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8am - 9am Breakout Sessions ( Exhibitors Only & Breakfast)
1. Business Cash Flow & Accounting Management
Willy Verbrugghe & Scott Drysdale, US Army / SCORE.org
Understanding the fundamentals of accounting and reading financial statements.
Understand the difference between cash flow and accrual accounting.
The uses of cash flow projections/budgets.
2. Building a Dynamic Business Plan
Amy Reid, US Army / SBDC
Create an engaging and comprehensive Executive Summary
Wow them with key metrics and a strong marketing plan
Financial projections formatting
3. Making Your Business Government Ready
Tim Scarborough, US Air Force / PTAC
The workshop is intended for individuals who have little to no experience selling to government and want to increase their revenue by selling their goods and services (including construction) to government.
The workshop will provide you a five-step process on the actions you need to take to get your business ready to sell to government agencies.
Subjects addressed are vendor registration, socio and economic certification programs, capability statements, and government marketing.
11:00am - Breakout Sessions
11am - 12pm Breakout Sessions
1. Veteran Designations & Certifications
Greg Shigemasa, US Air Force & US Army / TVC Veterans Entrepreneur Program
Requirements for VOB logo from TVC
Learn how a certification may help you
Understand other designations available to veterans
2. Opportunities for Veterans in Franchising
Richard Ashe, US Marine / / Veterans Franchise Advisors
Learn about franchising opportunities
Understand resources available to veterans
Learn how to evaluate what franchises are right for you
3. HCC Growth & Networking Resource Panel
Dr. Kimberly Burroughs, Executive Director, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program
Latanya McGilbra, Business Advisor, MBDA
Tamala Austin, Director, Houston Community College's Open for Business Program
Moderated by: Ravi Brahmbhatt, HVC Board Advisor and Leadership Team Member & HCC Director of Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Join an information session and meet & greet with small business growth directors of the Houston Community College’s Economic Development office. Learn about HCC’s Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business, Minority Business Development Agency, Open for Business Program, and MBDA Pandemic Recovery Center directly. Learn of small business success stories that have grown with free and guided education and networking access from HCC Small Business Growth Programs.
1:00pm - Breakout Session
1pm (1300) - 2pm (1400) Breakout Sessions
1. Veteran Business Funding
Winston Labbe', US Army / SBA
Learn how to analyze your funding needs
Understand resources available to veterans
Learn several tactics to funding your growth
2. Maximizing your Microsoft 365
Emily S., Senior Training Associate, Microsoft
& Marcus S., Senior Training Associate, Microsoft
Learn how to utilize 365 tools
Better understand SharePoint and OneDrive
Using Teams, Bookings, and Outlook to their full potential
3. Veterans Business Resources
William Garay, US Army / Owner Garay Marketing, LLC, Transition Strategist
& Ariel Lara, US Army Reserve / Communications Specialist, Public Affairs, Dow Texas Operations
Understand how to access resources and how to find them
First say Yes then learn to say No
3:00pm - Breakout Sessions
3pm (1500) - 4pm (1600) Breakout Session
1. Keys to a Growth Mindset – Changing the Way to Think About Your Business
Trisha Stetzel, US Navy / Owner, ResultsXtreme Business Solutions, Certified Master Business Coach & Trainer
Train the Self-Concept
Create Rock Solid Accountability Systems
Refine your Personal Responsibility
2. Making Your Business Agile in a VUCA / Industry 5.0 Market Place - Don't Be Last to Change!
Charles Pulliam, US Air Force / Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Senior Partner of Solushiens (Solushiens, LLC
The key elements of revolutionizing workforce performance
Agile workforce planning
Change Readiness in the new post-COVID "Normal"
3. Networking & Marketing Your Veteran Owned Business Through HMSDC
Dr. Sabeeta Bidasie, Champion of Change / Director of Operations and Projects, Houston Minority Supplier Development Council (HMSDC)
Networking through Membership with HMSDC Minority Owned Businesses (How and best-fit strategies)
Success stories of alliances with MBEs to capture bigger opportunities
Areas that the Veterans Chamber can find rewarding relationships with the HMSDC
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