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"Entrepreneurial Excellence"
Celebrating Houston's
Entrepreneurial Independence

16th Annual
Entrepreneurial Workshop

Breakfast Keynote Speakers:

"The Unlimited Opportunities of Entrepreneurship"
C. Dean Kring
Director of Research
Services Cooperative Association

Second Speaker to be announced

"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.

Wednesday,  July 6, 2005
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

"Weaving Your Company into the World Wide Web"
Hanako Brown, Owner
Hanako Designs, LLC

"Resources for Startups & Emerging Companies"
Sonia Maldonado, Business Development Specialist
U.S. Small Business Administration

"Which Legal Entity is Right for your Business"
Jeffery Wheelock, Attorney at Law
Dickinson Wheelock Ffrench

"What Makes for a Successful Entrepreneur."
Martin Bressler, Ph.D.
Houston Baptist University - College of Entrepreneurship

"The Secrets to Successful Networking"
Gail Stolzenburg, Certified Professional Networker
Freedom Int'l Team

"How Inspired is your Vision"
Llona Doubet, President
Illuminations, Inc.

Additional Speakers to be announced

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

Lunch Program

Houstons Heroes
Organizations Empowering Houston's Emerging Entrepreneurs

2005 Partial Listing of Invited Honorees:
Ambassadors Club
American Business Women's Association, Houston Area Council
Catherine James
Business After Hours
Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, University of Houston
College of Business, Houston Baptist University
Dr. Martin Bressler
Emerging Business Council
First Wednesday Luncheon
Gail Stolzenburg
Forbes Directory
Elroy Forbes
Grijalva & Allen, PC
Milton Thibodeaux
Business and Professional Men's Club
Houston Financial Council for Women
Houston Inventors Association

Houston Minority Business Council
Angela Freeman
Houston Small Business Development Corporation
Houston Technology Center

Janice Dorr
National Association of Women Business Owners

National Hispanic Professional Organization
Belinda Jasso
Secure Houston
Service Corps Of Retired Executives
George F. Black
Services Cooperative Association
Paul A. Barela
Silver Fox Advisors
Small Business Development Center
Texas Business Incubator Association
C. Dean Kring
U.S. Small Business Administration

Sonia Maldonado
Women's Business Enterprise Alliance
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

2005 Exhibitors To Date:

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U.S. Small Business Administration

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Houston Baptist University

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Begraphic Designs

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Nationwide Insurance & Financial Services

Womens Business Center
The first Womens Business Center
in the nation.

Entrepreneurial Development Center
Houston's first and Texas' oldest
small businesss incubator.

















Sponsors to date:

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National Hispanic Professional Organization

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Print Media Sponsor

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Texas Business Incubator Association

For  sponsor or exhibitor information contact:
Sally Smart - Coordinator
16th 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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