In this Quick Special Feature: 
HCC Mattress Mack School of Selling
  • Mattress Mack Sessions Have Been Excellent!
  • 2 to Go! 6 Free Virtual 2-Hour Sessions in August
  • Offered 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
  • August 10, 12, 17, 19, 24 & 26
  • Register Now - For one or both of the last 2 upcoming free virtual 2-hour sessions
  • Offered Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10a - 12p CST 
    • 8/24 - Building a Book of Business
    • 8/26 - What You Learn After You Know It All

Digital Marketing Clinic
  • Setting Up A Word Press Website
  • Featured Presenter - Beth Guide, SEO411
  • Wednesday, August 25, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Small Business Success Series by HCC

  • Five Modules, One Module Per Week, Two Sessions Per Module, Ten Required Virtual Sessions
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays from 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Series starts September 21, 2021
  • This Small Business Success Series by HCC Will Be Offered at No Cost to Entrepreneurs - Thanks to our Sponsor WELLS FARGO BANK
  • Class Size is Limited - Apply Now!

Veterans Entrepreneurship Program
  • Practical Digital Skills
  • Free Online Workshops - Take one, more or all eight
  • 9/7, 9/9, 9/14, 9/16, 9/21, 9/23, 9/28 & 9/30 

Minority Business Development Agency Business Center - News & Events:
  • MBDA Welcomes our new Director - Marshette Turner
  • Export Academy - Starts August 31
  • Virtual Subs & Sandwiches - Austin Commercial - September 15

   HCC Mattress Mack School of Selling©

Has Been Excellent
Still Time to Join Us!  
4 Sessions Done - 2 to Go
Hear From Jim McIngvale
5-Minute Video

Watch and Hear in Jim's Own Words 
Click Photo or Link

For some "off the cuff"  excerpts from Jim McIngvale's Interview: 

"Selling has been around since the beginning of humankind.  
Sales men and women have built the entire world"....
....."In order for any idea or product to take hold, somebody's got to sell it."....... 
"Selling is a craft that has to be nurtured and honed and developed over years,
not just weeks and months."
..."All these changes in our world, somebody had to sell the idea and overcome the objections and make the sale"....
"We are trying to show selling for what it is, a profession that takes a lifetime to learn...and 
....It's what you learn after you know it all that really counts. We are going to help people learn...and then learn some more"...
..."With the digital explosion and the COVID crisis, with all these things that are hitting us in the head every day..you've got to reinvent yourself .....
Brick and mortar stores were the cat's meow..and Amazon changed everything... You've got to innovate or evaporate"...

More Words of Wisdom from Jim
on August 24 and August 26!

Our HCC Mattress Mack 
School of Selling© 
Has Been Running Throughout August
Two More Sessions are Coming Up

Sessions 1-4 Were Excellent!

Attendance so far has ranged about 150 to 250 per session.

Session Topics: August 10 - The Art of Listening, August 12 - Persistence, August 17 - The Ability to Say No; and August 19 - Caring Customer Service.

Next Up is: August 24 - Building a Book of Business; and August 26 - What You Learn You Know It All.

 Our Sessions are popular, engaging and interactive, via Q&A and chat.  Lots of live interaction with facilitators, Dr. Kimberly Burroughs and Austin Tenette and our host Sandra Louvier. There's also great peer-to-peer learning as attendees weigh in and add real life experiences, examples, challenges and problems solved.

Content Was Developed in Collaboration with Jim McIngvale. Thanks to: 
  • Kimberly Burroughs, Ph.D. - Executive Director, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses,, Houston Community College 
  • Austin Tenette - Entrepreneur in Residence; Houston Community College Northeast. Executive Leadership Coach, FocalPoint Coaching:
Who's Attending: A poll at one of the sessions determined that half of the attendees were small business owners; while others included employees, sales professionals and students. They all had in common an interest in upping their game in sales, be it selling their ideas, products, services and/or improving their performance in their jobs/professions/careers.

Delivery Team - HCC/SCORE

Pictured L to R, Top to Bottom: HCC: Kimberly Burroughs - Facilitator; Flora Renteria - Communications; Sabiha Dholkawala - Logistics; Sandra Louvier - Director; David Regenbaum - Entrepreneur in Residence; Dr. Maya Durnovo - Chief Entrepreneurial Officer; Dr. Zachary Hodges - President, HCC NW; Austin Tenette - Facilitator. SCORE: Karen Yeates.

Next Up: Sessions Tuesday & Thursday

10:00 am - 12:00 pm.

To Register Now: 

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   HCC Mattress Mack School of Selling©

Tuesday - August 24
Thursday - August 26  
   Digital Marketing Clinic 
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Small Business Success Series by 

Save the Dates Now!

Applications will be reviewed to choose those accepted into this series.
Applicants will be contacted via the email submitted in the application.

Your completion of the Small Business Success Series by HCC© also fulfills the program/class pre-requisite for applying for the 2022 HCC Business Plan Competition in January!

For more, call 713-718-6650 or email c4e@hccs.edu 

Veteran Entrepreneurship Program
Practical Digital Skills

VEP is free to veterans and military members and family, over the age of 18.
The costs of the VEP are underwritten by sponsors and donors.

   Minority Business Development Agency
Business Center News
Please join us in welcoming Marshette Turner to the Entrepreneurial Initiative Team as the new Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Director. Marshette Turner is the former Director of Corporate Services for the Houston Minority Supplier Development Council (HMSDC) and the former Director of External Affairs for the State of Illinois Comptroller's office. 

Marshette is a graduate of DePaul University and a member of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges, National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and the Rainbow PUSH Coalition (RPC).  For five consecutive years Marshette was featured as one of Chicago's Most Influential Leaders in Who's Who in Black Chicago.
Minority Business Development Agency Business Center
Export Academy

Event Cost: FREE

Minority Business Development Agency Business Center
Virtual Subs and Sandwiches

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 c4e@hccs.edu or 713-718-6650

Houston Community College 
2020 Entrepreneurial College of the Year

October. 6, 2020: The Houston Community College System was selected as the winner of the 2020 Entrepreneurial College of the Year award by the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) at NACCE's annual conference, where entrepreneurial colleges from across the U.S. gather to share best practices. On behalf of all of our entrepreneurial programs and staff, we thank all of the entrepreneurs, partners, sponsors, volunteers, students, and HCC faculty and staff who have contributed to our efforts!  Without your support and dedication to our programs, this wouldn't have been possible!
Houston Community College Receives 2021 Diversity In Business Award from the Houston Business Journal!

Congratulations to all students, faculty, staff, entrepreneurs (aspiring & existing); and to all our community participants, supporters, volunteers, partners and sponsors who collaborate with us to make awards like this possible! Congratulations also to all of the other honorees and awardees! 

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