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Fall 2017 Calendar


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