Small Business Planning Workshop
Our office stays committed to providing resources to agents and property owners in Houston and across the country. Economic development is one of the pillars of great communities so we’re happy to be able to support small business owners with a unique workshop from Creative Group Economics. Business, Politics, & Money Small Business Planning Workshop is a comprehensive view of starting and growing a black owned small business. As an integral pathway to generational wealth, small business ownership is a key to sustainable, stable communities. For many of us it may seem like a high hurdle to accomplish, but with the right information and guidance your product and/or service could be worth millions. The key is knowing how to position yourself, communicate your vision, and raise capital to execute your goals.
There is plenty of money out there if you know where to find it and how to connect to it. As most money is tied to legislation, politics plays a huge role in the success of your small business. Laws that limit access to capital, credit, and information hinder underserved communities growth and prosperity. Being a small business owner, you’ll need to know how to navigate your brand and product/service, but also the policies that influence your industry. Membership organizations, public sessions, and advocacy groups all play a role in the opportunities that are available in the market.
Join us as we welcome Creative Group Economics (CGE) out to educate us on starting and growing a small business and how politics play a role in your success. The workshop is facilitated by Lloyd Ford, Director of CGE and partner of The Black Store : A Beauty Supply Experience. As founder of an active non-profit, activist, and owner of the only black owned beauty supply store in Texas, he’ll give us first-hand knowledge of how to achieve success.
During this workshop participants will work through the following:
- How is your business structured?
- How can someone invest in your business?
- Do you offer a product or service?
- How does your business relate to politics?
- How to raise money for your business?