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25th Annual
Entrepreneurial Workshop

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
7:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The HESS Club, 5430 Westheimer
For directions, click here.
Celebrating Houston's
Entrepreneurial Independence

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Creating Winning Business Owners
since 1983

2014 Speakers and Presenters being selected

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

Breakfast Motivational Speaker:
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Kevin Hansbro, President ~ SCA CrossRoads
Breakfast Keynote Speaker:
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C. Dean Kring
Director of Research ~ SCA

To be the Keynote Speaker

9:00 to 11:30  6 workshop sessions
Workshop Presenters: To be a Workshop Presenter
9:00 to 9:20
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Kevin R. Hansbro ~ Attorney at Law
9:25 to 9:45
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Tameka Young-Finister ~ TIKS Documentation and Design
9:50 to 10:10
"Cloud Computing for Small Business - The Value Proposition"
David Levin ~ Cloudspace USA
10:15 to 10:35
RamonS.jpg (507530 bytes) "Hire Employees Worth Keeping"
Ramon Santillan ~ Persuasive Interview
10:40 to 11:00
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Janet Sue Scudder, MBA, CPA, CFP ~ HBW Advisory Services
11:05 to 11:25
"Creating Efficiencies For Yourself and Your Company"
May Wang, M.A. ~ Mark Kamin & Associates

To be a Workshop Presenter ~ 1 more Presenter TBA

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

Lunch Motivational Speaker:
"Positive Thinking"
Rev. Rosemary Behrens, MA, LPC ~ Past Chair
Partner ~ Inner Peace Counselors
Lunch Keynote Speaker:
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Jackalyn Rainosek, Ph.D.,
Partner ~ Cloud-Rainosek & Associates, LP
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Presenting Houston Heroes Awards
Paul A. Barela ~ Past Chair
Principle ~ BMW Financial Group

To be the Keynote Speaker

Organizations & Individuals Empowering Houston's Emerging Entrepreneurs

2014 Honorees:
  1: Devon Ray Battaglia
Devon Ray Communications
Chairman, Services Cooperative Association
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President and Founder, Mark Kamin & Associates
  3: sbrooks.png (164072 bytes) Shirley Brooks
WBC Director, Houston-Galveston Women's Business Center
4: FreddyGoerges.jpg (11657 bytes) Freddy Goerges
Founder, Houston Young Professionals Chamber of Commerce
5:CSpray.JPG (6861 bytes) Christine Spray
President, National Business Development Association
6:KristiJackson.jpg (2385 bytes) Kristi Jackson
Founder, Women CEO Project
7: jenlemanksi.jpg (28601 bytes) Jen Lemanski
Chair, Houston Young Professionals Endeavor

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 e-dress 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 & 2013

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)

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

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

Great Workshops!
     Great Networking!
          Great Exhibits!
                Great Fun! Register and prepay now!

Prepaid before August 26th

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.

Exhibitors to date:

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Workshop Special Headshots only $125.00
Award Winning Yvonne A. Ybarra
Update your photo:
Website/Social Media/Business Cards

Sponsors to date:
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Every Business Resource Under One Roof?

Start-ups seeking funding to date:

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

Send $49 check payable "SCA" to 9517 Long Point Road, Houston, Texas 77055, ATTN: "Workbook." Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.

  Prices, speakers, topics, honorees, location & date subject to change.

For more on Services Cooperative Association, click here
To see last year's Celebration, click here.
For some past clients, click here.
For a few endorsements, click here.

For more information on SCA and coming events, click here.

"Once Over Lightly."

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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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