• Small Business Forum

    NSN Houston

  • ATTENTION ALL SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS!!

    NSN Houston, The Office of Business Opportunity (OBO) and Houston Community College - Southeast cordially invites you to our 2nd Annual Small Business Forum. Learn how to develop a dream team, know when to grow your business, create success over survival and effective customer communication at this half day event you don't want to miss!

    Interested in a Vendor Table? Contact Kristen Fenrick at kristen.fenrick@gmail.com or (832) 699-1130 for more information.

    Food will be served

    Choose from 2 different sessions followed by our Keynote Speaker, Marcus Davis - Owner of Houston's own The Breakfast Klub, Entrepreneur, Restauranteur, Speaker and Community Activist

    Session One (Pick One)

    Developing A Dream Team - Change and Performance Management, Talent Analytics, & Leadership Development - Max Ferguson

    Knowing When It's Time To Grow - Planning to develop your business will ensure that you are ready to support the boom in your market - Kyra R, Hardwick, MBA

    Session Two (Pick One)

    Success Over Survival - Planning Strategies Your Business Can't live without - Devaron Yates CFP

    Effective Customer Communication - An overview for small businesses from multiple backgrounds, industries, and expertise levels - Will Womble

The First Session

  • Developing A Dream Team - Change and Performance Management, Talent Analytics, & Leadership Development

    Max Ferguson

    Director of Sales - GrowthPlay

    Max Ferguson is a seasoned executive with nine years in sales and four years in management consulting. His professional background spans positions within the telecom, medical, and veterinary medicine industries. At the age of 27, he broke into consulting and is now the youngest Director of Sales at Growth Play—a startup firm that INC 500 ranked as the 22nd fastest growing private company in the U.S. Max lives in the organizational effectiveness space, focusing on talent analytics and performance management.

    Knowing When It's Time To Grow - Planning to develop your business will ensure that you are ready to support the boom in your market

    Kyra R, Hardwick, MBA

    CEO - The Kyra Company, LLC

    Kyra Rénel Hardwick is an operational leader, skilled in team integration and developing process delivery methods within organizations. Highly developed strategic and analytical skills with the ability to train and/or implement on multiple levels . Kyra has established the ability to identify opportunities for profit protection as well the opportunity to increase efficiency within the infrastructure of an organization addressing people, process and profitability.

The Second Session

  • Success Over Survival - Planning Strategies Your Business Can't live without

    Devaron Yates CFP

    Managing Director - Wealth Development Strategies LLC

    Devaron M. Yates, a thirteen-year industry veteran, is currently the Managing Director and Chief Operations Officer of Wealth Development Strategies, LLC. Wealth Development Strategies was established in 1969 and is one of Houston's oldest comprehensive financial planning firms that offers personalized solutions for individuals and business professionals who wish to protect, grow and efficiently distribute their wealth. The boutique firm consists of over forty associates who combine extensive financial experience and expertise to effect personalized client solutions.

    Effective Customer Communication - An overview for small businesses from multiple backgrounds, industries, and expertise levels

    Will Womble

    Divison Manager - Genentech

    Will launched W. Howard & Associates consulting firm in Slidell, LA., prior to Hurricane Katrina Currently, where he coached on marketing, change management and leadership. Will spent 10 years with Amgen, the largest biotech company in the world, where he worked as a sales representative, trainer and marketer, and a District Manager responsible for over $150 million in sales of 3 blockbuster biological medications with 8 direct reports. Currently, Will resides in The Woodlands Texas where he works as a division manager with Genentech in Neuroscience and serves as the Director of the Leadership Academy at Impact Church of the Woodlands.

Our Keynote

  • Keynote Speaker

    Marcus Davis

    Owner - The Breakfast Klub

    Marcus Davis is an entrepreneur, restauranteur, speaker and community activist. Davis created TBK Foods, the parent company to the now iconic restaurant, The Breakfast Klub. The Breakfast Klub opened in Houston’s Midtown in the Fall of 2001. Since that time, hundreds of thousands of visitors have enjoyed signature dishes like Katfish and Grits and Wings and Waffles. The award-winning restaurant has been featured on the Food Network and Good Morning America, and in publications such as USA Today, and Esquire Magazine. He runs the restaurant with his wife Mel Davis.
  • Location

    HCC Southeast College - Eastside Campus

    Date

    September 15th | 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM CDT

    Price

    NSN Members: $25 | OBO Members: $25 | Non Members: $50 | Member Vendors - $75 | Non Member Vendors - $125 | Sponsor - $500 | HCC Students- $15

    Registration is limited so be sure to reserve your spot today!

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