Goldman Sachs 10k Program

Small Business Summit & Expo

Starting, Owning, Buying, & Selling a Business


Wednesday, September 25, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM CDT

Site registration and checkin: 8:30AM
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HCC Alief Hayes 
2811 Hayes Road
West Houston Institute Building C Auditorium
Houston, TX 77082
(Building fronts on Westheimer; turn left at the entrance)
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Sandra Louvier
Director Center for Entrepreneurship

About Us:
SCORE is an all-volunteer group with real-world business experience, dedicated to your success.

Our Mission: Help small Businesses succeed. 

Our Mantra: We educate, counsel, mentor.

Founded in 1964, SCORE is a non-profit association and a Resource Partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration.
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  • Generational Leadership, Dr. Kimberly Burroughs, Executive Director, By Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses

  • How Growth Strategies Intersect with Exit Strategies, Liz Lara Carreno, Outreach Director

  • Keynote with Q & A Opportunities: George Kurisky, Johnson Deluca Kurisky & Gould, P.C. - due diligence, value and acquisition agreements, steps, terminology and resources to ensure true value

  • Round table discussions facilitated by subject matter experts 

  • Panel of business owners and experts sharing their stories regarding entrance and exit strategies and with buying and selling. Lean from their successes and obstacles overcome.

  • Mini EXPO with resource partners and alumni entrepreneurs

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Fee: $15/ $20 for walk-ins
Includes Continental Breakfast & Lunch

Free for HCC Student/ Faculty/Staff/Alumni, FREE for first 10 veterans

Keynote Speaker

George Kurisky, Johnson Deluca Kurisky & Gould, P.C.

Experienced in supporting clients in the purchase or selling of a business. Counseling entrepreneurs in launching or buying an existing business.

HCC Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Presenters: 
Dr. Kimberly Burroughs, Executive Director. 

Topic: Generational Leadership effects all  aspects of small businesses ownership and operation.  Dr. Burroughs wrote her doctoral thesis on the topic.  Leaders' and owners' age and outlook influence planned and unplanned entrance and exit strategies.

Liz Lara Carreno,  Outreach Director.  
Topic: Liz will lead our Round Table Exercises.  Thanks also to the Texas Association of Business Brokers and to our funder sponsors, round tables throughout the audience will have brokers and lenders to facilitate the exercise which helps entrepreneurs apply summit topics to their businesses, and to facilitate lively discussion and Q&A.  
HCC Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses - Application Deadline is Tuesday October 8, 2019 for the Spring 2020 Session.
Our Expert: 

Dominick Caravella III, President, Texas Association of Business Brokers (TABB) - Houston Chapter, President, Del Lingco International, Inc.Small Business Owners:
Megan Eddings, Founder & CEO,  Accel Lifestyle, Winner, 2018 HCC Business Plan Competition. 
Mike Ratchford, CEO, Texas Premier Safeguard, Inc., HCC Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Alumni
Masroor Fatany, CEO, AYG Food Services, dba, The Halal Guys (Houston), CEO, AYG Capital, Past Owner & CEO, Sears Home Improvement Owner, Halal Guys, HCC Business Plan Competition Alumni, HCC Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Alumni.

Exhibitors: Texas Association of Business Brokers, Amegy Bank, Wallis Bank, Origin Bank, Liftfund, Small Business Administration, SCORE, Minority Business Development Agency, HCC Procurement, HCC Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, FranNet, Newspring Center, Camellia Alise, Accel Lifestyle, HCC Centers for Entrepreneurship and more....
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Thank you to our Event Sponsors: 
HCC Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses-Lunch 
Wallis Bank-Continental Breakfast, Amegy Bank-Water. 
Thank you also to our community partners for promoting this event!  



HCC Center for Entrepreneurship – West Houston

      OUR MISSION: To help entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses.

We do this by offering workshops, seminars, summits, classes and competitive training and advising, while also providing practical knowledge, resources and connections. Contact us at or 713-718-6650

  Goldman Sachs 10k ProgramGoldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a program for small businesses that links learning to action. Through the program, participants will gain practical skills in topics such as negotiation, marketing, and employee management that can immediately be put into action. In addition, they will receive the tools and professional support to develop a strategic and customized growth plan that will take their business to the next level.

Pre-Qualify to Apply: 1) Are you the owner or co-owner of your business? 2) Has your business been in operation for at least two years? 3) Has your business done a minimum of $150,000 (or more) in revenue in the most recent fiscal year? 4) Do you have at least four employees? 5) Does your business have strong growth opportunities? If you’ve said yes to all five requirements, please click here to apply.