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Entrepreneurship in the Changing Economy: From Survival to Sustainability

October 14, 2009 Dallas Office, Houston Branch, San Antonio Branch

This forum examined the importance of entrepreneurship to the economy, challenges that small businesses face in the current recession and strategies and tools that organizations are using to support and grow entrepreneurship.

Financial institutions, community development lenders and microenterprise service providers presented national and local insights on:

  • How economic trends are affecting entrepreneurs
  • Resources available for urban and rural entrepreneurs
  • Public policies that can support entrepreneurship
National Speakers

Dallas Speakers 

Houston Speakers

San Antonio Speakers
  Speaker Bios

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Banking and Community Perspectives


  • Issue 2, 2009
    "Bank on Houston Effort Sees Big Returns as Residents Open Thousands of Accounts"
    "Inaugural Money Week Houston Campaign Promotes Financial Education Across City"
  • Issue 3, 2008
    "The Enduring Challenge of Concentrated Poverty in America: Case Studies from Communities Across the U.S."

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