CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP
SOUTHEAST
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.
January 8, 2020
SOUTHEAST- NEW EVENTS
"Starting and Running
Your Own Business"

Saturday,
January 11, 2020
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

FREE for the first 10 Veterans who register after January 4, 2020 (Code: VETS )
Thanks to a grant from Capital One Bank.  
This seminar is a must for prospective entrepreneurs and a proven benefit to many already in business. It is a powerful program that's packed with information, tips and techniques needed to start a new business as well as improve an ongoing enterprise.

Seminar leaders are men and women professionals, each with over 20 years of business experience, who have created this seminar and presented it to thousands of potential and existing business owners. They'll make sure you'll leave this seminar with skills and insights on how to run a successful business.

This seminar will cover:
  1. Personal factors and management
  2. Business opportunities
  3. Marketing
  4. Organization/ Regulation/ Insurance
  5. Requirement and sources of funds
  6. Cash management and record-keeping
  7. Business plans
"Financial Workshop for Small Business Launch & Growth"

Tuesday,
January 14, 2020
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

This workshop is required of all teams applying for our 2020 HCC Business Plan Competition. 

In addition to being offered at HCC Southeast on 1/14, it will also be offered at  HCC West Loop on 1/25  and  HCC Alief Hayes on 2/1  for your convenience in choosing a date and location that works best for you.
Plan now to understand the numbers that create success for your business. This workshop prepares you for the “why, how and what’s next” when it comes to understanding your past, knowing where you stand now and what you need to do to analyze and estimate the numbers you and your investors/ lenders need to know to back you and propel you to sustainable success. 

Session 1 – Understanding Cash Needs
  • Understanding how much money you need
  • Negotiating to save money – a framework
  • Collecting money and making a profit – its a learn-able art
  • Forecasting for success
Session 2 – Loans – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly  
  • Understand how much you should borrow
  • What loan type is best for you
  • Loan sharks: How to avoid predatory lenders
 Session 3 Topics: “Are You Doing a Good Job?”   
  • The basics for measuring your hard work
  • Importance of understanding your financials
  • Building a real asset
  • Connections: Relationships for success
SECCIÓN EN ESPAÑOL
SOUTHWEST, NORTHWEST & NORTHEAST
NEW EVENTS
Apply for the 2020 HCC Business Plan Competition:

For Startup and Existing Entrepreneurs, HCC Faculty, Staff & Students
Get Ready, Get Set, Go!  

Important Dates and Upcoming Opportunities
  • Enrollment Open Now - Class Starts January 15 - Creating a Successful Business Plan (CASBP) Class - Online, 6 weeks - Or sign up for the CASBP Class that starts January 15 & commit to finishing February 21. 
  • December 19 - January 1 - Winter Break - All HCC Facilities Campuses Closed
  • January 1 - Application Period Opens - for 2020 HCC Business Plan Competition
  • January 7 - Reception & Showcase Celebrating the 2020 HCC Business Plan Competition & Application Period - Meet our 2020 BPC Alumni, Sponsors, Leaders, Trainers and Advisors signing on for the 2020 BPC Advisor Cohort. It's a celebration of all involved to say welcome to those applying and considering to apply for the 2020 HCC Business Plan Competition. Applications Accepted January 1-30.
  • Financial Workshops for Small Business Launch and Growth - Choose One Date & Location:
  • Tuesday January 14 - Eastside Campus
  • Saturday January 25 - West Loop Campus
  • Saturday February 1 - HCC Alief Hayes Campus
  • This workshop is stand alone excellent. It is also a prerequisite for proposed, startup and existing small business owners/teams applying for the 2020 HCC Business Plan Competition! Sign up for a workshop before you apply!
"Financial Workshop for Small Business Launch & Growth"

Saturday,
January 25, 2020
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
@West Loop Campus

OR

Saturday,
February 1, 2020
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
@Alief Hayes Campus

This workshop is required of all teams applying for our 2020 HCC Business Plan Competition. 

Plan now to understand the numbers that create success for your business. This workshop prepares you for the “why, how and what’s next” when it comes to understanding your past, knowing where you stand now and what you need to do to analyze and estimate the numbers you and your investors/ lenders need to know to back you and propel you to sustainable success. 

Session 1 – Understanding Cash Needs
  • Understanding how much money you need
  • Negotiating to save money – a framework
  • Collecting money and making a profit – its a learn-able art
  • Forecasting for success
Session 2 – Loans – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly  
  • Understand how much you should borrow
  • What loan type is best for you
  • Loan sharks: How to avoid predatory lenders
 Session 3 Topics: “Are You Doing a Good Job?”   
  • The basics for measuring your hard work
  • Importance of understanding your financials
  • Building a real asset
  • Connections: Relationships for success

COMMUNITY EVENTS
STUDENT CORNER
Know a Teen Interested in Starting a Business?
Join our Teen Biz Camp Spring Session!

Orientation:
January 18th from 3:00- 4:30 pm @Galleria Mall
January 21st from 7:00- 8:30 pm @HCC Southeast Campus

The Teen Biz Camp powered by Target Evolution Inc, is a small business program for teens ages 12-19, and currently the #1 After-School & Summer Youth Entrepreneurship Program in Texas. We are currently enrolling for our Spring Teen Biz Camp Session and we have two orientations scheduled for January 2020.

Target Evolution is a 501(c)3 educational nonprofit established in 2011, which hosts Teen Biz Camps in four Texas cities including Houston and Dallas, and has had over 500 students. The organization is in partnership with Houston Community College and The Pop Up Shop @ Galleria Mall.

The Teen Biz Pop-Up Shop is a new extension of our Teen Biz Camp program, and invite youth to examine the many facets of starting and operating a small retail business. We provide teens with a real-world & upscale retail work experience AND opportunities to earn money with their own business! Teens create a real business and launch, sell, and validate their products or services in a high traffic retail environment gaining hands-on experience improving soft skills, networking, financial literacy, and communication. Teens who complete the Teen Biz Camp program now get up to 6 college credit hours at Houston Community College!

During the orientation, we will explain how the entire program works and parents will sign permission forms to officially enroll teens and get started.
 
Benefits:
By the end of the program, teens have their own small business kit including:
1. The Entrepreneur’s Workbook
2. Website/Shopping Cart
3. Business Card & Logo
4. Network of Business Owners and Support
5. Certificate of Completion
6. Up to 6 hours of college credit @ Houston Community College*
AND
-FREE 2n1 Laptop/Tablet (upon successful completion)!!!!!!!
-30 days of shelf space in the Teen Biz Pop Up Shop FREE

If you missed the TV interviews on CW39 or Fox News check them here:


WIN $250
Help us Name Our New Podcast
hccs.edu/podcasts

Enter for a chance to win $250.00 by submitting a name for our new podcast! The name should appeal to entrepreneurs who are students trying to balance both school and entrepreneurship life.

Please submit on the button below by January 30th 2020. 

And be sure to watch our first podcast below for some tips & tricks on starting a business with a podcast:
STEM students can earn 
a stipend of up to $2500 this Spring Semester!

The National Science Foundation Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) -Harris County Community College Alliance (HCCCA) Grant provides current HCC students 
preparing to transfer into a four-year STEM program, 
the opportunity to earn a stipend 
of up to $2500 during the Spring 2020 semester 
and to become eligible for an additional $4300 stipend 
for summer research programs. 

This "Community of Scholars" stipend 
will be available based on several criteria. 
Applicants can apply for any or all stipend activities 
and will be able to prioritize which of the following activities they are most interested in participating.
The HCC Entrepreneurship Club is created to assist students enrolled at HCC to provide a conduit by which students can access relevant entrepreneurial resources, network with prominent community entrepreneurs, and share ideas. 

Students will engage in discussion with other student clubs of similar interests, and collaborate and brainstorm together, as well as get feedback on business workshops, speaking engagements, seminars, competitions/hackathons and other related activities. 

The Entrepreneurship club is dedicated to furthering understanding about new or small businesses, and learn the tactics, tips, and skills to become an entrepreneur, and/or learn an entrepreneurial mindset.

Requirements:
  • Open to any student who is currently enrolled at HCC.
  • Must be enrolled in (2) or more classes.

To register and to find out more details on how you can engage, please register below:
THE CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP-
SOUTHEAST TEAM
Director of Entrepreneurial Initiatives
and Community Relations
Brenda.Rios@hccs.edu
713-718-2263
Entrepreneur in Residence
Mueller.Ned@hccs.edu
713-718-7079
Manager,
Germaine.Washington@hccs.edu
713-718-5243
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