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Starting Your Business
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: UH SBDC, 2302 Fannin, Suite 200,
Houston, Texas 77002


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!

As an added bonus you will be given a tour of the UH SBDC research library and learn how you can have research conducted specific to your business for free.  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.


 Lunch Included.

Please note: 

To view the lunch box options click here.

If you are registering after 12:00 pm on Monday, January 14th you will receive a Turkey sandwich.



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

 Guest Speaker:

Kim Knapp, President, Dental Temps of Northeast Florida, Inc., DBA  Dental Temps Professional Services

Please Note:

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


Pay on-line and Save $20!

Pay at the door Price:   $45.00
On-Line You Save:         $20.00
Pay On-Line Price:         $25.00


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 - and a real bargain at just $25 each - 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
    • Creating a Marketing Plan
    • Making Sense of the Numbers
    • Business Plan Basics
          SBDC Connect
          You spoke and we listened!  Many of you have requested the opportunity to network with other business owners in a business setting.  You want the opportunity to connect in order to sharecollaborate, and expand for creativityproductivity, and growth.  
          Starting this month and continuing through March you are invited to spend 30 minutes before each class networking in our Executive Conference Room.  We’ll provide a relaxed atmosphere, free coffee and tea, access to Business Trainers and SBDC Business Advisors, and even free parking all in the heart of Midtown! 

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