Our goal is to build and sustain the Houston business community and student body, through effective educational & programmatic initiatives, and to help businesses grow in revenue, personnel, and business opportunities.
November 6, 2020
Houston Community College System has been selected as the winner of the
by the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE).
Houston Community College joins the University of Houston’s Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship which is ranked No. 1 in the U.S. on the Princeton Review and Entrepreneur’s list of the top Best Undergraduate Programs for Entrepreneurs in 2020 and the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University which is ranked the No. 1 Graduate Entrepreneurship program for 2020
by the Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine.
No other city can claim to be the center for Entrepreneurship in the U.S. The City of Houston can clearly and proudly claim to be the Entrepreneurial hub of the United States. Houston is truly the Entrepreneurial Capital of the USA
THANK YOU to all of the entrepreneurs, small business owners, partners, students, and HCC faculty and staff! Without your support and dedication to our programs,
this wouldn’t have been possible!
Upcoming Contracting Opportunities & Contract Compliance Requirements at the Houston Airport System
November 11, 2020
11:30 – 1:00 PM CDT
Find out the latest about this $374 million project at IAH!
This online presentation will discuss available bid opportunities with Hensel Phelps Construction Company at the Houston Airport System’s Federal Inspection Services (FIS) Building Expansion and Renovation project, a $374 million four-year undertaking at George Bush International Airport in Houston, Texas.
The presentation will also guide MBE contractors on how to prepare for and navigate the City of Houston’s compliance requirements and maximize their chances for project success.
Digital Marketing Clinic – Make Sure Your Website and Social Media are Ready for the Holidays
November 11, 2020
6:00 – 8:00 PM CDT
Are you ready for the holidays?
Meet your customers’ needs and wishes! Prepare well through effective seasonal content for your website and through your social media campaign to bring happy holidays to your business.
Our Format: Open Discussion – Ask questions of our expert relating to your business about these Clinic Topics:
  • Social Media
  • Web Design
  • Videos
  • Local Search Engine Optimization
  • Convertible Key Words – How to Make Sales
  • Analytics & Conversion Management
How to Start and
Run a Business
November 14, 2020
9:00 AM- 12:00 PM CDT
This 2- part seminar is a must for prospective entrepreneurs and a proven benefit to many already in business. Seminar leaders are men and women professionals, each with over 20 years of business experience, who have created this seminar and presented it to thousands of potential and existing business owners.
We will cover these seven important topics:
Part 1 – November 10, 2020
1) Personal Factors & Art of Management
2) Business Opportunities
3) Marketing
4) Organization/Regulation/Insurance
Part 2 – November 17, 2020
1) Requirement & Sources of Capital
2) Cash Management & Record-Keeping
3) Business Plans
Though Latinx-owned businesses and startups make up at least 38 percent of businesses in the Houston area, there is still a lack of access to capital blocking growth and progress for Latinx founders.
In this discussion presented by The Ion, representatives from baMa, NextSeed, and VamosVentures will join together to discuss angel investing, crowdfunding, and venture capital options for Latinx founders and what challenges one might face when seeking capital.
Key Takeaways include:
  • The challenges faced by startup companies and small business owners seeking funding
  • Different options and resources available
  • The do’s and don’ts when seeking capital