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.

April 9, 2020
We are really proud and thankful for obtaining this
Diversity in Business Award 2021
provided by the Houston Business Journal!
Thank you to all of you for allowing us
to serve and support our community!
Congratulations to all of the honorees and awardees!
#WeAreHCC #HoustonStrong


How To Start & Run Your Business
April 10 & 17, 2021
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Online via Zoom
There is a fee of $40 for this seminar. but it is free for veterans (VETS).
This 2-part seminar, offered over two Saturday mornings, is a must for prospective entrepreneurs and a proven benefit to many already in business. It is a powerful program that’s packed with information, tips and techniques needed to start a new business as well as improve an ongoing enterprise. The following topics will be covered:
Part 1:
  1. Personal Factors & Management
  2. Business Opportunities
  3. Marketing
  4. Organization/regulation/insurance
Part 2:
5. Requirement & Sources Of Fund
6. Cash Management & Record-Keeping
7. Business Plan
The seminar will be taught by SCORE mentors, each with over 20 years of business experience. They have created the content and presented it to thousands of potential and existing business owners. They’ll make sure you’ll leave this seminar with skills and insights on how to run a successful business.



Student Success
Audrey Mitchell, HCC Student, Entrepreneur,
Mother, PT HCC Staff
Audrey Mitchell is a Houston native, and a student who is studying at HCC to obtain her A.S. Business degree. Audrey is a mother of three children, and a part-time office assistant in the Entrepreneur Initiatives department. If that isn’t enough, Audrey is an innovator and Co-founder of VG Hair Care Company. This company has an array of natural hair products that are created with essential oils and butters to help you keep your hair healthy. Audrey’s company motto is to teach women how to “heal their crowns and themselves through her hair care products”. She is a trailblazer in the hair care industry because she is cultivating new ways to grow your hair and your business. Audrey believes that you have to step out of the box in order to create a new one!
Audrey has a unique and inspiring story that motivated her to create her hair product company VG Hair Care. Audrey noticed that her daughter had developed a bacterial infection in her scalp. The bacterial infection was so severe that that it caused the child to have cracks on her skull. The doctor said that her daughter would need to shave her head. Most women love their hair so much and it is very traumatic to think about having to shave it all off especially at a young age. Audrey remembered that her daughter was sad and depressed about having her beautiful hair cut off, so Audrey cut all her hair to make her daughter feel better. Audrey knew she needed the best products to help heal her daughter’s scalp, grow her hair back and most importantly heal her feelings. This is how Audrey came up with the idea for the company. She has developed shampoos, conditioners, scalp scrubs, hair growth oils and more. She recently went viral in her own Tik Tok video when she placed her products in a beauty supply store, and they completely sold out within hours.
She is the President of the HCC Innovation Club where she motivates and helps her peers at HCC with their ideas. Audrey is continuing to grow her company, finish her degree and raise her children with so much more to come!
Check out more stories on our website at anytime.
By Germaine Washington, MBA


Entrepreneur Spotlight:
Tiffany L. Williams,
CEO Twice Media Productions
The #OCOM TV show had the opportunity to host Tiffany L. Williams, CEO and creative director for Twice Media Productions, LLC. Twice Media Productions is a full-service commercial video technology company based on Houston, Texas. Tiffany started the business three months after completing her graduate studies in 2012.  In addition, Tiffany is also co-founder and managing director for Diversity Fund Houston. This is a micro venture capital fund created to invest in minority tech founders.
During our interview, we found out that Tiffany brings a wealth of knowledge and experience within the technology and digital marketing world. She got her start as a multimedia instructor for the Freedom Forum Diversity Institute in Nashville, Tennessee in 2009. Tiffany later became an adjunct professor at Prairie View A&M University where she taught mobile media and video production. Tiffany is an alumnus of Leadership Houston Class of 34 and is now on the Board of Directors. She also participated in Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business Executive Education and Google’s Digital Excellence programs. Tiffany received her Bachelors of Arts degree in English from Tennessee State University and her Masters of Arts degree of Journalism and Documentary Filmmaking from Michigan State University.
Check out more stories on our website at anytime.
By Germaine Washington, MBA


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