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UH-Victoria to Host Business Development Conference in Houston

The University of Houston-Victoria School of Business Administration is co-sponsoring the Excel Team Business Initiative’s second bi-annual Small Business Conference on Thursday, Aug. 31, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Houston Community College System Administration Building auditorium, located at 3100 Main St. Themed “Economic Empowerment Through Entrepreneurship and Business Development,” the conference will target businesses in operation from one to five years.

Dennis Kimbro, author of Think and Grow Rich: A Black Choice and What Makes the Great, Great, will be the keynote speaker. Workshop topics include transitioning from startup to emerging business, developing a business plan and accumulating capital, developing communication skills in a multicultural society, doing business with government agencies, marketing, and customer service.

Registration is available at www.theexcelteam.org. The cost to attend the conference is $50, with proceeds benefiting the Future African-American Leaders program for high school students.

For more information or to be a sponsor or exhibitor, call (281) 213-9554.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973, offers courses leading to 70 bachelor’s, master’s and specialist degree programs and concentrations in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.