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26th Annual
Entrepreneurial Workshop

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015
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
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2015 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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Rosemary Behrens, MA, LPC ~ Inner Peace Counselors

Breakfast Keynote Speaker:
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Paul Roy ~ Author

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 "Your Marketing Toolkit - Build Your List today!"
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9:25 to 9:45 "Hire Employees Worth Keeping"
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9:50 to 10:10 "Social Media and Branding for Emerging Businesses"
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10:15 to 10:35 "The Normalization of Deviant Behavior"
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10:40 to 11:00 "Setting Smart Goals"
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11:05 to 11:25 "Creating Efficiencies For Yourself and Your Company"
May Wang, M.A
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To be a Workshop Presenter

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

Houston Heroes Luncheon
Noon to 1:30p.m.

Lunch Motivational Speaker:
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C. Dean Kring
Director of Research ~ SCA

Lunch Keynote Speaker:
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Neil Polansky ~ City of Houston ~Office of Business Opportunity

To be the Keynote Speaker

Organizations & Individuals Empowering Houston's Emerging Entrepreneurs

2015 Honorees:
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President ~ Women's Business Enterprise Alliance

2: yay3.jpg (450487 bytes)  Yvonne A. Ybarra SCAlogo07032001.jpg (14450 bytes) 1983
Chairman ~ Services Cooperative Association

3: Carolyn Gray WBC.JPG (17284 bytes) 1989
Owner  ~ Zircon Consulting
Advisory Board ~  Womens Business Center

4: OlaideBanks.jpg (144241 bytes)  Olaide Banks EDC.gif (1297 bytes) 1985
Attorney at Law
Advisory Board - Entrepreneurial Development Center

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Owner ~ BMW Financial Group
Advisory Board ~ Virtual Business Incubator

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Editor in Chief ~ Women Are GameChangers

Houston Heroes more TBA.

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 3 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 & 2014

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!

Before Noon Aug. 24th

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 $99.00
(Must Book Now Here!)
Award Winning Yvonne A. Ybarra
Update your photo:
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Sponsors to date:
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Every Business Resource Under One Roof?

Start-ups seeking funding to date:

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Proceeds benefit First Houston Small Business Seed Capital Fund
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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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