Franchising & Access to Capital 
Capital One Bank Straight Talk Series   


Wednesday, Feburary 26, 2020
From 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM CDT
Check-in at 9:00 AM

Latecomers may be denied seating

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Palm Center - Technology Center

5330 Griggs Road
Houston, TX 77021

(located in Houston Business Development, Inc. office building. Take first entrance after Harris Health System sign; Enter through the double glass doors under "5330" in large letters on the building.)

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SCORE Houston

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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Our Sponsor:

HBDI Logo - New Houston Business Development, Inc. (HBDi) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation established in 1986 by the City of Houston.  The corporation’s mission is to stimulate economic growth, support the expansion of small businesses, combat community deterioration and foster employment opportunities for low-moderate income citizens in the Houston metropolitan area and surrounding counties.

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Have you thought about starting your own business? How about possibly starting one while keeping your day job?

Franchise ownership is one of the fastest growing segments of business ownership and for good reason. It is affordable, offers a proven method of success, allows for easy entry, and provides options for a variety of backgrounds and skill levels.

Franchises provide the playbook for you to execute your business ownership dreams and statistics show that franchise businesses succeed at a considerably higher rate than do start-up businesses.

Franchise expert, Adam Goldman, will discuss the different types of franchises available and why the franchising model makes sense for some people.

 Presented by:  Adam Goldman

 Mr. Goldman has over 20 years of experience in business,  startups and franchising. He has a Master of Business  Administration degree from the University of California Berkeley. 

 Adam has founded three successful companies in IT, Real Estate and Vanguard Cleaning Area Developer Concept and is the author of an acclaimed book, The Franchisee Lifestyle. This book is an extension of the work that Mr. Goldman does on a daily basis with Franchise Coach. Helping people gather the information they need to make the right decision is the primary focus of his practice and he especially loves franchises because they include structured processes that increase the likelihood of a business success.

Access To Capital
Panel Discussion: A bankers’ panel will introduce the different services and programs available to small business owners and start-up entrepreneurs. They will answer questions and give business advice on how to avail such programs.

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At the end of this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to meet SCORE certified mentors who are readily available to provide FREE and CONFIDENTIAL mentoring.

FREE - Registration Required

                                             Bankers Panel sponsored by Capital One