A 5-Part Small Business Success Series by HCC


Five Saturdays:
Aug 24, Sep 14, Oct 5, Oct 19, Nov 2.
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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Lalitha Raman 


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 713-252-2419.

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 business.

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Fee: $80

Free to Veterans and 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 again early next year. 

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

You can buy individual workshops below for $25 each
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The Entrepreneur in You... Aug 24. $25 ... Register NOW! 
Leverage Your Personality Strengths in to Small Business Success 

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

  • 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. 

Is My Idea Lucrative? ... Sep 14.  $25 ... Register NOW!
Test the financial viability of your idea through a deep dive into the mechanics of evaluating your business idea.

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

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.

How Much Will it Cost?...  Oct 5. $25 ... Register NOW!
Do the numbers.

Featured Presenter: Rebecca Schultz, Entrepreneur, Experienced Loan Officer & Faculty, HCC Goldman Sachs 10m000 Small Businesses.

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

Bonus feature: 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.

How Do I Market my Idea?...  Oct 19. $25 ... Register NOW!
Nothing happens in business until something gets sold” said Thomas Watson, founder of IBM.

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.

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!

How Do I Manage Risk? ... Nov 2.  $25 ... Register NOW!
Protect Your Assets, Your Business, and Your Future

Featured Presenter: David Regenbaum: Entrepreneur in Residence, President HCC Foundation, Faculty, HCC Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses.


  • 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.