Small Business Summit – Houston

Small Business Summit - Houston

Small Business Summit – Houston


Start: May 17, 2018 at 08:00 am
End: May 17, 2018 at 06:30 pm


The Sam Houston Hotel
1117 Prairie St
Houston, TX 77002

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Considering Starting a Business or Looking for Insights to Help Grow Your Business?

SharpHeels Small Business Summit is an intimate and engaging event designed to educate women with a passion for owning their own business. Hear advice from 20+ local small business owners and entrepreneurs about their journey of starting and growing their businesses.

Panelists will discuss topics such as: The Basics of Starting a Business, Financing Your Business & Marketing & Customer Acquisition. Then roll-up your sleeves for two in-depth workshops on: Minimizing Risk for Your Business & Social Media, Marketing & Growth

In addition:

  • Learn and Network with like-minded entrepreneurs.
  • Enjoy breakfast, lunch, and cocktails with your peers.

Limited seats available, so register today. And remember to bring lots of business cards!

Ticket Price: $195

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Four Panel Discussions & Two Workshops

  • 8:00-8:30 am: Breakfast & Check-in
  • 8:30-9:00 am: Event Kick-off
    • Mistress of Ceremonies: Tosha CaSandra
    • Kick-off: Joi Beasley, Director, Women’s Business Center
  • 9:00-10:00 am: Starting Your Business
  • 10:00-10:15 am: Break
  • 10:15-11:15 am: Financing Your Business
  • 11:15-11:30 am: Break
  • 11:30-12:30 am: Workshop: Integrated Financial Planning
  • 12:30-1:00 pm: Lunch
  • 1:00-2:00 pm: Marketing & Branding
  • 2:00-2:15 pm: Break
  • 2:15-3:15 pm:Workshop: Web & Social
  • 3:15-3:30 pm: Break
  • 3:30-4:30 pm: Growth & Innovation
    • Michelle LeBlanc , CEO, Blue Sky Marketing
    • Meli Jean, Owner, Jump & Joy Party Rentals
    • Elena Rivers, President & CEO of Amera
    • Moderator: Liz Carreño, GS 10K SB’s
  • 4:30-6:30 pm: Networking Happy Hour

Joi Beasley
Women's Business Center

Dorothy Gibbons
The Rose

Carla Lane
President & CEO

April Day
Women's Business Enterprise Alliance

Lyn Buchanan

Tami Zimmerman
Sweetest inspirations

Katy Aucoin
Founder & CEO

Janice Jucker
Three Brother's Bakery

Michele LaRocco
Mona Loves Gustav

Monique LaCour
Houston Business Lounge

Michelle LeBlanc
Blue Sky Marketing

Yamile Jackson
Nurtured by Design

We love working with dynamic forward-thinking partners – companies whose passion and insight enhance and grow our mission. Our Small Business Summit sponsors are dedicated to helping small businesses grow and succeed.

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