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.
November 11, 2019
Win More Contracts!
Doing Business with
The Block Companies

November 13, 2019
11:30 am to 1:00 pm

FREE lunch will be provided
Julie Irvin Hartman will teach you how to write better proposals and win more contracts!

In this one hour presentation you will learn how to:
  • Become more attractive to Primes
  • Common Mistakes and how to avoid them
  • Increase your win rate
  • Difference between compliance & responsive

The Block Companies will also show us how to do business with them.

You don't want to miss the opportunity to  enhance your proposal-writing skills  and connect with one of the premier construction companies in Houston.
Business Development Strategies Workshop

November 20, 2019
9:30 am to 11:00 am
HCC Southeast Campus, Workforce Building I, Rm. 316
This event is Free to all thanks to the generosity of Silver Fox Advisors, HCC Center for Entrepreneurship and our sponsors.
In today’s ever-changing business climate, an entrepreneur can easily become overwhelmed. It’s vital to stay focused on your goals for your business. Even with a business strategy in place every entrepreneur should utilize these important business development strategies to ensure a path to success.

This workshop is designed to help business owners:
  1. Learn how to study the competition.
  2. Learn how to conserve cash regardless of where the business may be financially.
  3. Develop proven research techniques to help you develop new products and services.
  4. Learn research techniques and other methods to get customer feedback through useable data and metrics.
  5. Learn how to respond to change.
  6. Develop key marketing techniques that will help grow your business in the 21st Century and beyond!
The Houston Innovation Summit
"The Next Generation:
Entrepreneur Education"

November 21, 2019
3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

HCC Southeast- Fraga Campus,
301 N Drennan St, Houston, TX 77003 (Room 360)

Houston consistently ranks as one of the  top cities for economic growth potential , one of the  best startup ecosystems , and one of the best places in the country for  women  and  minority entrepreneurs  to start their own businesses.

So how do we help our city reach that potential and grow the next generation of entrepreneurs in ways that also create more inclusive, equitable and sustainable paths to economic development?
Join education leaders from some of Houston's largest and most diverse academic institutions to learn:
  • How Houston's entrepreneurial education environment is evolving;
  • How they're helping prepare and grow the next generation of entrepreneurs -- from Zillennials to second-act seniors, and from newcomers to Houston to those new to startup culture;
  • What trends and opportunities they're seeing; and,
  • What they're most excited about for Houston's economic future.

21 de noviembre, 2019

11:30 am- 1:00 pm
HCC Southeast Campus,
Workforce Building I, Rm. 316
Mentalidad empresarial:
Clave para fortalecer y
expandir su negocio familiar

Todas las grandes empresas, empezaron como microempresas familiares. 

¿Qué caracterizó en sus inicios el manejo operativo y ante todo gerencial de sus grandes gestores?

50% de las nuevas empresas se enfrentan a la insuficiente generación de ingresos, ni siquiera para permanecer sobreviviendo en el mercado. Es decir, se enfrentan a problemas financieros.

Lo primero que debe hacer el nuevo empresario es abandonar la mentalidad de “Dinero de Bolsillo” figura que se presenta cuando los ingresos de la empresa van a un fondo común para los gastos empresariales y familiares.
¿Estás ansioso por comenzar un negocio o hacer crecer tu negocio actual?

Los representantes de la Administración de Pequeños Negocios y Socios de Recursos de la SBA (SCORE y el Centro de Desarrollo de Pequeños Negocios) estarán disponibles para responder a sus preguntas. ¡Aprenda cómo los programas y recursos de la SBA pueden ayudarlo a tener éxito! La sesión será informativa y permitirá la creación de redes y preguntas y respuestas.
Federal Grants to Fund Your Innovations

November 12, 2019
9:00 am -12:00 pm

HCC Alief Hayes Campus,
Main Building, 3rd Floor, Room A319


Did you know $3.04B was granted to small businesses in FY2017 to support innovation? 

The funding and assistance provided through these programs has enabled thousands of businesses to compete for non-dilutive funding to develop and commercialize new technologies. 

This SBIR workshop begins with some basics of the SBIR/STTR programs and then covers the process for developing a competitive proposal, and ends with an awardee panel discussion.  

Who should attend?
Companies engaged in R&D, newcomers to the SBIR/STTR programs, as well as those who have previously submitted proposals but have not received awards.   
Free Monthly Digital Marketing Clinics

November 13, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

HCC Alief Hayes Campus,
Main Building, 3rd Floor, Room A319

Free to all thanks to our sponsors, SEO411 and our Center for Entrepreneurship.

New This Fall at HCC!
Our Format: Open Discussion – Ask questions of our expert relating to your business about these Clinic Topics:

  • Social Media, 
  • Web Design, 
  • Videos, 
  • Local Search Engine Optimization, 
  • Convertible Key Words – How to Make Sales, 
  • Analytics & Conversion Management. 

Each clinic will focus on learning a bit more about one of the above topics, but also allow for questions on the other topics. 

Presented by SEO 411, the leading provider of Search Engine Optimization and Internet Marketing services, including organic results as well as social media and ppc options.

East End Pop-Up
Holiday Market

Attention makers and sellers!

Do you want to sell or
test out your products?

Join us this December for an East End Pop-Up Holiday Market in collaboration with Baker Ripley, and SBA.

More details coming soon!
The Global Entrepreneurship Network operates a  platform of projects and programs  in 170 countries aimed at making it easier for anyone, anywhere to start and scale a business.

By fostering deeper cross border collaboration and initiatives between entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, policymakers and entrepreneurial support organizations, GEN works to fuel healthier start and scale ecosystems that create more jobs, educate individuals, accelerate innovation and strengthen economic growth.

GEN’s extensive footprint of national operations and global verticals in policy, research and programs ensures members have uncommon access to the most relevant knowledge, networks, communities and programs relative to size of economy, maturity of ecosystem, language, culture, geography and more.

GEN helps celebrate, understand, support and connect entrepreneurs and those who champion them.

  • Celebrate: The world needs entrepreneurs – the doers and makers of things - but not all ecosystems enjoy the entrepreneurial culture that is prevalent in startup hubs like Silicon Valley, Singapore and Sao Paolo. Through Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), GEN celebrates the successes and impact of entrepreneurs in an effort to help break down cultural barriers and reach new audiences, expanding the number of people who at some point in their life consider trying their hand at birthing the new and becoming an entrepreneur.

Amazon announces Amazon Small Business Academy
with Houston Community College!

The Amazon Small Business Academy is coming to Houston to help thousands of entrepreneurs gain digital strategy and brand building skills to make their ambitions a reality, through free in-person seminar events and live webinars, as well as community college classes across the country.

“Small businesses make up 99.9% of U.S. businesses, employ almost 60 million people, and are the backbone of our economy. We’ve heard from many of them that they want help and guidance to take advantage of the power of the internet and digital business, particularly in rural areas,” said Nicholas Denissen, Amazon Vice President of Small Business. “Amazon Small Business Academy is focused on accelerating small business’ digital capabilities, whether they are a brand new company or one that has been in business for generations.”

Through the Amazon Small Business Academy program and the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), HCC will offer classes and workshops that will cover the fundamentals of online business strategies, marketing, merchandising, inventory management, and more.

Classes are expected to begin in February 2020,
so stay tuned for more details!

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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.

  • 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:
Director of Entrepreneurial Initiatives
and Community Relations
Entrepreneur in Residence
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