The Houston Midtown Chapter of The Society for Financial Awareness Presents MONEY MATTERS with Christopher Hensley

"The Budget Entrepreneur" is a concise and to the point guide on how to start a small business on a tight budget. A book written for those ready to get their hands dirty in the business world, it forgoes the usual lecturing on basic business concepts and planning, and jumps right into the practical steps needed to start a business without breaking the bank. Topics covered include: choosing and establishing the desired business entity structure, obtaining DBAs and required licenses, banking on a budget, how to put your company in front of potential customers without breaking the bank, and more.

Today we were joined by speaker and author Brian Roueiheb.

Brian Roueiheb is an author and president of a Southern California marketing and consulting firm. With over a dozen years of marketing and consulting experience under his belt, he has helped hundreds of businesses of all sizes achieve success within their industries.

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It is a well known fact that there is a strong link between financial education and the ability to manage and save money. But did you know that the Banking on Kids program was specifically designed to begin this learning process at the elementary/middle school level.

In 1995, the first Banking On Kids student-run bank opened . It proved to showcase just how simple it is to teach "banking concepts" to very young children.

The intent of opening a bank within an elementary/middle school is threefold:

  1. To teach kids at a very young age the value of saving.
  2. To design a banking curriculum that would teach money issues i.e. the origin of money, compound and simple interest, banking systems, and the workings of the Federal Reserve, and
  3. To offer real-world experience by allowing students to operate a real bank using real money.

on the 100th episode of Money Matters we were joined in the studio by Radio Host  Lou Garino.


Lou is truly a serial entrepreneur with 3 decades of real, hardcore, business experience.  His thirst for new horizons includes over 20 years of award-winning experience in real estate as a realtor and investor. Lou was one of the first to coin the term "flipping houses" and is an expert in rehabing properties.  As Author of the upcoming book, Business Relationship Riches, Lou is excited about the opportunity to help others pursue their dreams through business success  by building better relationships and a better life. Lou is the Host of Business Newsmakers Radio with Lou Garino, a weekly talk radio show on Bloomberg radio in Houston, TX, Business 1110 KTEK, on the Wall Street Radio Network.  Previous host of House Talk with Lou, a now archived weekly business talk radio show on live streaming internet radio on Lone Star Internet Radio.


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Peter Bregman, author of the Wall Street Journal bestseller 18 Minutes, offers strategies to replace energy-wasting, counter-productive habits that commonly derail us with truly effective ones.

The things we want most—peace of mind, fulfilling relationships, to do well at work—are surprisingly straightforward to realize. But too often our best efforts to attain them are built on destructive habits that sabotage us. In Four Seconds, Peter Bregman shows us how to replace negative patterns with energy boosting and productive behaviors. To thrive in our fast-paced world all it takes is to pause for as few as four seconds—the length of a deep breath—allowing us to make intentional and tactical choices that lead to better outcomes. Four Seconds reveals:

  • Why listening—not arguing—is the best strategy for changing someone’s mind
  • Why setting goals can actually harm performance
  • How to use strategic disengagement to recover focus and willpower
  • How taking responsibility for someone else’s failure can actually help your team

Practical and insightful, Four Seconds provides simple solutions to create the results you want without the stress.


We were joined today by author of the new book Four Seconds, Peter Bregman. 

Peter Bregman is the CEO of Bregman Partners, Inc., a firm which advises, coaches, and develops leaders at all levels to take powerful and ambitious actions to achieve the things that are most important to them and their organizations.  


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Jia Jiang came to the United States with the dream of becoming the next Bill Gates. But despite early success in the corporate world, his first attempt to pursue his entrepreneurial dream ended in rejection. He was crushed. Jiang realized that, like so many others, his fear of rejection was a bigger obstacle than any single rejection would ever be, and he needed to find a way to overcome his fear.

And with that goal in mind, Jiang's "100 days of rejection" experiment was born.

We were joined today by author of the new book Rejection Proof , Jia Jiang. 


Jia Jiang is the founder of the popular blog and video series 100 Days of Rejection. His story has been covered by dozens of news outlets, including Bloomberg Businessweek, Yahoo News, The Huffington Post, Forbes,, MYV, Gawker, the Daily Mail, Fox News, and CBS's The Jeff Probst Show. A native of Beijing, China, Jiang came to the UNited States as a teenager to pursue his dream of becoming an entrepreneur. Jiang holds an MBA from Duke University and a bachelor's in computer science form Brigham Young University. 


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