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"How To, What & Why"
Celebrating Houston's
Entrepreneurial Leadership

17th Annual
Entrepreneurial Workshop

Breakfast Keynote Speakers:
"Management by Design" - Jim Grimm - Employers Resource
"A Whole Lot of Attitude" - C. Dean Kring - SCA

"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 and 2005

Wednesday,  August 30, 2006
7:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Lakeside Country Club - 100 Wilcrest Drive

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

"The Uglies on the Internet:   Protecting your Digital Self"
David L. Aldridge - President - The Aldridge Company
IT Solutions since 1984

"PR CPR - Breathing Life Into Your Marketing"
Sandy Lawrence - Owner - Perceptive Marketing
Soar to Success with Perceptive Marketing

"Understanding Small Business"

Edward F.”Ed” McMahon - Author
Service Corps of Retired Executives

"A Great Website - Your 24/7 Sales Tool"
Hanako Brown - Client Management - The Leap Group, LLC

"Gaining an Advantage - A Business Coach"
Garth Gwynn - Lead Business Coach - Achievement Resource Center

"Utilizing the SBA for your Small Business"
Miguel Ruiz - U.S. Small Business Administration

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

Lunch Keynote Speaker:
"Why Technology is Vital to the Success of Your Business"
Steven Kay - Steven Kay Media

Houstons Heroes
Organizations Empowering Houston's Emerging Entrepreneurs

2006 Invited Honorees attending to date:
American Business Womens Association -Terri Scott
Business Network International  -
Mark Taylor
Business Resource Group  -
Claudette Jasper
CenterPoint - Jenny Grier
City of Houston One Stop Business Assistance Center - Neil Polansky
Daily Court Review - Shanta Kinson for Tom Morin, Sarah Morin
Entrepreneurial Development Center - Paul A. Barela
First Wednesday Luncheon - Dennis Rogers
Greater Houston Business Procurement Forum - Cleve Baker
Greater Houston Partnership Emerging Business Council - Craig Rhodes
Houston Baptist University
- Dr. Martin Bressler
Houston Minority Business Council
- Richard Huebner
Houston Network News - Mike Mangan

Houston Small Business Development, Inc. - Jorge Colorado
Houston Technology Center - Janice Dorr, Deborah Mansfield
Minority Business Development Center - Alex Sandaval for Milton Thibodeaux
National Hispanic Professional Organization
- Saul Valentin, Hector Chavana
Services Cooperative Association
- Hanako Brown
Techxans - Vivian Haung
Texas Business Incubator Association - C. Dean Kring
Texas Southern University - Ella Nunn
Womens Business Center - Rev. Rosemary Behrens
Womens Chamber of Commerce of Texas - Jackie Craver
2005 Honorees:
American Business Women's Association, Houston Area Council
Catherine James
College of Business, Houston Baptist University
Dr. Martin Bressler
First Wednesday Luncheon
Gail Stolzenburg
Forbes Directory
Elroy Forbes
Grijalva & Allen, PC
Milton Thibodeaux
Houston Minority Business Council

Angela Freeman
Houston Technology Center

Janice Dorr
National Hispanic Professional Organization

Belinda Jasso
Service Corps Of Retired Executives
George F. Black
Services Cooperative Association
Paul A. Barela
U.S. Small Business Administration
Sonia Maldonado

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

2006 Exhibitors To Date:

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Green Lights USA

Barnaba & Associates, Inc.

Financial Expansion Services

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

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

















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Texas Business Incubator Association

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For  sponsor or exhibitor information contact:
Sally Smart - Coordinator
17th Annual Entrepreneurial Workshop and Houston Heros Awards Luncheon
713-932-7495 x 38 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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