HCC teams with SBA to expand small business development

May 23, 2018


Houston Community College and the Small Business Administration are renewing an alliance to strengthen the development of small businesses in the greater Houston area.

Under terms of a Strategic Alliance Memorandum, HCC and the SBA will continue to coordinate resources when appropriate to assist students and member businesses with training and services. The alliance will allow HCC and the SBA to participate together in conferences, workshops and seminars, and provide speakers and publications at each other’s events.

“We are excited to be joining forces with the SBA to create additional opportunities for our students who intend to start small businesses or want to grow existing ones,” says Maya Durnovo, HCC chief entrepreneurial officer. “This agreement makes our strong entrepreneurial programs even more effective.”               

According to the head of the local SBA, the ongoing alliance provides a boost to small businesses in the community. “Our goal is to maximize outreach efforts to enlighten the Houston entrepreneurial community, and what better resource partner to have than the Houston Community College Center for Entrepreneurship,” says Tim Jeffcoat, SBA Houston district director. “We have worked together for years and this formal agreement allows the SBA Houston District Office to continue to develop new opportunities for Houston’s small business owners.”

HCC and the SBA will also work together to negotiate additional joint training and outreach activities to enhance entrepreneurship in the Houston area small business community.

For more information on HCC small business and entrepreneurship programs, click here.

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