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  Celebrating Houston's
Entrepreneurial Independence

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22nd Annual
Entrepreneurial Workshop

Creating Winning Business Owners
since 1983.

Who attends?
Startup, early stage and emerging business owners.
(The perfect chance to pitch your idea!)
Plus, mentors, advisors and investors.
(All looking for that next fantastic opportunity!)
Plus, businesses, consultants and vendors.
(Providing products and services to accelerate business growth.)
Plus, companies that have done well in Houston.
(Wanting to return something to this great community.)

"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, 2010

Event Chair:
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Steven Hultquist

Wednesday, July 6, 2011
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

Browsers to the exhibits 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM at no fee.
Your registration gives you Networking Sessions, Breakfast, Workshops, Workbook, Certificate of Completion, Exhibits, Lunch and Keynote Speakers.

$150.00 after July 1*
$200.00 at door**
$89.00 in advance purchased via any of the Speakers, Sponsors, Workshop Presenters, Exhibitors or Houston Heroes Organizations. However, you must reserve now by clicking here because we are nearing capacity.

$22.00 Breakfast only*.
$35.00 at door**

$65.00 Workshop only*.
$80.00 at door**

$45.00 Lunch only*.
$60.00 at door**

Draped Display Table only
$100.00 after July 1*

$135.00 at door.**
Please note: The $65.00 Draped Table Option is no longer available.

* with advance payment
** space permitting

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
$22.00 Breakfast only.
Limited to 100 people
Breakfast Keynote Speakers:
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Mimi Dinh ~ Mikel Marketing

"Entrepreneurship 701"
C. Dean Kring - Director of Research, SCA

9:00 to 11:30  6 workshop sessions  & exhibits
$65.00 Workshop only.
Limited to 250 people

 cgoffney.jpg (9471 bytes) 9:00 to 9:20 - "Projecting Your Brand"
Carolene Goffney, Cal-Lyn Grafx
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Ronald Haggerty, Attorney at Law, Haggerty Law Firm
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Michael Pettiette, Hearst Media Services
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C. Dean Kring, Founder, Entrepreneurial Development Center
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- "The Tax Man Cometh, But he Need Not Taketh" Paul A. Barela, BMW Financial Group
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Hank Moore, President, Silver Fox Advisors

Speakers/Topics subject to change

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

Noon to 1:30p.m. $45.00 Lunch only.
Limited to 350 people
Lunch Keynote Speaker:
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Loren Steffy - Business Columnist, The Houston Chronicle

Houston Heroes
Organizations Empowering Houston's Emerging Entrepreneurs
Limited to 50 honorees
2011 Honorees to date:
Subject to change
The Dover Club confirmed
Houston Focus on Concerns for Women
Entrepreneurial Development Center confirmed
Oakcrest Strategy Group
Alief Community Association confirmed
MIT Enterprise Forum of Texas New Venture Clinic confirmed
American Business Women's Association
Business Resource Group confirmed
Texas Business Incubator Association
Silver Fox Advisors confirmed
Freedom Now confirmed
Service Corps Of Retired Executives
Services Cooperative Association confirmed
Womens Business Center confirmed

Artists Alive and Well confirmed

For previous Houston Heroes, click here.

Reservations for lunch and exhibits only - $45

Limited to 10 sponsors

Media Sponsor:
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Hearst Media Services

Limited to 50 exhibitors
Browsers to the exhibits 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM at no fee.

Womens Business Center

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

Entrepreneurial Development Center

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
22nd 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.
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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