Fall Sessions Begin October 1, 2014! See Details Below!

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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October 1, 2014 - New Generation Latino Market

Maria Tapias, Lopez Negrete Communications, explores the New Generation Latino market and gives insights on how to harness this powerful and enormous demographic wave.

Maria Tapias photoSpeaker Profile:
María Isabel Tapias is Group Account Director at Lopez Negrete Communications. She enjoys the fast pace of retail along with the challenge of upholding brand strategy. She has worked across a wide spectrum of retail, consumer package goods and pharmaceuticals, including Verizon FiOS, Walmart, The Home Depot, U.S. Bank, MasterCard, Kohl’s, Downy, Cover Girl, Crown Royal and Tequila Don Julio. She planned and purchased media for Citibank and DELL and worked in digital advertising at StarMedia, where the focus was on e-commerce and content-development partnerships. María has over 15 years of experience in advertising.


October 8, 2014 - Maximize Your YouTube Marketing Results

Siva Yenneti of ITVibes shares actionable tips to enhance your YouTube marketing to increase brand exposure and to create search engine optimization on Google.

Siva Yenneti photoSpeaker Profile:
Siva Yenneti is the President of ITVibes, a web design and local marketing company that has proven to deliver high-end results creating effective online presence for businesses. Siva has extensive experience in designing, developing and optimizing fully integrated and functional Websites and online marketing solutions for small businesses to help them with inbound marketing, customer conversions and brand recognition to impact their sales and bottom line. After years of working with many local businesses he grew to become a branding specialist and lead generation strategist.


October 15, 2014 - Show Me the Money! or How to Read a Financial Statement

Deb Hroch, a QuickBooks pro, teaches you how to analyze a company's monetary health by looking at various financial statements including balance sheets, income statements and cash flow. She will also give you the tools to assess your own company's financial health.

Deb Hroch photoSpeaker Profile:
Deborah Hroch is a certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor and owner of Simple Solutions Consulting. She has consulted with small businesses using QuickBooks since 1998.  From new users requesting training to long-time QuickBook users wanting to maximize their program use, Deborah has done it all.  She consults with businesses at all levels to make sure they are using the program efficiently and to the fullest capacity possible.


October 22, 2014 - Prospecting in Social Media

Discover how to drill down to the gold using social media. Small Business Development Center consultant and business owner, Karen Sharp, leads this practical, how-to seminar on searching LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter to find just the right prospect.

Karen Sharp photoSpeaker Profile:
Karen Sharp 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.


October 29, 2014 - Google+ Marketing Tactics

Should your business be on Google+? How does this differ from other social media sites? Doug Mansfield of Mansfield Marketing shows you how to promote your business on Google+.

Doug Mansfield photoSpeaker Profile:
Doug Mansfield is the owner of Mansfield Marketing and an instructor of online marketing courses for business owners and managers. He offers private professional training courses and teaches group workshops at the University of Houston Small Business Development Center.



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