• Foundations For A Successful Business
  • Market Research & Analysis
  • Capturing the Market
  • Efficient Operations
  • Financial Foundations
  • Financial Plan
  • Bringing It All Together
  • Implementation and Presentations

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Owning your own business is the American dream but building it to withstand the test of time takes a unique set of tools—and a lot of hard work. StartSmart™ will show you the way. StartSmart will help you launch a business built for today’s challenging times. In a series of sessions, learn to evaluate and implement your vision by creating a thorough, well researched business plan.   


(all sessions are 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CST)  

April 6   | April 13 | April 20 | April 27
 4    | May 11   | May 18  | May 25

StartSmart TM will be held via Zoom. Participants are expected to have webcam, microphone, and audio capabilities. 

Eligibility Requirements: 
Designed specifically for entrepreneurs who have been in business a year or less and meet the following requirements:

  • Annual revenues of at least $50,000
  • At least one full time employee, may include the owner
  • Desire and ability to scale the business


Please note: The book, Successful Business Plan: Secrets & Strategies, by Rhonda Abrams, will be used throughout the course and will be provided to you at no cost. You may pick the book up from: 

1455 West Loop South, Suite 900
Houston, Texas 77027
Free parking is available

Pick up available:
Monday through Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CST

Books will not be mailed. If you prefer to purchase the book on your own please note we are using the 2019 edition.