Free Sessions Begin February 25, 2015!

Great Ideas. Great Connections. Great Business.

All Sessions Begin at 8:00 a.m.
  • Attend free, information-packed seminars designed to help you build your successful business.
  • Held at the LSC-CyFair Library at 8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. in meeting room 131, unless otherwise noted.
  • No pre-registration is required. There will be a drawing for prizes.
  • Information on previous sessions is available at http://businesssuccess.pbworks.com/.
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  • February 25, 2015 - Entrepreneurship and Getting Motivated
    The Breakfast Klub founder, Marcus Davis, tells the story of his entrepreneurial experiences and how to tap into creativity to motivate yourself to create new opportunities.

    Marcus DavisSpeaker Biography: Marcus Davis, Chief Steward of TBK Holdings, Inc., Parent Company of the Breakfast Klub and Reggae Hut Café and Entrepreneur, Radio Host, and Motivational Speaker
    The spirit and entrepreneurial mastermind behind the Breakfast Klub and Reggae Hut Café, Marcus Davis, is best known for his charismatic personality, authentic "kustomer" appreciation, and his tireless "kommitment" to the "kommunities" he serves.
    Applying “kommunity” as his guiding principle in his business and personal life, he has "kreated" one of the most phenomenal restaurant success stories in the country. Davis earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at Texas Southern University and earned a graduate degree in Education Administration at Prairie View A&M.  He is the host of the weekly radio show “Sunday Morning Live” on Radio One‘s KMJQ 102 FM, and is a highly sought after business and motivational speaker. He "kredits" his success to keeping God first and the support of his family. Not surprisingly, he places a special emphasis on spending time with his four “beautiful girls,” wife Mel, mother Betty, and two daughters Lundyn Cymone and Bailey Harrell, and son Joshua Raymond.
  • March 4, 2015 - Be a Star with Your Customers
    In order to create long-term relationships with your customers, you need to amaze them. In this engaging, interactive seminar, Mike Hagan of Marketing & More, will show how to make a great first impression, build rapport, exceed expectations and get customers to come back, buy more, and bring their friends with them.

    Mike HaganSpeaker Biography: Michael (Mike) Hagan...Principal & Co-founder Marketing & More
    The co-founding of Marketing & More comes as a culmination of a career working at many great companies and organizations who always were successful in maintaining strong branding through brand loyalty, superior products and having passionate people who created great experiences for the customers they served. These included Proctor & Gamble, Riviana Foods, Anheuser-Busch, Coca-Cola and the YMCA. But, as I talked with my local hardware store, the grocer down the street, small community-based non-profits among others, I always heard the same thing..."sure, big companies like the ones you work for can win in the marketplace because you have a big budget. I cannot compete!" As I began to look at some of the most successful and growing companies, it was not the size of their budget,; it was the size of their passion to provide great, memorable experiences that kept their customers coming back and bringing friends with them! It was all about branding.
  • March 11, 2015 - Spring Break - No Session Held
  • March 18, 2015 - Facebook for Business
    Dorrie Scott, reference librarian and former businessperson, gives a nuts-and-bolts session on how to set up your Facebook page and keep it running.

    Dorrie ScottSpeaker Biography: Dorrie Scott, BBA–Marketing, MLS
    After 17 years at Barnes & Noble, honing her operations, merchandising, and management skills, Dorrie Scott found her calling as a librarian at LSC-CyFair.  She currently teaches computer workshops on Microsoft Office programs, designs and coordinates the library displays, and is the resident expert on eBooks, eReaders, and the world of digital downloads.  She has a passion for web design, emerging technologies, the future of Web 3.0, and the uses of Augment Reality applications in life and education.  She recently kick-started the eTools Workshops, highlighting software, websites, and mobile apps for work, home and play.
  • March 25, 2015 - Business Apps
    If you want to be on the leading edge of business technologies, join Abraham Korah librarian and MBA, for a whirlwind tour of the latest and the greatest business apps (mostly free!).

    Abraham KorahSpeaker Biography: Abraham Korah, MBA, MLS, MA
    Abraham has over 20 years of experience in higher education and has worked for the past three years as a librarian at Lone Star College. His diverse educational background includes an undergraduate degree in finance and an MBA from Sam Houston State University.
  • April 1, 2015 - Franchise Essentials
    Karen Sharp, franchisee and business consultant for the SBDC, leads a panel on franchising and the pros and cons of this type of business venture.

    Karen SharpSpeaker Biography: Karen Sharp, MBA
    Karen has advised area businesses for the Small Business Development Center at Lone Star College for 5 years. With an MBA from the University of Houston, a bachelor's degree from Miami University of Ohio in Systems Analysis, and a broad background in corporate America, she launched her marketing, print, and promotions business in 1997. Prior to owning her business, Karen spent 12 years in IT as a systems analyst, project manager, consultant, sales engineer and sales representative at companies including Shell Oil, Tenneco Oil, and BMC Software.

Sponsored by the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Cy-Fair Houston Chamber of Commerce, and the Lone Star College-CyFair Library.

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