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  Celebrating Houston's
Entrepreneurial Independence
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23rd Annual
Entrepreneurial Workshop

Creating Winning Business Owners
since 1983.

7:00 to 7:30 registration and networking
7:30 to 9:00 breakfast

Breakfast Motivational Speaker:
"Entrepreneurship 701"
C. Dean Kring - Director of Research, SCA
Breakfast Keynote Speaker:
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Olaide A. Banks - Banks & Associates Attorneys at Law

9:00 to 11:30  6 workshop sessions  & exhibits

9:00 to 9:20
"Customer Experience Management" ~ Akkapeddi Siva Kumar
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9:25 to 9:45
"Cloud Communication and Connectivity" ~ Russell Johns
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9:50 to 10:10
"Getting Customers - Keeping Customers" - Peggy Martin
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10:15 to 10:35
"Five Ways to Massive Profits" - Doug Winnie
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10:40 to 11:00`
"Strategy to Strengthening your Financial Position"Shirley Brooks
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11:05 to 11:25
“Hurricane Season – Clouds Can Be Good for Something!” - Lance Griffith
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If you were invited by one of the presenters, click here.

Have a topic of interest to emerging business owners?
Click here.

Speakers/Topics subject to change

11:30a.m. to Noon - networking/exhibits
Houston Heroes Luncheon
Noon to 1:30p.m.

Lunch Keynote Speakers:
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"Independence Day"
Scott Wierschem - Potential Power

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"I Don't Wanna!"
Rosemary Behrens - Inner Peace Counselors

Speakers and topics subject to change.

Organizations Empowering Houston's Emerging Entrepreneurs

2012 Honorees to date (confirmed):
Paul A. Barela ~ Entrepreneurial Development Center
Dirk Cummins ~ Main Street Chamber Houston

Sophie Haci ~ Houston Community College
C. Dean Kring ~ Startup Center
Marc Nathan ~ Forthea

Jim Pyle ~ Business Resource Group
Jerald Reichstein ~ GroundUp Houston
Susan Repka ~ Women's Business Enterprise Alliance
Terry Williams. Jr. ~
Houston Minority Supplier Development Council
Yvonne A. Ybarra ~ Womens Business Center (SCA)

For  sponsor or exhibitor information contact:
Sally Smart - Coordinator
Entrepreneurial Workshop and Houston Heroes Awards Luncheon
713-932-7495 x 38 or

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 & 2011

Tuesday, July 3, 2012
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.
Speakers, Sponsors, Exhibitors invited

Special Exhibit Packages for:
* Entrepreneurs seeking funding
* Investors

* Lenders
* Support companies
* Development groups
* Houston Heroes

Your registration gives you Networking Sessions, Breakfast, Workshops, Workbook, Certificate of Completion, Exhibits, Lunch and Keynote Speakers.

$35.00 Breakfast only prepaid before July 3rd
$45.00 Paid at door (space permitting)

$75.00 Workshop only prepaid before July 3rd
$85.00 Paid at door (space permitting)

$55.00 Houston Heroes Luncheon only prepaid before July 3rd
$65.00 Paid at door (space permitting)

$160.00 Full day prepaid before July 3rd
$190.00 Full day paid at door (space permitting)

$280.00 Full day with exhibit table prepaid before July 3rd
$310.00 Full day with exhibit table paid at door (space permitting)

$15.00 Exhibits only prepaid before July 3rd
$20.00 Exhibits only paid at door

Register and prepay now.

Paid before July 3rd

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

Special Exhibitors
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Workshop Special                                    Startup Center
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Website & Social Media                            Business Incubation

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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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Martin Training

Lumina Dental Spa

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Event Chair:
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Radha Prasad
Parcel Post Plus

Event Vice Chair:
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Peggy Martin

For those unable to attend, the workbook will be available for $49.

or Send $49 check payable "SCA" to 9527 Long Point Road, Houston, Texas 77055, ATTN: "Workbook." Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.

  Prices, speakers, topics, honorees & location subject to change.
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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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For more information on SCA and coming events, click here.

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What attendees have said about the event:

"Fabulous speakers."

"Great information."

"Best networking event I've attended."

"I learned a lot and picked up new business. It doesn't get any better than this."

"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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