fuller
Houston Business and Professional Men's Club
Rosemary Behrens
Houston Financial Council for Women
Richard A. Huebner
Houston Minority Business Council
Milton Thibodeaux
Houston Minority Business Development Center
Marlon Mitchell
Houston Small Business Development Corporation
Aruna Viswanathan
Houston Technology Center
Joann Cooper
Interactive Networking Connection
Tracey Brundrett

National Association of Women Business Owners
Cal Allen
See Ya Thursday

Nancy Williford
Secure Houston

Rhonda Ryan
Services Cooperative Association
Gerry Seay
Silver Fox Advisors
Dean Kring
Texas Business Incubator Association
Cleveland Baker
U.S. Small Business Administration
Joanne Linden
Women's Chamber of Commerce of Texas

Reservations for lunch and exhibits only - $45
$35.00 in advance purchased thru any of the honoree organizations


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Houston Wellness Group

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Print Media Sponsor

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Texas Business Incubator Association

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Houston's first-Texas' oldest business incubator

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First Womens Business Center in the nation


For  sponsor or exhibitor information contact:
Sally Smart - Coordinator
15th Annual Entrepreneurial Workshop and Houston Heros Awards Luncheon
713-932-7495 x 44 or

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 delivery.

  Speakers, topics, honorees & location subject to change

Proceeds benefit "First Houston Small Business Seed Capital Fund"
Established in 1989 and literally the first small business
seed capital fund in Houston.


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What previous attendees say about the workshops

"Fabulous speakers."

"Great information."

"Best networking event I've attended."

"They really knew their stuff."

"When's the next one?"

"Next time, I'm bringing my partners."

"Very glad I attended."

"Well done."

"Don't miss this one!"

"I must tell you that I am very glad for the opportunity to attend today's workshop; this day turned out to be very informative, energizing, enlightening, inspiring and most of all enjoyable.  Both Kathy Wynn my guest and I left with our goals clearly defined in our minds and I'm certain that we are on the right path to success."
Teresa R. Juan

(about the 14th Annual Entrepreneurial Workshop - July 2, 2003)


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