Finding S.E.E.D. Money for Your Business

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: UH Bauer College SBDC, 2302 Fannin, Suite 200,
Houston, Texas 77002

Registration is no longer available.

Join us for this Houston Money Week session and discover how to get the money you need to either start a business or expand an existing one.  

Highlights include:

  • Setting your business goals
  • Determining how much money you need
  • Conducting a personal and business assessment
  • Finding the money


8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast 

9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. 

Chris King, Business Advisor, UH Bauer College SBDC 
Defining Your Dream
How Much Will Your Dream Cost? 
a. Start Up Budget 
b. Feasibility of a Business Idea 
c. Questions 

9:50 a.m. - 10:25 a.m. 

Ogadi A.K. Fields, Relationship Banking Officer, Frost Bank
Personal Financial Assesment 
a. Credit Score 
b. Global Debt Ratio 
c. Questions 

10:25 a.m. - 10:35 a.m - Break  

10:35 a.m. - 11:10 a.m 

Mason Williams, Branch Manager, Iberia Bank 
S.E.E.D. Money 
a. Savings 
b. Easy Equity 
c. Dollars 
d. Questions 

11:15 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. 

Bianca Truitt, Business Development Officer, Lift Fund 
Business Assesment 
a. Funding Needed to Start Business 
b. Personal Budget 
c. Goals with Deadline Dates 
d. Questions 

11:50 a.m. - Noon -   Closing  

Breakfast Included 

(HMW) is a community wide initiative to empower families and individuals with financial education.  Through the collaboration and coordinated effort of organizations across Houston and surrounding areas – including businesses, financial institutions, schools, libraries, non-profits, government agencies and the media – individuals of all ages will have access to financial resources and ongoing opportunities.

Please Note:

Satisfactory meeting room temperatures are difficult to maintain.  Always bring a sweater or jacket to ensure comfort.

No children under the age of 16 are allowed in the workshop.

Only service animals allowed - If you need to bring a service animal with you to a workshop please contact us ahead of time. 

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact the University of Houston SBDC at 713-752-8488 for accommodations, or if you have questions about this class.