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"Succeed Faster!"
Celebrating Houston's
Entrepreneurial Leadership

18th Annual
Entrepreneurial Workshop

"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 here.

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.

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

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
“Don’t Lose Your Business to Crime”
Dr. Marty Bressler - College of Business - Houston Baptist University     
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 Your Business"
Mike Pereira - 4P Enterprises
10:40 to 11:00
"Creating Financial Opportunities"
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 Your Business"
Steven Kay - Steven Kay Media

Houston Heroes
Organizations Empowering Houston's Emerging Entrepreneurs 2007 Honorees Invited:
745 Networking, American Business Women’s 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 Inventor’s 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, Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance, Women’s 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 Polansky
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 - Milton Tibodeaux
NAWBO - Connie Smith
National Hispanic Professional Organization - Jamie L. Alvardo
Services Cooperative Association - Rosemary Behrens
- 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:

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

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
















2007 Sponsors:

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Texas Business Incubator Association

For  sponsor or exhibitor information contact:
Sally Smart - Coordinator
18th Annual Entrepreneurial Workshop and Houston Heroes 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 without notice. 

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 attendees have said about the event:

"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 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

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