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"Money - Money - Money!"
Celebrating Houston's
Entrepreneurial Independence

Finding Money - Using Money - Making Money
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20th Annual
Entrepreneurial Workshop

Bringing investors and growth companies together
since 1989.

"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, 2006, 2007 and 2008

Wednesday, July 1, 2009
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.
Sponsors, Exhibitors, Workshop Presenters invited

Special Exhibit Packages for:
* entrepreneurs seeking funding
* investors

* lenders
* support companies
* development groups

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.
$22.00 Breakfast only.
$65.00 Workshop only.
$45.00 Lunch only.

Register now.

Special offer to Procurement Breakfast Attendees

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
$22.00 Breakfast only.
Breakfast Keynote Speakers:
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9:00 to 11:30  6 workshop sessions  & exhibits
$65.00 Workshop only.

9:00 to 9:20    Entrepreneurship Education
Marty Bressler, Ed.D. - Houston Baptist University

9:25 to 9:45   Structuring The Deal
Bruce Badeau - First Sovereign Equity Research

9:50 to 10:10    Fast Money For Your Business
P. Mike Pereira - Charter Capital

10:15 to 10:35   10 Secrets to Sales Success
Cesar Rincon - Cesar Rincon International

10:40 to 11:00   Using Social Media To Market Your Business
Mary Frances Blatchely - forGreen Marketing & Design

11:05 to 11:25   SBA Lending Programs
Miguel Ruiz - U.S. Small Business Administration

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

Noon to 1:30p.m. $45.00 Lunch only.
Lunch Keynote Speaker:
The Four 'F-Words' Of Life: Faith, Family, Fitness & Finance
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Speakers, times and topics subject to change

Houston Heroes
Organizations Empowering Houston's Emerging Entrepreneurs 2009 Honorees Invited:

Paul A. Barela - Entrepreneurial Development Center
Miguel Ruiz - U.S. Small Business Administration
Milton Thibodeaux - Greater Houston Minority Procurement Forum
Dr. Marty Bressler - Houston Baptist University
Rosemary Behrens - Womens Business Center
Yvonne Ybarra - Services Cooperative Association
Deborah Villarreal - Services Cooperative Association
C. Dean Kring - Texas Business Incubator Association

Greg Compean - National Hispanic Professional Organization

(Did we miss someone? Please let us know:713-932-7495 x 11)

For previous Houston Heroes, click here

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

2009 Exhibitors/Sponsors

Womens Business Center

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

Entrepreneurial Development Center

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

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Texas Business Incubator Association

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B. Meyer Bookkeeping Services



Reservation for Exhibitor or Sponsor - $150

For  sponsor or exhibitor information contact:
Sally Smart - Coordinator
20th 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.

For more on Services Cooperative Association, click here

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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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