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NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 27, 2007

Contact: Richard Bonnin
713.743.8155 (office)
rjbonnin@central.uh.edu

SEMINAR AT UHSSL TO HELP ASPIRING ENTREPRENEURS START NEW BUSINESSES

As many would-be entrepreneurs have learned to their dismay, coming up with an idea for a new business is a lot easier than getting the venture off the ground and keeping it afloat.

Thanks to an upcoming all-day seminar at the University of Houston System at Sugar Land (UHSSL), aspiring small-business owners soon will be able to get expert advice on the nuts and bolts of starting and funding a new business.

“Starting and Running Your Own Business” will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 7. Registration is $25. Topics will include Personal Factors & Management; Business Opportunities; Marketing; Organizations, Regulations & Insurance; Requirements & Sources of Funds; Business Records; and Business Plans.

The seminar will be presented by members of the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE), a resource partner to the U.S. Small Business Administration. SCORE advises new and current small-business owners in the areas of finance, operations, human resources and marketing. This seminar is part of an initiative to increase educational opportunities in Fort Bend County for people interested in starting a business or seeking ways to reinvigorate their business.

Seminar attendees will receive materials on the topics being presented. For more information or to register for the seminar, contact Deborah Wible McGraw at 281-275-3368.

WHAT:     “Starting and Running Your Own Business”

WHEN:     8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 7

WHERE:   UH System at Sugar Land, 14000 University Blvd. at Highway 59

WHO:      Service Corps of Retired Executives

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM AT SUGAR LAND
The University of Houston System at Sugar Land is a teaching center that offers junior, senior and graduate courses leading to more than thirty bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the four UH System Universities (University of Houston, UH-Clear Lake, UH-Downtown, and UH-Victoria). Established in 1996, UHSSL is located north of the Brazos River on U.S. 59 South at University Boulevard and serves those who live and work in Fort Bend County. UHSSL offers multiple methods of instruction including face-to-face, instructional television, online, broadcast TV, and videotape purchase.

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