SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT &
ENTREPRENEURSHIP CENTER
Our goal is to build and sustain the Houston business community and student body, through effective educational initiatives, and to help businesses grow in revenue, personnel, and business opportunities.
April 5, 2018
SE NEW EVENTS
April 6, 2018
9:30 am - 12:00 pm

This workshop will cover a range of topics to include an overview of OBO's services, city-wide goals, introduction of the Strategic Purchasing Division, types of solicitations, and certifications by numbers. This workshop is free and open to all certified firms.
Presented By :
Michelle London-Bell is an entrepreneur, Adjunct Professor and published writer.
April 17, 2018
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Check-in: 10:00 am

Personal & Business Branding:
Why are they important to your business

Are you stuck in the development mode of your business? Do you struggle with creating a cohesive business or professional image? Come, find out how to tackle and CONQUER them both! It’s time to learn the tricks to the trade, set a clear vision and get empowered to claim your stake!
Eye to the Future Internship:
Developing the Next Generation of Childhood Obesity Prevention Educators

Paid Summer/ Fall Internship at
UH - Main Campus

Description: This internship program is aimed at teaching entry level skills for developing, delivering, and evaluating a healthy program and provide professional development training to interns for nutrition, obesity, and public careers.

For any questions please call the Bounce office at 832-842-5921 or contact Dr. Olvera via nolvera@central.uh.edu

DEADLINE MAY 15, 2018
by 5:00 pm

Requirements

  1. Must be Hispanic
  2. At least junior standing or anticipate graduating in May/ August 2019
  3. Currently attending UH-Main Campus or HCC minimum of 3.0 overall GPA
  4. Interested in nutrition, health education, obesity, or related filed
  5. Commitment of 10-15 hours per week during the 15-week internship
  6. Complete surveys before and after the program to track completion of internship components.

To apply email brenda.rios@hccs.edu
SECCIÓN EN ESPAÑOL
En HCC Southeast, estamos orgullosos de proveerle mas servicios y programas en español, para nuestra comunidad hispana. De a partir de este evento, empezaremos a brindar mas eventos y herramientas para crear sus negocios aquí en Houston. Nuestro personal también habla español! Pregunta por nuestra nueva Directora, Brenda Rios.
Miercoles 18 Abril, 2018
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Registrarse 9:00 am

Nuevas Empresas y Quickbooks

Los participantes en este taller en Español, tendrán la oportunidad de explorar las varias alternativas para abrir un negocio, obtener asesoramiento de la banca especializada en pequeños negocios y tener una introducción al tema de QuickBooks.
COMMUNITY EVENTS
Location: 319 E. Galveston Street, Suite A, League City
April 5, 2018
11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Future Thinking: Rethink Your Business after a Disaster

Join the SBDC for this great networking and informational opportunity! Lunch is provided so please make sure to RSVP one day prior to the event.
April 13 - April 15, 2018

Become an entrepreneur at 3DS
Aspiring entrepreneurs describe the 3DS program as a life-changing experience that inspires them to change the world for the better.
Location: 7502 Fondren Rd, Houston, TX 77074

Location: 2302 Fannin Street, Suite 165, Houston, TX 77002
April 18, 2018
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Subs and Sandwiches with DPR Construction
This month we will have the opportunity to meet with DPR Construction. We'll gather for introduction and then break out into one-on-one meetings.

Learn How to Harness the Potential of Generational Diversity
Location:
Hilton Houston Westchase
9999 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77402
April 24, 2018
8:00 am - 11:30 am
For the first time ever, five different generation are living and working side-by-side in the great Houston area. Be part of an exclusive leadership group learning to:

  • Solve the costly Millennial and Gen Z recruiting and retention challenge.
  • Rapidly improve your marketing across all generations
  • Separate myth from truth to innovate faster

APPLICATION DEADLINE: THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2018
Fall Session due to start September 12, 2018 at the Alief Hayes Campus
Apply today for the program at Houston Community College and gain valuable, actionable skills, the opportunity to access capital, powerful networking opportunities and more. It works with your busy schedule and it’s available at no cost to you.

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to step away from the day-to-day operations of your business and focus on growth. To learn more about the curriculum and application process, visit our website at  www.hccs.edu/10ksb  or call (713) 718-8348 for more information.
BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT
UP Art Studio has been working in Houston to help develop civic pride through civic art. They have been enabling new opportunities for urban street artists to come together at special galleries, big murals, and their latest project, Houston Mini Murals. They share their thoughts on street art, how it seeds culture, and why if you want the big murals, you need to also support the emerging street artists. UP Art Studio is a Houston-based organization that facilitates art projects for urban and contemporary artists and communities, locally and worldwide. UP Art Studio specializes in mural and art commissions, public art projects, gallery art shows, photography, design, event planning, and artist collaborations. UP Art Studio is currently working on several public art initiatives in Houston, including a Mural and Public Arts program to bring more public art to the city of Houston and beyond, and Mini Murals (minimurals.org), a civic art project where traffic signal control cabinets are being transformed into works of art. UP Art Studio is run by a husband and wife team, Noah & Elia Quiles. 

Check out their creative and magical art murals in the Houston community: www.upartstudio.org

Would you like your business to be showcased in our monthly newsletter? Email your story to raquel.putman@hccs.edu.
LOOKING BACK
Growing Your Business Online
MARCH 21, 2018
Digital marketing connoisseur, Doug Mansfield, from Mansfield Marketing LLC presented ways for entrepreneurs to save money while having a reputable business presence online. It goes without saying that having a digital strategy will allow businesses to make most of their resources available, without sacrificing a substantial part of their budgets. Digital marketing is a must, especially for the small businesses that offer products or services other bigger brands offer. So now you know: Digital marketing is no longer an option, but a necessity for your business to thrive!
Girls and Women in STEM
On March 23rd, our team hosted the Girls & Women in STEM, to empower many of the students and women-business owners to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering and math. Our students had the chance to meet women leaders in STEM from across various fields of practice: enterprise business and technology solutions, mechanical engineering , systems engineering and integration experience, purchasing and marketing for petroleum engineering. Special thanks to our panelists for breaking the ceiling in their fields, and for taking the time to inspire the next generation: Aileen Lu, Meredith Smith, Paula Smith, Susan Thompson, Nooshin Yazhari, and Kelsay Yerian.
MEET THE SOUTHEAST
SMALL BUSINESS CENTER TEAM
Director of Entrepreneurial Initiatives
and Community Relations
713-718-2263
Entrepreneur in Residence
713-718-7079
Reception Assistant
713-718-2614

Manager, 713-718-5243
Kayonna Williams
Workstudy Staff
Carmen Negrete
Workstudy Staff
Loyan Suguellah
Workstudy Staff