Houston: The SURE Program

Houston: The SURE Program

Big Stories - Season 1, Episode 22

  • Mar 7, 2024 7:00 am
  • 17:47 mins

It can be difficult for entrepreneurs to start a new business when they don't know what they are doing. They might not know how to get money or create a business plan, but many have a good idea. That's where the University of Houston and the SURE program comes in. SURE stands for Stimulating Urban Renewal Through Entrepreneurship. Under-resourced entrepreneurs can apply to the program and get free help from student consultants. In this episode, you'll hear the remarkable stories of the entrepreneurs who have benefitted from the guidance of Houston's future business leaders. Guests:  Dr. Saleha Khumawala - University of Houston Professor of Accounting, Founding Director of the SURE program Heather Davis - Owner, Chic Sweets Fine Desserts Kiley Summers - Owner, SpenDebt Arneisha Sadler - Founder, CEO, Emeniss Call Center Bilqees Adeymi - University of Houston Student Consultant Makayla Lemons - University of Houston Student Consultant DJ Buenaventura - University of Houston Student Consultant Hanah Sadiki - University of Houston Senior Consultant