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A GREEN POWER INITIATIVE EVENT PRESENTED BY THE EARL CARL INSTITUTE FOR LEGAL & SOCIAL POLICY, INC. OF TEXAS SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY THURGOOD MARSHALL SCHOOL OF LAW IN COLLABORATION WITH CAPITAL ONE BANK SCORE CREDIT COALITION MONEY MANAGEMENT INTERNATIONAL & TEXAS BUSINESS ALLIANCE “HOW TO GET YOUR PIECE OF THE BUSINESS OWNERSHIP PIE” Guerilla Marketing Show Me the Money (Sources of Capital) Free Resources How to Develop Killer Business Plans SATURDAY JUNE 25, 2011 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM LOCATION: TEXAS SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY, THURGOOD MARSHALL SCHOOL OF LAW Rooms 105 - 107 The Green Power Initiative is a collaborative project of Congressman Al Green, Capital One Bank. Earl Carl Institute for Legal & Social Policy, Inc., TSU Thurgood Marshal School of Law, SCORE, and Texas Business Alliance The “How To Get Your Piece of the Business Ownership Pie Conference” is an information packed one day event that will provide existing urban community business owners and entrepreneurs starting new businesses with helpful ideas and resources for building and growing their small businesses. The morning sessions will cover the following topics: 8:30 AM to 9:00 AM Registration 9:00 AM to 9:10 AM Welcome, Dean Dannye Holley, Thurgood Marshall School of Law 9:10 AM to 10:00 AM Guerrilla Marketing - Moderator: Jeffrey Jones, SCORE Counselor and President of Advanced Business Brokers, Inc. Professional Networking - Jeffrey L. Boney - Founder & CEO of Texas Business Alliance This portion of the seminar will address why it is important to do networking for business development, what you should do in preparation of attending a networking function, what you should do during a networking session and what you should do in follow up to attending a networking session. Using Social Media to Build Your Business - John Whaley - President of PERT Center, Inc. and SCORE Counselor This presentation will show you why social media, such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter can build your referral network and customer base for business growth. Dynamic Marketing Materials – Camille Scott – Scott Media Group Ms. Scott will discuss the importance of using high quality marketing materials such as business stationary, business card, brochures and a professional website. 10:10 AM to 11:00 AM Show Me The Money – Moderator: Freddie Raines, Senior VP Capital One Bank How to Obtain Small Business Loans – Lisa Ta and Jorge Ortiz, Capital One Bank This presentation will address the current policies and procedures for obtaining business loans to start or grow your business. Financial Resources Provided By the Small Business Administration – Mark Winchester, District Director, Small Business Administration Mr. Winchester will discuss the various loan programs and support services provided by the Small Business Administration and the Houston SCORE Chapter. Nonprofit Community Loan Program - Shirley Brooks, Director, Accion Texas Ms. Brooks will discuss their MicroLoan Program for business loans of $500 to $100,000 to start or grow small business. Using a Self Directed Qualified Plan to Start or Grow Your Business – Doug Dickey, CPA, President of DRDA, Inc. The presentation will show you how to use tax deferred funds, such as a 401 (k), IRAs, and SEPs to purchase an existing business, start-up a new business, or buy a franchise business without being deemed a distribution subject to tax and/or penalties. Furthermore, dividends paid by your business can be paid to a self directed plan tax free. 11:10 AM to 12:00 AM Free Resources to Build Your Business – Moderator: Beth Shapiro, Chair Person of the Houston SCORE Chapter, and former owner of a manufacturing business Free Counseling and Low Cost Educational Seminars - Raj Mashruwala, Counselor, Houston SCORE Chapter Mr. Mashruwala will provide information on how to get one on one counseling either on line or in person with a SCORE counselor and will describe the various educational programs conducted by SCORE members. How to Build and Keep Good Credit - Sherrie Young, Executive Director, Credit Coalition of Houston The Credit Coalition provides Financial Counseling and Education and outreach services to all segments of our community, especially the low and moderate income, who seek information and assistance in entering or reentering the credit mainstream. How to Obtain Free and Low Cost Business and Industry Research – Marcia Chapman, Manager of Job and Career Center, Houston Public Library Need information about your industry or competitors? Then learn how to obtain free and low cost research assistance that will help you prepare your business plan and keep you abreast of industry trends. 12:10 PM to 12:25 PM LUNCH (included with your registration) - sponsored by Thurgood Marshall School of Law (Please pick up your box lunch and return to the conference room) 12:25 PM to 3:00 PM Business Plan Competition – Moderator: Sarah R. Guidry, Interim Director, Earl Carl Institute Introduction of Competition Judges: Panel of Judges: 1. Ed Bierschenk, Panel Chairman, Title, Company 2. Victor Alvarez, Title, Company 3. Bill Dean, Title, Company 4. Joe Polichino, Title, Company 5. JB Day, Title, Company 6. Sanjay Mundle, Title, Company This presentation is by contestants in the 2011 GPI Business Plan Competition. These contestants attended SCORE workshops and worked with SCORE mentors to prepare a business plan. There are 9 finalists that will each make a 10 minute presentation of their business plan to the panel of judges using hard copy and multimedia support. Finalists will be judged on: 1. Creativity 2. Completeness 3. Content 4. Practicality 5. Financially Feasibility 6. Documentation 7. Presentation Skills Prizes will be awarded the top 3 business plans as follows: First Place $5,000 Second Place $3,000 Third Place $1,500 PRESENTATION OF AWARDS – Sarah R. Guidry, Earl Carl Institute and Laurie Vignaud, Capital One Bank About the Presenters Jeffrey L. Boney, Texas Business Alliance Jeffrey L. Boney is the founder and chief executive officer of the Texas Business Alliance, a nonprofit organization with a mission to equip minority- and women-owned businesses to be qualified suppliers, ready to compete for public, private and international opportunities through progressive development and specialized training. In this position, he focuses on the unique needs of small businesses, helping them to operate and grow more efficiently through education, financing and business development strategies, and creates an environment for contracting opportunities with public/private sectors. Shirley Brooks, ACCION Texas-Louisiana Shirley Brooks is Vice President of Operations East Region for ACCION Texas-Louisiana the largest micro lender in the United States. Her duties includes responsibility for the management and growth performance of the loan portfolio covering programs in Houston and Eastern part of the State of Texas for ACCION Texas-Louisiana. Other responsibilities include budget, marketing, production, delinquency, which is at 2%, and charge-offs for the Region’s loan portfolio. Originally from Sugar Land Texas where she still lives and likes to spend her free time being a mom and hanging out with her 16 year old daughter. Marcia Chapman, Houston Public Library Doug Dickey, DRDA, Inc. Doug Dickey received his accounting degree in 1979 from Sam Houston State University and received Certification by the Texas State Board of Accountancy shortly thereafter. With the exception of a short period as a controller for an SEC Registered Investment Advisory Firm, Mr. Dickey has been in public accounting since 1979. He received his CEPA (Certified Exit Planning Advisor) designation in 2010. Mr. Dickey has been a member of the Houston Chapter of TSCPA’s Management of Accounting Practice committee, The Turnaround Management Association, The Houston Business Owner’s Network, as well as a founding board member of the Texas Center for the Missing which administers the Amber Alert program for Harris and the surrounding 13 counties. Mr. Dickey is a frequent speaker and panelist on topics ranging from tax compliance and tax planning, estate planning and asset protection, business formation, structuring, start-up financing, growth and optimization as well as exit planning. Jeffery Jones, Advanced Business Brokers, Inc. Jeff is President of Certified Appraisers, Inc., where he manages the firm's multidiscipline appraisal practice that includes valuation of businesses, machinery & equipment and real estate. As President of Advanced Business Brokers, Inc. he and his staff have been involved in the sale of over one thousand small and midsize businesses since 1976. He frequently testifies in depositions and courts of law as an expert witness on business valuation litigation matters. His clients include closely held companies, publicly held companies, financial institutions, the IRS and other governmental agencies. Dannye Holley, Thurgood Marshall School of Law Dean Dannye Holley is the Dean of the Thurgood Marshall School of Law. He received the Bachelor’s and JD from the University of New York Buffalo. He received his LL.M from the University of California Berkley. He is affiliated with the National Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and has written many publication. Some of those publications include “Culpability Evaluations in the State Supreme Courts” and “The Influence of the Model Penal Code’s Culpability, Provisions on State Legislatures.” Raj Mashruwala, SCORE Jorge Ortiz, Capital One Bank Mr. Ortiz graduated from the University of Houston in 1987 with a BA degree in Business Administration with a minor in Accounting. I’ve been in the Banking industry since 1988. I am currently a Senior Business Banker, Vice President with Capital One Bank, specializing in Small business clients for the last 12 years. Freddie Raines, Capital One Bank Mr. Raines has been in the banking industry for over 20 years and currently serve as the Market Sales Executive, Senior Vice President for business banking with Capital One Bank. I am responsible for both the Houston and Beaumont markets. I also serve as a board of trustee for KIPP Houston. I am a graduate of Florida A&M University with both my BS (Business Administration'86) and my MBA ('90). Camille Scott, Scott Media Group Ms. Scott is the Principal owner of Scott Media Group (SMG). Scott Media Group is a full service communications firm. Under Camille’s expert guidance, SMG has grown from a start-up company to a sought after Public Relations, Marketing and Video Production Firm. SMG produces television and radio programs as well as commercials that help to grow the clients’ bottom line. Camille spent 21 years at KHOU-TV in Houston, Texas. She quickly rose through the ranks as a writer and the producer of network-affiliate, number-one rated television newscasts, public affairs shows, documentaries and special reports that were often number one in their time slots. During her tenure, Camille was awarded the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Journalism. Camille is the proud mother of a 17-year old son. Elizabeth R. (Beth) Shapiro, SCORE Ms. Shapiro is a retired executive with over 35 years of diverse experience in sales, operations, marketing and manufacturing. Early in her career she supervised major distribution centers for the health care industry managing their customer service, warehouse and transportation programs. After several roles of increasing responsibility and breadth of scope, she assumed senior management roles, leading large customer service/call center operations. She concluded her health care operations career in 1995 as Vice President, Customer Service for a major laboratory supply company. Lisa Ta, Capital One Bank Ms. Ta graduated from the University of Houston in 1995 with a Bachelors of Administration degree in Marketing/Sales. I've been in the financial industry since 1997 as a Branch Manager, Wealth Management Advisor and am currently a Business Banker, Vice President with Capital One Bank. I am also on the Board of Directors for Texas Business Alliance and the Houston Asian Diversity Network. John Whaley, PERT Center, Inc. John Whaley is a business advisor at Houston Community College and native Houstonian. He has helped entrepreneurs strategically develop and deploy their business concepts for more than 20 years. He is currently the President of the Professional Entrepreneur Research and Training Center, Inc., a company that specializes in creating entrepreneurial development programs for specific population niches around the world. Mark Winchester, U.S Small Business Administration Mr. Winchester is the Deputy District Director for the Houston District Office of the U.S Small Business Administration. Before joining SBA, Mr. Winchester worked for the University of Texas Pan American (UTPA) for nearly eight years. During that time period Mr. Winchester worked for the Women’s Business Center (WBC), Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the Veteran’s Business Outreach Center (VBOC) and the Rio South Texas Regional Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC). Mr. Winchester is also a three time recipient of the Lower Rio Grande Valley (LRGV) District Office Counselor of the Year Award and a two time recipient of both the SBDC State Star Award and Congressional Letters of Recognition. Sherrie Young, Accion Texas Sherrie Young serves as the Executive Director of the Credit Coalition, a HUD Approved Housing Counseling Agency, whose membership includes Houston area financial institutions, community organizations, community leaders and other related businesses and organizations. She is the Credit Coalition’s lead instructor and foreclosure intervention, credit, homebuyer and reverse mortgage counselor. Aside from counseling and conducting Credit Coalition classes, Sherrie participates in many community events to help spread the word about financial education, Individual Development Accounts, free VITA site tax preparation assistance, and other programs that can help families build their assets. She is the Co- Chair of the Counseling Committees of the Texas and Greater Houston Foreclosure Prevention Task Forces. The Earl Carl Institute for Legal and Social Policy, Inc. (ECI) was established in 1992 at Thurgood Marshall School of Law. The Institute’s mission is to enhance the ability of future leaders to advocate, educate and promote equity through research focused on social and legal policy, through an interdisciplinary approach. The Institute is a non-profit corporation and is principally funded by The Thurgood Marshall School of Law. It also receives funding from private donors, the ORISKA Foundation, Texas Access to Justice Foundation, and the Texas Bar Foundation. Contact the Earl Carl Institute and make your tax deductible contributions: The Earl Carl Institute T.S.U. Box 1156-3100 Cleburne Houston, Texas 77004 Telephone: (713) 313-1139, Fax: (713) 313-1153 www.earlcarlinstitute.org ECI BOARDS AND TASK FORCE Officers Fundraising Legislative Policy Task Force Robert L. Ford, President Rickey Anderson, Chair Hon. Jew Don Boney, Chair Martina Cartwright, Secretary Kim Burkley Sylvia Brooks Thomas Kleven, Treasurer Algenita Davis Oscar Criner John Mukuro James Douglas Board of Directors Matthew Nwogu Claude Foster James Beard Prudence Smith J. Goodwille Pierre Marguerite L. Butler Enid Williams Carroll Robinson McKen V. Carrington Carey P. Yates Judson Robinson Okezie Chukwumerije Fernando Colon-Navarro Center for Civil & Human Rights Student Development Task Force Jay Cummings Martin Levy, Director George Connelly, Chair Martha Davis Ashley Marshall (3L) James Douglas Criminal Justice Task Force Aleece McKnight (3L) Constance Fain Mark Vinson, Chair Virgie Mouton Robert L. Ford C.O. Bradford Ana Otero Theo Harrington Valex Amos (3L) Deana Pollard Dannye Holley [Ad Hoc] Lydia Johnson Docia Rudley Anna T. James Joel Salazar Markita Samuel (3L) Marcia Johnson Lakora Salih (3L) Thomas Kleven Dennis Spurling Wealth & Taxation Task Force Manuel Leal Craig Washington Carlton Perkins, Chair Martin Levy Gabriel Aitsebaomo Ana Otero Education Task Force Yolanda Buckner (3L) Carlton Perkins Jay Cummings, Chair James W. Beard, Jr. Deanna Pollard-Sacks James Douglas Marguerite Butler Docia Rudley Thomas Kleven McKen Carrington L. Darnell Weeden Carroll Robinson Clyde Miller Lakora Salih (3L) Board of Law Advisors Mark Trachtenberg Associate Directors Donald Dewberry Leonard Haynes Lucinda Daniels, Special Projects Benjamin Hall & Publications Kimberly James Family & Gender Task Force Sarah R. Guidry, Center for Civil Jeffrey Londa Anna James, Chair Advocacy Jalene Mack Charlotte Booker Leonard Spearman Jr., Government Law Sandra Peake Tabitha Conway Center Kim Phillips DeJauna Jernigan Anthony Haughton, Center for Criminal Frumencio Reyes Marva Johnson Justice Craig Washington Marcie Miller Staff Advisory Board Housing & Environment Task Force Addie Johnson, Staff Attorney, OMLPPP Sylvia Brooks Martina Cartwright, Chair Yvonne Taylor, Staff Attorney, Juvenile Zinetta Burney Bruce Austin Justice & Foreclosure Bonnie Fitch Jean Hampton Olimpia Sacaciu, Paralegal, OMLPPP Cong. Al Green Judith Mazique Andreience Hines, Sr. Admin. Assistant Howard Jefferson Juan Parras Rev. William Lawson Juan Perales Ronald Reynolds Laura Solitare Renard L. Thomas
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