Entrepreneurs Gathered at HCC to Start 2017 Strong – What a Great Friday the 13th!


Business Plan Prep to Launch and Grow – Marketing and Funding to Make it So

13-180256 2017 01 13 Panel13-154724 2017 01 13 Toni13-154254 2017 01 13 HostsThanks to all who joined us at HCC Spring Branch for our Seminar on January 13, 2017.

What a wonderful Friday the 13th it became!

13-141323 2017 01 13 Pan 1It was a diverse group with 43 startup and existing entrepreneurs from a wide variety of backgrounds.

As the afternoon went on, they listened, learned, participated, networked and it just got better and better!

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Participant Surveys Said:  Excellent!

Center for Entrepreneurship Director, Sandra Louvier, welcomed those who were new to activities at the HCC Center for Entrepreneurship at HCC Northwest and she welcomed the others back.

13-141318 2017 01 13 Pan 3The presentations, panel, interaction and Q&A were all about solid planning and small business marketing aimed at obtaining funding for launch and growth of each entrepreneur’s business.  All present got access to pdfs of all presentations to continue learning, connecting and growing after the seminar.

Featured Topics, Presenters & Entrepreneurial Partners

Jeff Jones head shot1 – Business Plan Prep & Marketing

SCORE – Jeff Jones

Toni-Harris rectangle head shot2 – Marketing – Drastic Steps

Constant Contact – Toni Harris Taylor

S Louvier 20163 – HCC Entrepreneurial Offerings

Featuring  the HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition

Center for Entrepreneurship (c4e) – HCC Northwest – Sandra Louvier

Tim Jeffcoat4 – SBA Resources

Small Business Administration – Tim Jeffcoat

aziz rahim wallis5 – SBA Loans

Wallis State Bank – Aziz Rahim

Jessica Tecson 13-154252Peter Ellen Amegy Bank square_gallery_thumb6 – Traditional Loans – Factoring – Lines of Credit

Amegy Bank – Peter Ellen & Jessica Tecson

Darrell PevoteauxDennis Silva7 – Micro Loans

LifFund – Dennis Silva & Darrell Pevoteaux

Web Photo Album – See Photos for Glimpses of Presentations and the Action

 Participants Surveyed Asked for More Information About HCC Offerings and Many Indicated They Wanted to Take Action Immediately on the HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition

HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition-Follow Up

Act Now – Application Deadline is 11:59 pm January 18!

JV1_6514For those of you who plan to Apply for the BPC

  1. Sign up for the Required Class – Takes 3 minutes.

  2. Proceed to the Online Application – Work up your answers in a word doc. Save it. Update resumes on any team members proposed. When you are ready, cut and paste your app answers into the online app, upload resumes and push submit!

  3. Apply before 11:59pm on January 18!

  4. Good luck!   This opportunity could change your life and the course of your business success forever!

02-200941 training begins IIKey BPC Dates – Note the five 2-hour BPC training session dates on your calendar (3 Tues. evenings in February & 2 Tue. evenings in March).  If you win a prized slot in our competition, you must have one team member or more present at every training session.

Welcome to the Center for Entrepreneurship-HCC NW!

13-163505 2017 01 13 Table of Women 13-163558 2017 01 13 Table of MenWe serve as a focal point in providing access for entrepreneurs to entrepreneurs while they learn, grow, advance and inspire each other together.

13-161241 2017 01 13 Toni w Participant13-175437 2017 01 13 Get Ready Get Set GoWe provide entrepreneurial connections, skill-building, resources, mindset and inspiration through HCC and our entrepreneurial resource partners, all designed to empower you to small business launch and continued growth.

2017 01 13 cert winners and panelists 13-181307Margaret Mead wrote, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

Let’s change our community…our world, together!

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c4e Team  L to R: Sandra Louvier-Director, David Regenbaum-Entrepreneur in Residence, Mohammad “Mo” Tehrani-Lead Mentor,  Opeyemi “Emi” Folabi – Reception Assistant.

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The Center for Entrepreneurship at HCC Northwest – Offers Two Locations

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Posted January 15, 2017

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