Creating a Successful Business Plan – Online Class – 6 weeks – 24 hours – This Class Qualifies You to Apply for the 2018 HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition

Online, Six-Week, 24-Hour, Continuing Education Class


Kris Solie-Johnson instructorSign up for the six-week, 24-hour, online continuing education class below with instructor Kris Solie-Johnson, chancellor and president of the American Institute of Small Business, and best-selling author, educator and speaker.  Click on the GREEN links to access more information and to sign up!

  • Enroll in the November or December class:
    • Choice 1:  You can sign up for the class that started November 8 until November 21 and finish by January 8.
    • Choice 2:  Choose the class that starts December 13 and finish by January 19.
  • Takes 24 hours of your time over 6 weeks, 12 lessons.
  • Flexible Requirements – We recommend you do two lessons per week as they are released. It’s also ok if you get a bit behind and finish lessons from the prior week.  Just finish all 12 lessons in six weeks and take the online final at the end.
  • The lessons help you develop and refine your business assumptions for your plan and get feedback from your instructor along the way.
  • Fee: $109.  Sign up online in less than three minutes!
  • For More Information & To Enroll
  • 713-718-5149 or anna.go@hccs.edu for any questions regarding enrollment.
  • Want More?  Full Menu of Online Small Business Continuing Education Classes  

Want More? 

Add Mentoring and Group Training With Other Entrepreneurs  


For a Well-Rounded Plan of Action Now to:

  • Start Your Plan to Start and/or Grow a Business now.
  • Get Free Mentoring and Seek Funding in 2017 and 2018, and 
  • Get Free Group Training, Pursue More Growth and Prize Money in 2018. 

The Following is Available to You Now:

  • Take the Creating a Successful Business Plan Class – Choose either the November or December class.
  • Call for a Mentoring Appointment at the HCC Center for Entrepreneurship.
  • Workshops and Seminars are also Available Throughout the Year 
  • These steps will all go toward your creating a plan to start or grow your business. The action taken above will spark more action and appointments as needed to shape up your plan.   If you take the right sustained action, you could advance your plan and obtain some funding in 2017/2018, or position to do so later.  The point is to advance your plan steadily starting now.  This will also position you well to apply for the 2018 HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition (BPC), which could then take you to another level of growth and funding..and possibly prize money too!
  • January – Apply for the 2018 HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition  

HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition


bizcon banner lg Winners 2017The annual HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition (BPC) is an opportunity for proposed, startup and existing entrepreneurs to develop focused plans to start or grow their businesses.

  • Free Training & Mentoring – The HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition (BPC) runs February through May and delivers five tuition-free, clinic-style, two-hour training sessions on five Tuesday evenings February-April. The competition also provides two mentors to each accepted team offering one-on-one mentoring for four hours per month, to guide and counsel teams to update plans to start or grow their businesses further.  All teams benefit from this priceless experience!
  • Proposed, Startup and Existing Business Owners Can Apply
    • Proposed and Start Up Entrepreneurs should take the 6 week online class and the 1-day financial workshop.
    • Existing Businesses – Should only take the one-day financial workshop.
    • HCC Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Alumni are not required to take the class or workshop. Your graduation from 10,000 Small Businesses is considered to fulfill your prerequisite.
  • Seed Money Awarded to Top Five Teams – $35,000 in Seed Money and In-Kind Prizes, Connections to Funders and Post Competition Assistance
  • The 2017 BPC Winners were announced May 2!  Plan now to advance and grow in 2017 and to apply for the 2018 BPC in January to take your plan to a whole level! 

 Questions: c4e@hccs.edu or 713-718-6650

Posted September 13, 2017

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