Creating Winning Business Owners
"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
Houston did it again in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007,
Deborah Villarreal Yvonne Ybarra
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Houston's Entrepreneurial Independence Day Celebration!
7:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Lakeside Country Club - 100 Wilcrest Drive
For directions, click
Sponsors, Exhibitors invited
Special Exhibit Packages for:
* entrepreneurs seeking
* support companies
* development groups
Your registration gives you Networking Sessions,
Breakfast, Workshops, Workbook, Certificate of Completion, Exhibits, Lunch and Keynote
$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.
Special offer to Procurement Breakfast
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 Keynote Speakers:
Jim McIngvale - Gallery Furniture
C. Dean Kring - Director of Research
9:00 to 11:30 6 workshop sessions & exhibits $65.00 Workshop only.
9:00 to 9:20 "5 Action Steps to Grow Your
Doug Strahm - CEO, Oakcrest Strategy Group
9:25 to 9:45 "Your
Step-by-Step Checklist for Consistent Sales Lead Generation"
Rob Bartlett - President, Bartlett Creative
to 10:10 "Acquiring Cash"
Bill Huff - President, Huff
Consultling & Associates, LLC
10:15 to 10:35 "Creating Winning Social Media Strategy"
Crystal Washington - Owner, CWM
10:40 to 11:00 "High
Growth Sales Practices"
Randy Meriwether - CEO, RLM Consulting Group
11:05 to 11:25 "Managing Critical Risks"
Dr. Martin Bressler ~ Professor of Marketing & Entrepreneurship
Fulbright Scholar & Sam Walton Fellow ~ Houston Baptist
11:30a.m. to Noon - networking/exhibits
Noon to 1:30p.m. $45.00 Lunch only.
Lunch Keynote Speaker:
Steven Kay Steven Kay Media
Speakers, times and topics subject to change
Organizations Empowering Houston's Emerging Entrepreneurs 2010 Honorees to date:
Mary Abshier - Houston Focus on
Concerns for Women
Emily Adkison - Women's Business Enterprise
Paul A. Barela - Entrepreneurial
Rev. Rosemary Behrens - American Counseling
Dr. Marty Bressler - Houston Baptist University
Evelyn Flores - Houston Minority Supplier Development Council
Angela Freeman - Houston Minority Supplier Development Council
Jenny Grier - Centerpoint
David Hansen -
MIT Enterprise Forum of Texas New Venture Clinic
Cathy James - American Business Women's Association
Gene Janiszewski - Business Resource Group
Constance Jones - Houston Minority Supplier Development Council
C. Dean Kring - Texas
Business Incubator Association
Sandy Lawrence - Perceptive
Sandra A. Louvier - Director of Center for Entrepreneurship, HCC Northwest
Courtney Marshall - Women's Business Enterprise
Irwin Miller - Service Corps Of Retired Executives
Rhonda Ryan - American Womens Society of CPAs
Pam Terry - Powerful Women International
Milton Thibodeaux - Greater Houston Minority
Deborah Villarreal - Services Cooperative Association
Wallace Wood - National Space & Technology Association
Yvonne Ybarra - Womens Business Center
(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
Print Media Sponsor:
Reservation for Exhibitor or Sponsor - $150
For sponsor or exhibitor
Sally Smart - Coordinator
21st Annual Entrepreneurial Workshop and Houston Heroes Awards Luncheon
713-932-7495 x 38 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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