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  Celebrating Houston's
Entrepreneurial Independence

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21st Annual
Entrepreneurial Workshop

Creating Winning Business Owners
since 1988.

"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, 2008, 2009

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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 here.
Sponsors, Exhibitors 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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Jim McIngvale - Gallery Furniture
CDKligntened.jpg (956286 bytes) C. Dean Kring - Director of Research

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

DougStrahm.JPG (35427 bytes) 9:00 to 9:20   "5 Action Steps to Grow Your Company"
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

BillHuff.JPG (16653 bytes) 9:50 to 10:10 "Acquiring Cash"
Bill Huff - President,  Huff Consultling & Associates, LLC

cwheadshot.JPG (55836 bytes) 10:15 to 10:35 "Creating Winning Social Media Strategy"
Crystal Washington - Owner, CWM Enterprises
RandyMeriwether.JPG (2994 bytes) 10:40 to 11:00 "High Growth Sales Practices"
Randy Meriwether - CEO, RLM Consulting Group

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Dr. Martin Bressler ~ Professor of Marketing & Entrepreneurship
Fulbright Scholar & Sam Walton Fellow ~ Houston Baptist University

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

Noon to 1:30p.m. $45.00 Lunch only.
Lunch Keynote Speaker:
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    Steven Kay       Steven Kay Media

Speakers, times and topics subject to change

Houston Heroes
Organizations Empowering Houston's Emerging Entrepreneurs 2010 Honorees to date:

Mary Abshier - Houston Focus on Concerns for Women
Emily Adkison - Women's Business Enterprise Alliance
Paul A. Barela - Entrepreneurial Development Center
Rev. Rosemary Behrens - American Counseling Association

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 Marketing
Sandra A. Louvier - Director of Center for Entrepreneurship, HCC Northwest
Courtney Marshall - Women's Business Enterprise Alliance
Irwin Miller - Service Corps Of Retired Executives
Rhonda Ryan - American Womens Society of CPAs
Pam Terry - Powerful Women International
Milton Thibodeaux - Greater Houston Minority Procurement Forum
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:

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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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Reservation for Exhibitor or Sponsor - $150

For  sponsor or exhibitor information contact:
Sally Smart - Coordinator
21st 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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