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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 […]

Posted May 16, 2017

24 Teams Completed the 2017 HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition & Receive In-Kind Prizes

The goal of the HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition is to empower all teams accepted into the competition. This is accomplished through competition training and mentoring and the opportunity to refine and polish written plans that are submitted in April.   Twenty-four achieved perfect attendance for all training sessions and submitted plans on April 10. […]

Posted May 16, 2017

Contestant Alumni Give Back by Sponsoring 2017 HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition Prize Money

Success breeds philanthropy and four HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition (BPC) Alumnus have “paid it forward” in 2017.  They sponsored prize money in appreciation for the competition’s mentoring and training which helped them create business plans to launch and grow their successful businesses.   Thanks to a ten year strategic partnership between HCC and Newspring, the […]

Posted May 16, 2017

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 […]

Posted May 15, 2017

Sixteen Lenders and over 170 Borrowers Signed Up for Lender Match Up Appointments at HCC Spring Branch During Houston Money Week

On May 5, 2017, HCC Spring Branch hosted the Small Business Lender/Borrower Matchmaking event.  It was organized by the Houston District Small Business Administration; a long-standing strategic partner of Houston Community College, particularly in entrepreneurial activities. Representatives from sixteen banks, micro-lenders and credit unions were on hand to meet with aspiring and existing business owners […]

Posted May 15, 2017

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