Calling Houston’s Black Entrepreneurs to “Banking on YOU" Lunch & Learn Series

Free Masterclasses from Top Executives in
Technology, Staffing and Banking

January 20-21, 2023 &
January 28, 2023

Sponsored by
Your next level as an entrepreneur, whether you’re a solo operation or have a full team of employees, lies in how you will leverage technology and finance in your business operations. This is probably not news to you: all of the indicators in the business world around us make clear that there is no way that you will be able to get around mastering these two essential components of business building if you want to get to the next level.

But what’s an entrepreneur with a limited budget, scarce free time, and no drive to enroll in a formal training program to do about learning how to engage technology and finance at a higher level? Texas Black Expo has the answer: our first annual “Banking on You” series!

The Banking on You series, sponsored by industry giants Microsoft and Comerica Bank, is your opportunity to invest in you as you learn from experts who have a mastery of not only what you need to do to elevate how you interact with technology and finance in your business but a step-by-step process on how to get it done.

These presentations are catered towards a targeted audience – Black small business owners – and the presenters know how to read the room, sense the issues and speak the language. This business empowerment series could be the answer to your next level in business that you’ve been seeking!

"Banking on You with Technology" with Microsoft &
Friday, January 20th at 11 am to 1 pm
Location: The ION Downtown

Join Raamel Mitchell, Global Director of Microsoft’s Black Partner Growth Initiative, who will speak to entrepreneurs and small businesses about using technology to reach their full potential. Mitchell leads efforts to build multi-billion dollar global technology ecosystems comprised of Black tech companies.

"Banking on You: It Takes Money to Make Money" with Comerica Bank &
"Banking on You with Staffing" with Lane Staffing

Saturday, January 28th at 10:30 am to 1 pm
Houston Community College, Missouri City

Join members of the Comerica Bank team who will speak to entrepreneurs and small business owners on how to best use banking relationships and resources to reach their business goals and realize success in the new year!

Also, join Carla Lane, founder and CEO of Lane Staffing as she speaks to entrepreneurs and small business owners on how to utilize their human resources to their fullest potential, even if this means outsourcing certain tasks and responsibilities to qualified staff members. Learn what this process entails, how affordable it can be, and how you can add more bodies to your business to help get the job done!

Ready to register for Banking on You series? Visit