Invited - Houston's candidates for Mayor:
Orlando Sanchez (confirmed for breakfast session)
Bill White (confirmed for breakfast session)
To teach you how to prosper in this tough economy, Services Cooperative Association
is again conducting an information packed half-day entrepreneurship program for those
wishing to start, expand or acquire a business to keep Houston the Emerging
Business Capital of the World!
"For the past three years, Houston has created more new companies than
any city in America." (The Economist, June 23rd 2001)
PS: Houston did again it in 2002.
Wednesday, July 2, 2003
7:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Ramada Plaza Hotel
7611 Katy Freeway
Your registration gives you Networking Sessions, Breakfast, 3 Breakout Sessions, Workbook,
Certificate of Completion, Exhibits, Lunch and Keynote Speakers.
Registration $99.00 in advance. $125.00 at the door!
Please note: This event is always a sellout. You are advised to register
early. Admittance CANNOT be guaranteed the day of the event unless you have secured a
7:00 to 7:30 registration and networking
7:30 to 9:00 breakfast - keynote speakers
9:00 to noon breakout sessions - exhibits
Starting a Business
1 - 9:00 - 9:25 "Certification for Women Business Owners"
Susan Repka, Certification Manager - Women's
Business Enterprise Alliance
2 - 9:30 - 9:55 "The Houston Minority Business
Council - Your Powerful Connection"
Richard Huebner, Executive Director - Houston
Minority Business Council
3 - 10:00 - 10:25 "Starting a Business in Houston"
Neil Polansky, Director - City of Houston One Stop
Business Assistance Center
4 - 10:30 - 10:55 "Using Business Incubators to Accelerate Business
Paul Barela, Chairman - Texas Business
Expanding a Business
1 - 9:00 - 9:25 "Organizing your Business Cards"
Marla Regan, Owner - Organized Time
2 - 9:30 - 9:55 "Building a Lean, Mean, Selling Machine" Craig Klein,
President - SALESNEXUS, LLC.
3 - 10:00 - 10:25 "Maximizing Your Web Presence"
John Valenzano, Owner - HardLight Media
4 - 10:30 - 10:55 "Closing the Sale - With the Proposal"
Reardon Smith, President - Business Vectors,
Acquiring a Business
1 - 9:00 - 9:25 "Finding Money for Your Business"
Jeff Robbins, President - Advant-Edge
2 - 9:30 - 9:55 "The Buying Process"
Jim Bain, President - Bain Business Sales, Inc.
3 - 10:00 - 10:25 "Appraising the Business"
Ray Doba, President - Certified Business Brokers
4 - 10:30 - 10:55 "Negotiating the Acquisition - Basic Legal
Edward Laborde, Jr., Attorney at Law
Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams
Office of Affirmative Action and Contract Compliance
Service Corps Of Retired Executives
Silver Fox Advisors
Houston Small Business Development Center
11:00a.m. to Noon - networking/exhibits
Noon to 1:30p.m. - lunch/keynote speakers
Reservations for lunch and exhibits only - $39
||Workshop Offer: For attendees wishing to
have their Certificates of Completion framed at the workshop, Cyndi Gutierrez, Owner of
Art and Frame, will be personally available with a special selection of mats and frames.
Specialists in Website and Search Engine Optimization, LaQuishe Wright, Owner of
Intelli-Audit will be personally available to discuss ways to change your website into a
money maker for your business.
Customized floor plans.
Never worry about weather delays,
subcontractor no-shows or missing materials.
100% assurance that your home has been inspected for code compliance,
workmanship, and energy efficiency.
Move into your home in 6 to 8 weeks.
Texas Business Incubator Association
first-Texas' oldest business incubator
Womens Business Center in the nation
Print Media Sponsor
For sponsor or exhibitor information contact: C. Dean Kring - Chairman, 20th
Anniversary Meeting 713-932-7495 x 13 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For those unable to attend, the workbook will be available. Cost
or Send $49 check payable "SCA" to 9600 Long Point Road, Suite 150, Houston,
Texas 77055, ATTN: "Workbook." Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.