The Entrepreneur in You - Leverage Your Personality Strengths  into Small Business Success
Saturday, March 30, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
HCC Alief Hayes - Main Building.

This workshop is part of Houston Community College's new Practical Entrepreneurship Workshop series, specially developed for entrepreneurs who are either planning to start a business, in the early stages of launch or planning to grow their business.  
For all proposed, startup, and existing business owners  who want to know what it takes to create and run a successful business. What are the key traits of successful entrepreneurs? This workshop is designed for you to gain insight into your problem solving style and help you bolster your entrepreneurial ambitions to sustainable success.

Use this workshop to tap into a pathway that can help you manage, focus and pursue your entrepreneurial dreams into a reality; through your own business or into a great career working to help make your employer's small business grow.. a win-win no matter which path you choose to take!  Start to create a future that will fulfill you!

Featured Topics:
  • Understanding the key traits of Successful Entrepreneurs
  • An introduction to the The Kirton Adaption-Innovation Inventory (KAI) 
  • What are your characteristic ways of problem-solving and what are the implications in business development 
  • How to use your problem-solving style to help negotiate, sell and approach business ambitions.
Featured Presenters:   

Ned Mueller
Entrepreneur in Residence, Houston Community College, Center for Entrepreneurship Southeast, Founder and CEO, Mueller Consultants, LLC, Silver Fox Advisor and Board Member. Ned's past experience includes Executive Vice President, Designs Anew Houston LLC, and managerial and executive positions with The Carnrite Group, GB Tech, ARINC Engineering Services and Lockheed Martin.  Ned Mueller also rose to Lieutenant Colonel serving 21 years in the United States Marine Corps.  
Thea Goldin Smith
Chief Possibilideas Guide for Level VII Resources;  Virtual Thinking Expedition Company Guide.  Thea has over 20 years' experience working with business and educational teams as well as individuals, fostering creative thinking, innovation and change.  She is a certified instructor in the Meyers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and the Kirton Adaption Innovation (KAI) inventory and has been using both instruments to coach teams and individuals since 1998.  She has developed and led training programs which enhance team function and improve leadership skills through the use and understanding of cognitive style in problem solving. She has guided and assisted in leading major Thinking Expeditions with organizations such as Exxon, Texaco, Shell, Lever Ponds, Halliburton, Proctor and Gamble, the U.S Navy, U.S. Joint Service Military Operations, the Swedish Institute for Management (IFL).  Her most recent work involves promoting school reform with administrators, teachers and students in HISD. 
Past Entrepreneur in You Workshop 
Survey Results & Comments

  • Loved the interaction and KAI analysis!
  • I learned about how my personality can help and hinder me.
  • I learned how to embrace my positives and address my shortfalls.
  • I value the feedback from my group and class interaction.
  • Enjoyed it!! Great topics. Well presented.  
  • Informative, Group activities helpful. 
  • Helped me to look inside myself.  
  • Great input from presenters and participants!

Program & Speaker Ratings: 
  • Rating Scale: 1-5, 1-Poor, 5 - Best / Excellent 
  • Provided Practical Knowledge of the Subject Matter:  92% rated 4 or 5,of which 75% chose the highest rating. 
  • Helped me acquire the skills or knowledge to manage my business:  100% rated 4 or 5,of which 67% chose the highest rating. 
  • Speaker Effectiveness - Topics Covered Ability to Hold Interest : 96% rated 4 or 5, of which 83% chose the highest rating.
  • More Workshop Photos
Fee: $25.00 . The day includes morning coffee, pastries, fruit, lunch & afternoon snack.

This event is offered at this reduced cost to the Houston area, thanks to our Center for Entrepreneurship Partners and Sponsors.

HCC Credit Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni, and first 10 Veterans sponsored by our partners:  

Students, Faculty, Staff Alumni 
use Promo Code HCCS. 
Veterans use promo code: VETS .    

 Reserve your seat now and note, 

Don't miss these exciting learning opportunities!


Sandra Louvier

Center for Entrepreneurship
Houston Community College - Northwest
Where & When

The Entrepreneur in You - Leverage Your Personality Strengths into Small Business Success 
HCC Alief Hayes
(3rd Floor, Room A319/A320)
2811 Hayes Road,
Houston, TX 77082

Saturday, March 30

Registration & Check-In 
8:30 am - 9:00 am

9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Includes Morning pastries,coffee, lunch, and afternoon snacks! 

Brought to you by HCC and 

About the 
Center for Entrepreneurship
The mission of Houston Community College's Center for Entrepreneurship is to provide education and training for entrepreneurs and small business owners. Our mission fosters economic growth through business and community development.  



Sandra Louvier   

HCC MBDA - Marketing Tips for all Budgets
Thursday, March 28
Univ. of Houston -  SBDC
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

A workshop designed to help business owners address marketing tips for all budgets.

Event Presenters:

Misty Starks

President3B Resources Group Public Relations.


Centrell Reed
Founder, Co-CEO, CReed Global Media.

Movie Screening:
SHE STARTED IT & Live Panel of 
Local Women Entrepreneurs

Friday, March 29
Felix Fraga Campus 
Room 360
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Panel, Film, Lunch and Networking  - Join us for a movie screening of "  She Started It, "   and learn from a panel of local female entrepreneurs who will share their stories as to how they got started as an entrepreneur in the East End of Houston, and how can YOU get started with making your dreams a reality!

"She Started It" is the first, behind the scenes film following five tech women entrepreneurs from the US, France and Vietnam, as they form their business teams, pitch to VC's, and bring their products to market. 

  • Panel of Local Entrepreneurs
  • Film Screening of "SHE STARTED IT"
  • Fun Activities and Lunch
  • Amanda Shih - Co-Founder, Code Park Houston 
  • Raquel Meyer - CEO & Agency Director, Refinery Brands
  • Michelle Ferrel - Community Leader,
  • Kimberly Penn - President & CEO, Webtropolis

Can't make this date and location? Another screening date in late April will be announced soon for SHE STARTED IT coming to HCC Alief Hayes with a panel of entrepreneurs from the West side of Houston!