Wednesday, November 22, 2017

FREE WORKSHOP AND SEMINAR OVERVIEW

TAMACC’s Hispanic Business Convention of Texas is offering FREE business workshops and seminars that will help grow your business and increase your bottom line.

These business workshops are FREE and open to the public. However, you must be pre-registered to attend. Below is a listing of the complementary workshops and seminars. Please view the Convention Itinerary for a complete schedule of times and room locations.

FREE WORKSHOPS THAT WILL GROW YOUR BUSINESS AND INCREASE YOUR BOTTOM LINE

THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 2017

CREATE A ROCKING SERVICE CULTURE

A rocking service culture is high touch, anticipatory and personal. The best service cultures in the world create an environment where people like to work and do business with. Learn how to create consistency and energy in the operation. Discuss strategies to create the nurturing team. Strengthen your team and individual recognition efforts to reach high goals.
Bernie Vasquez, Chief Development Officer & Global Service Trainer, Service Advisor USA
Garry Abbs, Service Advisors, USA

MARKETING: KNOW YOUR BRAND

The presentation covers the secrets of emotional marketing to grow your brand and have it resonated with your clients.
Art Sobarzo, Director of Marketing, Telemundo

ACCESS TO CAPITAL

Understand your requirements and options for traditional and non-traditional funding for your business.
Juan Carlos “J.C.” González, Vice President / Branch Manager II, Wells Fargo Bank
Rosie Rueda, Legacy Bank

BUSINESS PLAN AND LEGAL STRUCTURES

Start your business the right way, from the beginning, with a great business plan and by protecting yourself and your business.
Juan Carlos “J.C.” González, Vice President / Branch Manager II, Wells Fargo Bank
John Rizo, Rizo & Associated, PLLC

FRIDAY, AUGUST 4, 2017

THE POWER OF THE INBOX

From revealing why regular email doesn’t work, to insider tips and techniques like automated list building tools and the design elements that work. This workshop will give you the keys to the most effective marketing you can do: email marketing.
Celesty Claudio, Founder and Managing Partner, LG Diversified Marketing Solutions, LLC

SHE’S ON A MISSION

This heart to heart panel will allow successful women business owners to share their personal stories in overcoming challenges, advancing their business and women in leadership.
Linda Medina-Lopez, Chief Empowerment Officer, She’s on a Mission, LLC

DO YOU HAVE THE SKILLS TO PAY THE BILLS?

This session will show you the business industries that have been growing the most in the modern Texas economy as well as the occupations, hard skills, soft skills, and certifications most in demand right now by Texas companies. We will also discuss the fuzzy connection between education, employment and pay.
Mick Normington, Business Specialist, Texas Workforce Commission

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE FOR EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP

During this session learn the importance of Effective Intelligence; Personal and Social Competence; then how to deliver results. This is a fast-paced interactive leadership session with a lot of information that you will be able to utilize in your ever day lives.
Rogelio Marroquin, Certified Executive Coach

MEET THE MILLENNIALS – YOUR NEW WORKFORCE

As a generational group, the are larger than Baby Boomers and have already outnumbered non-millennials by more than 22 million persons. Texas companies need to better understand this generation to establish long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with these – relatively – new members of our workforce. During this presentation, we will address important characteristics that you need to keep in mind while hiring and retaining Millennial staff members, such as: Diversity within their Cohort; Latino Millennials – a group within a group; Their Unique Family Experience; Education; Communication Style; Their Outlook on Life; Civic-mindedness; and Generational Values. Attend this session to gain important insights that will positively impact your business.
Juan Tornoe, Partner, and CMO, Cultural Strategies

FREE WORKSHOPS TO LEARN HOW TO DO BUSINESS WITH THE STATE OF TEXAS

FRIDAY, AUGUST 4, 2017

THE ADVANTAGES OF THE HISTORICALLY UNDERUTILIZED BUSINESS (HUB) PROGRAM CERTIFICATION & THE BENEFITS TO BECOMING CERTIFIED WITH THE STATE OF TEXAS

The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts’ office will provide information on how to become HUB certified and the advantages of being registered with the state’s Centralized Master Bidders list (CMBL) and the benefits of HUB certification.
Delia Lopez Molina, HUB Marketing Specialist with the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts in the Statewide Procurement Division (SPD)

DOING BUSINESS WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM

At this workshop, representatives for UT System Administration and several of its institutions will discuss upcoming procurement opportunities, their procurement process and requirements, and what it takes to bid successfully. UT System Institutions spends millions of dollars each year purchasing a wide variety of products and services.
Hopeton Hay, Director of HUB Programs, University of Texas Systems

DOING BUSINESS WITH THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Texas Department of Transportation has many resources nd opportunities. Learn how to navigate the web site and understand what resources are available to your business.
Carlton Cooper, Business Development Specialist for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)

MARKETING TIPS FOR SUCCESS IN THE HUB PROGRAM

Presenting data mining tools that will help small minority businesses market to state government. Learn how to obtain historical information on state government procurement and use it to formulate a marketing plan, as well as identify tools to assist you in business development.
Laura Cagle-Hinojosa, Manager of the Statewide (HUB) Program, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts in the Statewide Procurement Division

HOW CAN YOU INCREASE YOUR BOTTOM LINE WITH A DBE CERTIFICATION?

The Texas Department of Transportation’ office will provide information to become DBE Certified and the benefits.
Joe Sanchez, Jr., Program Specialist II, Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), Office of Civil Rights, Federal Programs

FREE INTERACTIVE AND INFORMATIONAL DISCUSSION SESSIONS

SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, 2017

THE TRUTH ABOUT SANCTUARY CITIES: WHAT IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY COST?

This plenary session is focused on informing businesses and the community about the pros and cons of sanctuary cities. This is an open discussion about the human and monetary consequences that will come from the removal or keeping of sanctuary cities.
Faye Kolly, Partner, DeMott, McChesney, Curtright & Armendariz
North Texas Dream Team

LET THE ROBOTS DO THE WORK

The plenary session will be used to inform businesses about the use of technology in our world today. Businesses will receive the opportunity to leave with ideas on how they can implement this technology. Our speakers will not only inform our audience but demonstrate live robots they have constructed.
Patrick Felty, Development Director, FIRST in Texas (the Foundation for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology in Texas)
Israel Mejia, Ph.D., Research Scientist, University of Texas at Dallas
Christine Pollei, President and Executive Director, For Inspirational and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST)