Small Business Success Series by HCC©

 Thank you 
Wells Fargo Bank

Class Size is Limited.
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for an opportunity to be chosen for this cohort.
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Program Topics and Facilitators  
Small Business Success Series by HCC©

August-September 2020 Series - We are Going Virtual! 

One Module is offered Each Week in Two Afternoon Online Sessions
Monday* 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm and Thursday 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  • 8/24 & 8/27 - Ignite the Entrepreneur in You! - Understand key traits of successful entrepreneurs; your leadership style & problem-solving skills to negotiate, sell & achieve goals. 
  • 8/31 & 9/3  - Vet the Venture - Are My Ideas Lucrative? - Assists entrepreneurs in determining the financial viability of their business idea or growth plan. Covers competition, market need, price positioning, differentiators, revenue projections, start-up costs & more.
  • 9/8* & 9/10 - Sales & Marketing Powered Up - Insights & tactics to improve your organization's ongoing market research process, messaging, strategic planning, budget & spending, digital marketing, analytics & measurement and loyalty & brand advocacy.
    *9/8 Tue after Labor Day
  • 9/14 & 9/17 - Financials for Small Business Launch & Growth - Prepare for the "why, how & what's next" in understanding your numbers: past, present & how to analyze & estimate numbers you & your funders need to know to propel you to sustained success.
  • 9/21 & 9/24 - Minimizing Risk - Protect Your Assets, Your Business & Your Future! Minimize risk considering: Liability and tax requirements in business organization; insurance; hiring employees & independent contractors; operational processes & contract negotiations.
Featured Facilitators:  
Goldin Smith


Be prepared to work and leave from each module with strong takeaways applicable to your business! As each day progresses, you will apply learnings to your business with guided exercises and peer interaction facilitated by our workshop leaders.  
Apply to Be Chosen for the
Small Business Success Series by HCC©

Class Size is Limited 

Applications will be reviewed to choose those accepted into this series. 

Applicants will be contacted via the email submitted in the application.
2020 HCC Business Plan Competition
Announces Winners! 

 92% Competition Graduation Rate! 

Congratulations Again to our 2020 HCC Business Plan Competition Graduates and Winners! 

The 2020 HCC Business Plan Competition celebrated a 92 percent graduation rate on Thursday, June 18, after four months of training and advising, with twenty-four teams completing the competition.   Seed money was awarded to the top five teams.    

Congratulations to our Prize Winners:
  • 1st Place - $12,000 - Specialty Diving, LLC: John Hadley - Specialty Diving LLC is a commercial diving and marine construction company that provides divers and marine services (crane barges, dive support vessels, marine construction equipment) to perform construction and inspection projects for both private parties and governmental agencies.
  • 2nd Place - $8,000 - Learning Ninjas: Sarah Mercier -  Learning Ninjas are online learning experts providing high-touch services to organizations that need to train their workforce or the communities they serve, but don't have the capabilities to do so.
  • 3rd Place - $4,000 - GotSpot: Reda Hicks - GotSpot is an Airbnb-style platform for sharing all kinds of commercial space; a marketplace where businesses that have space, and businesses that occasionally need space, find one another.
  • Honorable Mention - $1,000 - Cubicles to Cocktails: Christa Clarke - Cubicles to Cocktails is a platform for women of color to build their networks through meaningful community-based conversations, resources, and events that young professional women of color find worthwhile in building their careers.
  • Honorable Mention - $1,000 - Emeniss LLC: Arneisha Sadler - Emeniss Call Center provides small businesses with knowledgeable, US-based customer service representatives to answer calls about their products/service, process orders, gain customer feedback, and upsale at an economical price without sacrificing quality.

Sarah MercierReda HicksChrista ClarkeArneisha Sadler
More Coming Soon About our Winners and 
All of our 2020 Competition Graduates!
 Thank you Again to our Competition Sponsors! 

About the Glenda & David Regenbaum Center for Entrepreneurship - HCC Northwest

OUR MISSION:  To help entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses. We do this by offering workshops, seminars, summits, classes and competitive training and advising, while also providing practical knowledge, resources and connections.
Contact us at [email protected] or 713-718-6650