Gov Rick Perry : June 20th
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June 20th Business Luncheon
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with Keynote speaker Governor Rick Perry
Admission to the
Texas small business summit and luncheon is free to
the first 80 IACCGH members who sign up for this
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members can request one free ticket and corporate
members two free tickets on a first come basis by
Details on the
summit are posted below.
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Small Business Summit
Gov. Rick Perry will host the Houston Texas Small
Business Summit in Houston at the Westin Galleria on
June 20, 2006. The summit will be a full day of
discussion and education on a variety of topics of
common concern to small-businesses. How to get
financing from various sources; how to develop your
workforce; payroll tax and tax credits; how to get
healthcare for you and your employees, and how to do
business with the state are just some of the topics
to be discussed.
addition to these topics, the Houston Texas Small
Business Summit will include the Houston Texas
Procurement Fair. Talk one-on-one with state agency
procurement officers, learn what they are looking
for, and bid on state contracts. Many state
agencies and higher education entities have already
been confirmed. Don�t miss out on this great
opportunity! More information on the Houston Texas
Procurement Fair, including what contracts will be
up for bid, will be posted on this site soon.
cost is $50 fee per attendee, and the fee includes
all summit materials, break service, and lunch.
Governor Rick Perry will speak at lunch. The attire
is business casual. Registration will start at
7:30am and the event will be completed by 4pm.
must be registered by June 15 to be guaranteed lunch
with Governor Perry. Event registration is
non-refundable. Please bring a copy of your
registration confirmation with you to the event.
Thank you to these generous sponsors for helping the Office
of the Governor provide this great opportunity.
Small Business Summit Seminars
Please note that seminar topics are subject to
Business Growth and Expansion
One of the toughest issues facing small business is
how to raise the capital necessary to meet the
operating needs of the business. Obviously, new
businesses need money to start up, but existing
businesses also face times when they need an
infusion of money in order to grow the business or
meet other needs. But even well established small
business regularly get turned down for loans.
At Gov. Rick Perry�s Houston Small Business Summit,
we�ve gathered three key sources of small business
financing: conventional lenders, the SBA, and
non-profit community microlenders. Representatives
of each group will conduct a short seminar on how to
get a loan, including what you need to walk in with
to walk out with financing to grow your business.
Gov. Rick Perry�s Houston Small Business Summit will
include a state procurement fair. Talk one-on-one
with state agency procurement officers, learn what
they are looking for, and bid on state contracts.
If you are already HUB certified, make sure to bring
your HUB certification with you. Many state agencies
and higher education entities have already agreed to
bring contracts to the event. This is a great
opportunity for Houston area small employers to get
The high cost of health care is a constant concern
for the small employer. Not only is this a simple
quality of life issue, but it often ends up being an
employee retention issue as well. Health Savings
Accounts (HSA�s) are an option available to many
small employers that have the potential to change
the way many Texans meet their health care needs
because they are designed to help individuals save
for qualified medical and retiree health expenses on
a tax-advantaged basis.
HSA�s aren�t for everyone, but they may be for you.
Find out all about HSA�s, what they are, if they
apply to you, and how to set one up by talking to
qualified experts and providers at the Houston Small
Business and Managing Growth
Your business plan is more than just your great
idea. It�s the first step to opening doors to your
future success. The necessity for a good business
plan cannot be overemphasized. The Houston Small
Business Development Center will be providing an
excellent seminar to show the new entrepreneur how
to develop a business plan and all of the
intricacies involved with it.
We�ve paired this seminar with the Texas Secretary
of State�s Business Filings Division. Choosing your
business structure can be a confusing task. The SoS
will be there to walk attendees through the process
of required business filings, as well as when it�s
time to take your business from a sole
proprietorship to a corporation. The opportunity to
speak face-to-face with the Business Filings
Division is a rare opportunity for small business
owners and entrepreneurs.
Business Taxes and Tax Credits
The Houston Small Business Summit comes at the end
of a special legislative session. This will likely
be your first chance to talk with state experts on
how the recent changes will affect you and your
Tommy Simmons, legal council for the Texas Workforce
Commissioner for Employers, provides an excellent
seminar, with plenty of Q&A to help you clear up any
of your payroll tax and tax credit issues.
Employee Law 101
Don�t get sued. The Texas Workforce Commission will
provide a seminar on the basic legal issues for
employers and how to avoid common employment