Education Workshop: Finance

Date: Wednesday, April 26th, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: HMSDC Office Three Riverway Dr.Houston, TX 77056
Description: Understanding the finances and the developing financial goals for your company, it will help demonstrate a commitment of ensuring you have good cash flow, creditworthiness, and earnings growth, an acceptable return on investment, dividend growth, and an understanding and the knowledge of stock price predictions.

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HMSDC Mixer

Date: Thursday, April 27th, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: Top Golf | 1030 Memorial Brook Blvd. | Houston, TX 77084
Description: You are invited to join HMSDC as we host a networking business mixer to connect you to new relationships and opportunities.

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Lunch with President

Date: Friday, April 28th, 2017
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: HMSDC Office Three Riverway Dr. Suite 555 Houston, TX 77057
Description: Join Ms. Ingrid Robinson, HMSDC President, as she shares her insight on how change will affect the council and the growth of your business. More importantly learn how your involvement in HMSDC can lead to increased business success during challenging times of change.

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HMSDC Technology Industry Group Meeting

Date: Friday, April 28th, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Location: HMSDC Office Three Riverway Dr. Suite 555 Houston, TX 77057
Description: Join the HMSDC Technology Industry Group to take full advantage of access to key information, industry leaders and opportunities.

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People Fund: Innovation Week 2017

Date: Monday, May 1st to Friday, May 5th, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: Leonel Castillo Community Center, 2101 South St. Houston, TX 77009
Description: Join us for Innovation Week and access 30 free workshops and lectures to help you grow your small business. Sessions are led by subject matter experts and leaders right here in your own city. Build your network. Expand your expertise. Innovate with us.

Registration Link: https://peoplefund.org/iwhou/

HMSDC Pre-Certification Workshop

Date: Thursday, May 4th, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: HMSDC Office Three Riverway Dr. Suite 555 Houston, TX 77057
Description: Are you frustrated with the certification process? Confused by the documentation? Meet the team that will be handling your application at the HMSDC Pre-Certification workshop. You will get assistance on the application process, qualification criteria, documentation overview and more.

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HMSDC Scholarship Fundraiser Golf Tournament

Date: Monday, May15th, 2017
Time: 6:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: Blackhorse Country Club
12205 Fry Rd.
Cypress, TX 77433
Description: Whether you are an avid golfer or you want to jump start your business development initiatives, you do not want to miss this year’s 39th scholarship fundraiser. The fundraiser benefits minority business enterprises (MBEs) executive scholarship fund and contributions are tax deductible. This year’s title sponsor for the tournament is Worldwide Oilfield Machine, a MBE firm. Come join us for a fun day of business development, connections, networking and GOLF!

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Education Workshop: Marketing Academy

Date: Wednesday, May 24th, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Location: HMSDC Office Three Riverway Dr.Houston, TX 77056
Description: This class is designed to give participants a hands on approach at developing a marketing strategy, when dealing with qualified customers who are a federal or state government agency, a political subdivision, a private sector business, or a prime contractor.

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How to Do Business with Cigna

Date: Wednesday, May 31st, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: HMSDC Office
Three Riverway Dr., Suite 555
Houston, TX 77056
Description: Cigna Values diversity of thought, ability and perspective. Our suppliers are no exception. Come spend time with us to learn how we can build lasting relationships with area suppliers like you.

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Education Workshop: Exit Strategy

Date: Tuesday, August 29th, 2017
Time: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Location: HMSDC Office Three Riverway Dr.Houston, TX 77056
Description: Having a plan in place ensures overall all business continuity. It allows you to remain in control and to act, not just react, to events outside of their control. Having an exit strategy will also allow you to promote, protect and preserve the value of the business with an eye toward forming the groundwork for measured growth.

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EXPO 2017

Date: Wednesday & Thursday, September 6th-7th, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston, TX 77010
Description: EXPO is an impactful two day event for entrepreneurs seeking to do business with the private and public sectors. Attendees have the opportunity to engage with over 1,500 corporate buyers, governmental agencies and educational institutions seeking diverse suppliers.

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STAC Workshop – Business Growth Strategies

Date: Thursday, September 21st, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Fluor Enterprises, Inc.
1 Fluor Daniel Drive
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Description: Take this first step in tracking your growth obstacles. Gain insights to capacity building strategies, implement strategies to stimulate business growth, strategically position strengths in proposals to compete smarter, and sustain productivity while stimulating growth.

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Education Workshop: Risk Management

Date: Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: HMSDC Office Three Riverway Dr.Houston, TX 77056
Description: As a business owner, you may/or may not be aware of all the risks of operating your business. It is also possible that you are aware of certain risks and have made a conscious decision to be a risk-taker. Either way, you can be certain that lending institutions and buyer will be very much aware of all the risks of doing business with you and if you cannot demonstrate to their satisfaction that you have taken reasonable measures to avoid or mitigate those risks, you may/or may not lose the business opportunity to a supplier who can.

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Education Workshop: P2E Assessment

Date: Tuesday, December 5th, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: HMSDC Office Three Riverway Dr.Houston, TX 77056
Description: This class is designed to introduce business owners to the HMSDC P2E Assessment. The value of the P2E Assessment is to utilize it in making an objective assessment of business strengths and weaknesses based on the well-established business metrics. In addition, the P2E Assessment, helps to establish growth targets that, when met, will assist in improving business performance.

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