Workshops, Seminars, Featured Classes, Events

Spring 2018


February 2018    

February 27, 2018:  HCC Newspring BPC-Training Session #1 of 5 – BPC Teams & Mentors Only

February 24, 2018:  Income Tax Myths & Facts-Small Business Owners’ Responsibilities – HCC Alief Hayes

February 22, 2018:  Innovation Thinking – Discovery Skills – HCC Stafford

February 19, 2018:  Presidents’ Day Holiday – Campuses Closed

February 16, 2018: Direct Assistance for Limited Home Repair Outreach Event – HCC Southeast

February 15, 2018:  HCC Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses – Application Deadline

February 15, 2018:  Using Word Press 101 – HCC West Loop

February 14, 2018:  Creating a Successful Business Plan – Online Class – 6 weeks – 24 hours – This Class Qualifies You to Apply for the Next HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition

February 13, 2018:  Advisor/Mentor Training Session/Orientation for 2018 HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition – By Invitation Only

February 13, 2018:  7 Tips to Rock Your Business Plan – HCC Southeast

February 10, 2018:  Financial Workshop for Small Business Launch & Growth – 1 Day Workshop – HCC Alief Hayes

February 7, 2018:  Recovery Lending Now: The Sequel – HCC MBDA Business Center

January 2018    

January 30, 2018:  Financial Workshop for Small Business Launch & Growth-HCC Spring Branch Commons

January 30, 2018:  Flourishing after Harvey – or any Business Disruption – HCC MDBA Business Center

January 24, 2018:  Recovery Lending Now – Financial Assistance Event for Small Businesses Recovering from Hurricane Harvey

January 20, 2018:  Financial Workshop for Small Business Launch & Growth- HCC Spring Branch-Commons

January 17, 2018:  HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition Application Deadline- For BPC Applicants who have not yet attended the workshop, be sure to sign up for it prior to submitting your application and then attend the workshop while waiting til Feb 16 for accepted teams to be announced.

January 17, 2018:  Subs and Sandwiches – Houston MBDA Business Center – Houston Contractors Association

January 17, 2018:  WEATHER ALERT: HCC to remain closed Wednesday, Jan. 17!

January 16, 2018:  WEATHER ALERT-HCC will be closed January 16 Due to Inclement Weather!

January 15, 2018:  Martin Luther King – Holiday – Tribute Poem- Dr. Jimmy Adams

January 13, 2018:  Starting and Running Your Own Business Seminar – HCC Southeast

January 10, 2018:  HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition (BPC) Reception – For those interested in Applying for the 2018 BPC,  Competition Sponsors, Mentors, Trainers, Application Reviewers, Competition Organizers and Judges

January 9, 2018:  Marketing Seminar – Taking Your Business Online – HCC Alief Hayes 

January 1-17:  Application Period-HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition


Fall 2017 Calendar


 December 2017    

December 19-January 1:  Winter Break

December 13, 2017:  Creating a Successful Business Plan – Online Class – 6 weeks – 24 hours – This Class Qualifies Proposed & Startup Entrepreneurs to Apply for the 2018 HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition

December 5, 2017:  Sales Dominance – The Key to Creating and Sustaining Success – HCC Alief Hayes

November 2017    

November 23, 2017:  Thanksgiving Holiday 

November 16, 2017:  Small Business Mentor Matchmaking

November 14, 2017:  Marketing Plans for Small Business Owners

November 8, 2017:  Engineering Entrepreneurs – Turning Ideas Into New Products & Services

November 8, 2017:  Creating a Successful Business Plan – Online Class – 6 weeks – 24 hours – This Class Qualifies Proposed and Startup Entrepreneurs to Apply for the 2018 HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition

November 6, 2017:  HCC Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses – November 6 – Application Deadline for Spring 2018 Session

November 3, 2017:  Location, Location, Location – Leases, Permits and Financing for Small Businesses 

November 1, 2017:  Houston Astros Win the World Series! 

October 2017    

October 30, 2017:  Salute to Veterans Business Workshop

October 25, 2017:  From Freelancing to Starting Your Own Business in Media Arts and Technology – Seminar

October 21-23, 2017: Houston Maker Faire

October 20, 2017:   Lender Borrower Matchmaking Event- For Small Business Ownership and Growth-HCC Alief Hayes

October 18, 2017:   Featured Small Business Classes Starting October 18 – Online, 12 Lessons, 24 hours of Your Time over Six Weeks

October 9, 2017:  HCC to present at NACCE Conference in Tampa

October 4, 2017:  Cyber Attacks! Protect your business from the U.S.’s fastest growing crime.

September 2017  

September 29, 2017:  Real Estate Investment and Brokerage Seminar – HCC Spring Branch – Commons

September 25, 2017:  12-Week Second Start Classes Begin  

September 25, 2017:  Enterprise Opportunity Analysis-New College Credit Class-Starts Sept 25

September 25, 2017:  Creativity & Innovation-New College Credit Class-Starts Sept 25

September 21, 2017:  Small Business Symposium-A Candid Discussion on Dealing With the Aftermath of Harvey – HCC West Loop

September 19, 2017:  Small Business Owners-Navigating Permitting, Commercial Landlords/Leases Amidst Harvey Disaster Recovery- THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED-click for more details

September 16, 2017:  Income Tax Myths & Facts-Small Business Owners’ Responsibilities – HCC Alief Hayes

September 13, 2017:  Take Creating A Successful Business Plan-Online Class, 12-Lessons, 24 hours over 6 Weeks

September 13, 2017:  Start & Operate Your Own Home-Based Business – Online Class, 12 Lessons, 24 hours over 6 weeks

September 11, 2017:  Revised Start Date of Fall Classes:  HARVEY RECOVERY: HCC Fall semester to start Monday, Sept. 11; in-person registration Sept. 6 to Sept. 9: More at www.hccs.edu/harvey

September 9, 2017:  Starting & Running Your Own Business Seminar – HCC Alief Hayes

September 6-9, 2017:  Revised On-Campus Registration Dates for Fall Semester:  HARVEY RECOVERY: HCC Fall semester to start Monday, Sept. 11; in-person registration Sept. 6 to Sept. 9: More at www.hccs.edu/harvey

September 4, 2017:  Labor Day Holiday-All Campuses Closed


Summer 2017 Calendar


August 2017

August 28, 2017:  16-Week Fall Session Begins-WEATHER ALERT-Classes Cancelled Monday Aug 28 – Later announcement extended closing dates further – On Campus Registration for Fall Classes to Re-Open September 6 – Fall Classes Start Sept 11.

August 26, 2017:  Income Tax Myths & Facts – Small Business Owners’ Responsibilities – HCC Alief Hayes – Postponed to Sept 16 Due to Weather Warnings

August 25-August 28, 2017:  WEATHER ALERT: HCC is closed; all Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday classes, activities canceled   …..Later announcement extended closing dates further – On Campus Registration for Fall classes to Re-Open September 6 – Fall Classes to Start Sept 11.

August 19, 2017:  Starting & Running Your Own Business Seminar – HCC Spring Branch

August 16, 2017:  Take Creating A Successful Business Plan-Online Class, 12-Lessons, 24 hours over 6 Weeks

August 16, 2017:  Start & Operate Your Own Home-Based Business – Online Class, 12 Lessons, 24 hours over 6 weeks

August 16, 2017:  Houston MBDA Center Presents Subs & Sandwiches with Almeda-Genoa Constructors

August 16, 2017:  Small Business/Mentor Matchmaking Event

August 11, 2017:  Join Us and Create an Effective LinkedIn Profile

August 5, 2017:  Liftoff Houston Start-Up Business Plan Competition-Business Marketing Workshop

August 2, 2017:  Liftoff Houston Start-Up Business Plan Competition-Business Marketing Workshop

July 2017

July 29, 2017:  Liftoff Houston Start-Up Business Plan Competition-Business Marketing Workshop

July 26, 2017:  Liftoff Houston Start-Up Business Plan Competition-Starting a Business Workshop

July 22, 2017:  Liftoff Houston Start-Up Business Plan Competition-Starting a Business Workshop

July 19, 2017:  Liftoff Houston Start-Up Business Plan Competition-Starting a Business Workshop

July 18, 2017:  3rd Annual Salute to Minorities in Construction Luncheon

July 16, 2017:  2017 Liftoff Houston Start-Up Business Plan Competition-Application Deadline July 16, 11pm

July 15, 2017:  Liftoff Houston Business Plan Competition Orientation Session-Acres Homes Multi-Service Center

July 12, 2017:  Liftoff Houston Business Plan Competition Orientation Session-Houston Public Library-Central

July 12, 2017:  Take Creating A Successful Business Plan-Online Class, 12-Lessons, 24 hours over 6 Weeks

July 12, 2017:  Start & Operate Your Own Home-Based Business – Online Class, 12 Lessons, 24 hours over 6 weeks

July 4, 2017: Fourth of July Holiday-Campuses Closed

June 2017  

June 20, 2017:  HCC Launches Coding School for Apple Apps – Class Starts June 20

June 14, 2017:  Start & Operate Your Own Home-Based Business – Online Class, 12 Lessons, 24 hours over 6 weeks

June 14, 2017:  Take Creating A Successful Business Plan Class-Online, 12-Lessons, 24 hours over 6 Weeks

June 13, 2017:  HCC Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses – June 13 – Application Deadline for Fall 2017 Session

June 12, 2017:  Lone Star Radio Interview of 2017 HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition Winners -Stem Cell Security, SpenDebt and Wanderlust

June 9, 2017:  InnovateHER Competition – Finalist Presentations – HCC District Headquarters

June 7, 2017:  Start & Grow Smart – Operating Your Own Home-Based Business – HCC Spring Branch

June 7, 2017:  Business Succession Planning – HCC Southeast

June 5, 2017:  InnovateHER Competition – Deadline for Submitting Business Plans – 11:55pm


Spring 2017 Calendar


May 2017  

May 31, 2017: 2017 InnovateHER Competition Training Session – HCC W Loop

May 29, 2017:  Memorial Day Holiday – All Campuses Closed

May 26, 2017:  HCC IDEAS Pitch Competition – Finalist Presentations & Awards – HCC District

May 21, 2017:  HCC IDEAS Pitch Competition – Enter by May 21 – 1st Place $1,000

May 17, 2017:  Creating A Successful Business Plan – Class Starts May 17 – Online, 12-Lessons, 24 hours over 6 Weeks 

May 17, 2017:  Start and Operate Your Own Home-Based Business – Class Starts May 17-Online, 12-Lessons, 24 hours over 6 Weeks

May 17, 2017:  Killer Contract Clauses: The Sequel – “Danger Zones” for Construction Subcontractors – HCC Southeast

May 16, 2017:  ChallengeHER-Women in Federal Contracting – HCC Southeast

May 11, 2017:  SBA/SCORE Small Business Awards Luncheon, Expo and Exporting Forum

May 6, 2017:  Smart Business Decision-Plan for a Healthy & Successful Business-HCC Spring – Branch Eagle Room

May 5, 2017:  Lender Borrower Matchmaking Event- For Small Business Ownership and Growth-HCC Spring Branch – The Commons  

May 3, 2017:  Entrepreneur Village – Get In Touch with Houston’s Entrepreneurial Eco-System

May 2, 2017:  Awards Ceremony & Reception – 2017 HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition 

April 2017  

April 29, 2017:  How to Succeed in Fashion Retailing-2017 & Beyond

April 27, 2017:  Finalists Present to Judges – 2017 – HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition

April 21, 2017:  HCC Ideas Pitch Competition – Enter by April 21 – 1st Place $1,000

April 19, 2017:  Video Storytelling – Opportunity Workshop – HCC West Loop

April 14, 2017: Spring Holiday – All Campuses Closed

April 12, 2017:  Take Creating A Successful Business Plan Class-Online, 12-Lessons, 24 hours over 6 Weeks

April 11, 2017:  Understanding SBA Certification Programs – HCC Southeast

April 10, 2017:  HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition-Written Business Plans Due APRIL 10

April 4, 2017:  Google Apps – Opportunity Workshop – HCC West Loop

March 2017  

March 25-26, 2017:  Inventathon – HCC Stafford

March 21, 2017:  HCC Newspring BPC-Training Session #5 of 5 – BPC Teams & Mentors Only – HCC SB

March 15, 2017:  Take Creating A Successful Business Plan Class-Online, 12-Lessons, 24 hours over 6 Weeks

March 13-17 Spring Break, 2017:  Spring Break

March 11, 2017:  Starting & Running Your Own Business Seminar – HCC Alief Hayes

March 8, 2017:  Your Future: Your New Business – HCC West Loop

March 7 , 2017:  HCC Newspring BPC-Training Session #4 of 5 – BPC Teams & Mentors Only – HCC SB

February 2017  

February 28, 2017:  HCC Newspring BPC-Training Session #3 of 5 – BPC Teams & Mentors Only – HCC SB

February 27, 2017:  HCC State of the College – George R. Brown Convention Center

February 21, 2017:  HCC Newspring BPC-Training Session #2 of 5 – BPC Teams & Mentors Only – HCC SB

February 20, 2017:  Presidents Day Holiday

February 15, 2017:  Take Creating A Successful Business Plan Class-Online, 12-Lessons, 24 hours over 6 Weeks

February 13, 2017:  Spring Second Start Classes Begin

February 13, 2017:  Three New Entrepreneurship Courses Offered for College Credit – Sections Start February 13

February 10, 2017:  Income Tax Myths & Facts – Small Business Owners’ Responsibilities – HCC SB

February 7, 2017:  HCC Newspring BPC-Training Session #1 of 5 – BPC Teams & Mentors Only

January 2017  

January 24, 2017:  Advisor/Mentor Training Session/Orientation for 2017 HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition – By Invitation Only

January 18, 2017:  Application Deadline 11:59 pm January 18, 2017-Online Application – Apply Now to Enter the 2017 HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition

January 18, 2017:  Take Creating A Successful Business Plan Class-Online, 12-Lessons, 24 hours over 6 Weeks – Last Classes Available to Apply for Spring 2017 HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition-Your Chance to Win Prize Money

January 13, 2017:  HCC Spring Branch Small Business Seminar-Business Plan Prep To Launch & Grow, Marketing & Funding to Make It So! Come Learn & Connect

January 10, 2017:  Mix & Mingle Reception – 2017 HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition at Wallis State Bank

January 2, 2017:   Campuses Re-Open From Winter Break

January 1, 2017:  Happy New Year!


Fall 2016 Calendar


December 2016    

December 27, 2016:  Take Creating A Successful Business Plan Class-Online, 12-Lessons, 24 hours over 6 Weeks – Extension Deadline to Register for December Class til December 27 – Apply for Spring 2017 HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition-Your Chance to Win Prize Money

December 19 – January 1, 2017:  Campuses Offices Closed for Winter Break

December 14, 2016:  Take Creating A Successful Business Plan Class-Online, 12-Lessons, 24 hours over 6 Weeks – Start December 14 – Finish January 20 – Apply for Spring 2017 HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition-Your Chance to Win Prize Money

December 11, 2016:  Fall 2016 Semester Ends

December 9, 2016:  Lender Borrower Matchmaking Event- For Small Business Ownership and Growth-HCC Alief Hayes

December 1, 2016:  Small Business Tax Workshop

November 2016    

November 24, 2016:  Thanksgiving Holiday-All Campuses Closed

November 16, 2016:  Application Period Opens for the 2016 HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition

November 12-13, 2016:  Houston Mini Maker Faire- George R. Brown Convention Center

November 12, 2016:  Starting & Running Your Own Business Seminar – HCC Southeast

November 9, 2016: Engineering Entrepreneurs –Turning Ideas Into Wealth – Seminar

November 9, 2016: Creating a Successful Business Plan Class–6 Weeks–Online – Starts Nov. 9

November 7, 2016:  Registration Opens for Spring 2017 College Credit Classes

November 1-6, 2016: “How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying” TUTS Fun for HCC Students, Faculty, Staff & Their Families!

November 1, 2016: Application Deadline – HCC Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses – Spring Class

October 2016    

October 29, 2016:  IDEAS Pitch Competition-Mini Tech Fair Show & Tell Event

October 28, 2016:  STEM in “Real Life” Career & College Expo

October 26, 2016:  From Freelancing to Starting Your Own Business in Media Arts and Technology – Seminar

October 20, 2016: Small Business Lender/Borrower Match Making Event – HCC West Loop

October 12, 2016: Creating a Successful Business Plan Class – 6 Weeks – Online – Starts October 12

October 11 – 13, 2016:  Do You Need a New LinkedIn Portrait? – Support the HCC Photography Club Fundraiser and Get a Digital Portrait at Affordable Prices

October 8 – October 11, 2016:  HCC Presents in Sacramento at Innovate Now – 2016 Annual NACCE Conference

October 5, 2016: Design Lab-Open House – Where Students Innovate!

September 2016    

September 30, 2016:  Real Investment and Brokerage Seminar – HCC Spring Branch – Commons

September 29, 2016:  One-Hour, One-on-One Small Business Advising Appointments at HCC Alief Hayes – Boot Camp Bonus – Day 4

September 28, 2016:  Grand Opening: Center of Excellence for Visual & Performing Arts- HCC Alief Hayes

September 28, 2016:  Sales Dominance-The Key To Creating & Sustaining Success-Boot Camp Day 3

September 22, 2016:  Taking Your Business Online, Building a Strong Website And Blogging – Boot Camp Day 2

September 21, 2016:   Marketing Plan Overview and Toolkit – Boot Camp Day 1

September 21, 22, 28, 29, 2016:  Small Business Marketing Boot Camp-September 21, 22, 28 & 29 – HCC Alief Hayes

September 19, 2016:  Second Start Classes Begin – Take Classes to Earn College Credit

September 14, 2016:  Creating a Successful Business Plan Class–6 Weeks–Online–Starts Sept. 14

September 14, 2016:  Breakfast & Beyond with HCC Small Business Development/Procurement Program and HCC Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses- HCC Alief Hayes

September 14, 2016:  Grow Your Business – Connecting With Local Partners -HCC West Loop

September 10, 2016:  Starting & Running Your Own Business Seminar – HCC Alief Hayes

September 5, 2016:   Labor Day Holiday – All Campuses Closed


Summer 2016 Calendar


August 2016    

August 31, 2016:  Pitch Workshop-Wednesday Evening

August 27, 2016:  Income Tax Myths & Facts – Small Business Owners’ Responsibilities

August 22, 2016:  Fall Sixteen-Week Class Session Begins

August 20, 2016:  Shops at The Deluxe

August 17, 2016:  Veteran New Student Orientation

August 17, 2016: Creating a Successful Business Plan Class – 6 Weeks – Online – Starts August 17

August 13, 2016:  Starting & Running Your Own Business Seminar

July 2016    

July 20, 2016: 2nd Annual Salute To Minorities in Construction – by HCC & the MBDA Business Center

July 13, 2016:  Creating a Successful Business Plan Class – 6 Weeks – Online – Starts July 13

July 4, 2016:  Fourth of July Holiday – All Campuses Closed

June 2016   

June 21, 2016:  HCC Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Application Deadline – Fall 2016 Session

June 20, 2016:  Liftoff Houston Business Plan Competition Application Deadline-City of Houston

June 17, 2016:  Funding Opportunities to Start and Grow Your Business – Workshop and Mini-Trade Fair- HCC Spring Branch

June 15, 2016: Creating a Successful Business Plan Class – 6 Weeks – Online – Starts June 15

June 13, 2016:  Lone Star Radio Interview of 2016 HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition Winners

June 9, 2016:  How to Plan and Access Financial Resources for Your Business – Fifth Ward – Community Outreach Event

June 8, 2016:  Center of Excellence in Media Arts Grand Opening –HCC Spring Branch


Spring 2016 Calendar


May 2016

May 30, 2016:  Memorial Day – Holiday – Campuses Closed

May 25, 2016:  Center of Excellence in Business Grand Opening – HCC Northline

May 24, 2016:  Small Business Today Talk Show Features Todd Bermont & His Company TCC Learning

May 17, 2016:  Low Budget Marketing Strategies and Drastic Steps for Success – HCC Spring Branch

May 8 – 10, 2016:  Spring Class Sessions End

May 9 – May 15, 2016:  Final Exams

May 8 – 10, 2016:  Spring Class Sessions End

May 3, 2016:  Small Business Lender Borrower Matchmaking Session – HCC Spring Branch

April 2016

April 26, 2016:  Awards Ceremony & Reception – 2016 HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition – Trini Mendenhall Community Center

April 21, 2016:  Finalists Present to Judges – 2016-HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition – HCC Spring Branch

April, 15, 2016:  Drastic Steps-Marketing for Business Success – HCC Spring Branch

April 3, 2016:  HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition-Written Business Plans Due

April 2, 2016:  C@defest 2.2 – Create Your Own Website Workshop – by HCC OEI – HCC Alief Hayes

March 2016

March 25-27, 2016:  Spring Holiday – Campuses Closed

March 22, 2016:  HCC Newspring BPC-Training Session #5 of 5 – BPC Teams & Mentors Only – HCC Spring Branch

March 14-18, 2016:  Spring Break-Campuses Closed

March 12, 2016:  Starting & Running Your Own Business Seminar – HCC Alief Hayes

March 11, 2016:  Third Annual HCC NW How to do Business With Local Governments Panel & Mini Trade Fair – HCC Alief Hayes

March 9, 2016:  HCC Engineering Center of Excellence Offers Diverse Pipeline of Opportunities

March 3, 2016:  Complimentary Small Business Mentoring Round Table Workshop – HCC Alief Hayes

March 2, 2016:  Export Control Reform: The Policy and the Practical – Featuring the Under Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce for the Bureau of Industry & Security- HCC Spring Branch

February 2016

February 26, 2016:  Pitch Presentation Training Session – HCC Idea Pitch Competition by the HCC OEI – HCC Alief Hayes

February 23, 2016:  HCC Newspring BPC-Training Session #4 of 5 – BPC Teams & Mentors Only – HCC Spring Branch

February 19, 2016:  Idea Generation Training Session – HCC Idea Pitch Competition by the HCC OEI – HCC Alief Hayes

February 16, 2016:  HCC Newspring BPC-Training Session #3 of 5 – BPC Teams & Mentors Only – HCC Spring Branch

February 13, 2016:  Starting & Running Your Own Business Seminar – HCC Southeast

February 9, 2016: HCC Newspring BPC-Training Session #2 of 5 – BPC Teams & Mentors Only – HCC Spring Branch

February 9, 2016:  Workshop: How to Make your Linkedin Profile Awesome: Inspired by Real TED Stories by HCC OEI – HCC Alief Hayes

February 6, 2016:  Income Tax Myths & Facts – Small Business Owners’ Responsibilities – HCC Spring Branch

February 3, 2016:  Ribbon Cutting – New Center for Entrepreneurship at HCC Alief Hayes Road Campus

February 2, 2016:  HCC Newspring BPC-Training Session #1 of 5 – BPC Teams & Mentors Only – HCC Spring Branch

January 2016

January 21, 2016:  10 Keys to Becoming a Powerful Communicator – HCC Southeast

January 20, 2016:  Application Deadline-HCC Newspring BPC

January 19, 2016:  Spring Semester Classes Begin

January 18, 2016:  Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

January 15, 2016:  Business Plan Prep and Funding for Small Businesses – HCC Spring Branch

January 13, 2016:  Mix & Mingle Reception – 2016 HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition at Wallis State Bank

January 11, 2016:  Advisor Mentor Training Session for HCC Newspring BPC – by invitation only

January 9, 2016:  Starting & Running Your Own Business Seminar-HCC Southeast


Fall 2015 Calendar


December 2015

December 21, 2015 – January 1, 2016: Winter Break

December 14, 2015:  Enroll Early – Winter Class Starting on 12/14 Will Fill Fast! – December Fast Track to the Spring 2016 HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition: Class, Competition and Prize Money!

December 13, 2015:  Fall 2015 Semester Ends

December 5, 2015:  Crowdfunding: An Alternative Source of Funding-HCC SE

November 2015

November 30, 2015:  InnovateHER Competition – Finalist Presentations

November 27, 2015:  Thanksgiving Holiday

November 26, 2015:  Thanksgiving Holiday

November 18, 2015:  2016 HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition – Application Period Opens

November 17, 2015:  Export University – District Export Council and HCC OEI

November 16, 2015:  InnovateHER Competition – Plans Due

November 12 , 2015:  InnovateHER Competition by SBA & HCC OEI – Pitch Training Session

November 10 , 2015:  InnovateHER Competition  by SBA & HCC OEI – Training Session

November 5 , 2015:   InnovateHER Competition by SBA & HCC OEI – Training Session

November 5 , 2015:   Create Your Own Business Plan – A “Hands On” Workshop – HCC SE

November 1, 2015:    Business Sunday

October 2015

October 19, 2015:  Fall Fast Track – Class, Competition and Prize Money! Small Business Managment Class starts Monday 10/19 – Secure Your Seat Now

October 15, 2015:  Measuring Your Marketing-How to Use Reports and Analytics to Evaluate Your Marketing Program – HCC Southeast

October 13, 2015: NACCE Conference:  National Awards and Cash Prizes go to Four 2015 HCC Newspring BPC Contestants

October 13, 2015:  NACCE Conference Presentation:  Pitch, Launch and Growth Competitions – Dr. Zachary Hodges, Sandra Louvier and John (Jack) Barry III

October 12, 2015:  NACCE Conference:  Richard Huebner Receives NACCE Lifetime Achievement Award

October 12, 2015:  NACCE Conference Presentation:  Creating an Entrepreneurial Catalyst – The West Houston Institute – Dr. Butch Herod, Dr. Zachary Hodges, Sandra Louvier and Susan Thompson

October 12, 2015:  NACCE Conference Presentation:  Best Practices at HCC for Creating an Entrepreneurial Culture – HCC Office of Entrepreneurial Initiatives – Dr. Maya Durnovo, Jennifer Holmes and Ravi Brahmbhatt

October 7, 2015:  Port University – HCC Southeast

October 3, 2015:  Pitch Workshop – Saturday Morning

September 2015

September 29, 2015: Pitch Workshop

September 22, 2015:  Houston MBDA Business Center’s Mid-September Mixer

September 21, 2015:  Class, Competition & Prize Money – Fall Second Start Classes Begin

September 17, 2015:  Sales Dominance-The Key To Creating & Sustaining Success-Day 3

September 16, 2015: Taking Your Business Online and Building a Strong Website & Blogging – Day 2

September 15, 2015:  Marketing Plan Overview and Toolkit – Day 1

September 15-17:  Small Business Marketing Boot Camp- Sign up for 3-day camp or just one day!

September 12:  Starting and Running Your Own Business Seminar

September 7:  Labor Day Holiday – All Campuses Closed

September 3,  2015:  Grow Your Business With Email and Social Media- HCC Southeast


Summer 2015 Calendar


August 2015

August 27, 2015:  Small Business Lender/Borrower Matchmaking Event – HCC Southeast

August 24, 2015:  Regular 16 – Week Fall Class Session Begins

August 20, 2015:  Small Business Tax Workshop-HCC Southeast

August 16, 2015:  Summer Semester Ends

August 15, 2015:  Starting and Running Your Own Business Seminar

July 2015

July 30, 2015:  Get in 2 Linkedin-HCC SE

July 3, 2015:  HCC Fourth of July Holiday – All Campuses Closed

June 2015

June 25, 2015:  Making Social Media Work for Your Business & Get Clients Now Workshop

June 24, 2015:  West Houston Institute Campus Bond Project Groundbreaking

June 18, 2015:  Crowdfunding – An Alternative Source of Funding – Lunch & Learn – HCC SE

June 16, 2015:  Weather Alert-HCC District Facilities Closed June 16

June 15, 2015:  BPC Winners on Weekly Business Hour – Live Radio Show

June 12, 2015:  Funding Opportunities to Start and Grow Your Business

June 08, 2015: Summer Entrepreneurship Classes Start-Sign Up Now!


Spring 2015 Calendar


May 2015

May 26, 2015:  Weather Alert-HCC District Facilities Closed May 26

May 25, 2015:  Memorial Day – Holiday – Campuses Closed

May 11-17, 2015:  Final Exams

May 10, 2015:  Spring Class Sessions End

May 9, 2015:  Starting and Running Your Own Business Seminar

May 2, 2015:  HCC Office of Entrepreneurial Initiatives to Host Teen Entrepreneur Summit

April 2015

April 28, 2015: Awards Ceremony & Reception – 2015 HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition

April 23, 2015: Finalists Present to Judges – 2015 HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition

April 17, 2015:  Email Marketing, Social Media and Facebook for Business

April 15, 2015:  Elevator Pitch Competition-Upload Video by April 15

April 2, 2015:  HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition-Written Business Plans Due

March 2015

March 31, 2015:  Entrepreneurship & Economic Development Consortium – HCC NW

March 24, 2015:  HCC Newspring BPC – Training Session 5 of 5 (by invitation only)

March 16-20, 2015:  Spring Break – Campuses Closed

March 9, 2015:  The Mechanics of Exporting & Importing

March 6, 2015:  Get More Local Contracts – How to do Business With…Workshop & Mini Trade Fair

March 3, 2015:  HCC Newspring BPC – Training Session 4 of 5  (by invitation only)

February 2015

February 24, 2015:  HCC Newpring BPC – Training Session 3 of  5 (by invitation only)

February 18, 2015:  Anne Arundel Community College Entrepreneurship Rep Visits HCC

February 17 2015:  Business Basics Course Begins

February 14 2015:  Spring 12-Week Second Start Class Session Begins

February 13, 2015:  West Houston Economic Development Summit-Chancellor Maldonado Attends

February 11 2015:  Entrepreneurs Forum – Building, Owning and Operating a Successful Business

February 10, 2015:  HCC Newspring BPC – Training Session 2 of 5 (by invitation only)

February 7, 2015:  Dialogue Houston TV Show Features HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition

February 3, 2015:  HCC Newspring BPC – Training Session 1 of 5 (by invitation only)

January 2015

January 20, 2015:  Deadline for Applications – 2015 HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition

January 26, 2015:  Deadline Extension – 2015 HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition

January 20, 2015:  Gazelle Group of the United Kingdom Meets with HCC Entrepreneurial Leaders

January 20, 2015:  Spring 16-Week Class Session Starts

January 16, 2015:  Marketing – Making Social Media Work  for Your Business & Low Budget Strategies

January 14, 2015:  2015 HCC Newspring Reception and Showcase

January 12, 2015:  BPC Advisor Training Session (By Invitation Only)

January 5, 2015:   HCC Campus Offices Re-Open


Fall 2014 Calendar


December 2014

December 23, 2014 – January 5, 2015:   Campus Offices Closed for Winter Break

December 15, 2014 – January 7, 2015:   Small Business Management – Online Winter Mini Session

November, 2014

November 25, 2014:  Reminder-Signing Up for Small Business Management-Winter Session? Sign Up Now – Starts Dec 15

November 21, 2014:  GAMECHANGER

November 18, 2014:  Application Period Opens for 2015 HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition

November 18, 2014:  Social Media Marketing and Cloud Power

November 14, 2014:  Learn How To Protect Your Data And Your Business

November 12, 2014:  Entrepreneurs Forum – Featuring Entrepreneur Pat Vice, Texas Security Shredding

November 3, 2014:  Registration Opens for Winter Mini Class Session (12/15/14 – 01/07/15) and Spring 2015 Classes

October, 2014

October 24, 2014:  3rd Annual BIG Social Media Symposium

October 22, 2014:  Entrepreneurs Forum

October 20, 2014:  Fall 2014 2nd Eight – Week Classes Begin

October 15, 2014:  Toastmasters at HCC Spring Branch

October 11, 2014:  Starting & Running Your Own Business Seminar

October 8, 2014:  Entrepreneurs Forum

October 4, 2014:  Pitch Workshop

September, 2014

September 25, 2014:  2nd Annual Houston Regional Veterans Business Summit

September 20, 2014: Fall Second Start Session -12-Week Classes Begin

September 13, 2014:  Starting and Running Your Own Business Seminar


Summer 2014 Calendar


August 2014

August 28, 2014:  Veteran Entrepreneurship Workshop

August 25, 2014:  Fall 16-Week Classes Begin

August 16, 2014:  Starting and Running Your Own Business Seminar

August 10, 2014:  Summer Semester Ends/HCC Closing Day

August 6, 2014:   Small Business Employer Workshop

July 2014

July 27, 2014:   Summer Second 8-Week Semester Ends

July 4, 2014:    4th of July Holiday

June 2014

June 24, 2014:   Realtors Industry Smart Seminar Email and Social Media Marketing

June 24, 2014:  Greater Houston Business Procurement Forum

June 23, 2014:  Summer 1 – 5 Week Finals

June 19, 2014:  How To Get SBA Guaranteed Loans

June 12, 2014:  SBA/SCORE Small Business Awards

June 2, 2014:  2014 HCC Newspring BPC Winners Featured on Business Hour Talk Show

June 2, 2014:  Summer Classes Begin


Spring 2014 Calendar


May 2014

May 16, 2014:  Spring 2014 Small Business Growth Summit

May 11, 2014:   Spring Classes End

May 6, 2014:  Mayor Parker Proclaims May 6 HCC Spring Branch Day

April 2014

April 28, 2014:   2014 BPC Winners Announced & Awards Presented

April 24, 2014:  BPC Judging Session

April 12, 2014:  Small Business Workshop-En Espanol

April 11, 2014:  The Power of Choice – Teaching Enterprise Skills – Faculty Development Workshop

April 3, 2014:  Business Plan Submission Deadline for the BPC!

March 2014

March 28, 2014:  How To Do Business With… Workshops

March 25, 2014:  BPC Training Session 5

March 21, 2014:  Grow Through Exporting

March 10 – 14, 2014:  HCC – SPRING BREAK

March 4, 2014:   BPC Training Session 4

March 1, 2014:   BPC Financial Workshop (Optional)

February 2014

February 26, 2014: Entrepreneurship & Economic Development Consortium Meeting (by Invitation Only)

February 25, 2014:  BPC Training Session 3

February 11, 2014:   BPC Training Session 2

February 8, 2014:  HCC Second Start Classes Begin!

February 7, 2014:  HCC Sponsors Houston West Chamber Star Awards – Survey Presented

February 4, 2014:  BPC Training Session 1

February 4, 2014:  Greater Houston Business Procurement Forum Breakfast – HCC W Loop, Changing Face of Houston Survey Presented

February 4, 2014:  Community College Qatar Visits HCC Spring Branch

January 2014

January 21, 2014:   Last Chance to Apply to Compete in the HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition – Closes Today!

January 26, 2014:  HCC Center for Entrepreneurship Featured on Business Makers Radio Show

January 25, 2014:  Game Changer Networking Event, HCC W Loop

January 17, 2014:  SCORE & Constant Contact Spring Small Business Workshops

January 17, 2014:  Consulate General of Switzerland and Swiss Trade Commission Visit HCC

January 14, 2014:   BPC Advisor Training (Invitation only)

January 13, 2014:  2014 Spring Classes Start

January 9, 2014 HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition Reception 


Fall 2013 Calendar


December 2013

December 10, 2013:  How will the Affordable Care Act affect your business?

December 5, 2013:   HCC’s Annual Small Business Growth Summit – December 5

November 2013

November 19, 2013:  Grow Your Business with Social Media: Simple Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses

November 18, 2013:  Enter the 2014 Newspring Business Plan Competition – Applications Now Being Accepted!

November 7, 2013:  Affordable Health Care Act – Doing Business with the Federal Government

October 2013

October 12, 2013:   Starting & Running Your Own Business

September 2013

September 24, 2013 :  Greater Houston Procurement Forum

September 19, 2013:  Finding, Hiring, and Keeping the Best Talent

September 14, 2013 Starting & Running Your Own Business

September 9, 2013:  Entrepreneurship 2.0 – Taking Your Business To The Next Level!

September 7, 2013:  Small Business Workshops

September 4, 2013 How To Do Business With…

September 4, 2013:   One Million Cups 


Summer 2013 Calendar


August 2013

August 21, 2013:  2nd Annual Big Social Media Symposium

August 17, 2013:  Starting and Running Your Own Business

June 2013

June 26, 2013:  One Million Cups

June 20, 2013:  How To Do Business With The Port Of Houston

June 20, 2013:  Financial Literacy Breakfast – Women’s Business Center

June 19, 2013:  One Million Cups

June 19, 2013:  How to Talk to Your Banker

June 12, 2013:  Dr. Hodges & IACCGH Unite to Strengthen Small Businesses in Houston

June 12, 2013:  One Million Cups

June 6, 2013:  Coffee Talk – Houston West Chamber of Commerce

June 5, 2013:  Financing your Small Business – a Lunch and Learn Event

June 5, 2013:  One Million Cups

June 4, 2013:  Negotiation Tactics for Small Businesses 

May 2013

May 30, 2013: SBA Week Awards Ceremony, JW Marriott

May 28, 2013: Greater Houston Business Procurement Forum, HCC West Loop

May 22, 2013: Negotiations Tactics for Small Businesses, HCC Spring Branch

May 21, 2013: 10,000 Small Businesses – You are the Leader, UH SBDC

May 18, 2013: HCC Commencement Ceremony, Reliant Stadium

May 15 & 16, 2013: WBEA Conference, Reliant Center

May 13 – July 7, 2013: Summer First 8 Week Session

May 13-31, 2013: Summer Mini 3 Week Session

May 6-12, 2013: Finals

May 3, 2013: Straight Talk, SCORE & Capital One Bank, The Wesley Community Center

May 2, 2013: HWCOC Coffee Talk, Chamber Office Building

May 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2013: 1 Million Cups of Coffee, HCC Partner Newspring, Teeba Café, Spring Branch


Spring 2013 Calendar


April 2013

April 26, 2013: HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition Awards Ceremony, HCC Spring Branch

April 24, 2013: IACCGH Small Business Outreach – How the SBA Can Help You Grow Your Business HCC Katy

April 23, 2013: Grad Leadership Series – Be Your Own Boss Roundtable, HCC Katy

April 23, 2013: Greater Houston Business Procurement Forum, HCC West Loop

April 17, 2013: Establishing, Maintaining, and Expanding a Successful Business, HBDI, The Palm Center

April 10, 2013: Financing your Small Business, SCORE, Kingdom Builders

April 9, 2013: Negotiation Tactics for Small Business Owners, 10,000 Small Businesses, HCC Spring Branch

April 4, 2013: HWCOC Coffee Talk, Chamber Office Building

April 4, 2013: Deadline to present written plans for HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition

April 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2013: 1 Million Cups of Coffee, HCC Partner Newspring, Teeba Café, Spring Branch

March 2013

March 29, 2013:  Spring Holiday

March 26, 2013: Greater Houston Business Procurement Forum, HCC W Loop

March 19, 2013: BPC Training Session 5:  Final Group Q&A & Presentation Skills, Judging Criteria,  (Plans due April 5th) (2 hour session) (Eagle Room, 115), BPC Contestants & Advisors only, HCC SB

March 18, 2013: Eight-Week Session Classes Begin

March 11-March 15, 2013: Spring Break

March 7, 2013: Coffee Talk, Healthcare, Staying Out of the Costly Traps, HWCOC

March 6, 2013:  Increase Sales Through Internet Marketing Techniques, HCC West Loop

March 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2013: One Million Cups of Coffee, HCC Partner Newspring, Tebo Café, Spring Branch

March 5, 2013:  Preparing for a Lender Panel & Workshop, HCC at UH SBDC

March 4, 2013:  IACCGH Small Business Outreach- Power of Email Marketing, HCC Stafford

February 2013

February 27, 2013:  Small Business Resource Forum, HCC & HICC, Hyatt North Houston

BPC Contestants & Advisors only

February 26, 2013:  BPC Training Session 4: Financials** , BPC Contestants & Advisors only, HCC SB

February 26, 2013:  Houston Business Procurement Forum, HCC SW

February 19, 2013:  BPC Training Session 3: Company Structure, Organization and Staffing, Concept of Financial Management, Work Session, BPC Contestants & Advisors only, HCC SB

February 21, 2013:   Business After Hours Mixer, HCC & Strategic Partners, Omni Houston Hotel

February 19, 2013:  Capital Financing Workshop and Panel, HCC at UH SBDC

February 18, 2013: Presidents’ Day,  Holiday

February 12, 2013:  Refine your Pitch, HCC SB

February 9, 2013: Second Start Session Classes Begin (12-Week Session)

February 7, 2013:  Coffee Talk, Closing Sales, HWCOC

February 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2013: 1 Million Cups of Coffee, HCC Partner Newspring, Tebo Café, Spring Branch

February 5, 2013:  BPC Training Session 2: Contestants Give Elevator Pitches, Product and Company Differentiation; BPC Contestants & Advisors only, HCC SB

January 2013

January 29, 2013:  BPC Training Session 1: Review Contestant Guidelines & Rationale, Executive Summary, Market Opportunity, Customer Profile, Guidelines for Elevator Pitch Assignment, Work Session, HCC SB

January 29, 2013: 2013 Hard Hat Construction and Business Opportunity Forum, HCC W Loop

January 22, 2013, Deadline for Applications 2013 HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition

January 21, 2013:  Dr. Martin Luther King Day, Holiday

January 23 & 30, 2013:  One Million Cups, HCC Partner Newspring, Fratelli’s, Spring Branch

January 16, 2013:  Learn About Large & Small Business Opportunities, HCC District

January 14, 2013: Spring Semester Starts (16-Week Session)

January 12, 2013:  Starting and Running your Own Business Seminar, HCC SB

January 10, 2013:  Coffee Talk: Getting the Attention of Potential Customers in this Current Economy, HWCOC

January 8, 2013: 10KSB Negotiation Tactics for Small Business Owners, HCC SB

December 2012

December 18 – January 2, 2013:  Winter Break, Campuses Closed

December 17, 2012 – January 9, 2013:  Winter 12/Spring 13 Mini Session

December 17, 2012: Greater Houston Business Procurement Forum, HCC W Loop

December 10-15, 2012: Finals

December 6, 2012: Coffee Talk, How Your Credit Score Can Boost or Kill Your Business, HWCOC


Fall 2012 Calendar


November 2012

November 14, 2012: Successful Marketing & Social Media Strategies

November 12, 2012: Katy Area Small Business Outreach & Networking Reception-Lecture-How to Get Guaranteed SBA Small Business Loans

November 12, 2012 – HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition-Application Period Opens

November 1, 2012: Monthly Coffee Talk: “The Four Secrets to Client Retention”

October 2012

October 30, 2012: HCC Small Businesses Growth Forum – 10/30/12

October 23, 2012: Entrepreneur Johnny Cupcakes Brings His “Cupcakes from the Crypt” Tour to Houston

October 13, 2012: Starting & Running Your Own Business Seminar

September 2012

September 25, 2012: Greater Houston Business Procurement Forum

September 8, 2012: Small Business Workshop Series–September 8th

September 6, 2012:  Thriving Not Just Surviving in Social Media


Summer 2012 Calendar


August 2012

August 18, 2012: Starting and Running Your Own Business Seminar–August 18th

August 17, 2012: One Woman Conference and Governor’s Small Business Forum-August 17, 2012

August 10, 2012: Accessing Capital for Small Business Success

July 2012

July 24, 2012: Greater Houston Procurement Forum

July 17, 2012: Fund and Grow Your Business – Lenders Panel

July 13, 2012: Maximizing City of Houston Procurement Opportunities

July 12, 2012: Refine Your Pitch, Refine Your Plan, Grow Your Business

June 2012

June 26, 2012: Greater Houston Business Procurement Forum–June 26, 2012

June 7, 2012: Coffee Talk: Refine Your Pitch, Refine Your Plan, Grow Your Business – June 7


Spring 2012 Calendar


May 2012

May 29, 2012: Greater Houston Business Procurement Forum

May 17, 2012: How to Raise Working Capital to Fund Your Business

May 3, 2012: “Money Management and Profitability” with Guest Speaker Eddy Seng

April 2012

April 30, 2012: Awards Ceremony for HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition

April 26, 2012: HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition-Finalists Judging Session

April 10, 2012: Small Business Growth Summit Presented by HCC and SCORE

April 5, 2012: Newspring Small Business Forum-Five Keys to Leading a Successful Business

April 5, 2012: Business Resource Committee presents Coffee Talk-The Four Keys to Client Retention

March 2012

March 28, 2012: Social Media Strategy Workshop & “Best In Class” HCC Student Services

March 20, 2012: Business Plan Competition Training Session 4-Presentation Skills & Final Group Q&A

March 6, 2012: Business Plan Competition Training Session – Optional Q&A

March 3, 2012: Low Cost Marketing: Online & Offline Strategies for Small Businesses

March 1, 2012: Newspring Business Forum: “Differentiation-Why Should I Buy From You?”

March 1, 2012: Business Resource Committee Presents Coffee Talk-Building External Alliances For Your Business

February 2012

February 22, 2012: Franchise Your Business with Other People’s Money-HCC SE

February 21, 2012: Business Plan Competition Training Session #3-The Numbers

February 15, 2012: Spring Branch Campus: Power of Email Marketing Seminar & HCC’s Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses-Information Session

February 8, 2012: Southeast Campus: Power of Email Marketing Seminar & HCC’s Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses-Information Session

February 2, 2012: Spring Branch Business Forum: Marketing and Customer Acquisition” with Guest Speaker Jim Rohr

February 2, 2012: Coffee Talk-Strategically Networking for Success

January 2012

January 31, 2012: 2012 HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition Training Session #1

January 23, 2012: Innovation Norway 2012 Orientation-HCC Spring Branch

January 21, 2012: Small Business Workshop Series-HCC SE

January 20, 2012: Application Deadline for 2012 HCC Newspring

January 17, 2012: Spring 2012 Semester Starts–Register Now

January 14, 2012: Starting and Running Your Own Business Seminar – HCC Spring Branch (82 attended!)

January 10, 2012: Advisor Training Session – 2012 Annual Newspring Business Plan Competition

January 5, 2012: Spring Branch Business Forum: A Business Idea Isn’t Necessarily a Market Opportunity

January 5, 2012: Coffee Talk: Referability-What’s In It For Me?

 

December 1, 2011:  “The Key’s to a Successful Business” with Guest Speaker Jack Barry III

December 1, 2011:  State Taxes-Entrepreneur Coffee Talk

November 5, 2011:  Small Business Workshops

November 3, 2011:  Local Taxes- Entrepreneur Coffe Talk