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Houston Community College and Newspring Announce Winners of 10th Annual Business Plan Competition

  Houston Community College (HCC) and Spring Branch nonprofit organization Newspring held its annual Business Plan Competition Awards Ceremony on May 2 at the Trini Mendenhall Community Center. With 135 local business owners, community leaders, judges, advisors, trainers and volunteers in attendance, the event was a culmination of 3 months of challenging business training for […]

2017 SBA Home-Based Business Champion Award Goes to Houston Community College

On May 11, Houston Community College was honored with the 2017 Home-Based Business Champion Award by the Houston District Small Business Administration at the SBA SCORE Small Business Awards Luncheon.  Sandra Louvier, Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship (C4E) at HCC Northwest, accepted the award on behalf of the Center for Entrepreneurship.  She shares the […]

Small Business Happenings April & May

       April & May – Small Business Happenings In this Edition: HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition-Home Stretch to Victory! April 10 – Plans Due April 27 – Finalists Present to Judges May 2 – BPC Celebration – Seed Money & In-Kind Prizes Awarded Thanks to Newspring Mentors, Judges and Sponsors! More Opportunities How […]

HCC Northwest College Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Business Plan Competition

A partnership between Houston Community College (HCC) Northwest College and an outstanding community service organization marks a major milestone this spring. The (HCC)-Newspring Business Plan Competition is celebrating its 10th anniversary. The competition began in 2007 and was the creation of Newspring founder Robert Westheimer and Dr. Zachary Hodges, Northwest College President. The competition is […]

February & March Bring Action-Packed Competition Training Sessions to HCC Spring Branch-Training Blog Posts

The first of five training sessions began on February 7 and will continue through March 21 for the 2017 HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition (BPC).   Sessions are conducted by competition leaders Jack Barry, Robert Westheimer and Richard Tyler and hosted at HCC Spring Branch by Center for Entrepreneurship Director, Sandra Louvier and her team. […]

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