Governor’s Small Business Forum
Date: July 14, 2011
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Park in Lot 10 and enter through Entrance K
The Office of the Governor is hosting Small Business Forums across the state to provide Texas small business owners access to valuable information on workforce development, training grants, expanding markets and other business growth opportunities. Through regional collaboration with hundreds of community, business and educational organizations throughout Texas, the Governor’s Small Business Forums are one more reason Texas is Wide Open for Business.
“Small businesses are an integral part of the engine that drives Texas jobs and our state economy,” Gov. Rick Perry said. “These forums will give small business owners essential tools to help their businesses succeed, provide jobs for Texans and strengthen the economies in their communities.”
Texas created more jobs than any other state in the nation over the last 10 years. Additionally, since the beginning of the year, Texas has created more jobs than any other state in the nation.
8:30 – 9:00
• Registration - Networking
9:00 – 9:15
o Wes Jurey, President & CEO, Arlington Chamber of Commerce
o Judy McDonald, Executive Director, Workforce Solutions of Tarrant County
• Welcome from the Governor’s Office – Malcomb Gardner
• Governor’s Video Message
9:15 – 10:00
• “Keynote Presentation” TechComm – Wes Jurey
10:00 – 11:30
• TWC Commissioner
• Texas Workforce Commission – Jason Vaden & Diane Mosley
11:30 – 11:50
• Break - Networking
12:00 – 1:00
o Keynote Speaker – Secretary of State; Hope Andrade
1:30 – 3:30
• Break Out Sections
Afternoon Breakout Topics: Governor’s Small Business Forum
Each Topic will be presented twice: 1:30 – 2:15pm 2:30 – 3:15pm.
• “Step by Step” Developing a Business Plan for Your Small Business.
• “The Marketing Maze” Connecting Technology and Social Media to Your Marketing Strategy
• “Riches in Niches” Growing Your Small Business by Discovering Your Strengths!
• “Keep it Simple…” - Your GPS on Government Contract & Procurement
• “Show Me The Money!” Financing your Small Business in a Challenging Financial Market.
Event Sponsored By
The Office of the Governor
Dallas Cowboys Stadium
1 Legends Way
Arlington, TX 76011