5-Part Small Business Success Series by HCC© 


Five Thursdays:
March 26, April 2, April 9, April 23, May 14
From 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM CDT
Site registration and checkin: 8:30 AM 


HCC Alief Hayes
2811 Hayes Road
Brown Building with flags,
Rooms A319/320, 3rd Floor
Houston, TX 77082

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Bill Klingberg


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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HCC Center for Entrepreneurship – West Houston 

OUR MISSION:  To help entrepreneurs start and grow their small businesses. 

We do this by offering workshops, seminars, summits, classes and competitive training and advising, while also providing practical knowledge, resources and connections.

For more on the HCC Center for Entrepreneurship - West Houston contact us at c4e@hccs.edu or 713-718-6650

  Sign up for this five part series, specially developed for   
  entrepreneurs who are either planning to start a business,
  in the early stages of launch or planning to grow their   

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Fee: $80

Free to HCC Students/Staff/Faculty/BPC/Goldman Sachs
Continental Breakfast & Lunch

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If you miss a workshop or two, you can make up (at no extra cost) when they are offered in the summer and fall at HCC.New schedules will be announced as each season approaches.

After Completion of Five Workshops, you can Request a
Certificate of Completion from HCC.

You can buy individual workshops below for $25 each
by clicking on Register NOW! buttons below.

  Thanks to Wells Fargo Bank, sponsor of the 2020 Small Business    Success Series by HCC© and for making it possible for HCC
  to offer the series at reduced fees to our community and for
  free to HCC students, faculty, staff & alumni


Featured Resource Partners


IgniteThe Entrepreneur in You... Mar 26. $25 ... Register NOW! 
Understand key traits of successful entrepreneurs; your leadership style and problem-solving skills to negotiate, sell & achieve goals. Workshop takeaway:Your Kirton Adoption-Innovation Inventory (KAI).

Featured Presenters: Ned Mueller, HCC Entrepreneur in Residence, Thea Goldin Smith, Chief Possibilideas Guide for Level VII Resources.

Featured Topics:

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

Vet the Venture - Is My Idea Lucrative? ... April 2.  $25 ... Register NOW!
Assists entrepreneurs in determining the financial viability of their business idea or growth plan. Covers competition, market need, price positioning, differentiators, revenue projections, start-up costs and more.

Featured Presenters: HCC’s Entrepreneurs in Residence, Ned Mueller and Austin Tenette

Featured Topics: Use an evaluation framework to assess your idea from several perspectives, including: Competitive space and product/service substitutes; Market need, market size and market positioning; Business model options; Differentiators; Revenue models; Financials - selling price, gross margin, fixed costs, break-even, etc. ; Start-up investments - time, team and financial resources.

Sales & Marketing Powered Up - How do I Market My Idea?...  April 9.  $25 ... Register NOW!
Insights & tactics to improve your organization’s ongoing market research process, messaging, strategic planning, budget & spending, digital marketing, analytics & measurement and loyalty & brand advocacy.

Featured Presenters: Ashley Small, Founder/CEO of Medley Inc., PR & Digital Marketing Agency and Austin Tennette, Certified Business Coach, Focal Point Coaching, Entrepreneur in Residence, HCC NE.

Featured Topics: Generating Revenue - “Nothing happens in business until something gets sold” said Thomas Watson, founder of IBM.  Sales and marketing are often used interchangeably, but in reality are two distinct disciplines. Successful startup and existing business enterprises must master the sales and marketing tools that create success. This workshop prepares you for the “why, how and what’s next” of understanding your target audience and effectively reaching them. Use this day to plan for growth!

Financial Workshop for Small Business Launch & Growth - How Much Will it Cost?...  April 23. $25 ... Register NOW!
Prepare for the “why, how & what’s next” in understanding your numbers: past, present & how to analyze & estimate numbers you & your funders need to know to propel you to sustained success.

Featured Presenter: Rebecca Schultz, Entrepreneur, Experienced Loan Officer & Faculty, HCC Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses.

Featured Topics: Analyze and estimate the numbers you and your investors/lenders need to know to back you and propel you to sustainable success. 

Panel: Hear from and network with financial resource partners from Houston’s entrepreneurial eco-system, including panelists from varying types of Funders from the Houston Entrepreneurial Ecosystem.

Minimize Risk - Protecting Your Assets, Your Business & Your Future ... May 14.  $25 ... Register NOW!
Minimize risk considering: Liability and tax requirements in business organization; insurance; hiring employees & independent contractors; operational processes & contract negotiations.

Featured Presenter: David Regenbaum: Entrepreneur in Residence, Chairman of the Board, HCC Foundation, Faculty, HCC Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses.

Featured Topics:

  • The advantages and disadvantages of operating as a sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, LLC, or non-profit charitable organization; 
  • Legal Liability and tax requirements, and the consequences for each form of organization; 
  • The use of Insurance as a form of Risk Management; 
  • Hiring Employees vs Independent Contractors; 
  • Contract Negotiation; and Operational Processes and Procedures.

Panel: Hear from and network with a panel of experts on the above topics.