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SCA's 20th Anniversary Celebration
14th Annual
Entrepreneurial Workshop

Keynote Speakers:
Invited - Houston's candidates for Mayor:
Michael Berry
Orlando Sanchez
(confirmed for breakfast session)
Sylvester Turner
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!

Register now.

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 ticket.

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 Growth"

Paul Barela, Chairman - Texas Business Incubator Association

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, Inc.

Acquiring a Business

1 - 9:00 - 9:25 "Finding Money for Your Business"
Jeff Robbins, President - Advant-Edge Capital Solutions
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 Principles"
Edward Laborde, Jr., Attorney at Law
Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Martin

Mayor's Office of Affirmative Action and Contract Compliance
Service Corps Of Retired Executives
Silver Fox Advisors
University of 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


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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.


















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Texas Business Incubator Association
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Houston's first-Texas' oldest business incubator
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First 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

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

or Send $49 check payable "SCA" to 9600 Long Point Road, Suite 150, Houston, Texas 77055, ATTN: "Workbook." Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.

  Speakers, topics & location subject to change


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What previous attendees say about the workshops

"Fabulous speakers."

"Great information."

"Best networking event I've attended."

"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 Kathy Wynn 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

(about the 14th Annual Entrepreneurial Workshop - July 2, 2003)

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