Small Business Symposium

San Antonio's Small Business Summit



Thank you for attending and making it a success!

At San Antonio’s Small Business Symposium, you will learn how to grow your business, become inspired by successful leaders, and connect with valuable contracting opportunities.

We have brought together for our members and friends an impressive group of business professionals to help you and your business obtain the resources you need to be prosperous.

For more information, contact Jessica Coronado at (210) 208-8226 or[/one_third]

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Learn techniques from the “BEST” in business and get the knowledge and skills to not only survive, but thrive in today’s economy!




This year’s event will help you:

  • Learn how to grow your business with government and private entity contracts.
  • Get ready to do business in the “Meet the Buyer” Marketplace Expo featuring more than $1 Billion in Procurement Opportunities all under one roof!
  • Network and build relationships with your business peers, potential customers and strategic partners.
  • Gain the tools you need for business success



Morning Keynote Speaker

[one_fourth]   [/one_fourth][one_half]April Ancira

April Ancira

Vice President of Ancira Enterprises

Hear from San Antonio’s “rising star” about how a family-owned business in a male dominated industry can grow during challenging times

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Morning Inspirational Panel Speakers

[one_half]Magaly Chocano

Magaly Chocano

Founder and CEO of Sweb Development

Hear from Magaly, a young entrepreneur shaking up the local IT industry. She can show you how to find the best street food in San Antonio by downloading her newest app!

[/one_half][one_half_last]Louis Barrios

Louis Barrios

President & CEO of Los Barrios Enterprises

Find out about Louis’ newest restaurant being build in town in honor of his late mother, Viola


Informative/Interactive Sessions Panel Speakers

We have designed a series of Informative Sessions to empower you to make informed business decisions for success! The Interactive Sessions will allow you the opportunity to put what you learn into practice. 



David Margquez

David Marquez

Executive Director of Economic Development for Bexar County

Marquez will teach you how to do business globally.[/one_fourth]


Wes Baerga & Danny Batista

Wes Baerga & Danny Batista

Owner of Vuepoint Creative

Baerga will share insight on how to build effective online marketing for your business.[/one_fourth]


Monique Zinn

Monique Zinn

Owner of Zinn Insurance Agency

Zinn will help you understand the business impact of healthcare reform.[/one_fourth]


Jarrett Aiken

Commercial Appraisal Officer for Frost Bank

Aiken is going to show you how to create the perfect elevator speech to close the deal.[/one_fourth_last]

Luncheon Keynote Speaker

[one_fourth]   [/one_fourth][one_half]Yolanda Garcia Olivarez

Yolanda Garcia Olivarez

Regional Administrator U.S. Small Business Administration

Garcia Olivarez will highlight various opportunities available for small, minority and women-owned business though the Administration.

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Meet the Buyer Marketplace

Find out how to do business with the booming Eagle Ford Shale companies and others at a “Meet the Buyer” Marketplace!


Marketplace Attendees


Sponsor the 3rd Annual Small Business Symposium


Sponsors Confirmed

Gold Sponsor

State Farm 


Gain exposure for your company and market to target audiences by sponsoring the Symposium

This is an opportunity for your organization to build an image and reputation in the community as a leader that supports small businesses.

Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with small businesses, market your organization and tap into a network of successful entrepreneurs, business leaders and industry experts!

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