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.
February 7, 2018
Presented by Tiffany Taylor-Hicks
Owner/Consultant of The Velvet Rope Experience. Tiffany is the founder and creative genius behind Velvet Rope Experience.
FEBRUARY 13, 2018
10:30 am - 12:30pm
Every business owner, whether a start-up or already established, needs a road map to be successful.
Join us for Tax Business Q&A

To register call Raquel Putman 713-718-2614 or email
FEBRUARY 21, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Business Tax Changes for 2018
Now is the time for businesses to start considering changes in strategies based on the newly enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act ("TCJA"). We are providing an overview of some of the most important business tax changes from the new law. Unless otherwise noted, the changes are effective for tax year beginning in 2018. Soon we will provide another newsletter to update you on individual tax implications to keep in mind during 2018.
MARCH 1, 2018
8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Women's Business
Acceleration Workshop

Learn techniques designed to help businesswomen gain control of their time, increase profits and promote growth within their businesses. Two dynamic and successful business women share key insights for growing a business.
MARCH 1, 2018
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Resource Connection Business Meet Up

New Member Orientation, Certification, Business Planning, Social Media for you Business.

Optional: Lunch is available for members $15/non-members $30 To pay for lunch log onto
MARCH 21, 2018
Increase Your Sales with Digital Marketing

Registration coming soon..
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.
24 de FEBRERO de 2018
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Modelo Canvas y Marketing

Plan de negocios presentado por / Business Plan presented by
Marina Bedoya

Márketing presentado por /
Marketing presented by
Miguel Gutierrez

10 de FEBRERO de 2018
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Tu Futuro Está en Tus Manos
Explora las profesiones disponibles en varias industrias:
  • artes y humanidades
  • negocios
  • estudios multidisciplinarios
  • servicios públicos
  • ciencias, tecnología, ingeniería
y matemáticas (STEM)

¡Habla con las universidades, colegios, escuelas vocacionales, y empresas para descubrir m á s de tu futuro!

Representantes bilingües
FEBRUARY 10, 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

AIM Leadership Conference

This conference designed by area Millennials to address our most pressing questions about leadership and personal development. The program features panel discussions and collaborative workshops to help you develop leadership fundamentals. 

HCC - Central Campus
1300 Holman St
Houston, TX 77004

Students Register Now with your free ticket Promo Code “FREEBIE18”
Apply today for the program at Houston Community College and gain valuable, actionable skills, the opportunity to access capital, powerful networking opportunites and more. It works with your busy schedule and it’s available at no cost to you.

ACT NOW – Application deadline for Summer 2018 at the Missouri City Campus .

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  or call (713) 718-8348 for more information.
Not many kids turn their lemonade stands into successful ventures, but 11-year-old Mikaila Ulmer has raised the bar by securing a  four-state contract with Whole Foods.

The Austin, Texas sixth-grader built her lemonade business,  BeeSweet Lemonade (soon-to-be  Me & The Bees” ), with a 1940s lemonade recipe from her grandmother that uses flaxseed and local honey as sweetener. Ulmer received a $60,000 investment when she appeared on ABC’s Shark Tank with her business.

By Julia Zorthian

Christina will be appearing at the next Women's Business Acceleration workshop.

Thursday, March 1, 2018 HCC West Loop campus. 5601 West Loop , Auditorium, Houston, TX 77081.

If you are interested in hearing her speak on Building a Legacy.
The Morales
Memorial Foundation

Although taking on the family business may be expected, Christina took the reins of the Felix H. Morales Funeral Home at a very young age and with minimal preparation or experience. Her parents, Joe and Lorraine Morales, died young leaving Christina and her siblings with little opportunity to obtain a higher education before entering the workforce. Felix and Angela V. Morales, Christina’s grandparents and founders of the Morales Funeral Home, successfully established themselves as the first to serve Houston’s Latino community by leading the business in Houston’s East End. Christina took on the challenge of carrying on the legacy with great pride.

Christina finds it important giving back through the Morales Foundation since its founding in 1993. Its biggest event, the annual Back to School Supplies Giveaway has given away more than 18,000 packs to Pre-K through High School students over 20 years. It is the only giveaway in Houston providing free and complete packs of schools supplies as required by HISD and an opportunity give children the much-needed tools to begin the school year.

"Good or bad our life story defines who we become. Use your story to become amazing."

-Christina Morales
To learn more, v isit their website .
Would you like your business to be showcased in our monthly newsletter?
Email your story to Raquel Putman .
January 13, 2018

Starting and Running
Your Own Business seminar

This seminar drew 55 small business owners who received information, tips and techniques on starting a new business!
Director of Entrepreneurial Initiatives and Community Relations
Entrepreneur Resident
Reception Assistant
Kayonna Williams
Workstudy Staff
Carmen Negrete
Workstudy Staff
Loyan Suguellah
Workstudy Staff