MBE Public Policy Day

Date: Thursday, March 30th, 2017
Time: 6:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Location: : Texas State Capital Austin, TX 78701
Description: Join the MBE coalition representing minority-owned firms from across the state at the State Capitol for the 85th Legislative Session on Thursday, March 30th, 2017. This is the day for MBEs to make a strong statement regarding public policy issues impacting the inclusion of MBEs in public and private sector contracting.

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STAC Workshop – Capacity Building Program

Date: Friday, March 31st and Saturday, April 1st, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Facility Interiors
6801 Portwest Dr.
Houston, TX 77024
Description: The Strategic Alliance – Capacity Building Program is designed to assist suppliers to become business ready! There are millions of dollars in contract opportunities, with the need of minority business participation, but there is a lack of capacity in labor, finance, geographic reach, and other resources. The market is demanding MBEs to build alliances (teaming or partnerships) to increase their capacity. Step outside of the box and open up to innovation to grow your company. This is the time and opportunity to grow Houston based businesses, but you have to be ready and qualified.

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HMSDC Technology Industry Group Meeting

Date: Friday, March 31st, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Location: : HMSDC Office
Three Riverway Dr., Suite 555
Houston, TX 77056
Description: Join the HMSDC Technology Industry Group to take full advantage of access to key information, industry leaders and opportunities.

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HMSDC Pre-Certification Workshop

Date: Thursday, April 6th, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: : HMSDC Office Three Riverway Dr., Suite 555 Houston, TX 77056
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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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 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.

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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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