You are a Business Owner...an Entrepreneur! You know what it's like to fight the good fight! Would you like to take a moment and be reminded of how vitally important what you do is? How patriotic and uniquely American our brand of Entrepreneurism is? One last question...would you also like to find out some ways to increase or add revenue, cash flow to your business?
If the answer is "Yes!" then please join the MainStreetChamber Houston Bay Area for our Lunch and Learn on Thursday, May 16th from 11:30 am till 1:00 pm at The Paint Pub. Lunch: Lunch will be catered in so PLEASE at a cost of 12.00 per.
Learn from our Featured Guest Speaker:
The Entrepreneurial Mind: How To Change Your Circumstances in an Instant!
Our guest speaker will be John Cruise, CEO and President of Small Business Today Magazine. John Cruise began his professional career in mortgage banking. After working for several national mortgage banking corporations Mr. Cruise started Orion Mortgage (OMC) in 1998 and by January 2000 OMC was the largest mortgage brokerage office in the State of Texas according to the SML (Texas Dept of Savings & Mortgage Lending). As OMC’s President Mr. Cruise built a sales team that numbered more than 130 loan officers. Mr. Cruise was also an adjunct professor at Houston Community College (HCC) in the real estate department where he authored the Loan Officer Syllabus and class format that was used by all HCC professors to educate all mortgage finance students that attended the college.
In 2002 John Cruise became the president of Northwest Lending (NWL) where he expanded its sales force from 8 sales people to more than 140 in less than one year. After increasing NWL’s closed loan volume to more than $100 million per year, NWL had become one of the ten largest brokerages in the State of Texas. In 2005 Mr. Cruise sold his interest in NWL to pursue other interests.
John Cruise consults sales driven organizations on how to grow their businesses exponentially using little capital. Mr. Cruise has used his passion for teaching and mentoring entrepreneurs to develop a business publication named Small Business Today Magazine (www.SmallBusinessTodayMagazine.com) where he currently is the chairman of the board. Mr. Cruise is the co-host of the daily business radio talk show called “Small Business Today” with Cruise & Hughes which airs Monday through Friday 5:00 p.m. to 6 p.m. CST on BlogTalk Radio (http://www.CruiseandHughes.com)
Currently Mr. Cruise is the Chief Operating Officer of Team Work Ready (TWR); a physical rehabilitation clinic which operates 5 clinics, two in Houston, and one in San Antonio, New Orleans and Baton Rouge. TWR focuses on providing rehabilitative care to Federal, State and Unionized workers that have been injured on the job. John is also a Nationally sought after speaker on the subjects of Sales, Organizational Development, and Entrepreneurial Excellence!
When & Where
MainStreetChamber Houston/Bay Area
Our Mission Statement
MainStreetChamber™ fosters leadership by developing and engaging a wide network of business professionals.
MainStreetChamber™ forges strategic alliances with companies that offer relevant products and services for small business growth and profitability; each extending a negotiated discount to our members.
MainStreetChamber™ is a support system for small business owners, encourages member to member business and gives back to our community by the group involvement with local charities and non-profit organizations.
MainStreetChamber™ is a service oriented organization and encourages community involvement. We support multiple national non-profit organizations as well as many local non-profit organizations through the participation of members in each Chapter.
A successful leader is a visionary with a solid work ethic able to access multiple resources. MainStreetChamber™ offers an abundance of resources that provide members with the tools necessary for successful growth and profitability.
In uncertain economic times so many organizations are problem focused, belaboring the frustration of ever tightening markets. MainStreetChamber™ is solution oriented, we help our members face problems and turn them into opportunities for growth and profit. We are redefining business and positioning ourselves through leadership and diversification; to not only make it during tough times, but to be poised for profit in the near future.