Starting Your Business

9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Location: Houston Center SBDC

Registration is no longer available.

In this information packed session you will discover the most important elements you need in order to start and maintain a successful business. You’ll receive ideas, tips and recommendations from entrepreneurs and experts in the field. You’ll examine core elements of every business including how to evaluate your idea, ways to identify your target market, sources of funding, methods of estimating cash flow requirements, potential tax and insurance implications, plus much more! 
In addition every class includes a visit from an entrepreneur who will share his or her story of how they got started and lessons learned.
Added bonus: All participants will receive Six-Week Start-Up by Rhonda Abrams during the class. Please select the hard copy version or the online e-version during registration. Once the e-version is selected you will not be able to exchange it for the hard copy version. 


James Evans, President, Evans Business Advisory Services, Inc. 

Guest Speaker: 

Tracy Vaught, President, H Town Restaurant Group
Backstreet Café, Hugo’s, Caracol, Xochi

Please Note:

The UH SBDC reserves the right to cancel a class if sufficient enrollment is not met.  

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.

If you choose to pay at the door please add $20 to the registration fee.


Start Smart, Grow Smart Series

Attend one or all four of the workshops in our recommended Start Smart, Grow Smart series and learn what it really takes to start, run, and grow your business. Designed with you in mind, our workshops give you the foundation you need for small business success.

Armed with the real world knowledge you'll gain from our expert instructors and the practical advice available from our team of seasoned consultants, you will be ready to turn your small business into a reality!

    • Starting Your Business
    • Small Business Marketing
    • Understanding Your Business Financials
    • Business Plan Basics