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.
October 3, 2019
It's National Financial Planning Month, and it's that time of year where you can focus on taking steps to analyze and control debt, develop a financial strategy, beware of high credit cost, and ensure bills are paid prior to the due date.

Preparation is key, and to have a strong business financial foundation keep your accounting records up to date. Depending on your business structure, you will have to adhere to filing deadlines with the IRS as listed below:

  • Sole Proprietorship- April 15
  • S-Corporation - March 15
  • C-Corporation - April 15
  • Non-profit - May 15

Learn more from our HCC-MBDA's Business Resiliency Financial Guide for your Small Business:
Construction Marketing:
Doing Business with
Gilbane Building Company

October 9, 2019
11:30 am to 1:00 pm

FREE lunch will be provided

Gilbane Building Company construction professionals will explain Gilbane's
pre-qualification, contract award, and project administration processes as well as the company’s culture concerning safety, quality, and client satisfaction.

Attendees will be provided details highlighting the Gilbane bidding process, through the proposal submission, kick-off meeting, project startup and execution, to completion and owner turnover. 

Don't miss this opportunity to connect with one of the top construction firms in the industry!

Legal Entities:
What Business Owners Must Know

October 22, 2019
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

The workshop is specially developed for entrepreneurs starting a new business or planning to grow their business. 

The three primary considerations are: 
  • Choosing a legal business structure, 
  • Understanding government rules and regulations, and 
  • 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.
Free Monthly Digital
Marketing Clinic

October 9, 2019
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

HCC Alief Hayes Campus
2811 Hayes Road, Rm. A319
(Brown Building with Flags)
Houston, TX 77082
Join us for Free Monthly
Digital Marketing Clinic!

Choose one session or come every month to ask questions and focus on continuous improvement of your company’s digital marketing effectiveness.  

Suggestion: Bring your laptop to get the most out of the clinic!  HCC has wifi available to during the clinic.  

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. 
Exit Strategies

October 23, 2019
9:30 am to 11:00 am

This event is Free to all thanks to the generosity of Silver Fox Advisors, HCC Center for Entrepreneurship and our sponsors.
HCC Alief Hayes Campus
2811 Hayes Road, Rm. A319
(Brown Building with Flags)
Houston, TX 77082
If a business plan is the road map for your business, the exit strategy is the destination!

Entrepreneurs seldom place importance on their exit strategy when starting a business. Unlike investors, business owners are focused on running (and growing) the company. Eventually, every business owner will exit their business.

Most are unprepared to do so successfully. Business owners are busy people and when there is no immediacy in the idea of exiting their business, they don't place enough value on doing it now. Experience has shown that those who delay are least likely to achieve a successful exit. 

This workshop is designed to help Business Owners:

  1. Prepare for and to leave your business on your own terms and conditions;
  2. Obtain the most value for your years of work and dedication to the success of your business;
  3. Increase the value of your business before you exit;
  4. Prepare in advance for an unanticipated exit event; and
  5. Incorporate exit strategies in your business operations.
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Are you a college student that loves a challenge? Do you enjoy working with a team to accomplish a goal? Do you have an interest in NASA, engineering, design, or thinking outside the box? If you said yes to any of these. . .

NASA SUITS has an opportunity for you!
NASA’s Spacesuit User Interface Technologies for Students (SUITS) provides an authentic engineering design experience that supports NASA’s Artemis mission - landing American astronauts safely on the Moon by 2024! This activity challenges students to design and create spacesuit information displays within augmented reality (AR) environments. After development, student teams travel to the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas to test their software designs with unique NASA assets.  Proposals are due no later than midnight PT on Friday, October 25, 2019.
Here’s the 2020 Challenge
Assemble a team, develop a user interface, which enables astronauts to finish a task more efficiently by providing a set of instructions via the display environment (audibly, visually, etc.).   The task requires dexterity, physical activity, and navigation between various points within the test environment.
Want more information?
Visit their website:
Join NASA SUITS Coordinator and technical experts by attending the virtual information session on September 23rd, from 6:00-6:30pm Central Time:

Have a question?
Join their Slack channel  #suits-2020
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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