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.
March 4, 2020
Happy International
Women's Day Month!

Sunday, March 8, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m, join women from all over the city and abroad, as we attempt to set a world record of women standing in solidarity, celebrating diversity, strength, womanhood and entrepreneurial drive!

Register for this action packed festival at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Downtown Houston here.


March 4, 2020 ,
from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Lunch included and sponsored by
Almeda-Genoa Constructors

Workforce Building, Room 316
6815 Rustic Street, Houston, TX 77087
Gain access to all the incredible opportunities
the City of Houston has to offer and BEYOND!

This workshop will provide you with details from the City of Houston's Office of Business Opportunity (OBO)'s certification process.

OBO certifies Minority, Women, and Persons with Disabilities Business Enterprises, Small Business Enterprises, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (MWPDBE, SBE and DBE).

The City's MBE or WBE certification may also make your business eligible for State of Texas Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) certification, TxDOT, and other municipalities around Texas that are part of the TUCP program, giving certified contractors access to many large infrastructure project such as the current Highway 288 expansion being built by Almeda Genoa Constructors.
The Secrets of Doing Business in Texas: Finding, Developing, and Maintaining Relations for Business

March 4, 2020 ,
from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
No cost associated
Drinks and snacks will be provided

Workforce Building, Room 316
6815 Rustic Street, Houston, TX 77087
Many entrepreneurs want to do business in the United States. Doing business in another country is always a challenge and certainly in the US. Every state has its own culture and rules. And even within a state there are many differences.

In collaboration with the Netherlands Business Support Office and SCORE this workshop will include:
  • Finding, developing and maintaining relations
  • Becoming more successful as a foreign organization
  • Finding sources of financing and investment
  • Understanding social and cultural differences
During each workshop, different experienced entrepreneurs will give you tips and tricks about doing business in Texas. Whether you have been working in Texas for years or want to start a business in the region, these workshops are interesting for anyone who wants to do business successfully in Texas.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn with us!
Legal Entities- What Business
Owners Must Know

March 25, 2020 ,
from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM CDT

Workforce Building, Room 316
6815 Rustic Street, Houston, TX 77087
The workshop is specially developed for entrepreneurs starting a new business or planning to grow their business. 

The three primary considerations are: 
(a)Choosing a legal business structure, 
(b) Understanding government rules and regulations, and 
(c) Buying business insurance.

This workshop will examine:
  • The advantages and disadvantages of operating as a sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation or LLC.
  • Legal and tax requirements.
  • Application of federal, state and local business regulations.
  • Trademark and copyright protection.
  • Insurance.

Check out our speakers and a bit more information about the WeThrive Conference this March 5th!

Discounted tickets ends tomorrow,
so don't miss out!
For HCC students with current student ID's, please make sure to use HCCS as part of your promo code.
Texas Female Founders Day
#SXSW in Austin, TX
March 12, 2020
WatchHerWork believes in supporting founders. We know what it’s like. Building a business in Texas isn’t like doing it in NYC or Silicon Valley. So we’ve curated a special day for you, focused on the challenges and opportunities unique to building a high-growth business in Texas.

This event is our gift to you, but seating is limited and by application. Please complete your application here .

We cant wait to see you on March 12th, 2020!
Director of Entrepreneurial Initiatives
and Community Relations
Entrepreneur in Residence
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