Our goal is to build and sustain the Houston business community and student body, through effective educational & programmatic initiatives, and to help businesses grow in revenue, personnel, and business opportunities.
April 1, 2020
Stay Home Work Safe Policy in Houston
Due to the pandemic known as COVID19 or the Corona Virus, o ur Office for Entrepreneurial Initiatives remains open and remotely working for you to support you with any needs you may have in this particular time. We will offer a variety of webinars, classes, resources, and information for our small businesses. We have been working hard to continue to deliver the best possible information to help you reach your goals during this time of uncertainty.

You can log on to our website and click on the button “Disaster Relief Tips” and get information on loans, resources, and other information. Also, if you are on social media, make sure to follow us on Facebook @HCCEntrepreneurship .

This information will be updated consistently to ensure you stay up to date with current opportunities. We will be sharing recorded webinars and podcasts soon that you can access to keep you informed on the trending topics that will help your small business.

The Entrepreneurial Initiatives department remains dedicated to providing services to you, please shelter in place and we hope that everyone stays healthy and safe!
Financial Resiliency Series

Every Wednesday this month
starting on April 8, 2020
3:00- 4:00 PM CDT
First Session:
Savings & Budgeting

Using Money Matters, the FDIC Financial Education Curriculum, this course shows participants how to manage their money by preparing a personal spending plan and identifying ways to decrease spending and increase income.

Through this seminar, participants will be able to:
  • List the steps for setting financial goals
  • Track daily spending habits
  • Prepare a spending plan to estimate monthly income and expenses
  • Identify ways to decrease spending
  • Identify ways to increase income
  • Identify spending plan tools to manage bills
Series de Resiliencia Financiera

Cada jueves empezando el
9 de abril, 2020
3:00- 4:00 PM CDT
Primera sesión:
Ahorros y Presupuesto

Utilizando Money Matters, el Currículo de Educación Financiera de la FDIC, este curso muestra a los participantes cómo administrar su dinero mediante la preparación de un plan de gastos personales e identificando formas de disminuir los gastos y aumentar los ingresos.

A través de este seminario, los participantes podrán:
  • Listar los pasos para establecer metas financieras
  • Rastrear hábitos de gastos diarios
  • Preparar un plan de gastos para estimar los ingresos y gastos mensuales
  • Identificar formas de aumentar los ingresos
  • Identificar las herramientas del plan de gastos para administrar las facturas
Information from the IRS

If you filed a 2019 IRS income tax return and scheduled a payment for April 15, the payment will NOT be automatically rescheduled to July 15, 2020. Learn  how to or and reschedule your payment  with Q&As on filing and payment deadlines on their website:

Also, the IRS will share details about the economic impact payment as soon as it’s available. The IRS will NOT contact you to ask you to pay a fee or confirm personal information, it is a scam. Please stay safe, and stay informed!
Let us help you and your small business grow!
Do you have an innovative idea that will take your business to the next level? Whether you are using technology to disrupt your market, have created a better way to serve existing customers, innovated to create a whole new product, service or business model we want to know!

Nominate your company for the Entrepreneurial Opportunity Contest for the chance to be one of five finalists who pitch your idea to a distinguished panel of judges at a live event. The winning pitch will receive $10,000.

The spread of COVID-19 has caused small businesses to close their doors to customers. But that doesn't mean they should stop working. Now is the time to build your brand and create intentional marketing. Join us for a free webinar from our panel of experts on how you can build your brand during COVID-19.

Learn how you can build deep connections with your customers and prospects during the social distancing period that can turn into loyal customers for years to come!

Brenda and Patricia Boral - The Boral Agency
Mari Briz - Vice Versa Marketing and Communications
Jasmin Augustin - Media Jasmin


The HCC Foundation team are also fervently working to provide financial support to address our students’ emerging needs; therefore, they've created a grant of $50,000 to HCC’s Swoop to the Rescue Student Emergency Fund. 

This fund is designed to provide a stopgap source of financial support to help students avoid dropping out due to unexpected financial barriers. Swoop to the Rescue provides one-time grants to help students with urgent requests related to issues such as healthcare, childcare, housing, and transportation. Undoubtedly, this fund will be critical to our economically vulnerable students and will need to be replenished in the coming weeks and months. See more details here.

At the same time, the Foundation’s Board of Directors broadened scholarship restrictions to allow current-year awards to pay for tuition, fees, and supplies (rather than books). Scholarships can now be used to fund laptop purchases and internet access.

The Foundation Board also authorized that additional awards can be made to our current year scholarship students of up to $1,000 to make those purchases if needed.
Director of Entrepreneurial Initiatives
and Community Relations
Entrepreneur in Residence
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