The Latino Business Network from Stanford Graduate School of Business is partnering this year with the State of Hispanic Business in North Texas.  Don't miss this excellent opportunity to participate in the next cohort. 

Be part of this elite group of entrepreneurs.  Join us at the State of Hispanic Business and learn how you can scale your business. The partnering associations will announce the four entrepreneurs that will receive grants to attend the 8-week program beginning in May 2020.
Luncheon Keynote Speaker

Latino Business Action Network
About our Speaker
  • Founding Member of the Silicon Valley Business Journal Leadership Trust 
  • Hispanic Lifestyle as a 2019 Hispanic Executive of the Year
  • Named one of the top Latino leaders in the United States by the National Diversity Council
Thursday, December 5, 2019
Forum 10:00AM - 1:30PM
Luncheon 11:30AM -1:30PM
Irving Convention Center
500 W. Las Colinas, Irving, Texas 75039

Luncheon & Forum Tickets $65
Promo Code: WELLSFARGO and receive 50% discount
Forum Schedule

10:00 AM Registration & Networking

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Hispanic Business Seminar Series Sessions
Session 1 - Tips for Business Success: Successful entrepreneurs who are members of the Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce share how they have grown their businesses to million dollar + enterprises. Learn first-hand from them on how they began, how they grew and continue to grow their companies to higher levels of revenue and job creation.

Session 2 - More Money, Less Problems: Experts in small business lending will demystify the process of securing business funding and providing helpful tips for entrepreneurs on how to ensure they get the funding they need to succeed. You will learn, from the banker’s perspective, what they look for when considering providing a loan for capital to a small business enterprise.

Session 3 - Thriving in the Gig Economy: This session will focus on the increase in non-traditional jobs in today’s and tomorrow’s economy and what specific steps can be undertaken to prepare you to succeed in this dynamic which is occurring and will continue to occur. Attendees will receive information on the increase in non-traditional jobs, differences between the gig economy and traditional jobs, the pros and cons of the gig economy and steps to take to prepare for challenges and opportunities in the gig economy.

Session 4 - Overcoming Cash Flow Needs and Other Barriers: Entrepreneurs face challenges everyday while running their business. Knowing how to manage your cash flow needs is critical. Come and learn the insights of planning and managing cash flow needs on projects to maximize profits. In this session, you will gain knowledge on the best practices from industry experts to overcome barriers of working with big agencies.

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Panel Discussion & Luncheon
Margo J. Posey, President & CEO, DFW MSDC
Zarin D. Gracey, Board Chair, NCTRCA
Suzanne Cruz Sewell, Assistant V.P. Business Diversity & Development Department, DFW International Airport
Betty Manetta, President & CEO, Argent Associates, Inc.
Certification & Your Bottom Line: Many Hispanic-owned businesses do not pursue small business certifications because they do not realize how these certifications can have a positive impact on their bottom line, i.e., generate more contracts which lead to revenue growth and job creation. Panelists will share their real-life experiences about how small business certifications are leveraged for revenue growth

Luncheon Keynote Address
Mark L. Madrid, CEO
Latino Business Action Network (LBAN) | The Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative (SLEI)
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