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24th Annual
Entrepreneurial Workshop

(2014 - 25th Annual Entrepreneurial Workshop, click here.)
Wednesday, August 28th, 2013
7:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Lakeside Country Club - 100 Wilcrest Drive
For directions, click here.
Celebrating Houston's
Entrepreneurial Independence

Creating Winning Business Owners
since 1983.

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

Breakfast Motivational Speaker:
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Scott Wierschem - Potential Power

Breakfast Keynote Speaker:
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C. Dean Kring - Entrepreneurial Development Center

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

9:00 to 9:20 Tim Trae Tindall ~ "Money When You Need It"
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9:25 to 9:45 Ramon Santillan ~ "Hire Employees Worth Keeping"
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9:50 to 10:10 Rick Spence, ARPC ~ "Retirement Plans That Work For Your Business"
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10:15 to 10:35 Dale I. Dirkes ~ "Time Mastery'"
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10:40 to 11:00 Paul A. Barela ~ "Keeping Taxzilla At Bay"
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11:05 to 11:25 Carolyn Gray ~ "Gratitude as a Business Strategy"
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11:30a.m. to Noon - networking/exhibits
Houston Heroes Luncheon
Noon to 1:30p.m.

Lunch Motivational Speaker:
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"The Price of Freedom"

Scott Wierschem - Potential Power

Lunch Keynote Speaker
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Ruth King - R.C. Enterprises
Organizations & Individuals Empowering Houston's Emerging Entrepreneurs

2013 Honorees being selected.
Honorees to date:
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Helen Callier, Bradlink, LLC
Chairman, Government Procurement Connections   2013
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Suzanne Buckland, President, Artists Alive And Well
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Marie Lee, President, Alief Community Association
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Doug Winnie, ActionCoach
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President, Business Resource Group
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Click here to see previous Houston Heroes.

Know of an organization or individual keeping Houston the
"Start-Up Capital of the World?"  Please send name, organization
and email to

For Sponsor or Exhibitor information
or to be a Featured Speaker or Workshop Presenter
click on the link or 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 & 2012

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 prepaid
$45.00 Paid at door (space permitting)

$80.00 Workshop only prepaid
$90.00 Paid at door (space permitting)

$60.00 Houston Heroes Luncheon only prepaid
$70.00 Paid at door (space permitting)

$170.00 Full day (breakfast/workshops/exhibits/luncheon prepaid
$190.00 Full day paid at door (space permitting)

$290.00 Full day with exhibit table prepaid
$310.00 Full day with exhibit table paid at door (space permitting)

If you were invited by one of the Houston Heroes, Speakers, Presenters,
Exhibitors or Sponsors, register here at a discount.

$15.00 Exhibits/Networking only prepaid
$20.00 Exhibits/Networking only paid at door

Great Workshops!   Great Networking!    Great Fun!

Register and prepay now!


Having difficulty with the PayPal link? Go here.

Please note: Space is limited. You are advised to register early. Sorry, admittance CANNOT be guaranteed the day of the event unless you have prepaid.

Special Exhibitors:
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Every Business Resource Under One Roof

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

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.

Portion of Proceeds benefit "Save The Thanksgiving Parade Project"
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Mayor Parker hopeful
Houston's Thanksgiving Parade will continue.
Read more here.
For more on Services Cooperative Association, click here
To see last year's Celebration, 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

The Place to
Accelerate Growth


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