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Ignite The Entrepreneur in You
A Small Business Success Series Workshop by HCC© 


Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM CDT

Site registration/Check in: 8:30 AM
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HCC Alief Hayes
2811 Hayes Road
Brown Building with flags, A319, 3rd Floor
Houston, TX 77082

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About Us:
SCORE is an all-volunteer group with real-world business experience, dedicated to your success.

Our Mission: Help small Businesses succeed. 

Our Mantra: We educate, counsel, mentor.

Founded in 1964, SCORE is a non-profit association and a Resource Partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration.
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This workshop is part of Houston Community College’s new Small Business Success Series by HCC©, specially developed for entrepreneurs who are either planning to start a business, in the early stages of launch or planning to grow their business.

Who should attend: Entrepreneurs, startups, and existing business owners who want to know what it takes to create and run a successful business. What are the key traits of successful entrepreneurs? This workshop is designed for you to gain insight into your problem solving style and help you bolster your entrepreneurial ambitions to sustainable success.

There are many different styles of entrepreneurs.  Introverts and extroverts; detail-oriented and big-picture people; risk takers and risk averse as well.  Come learn more about entrepreneurship and how your style and approach to problem solving impacts your entrepreneurial process.


Featured Topics: 

  • Understanding the key traits of Successful Entrepreneurs
  • An introduction to the The Kirton Adaption-Innovation Inventory (KAI) 
  • What are your characteristic ways of problem-solving and what are the implications in business development
  • How to use your problem-solving style to help negotiate, sell and approach business ambitions.

After this wonderful day of learning and self-exploration, tap into a pathway that can help you manage, focus and pursue your entrepreneurial dreams into a reality; through your own business or into a great career working to help make your employer’s small business grow.. a win-win no matter which path you choose to take!  Use this day to create a future that will fulfill you!

Featured Presenters: 

Ned Mueller – Entrepreneur in Residence, Houston Community College, Center for Entrepreneurship Southeast, Founder and CEO, Mueller Consultants, LLC, Silver Fox Advisor and Board Member. Ned’s past experience includes Executive Vice President, Designs Anew Houston LLC, and managerial and executive positions with The Carnrite Group, GB Tech, ARINC Engineering Services and Lockheed Martin.  Ned Mueller also rose to Lieutenant Colonel serving 21 years in the United States Marine Corps. 

Thea Goldin Smith – Chief Possibilideas Guide for Level VII Resources;  Virtual Thinking Expedition Company Guide.  Thea has over 20 years’ experience working with business and educational teams as well as individuals, fostering creative thinking, innovation and change.  She is a certified instructor in the Meyers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and the Kirton Adaption Innovation (KAI) inventory and has been using both instruments to coach teams and individuals since 1998.  She has developed and led training programs which enhance team function and improve leadership skills through the use and understanding of cognitive style in problem solving. She has guided and assisted in leading major Thinking Expeditions with organizations such as Exxon, Texaco, Shell, Lever Ponds, Halliburton, Proctor and Gamble, the U.S Navy, U.S. Joint Service Military Operations, the Swedish Institute for Management (IFL).  Her most recent work involves promoting school reform with administrators, teachers and students in HISD.