Center for Entrepreneurship - Northwest

Center for Entrepreneurship - Northwest

The mission of the Center for Entrepreneurship - Northwest (c4e) is 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.

Small Business Success Series by HCC©


Small Business Success Series by HCC©

A series of five one-day workshops designed to prepare entrepreneurs for business launch and growth.

Focused, interactive, immediately applicable

Funding Your Business


Funding Your Business

Training and prep to obtain funding to launch and grow

Connections & Access

Top Teams Recognized in 2019 Business Plan Competition


Online Continuing Education Courses for Small Business Owners & Their Employees

HCC also offers focused, affordable online small business classes in shorter time segments than traditional college credit classes. For example, take the Creating a Successful Business Plan Class and get 24 hours of online learning over six weeks. Or, choose the three-class Entrepreneurship Series Package. Register online in just a few minutes! Classes start each month. Online CE Courses



Small Business Advising at HCC Alief-Hayes

Tuesdays (By Appointment Only)
Whether you are just starting a business or expanding an established business, the HCC Northwest Center for Entrepreneurship can assist you. We offer aspiring and existing entrepreneurs the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a business counselor at our Center for Entrepreneurship at the HCC Alief-Hayes campus.

We provide business counseling through our Entrepreneur-in-Residence and our strategic partners SCORE and Silver Fox Advisors. We can also schedule mentoring appointments with strategic partners such as Constant Contact (regarding eMarketing) and with funders such as Wallis State Bank, Amegy Bank, and LiftFund to assist you in building relationships to seek funding to start or grow your business. We are here to help you succeed. Meet with a business counselor to develop your business plan, discuss a new idea or tackle a business problem.  Small Business Advising


Our Community, Our Money

The Entrepreneur In You

Our Community, Our Money (The Entrepreneur In You), is a show produced with the Entrepreneurial Initiatives department and HCC-TV. The show will focus on topics related to business and the community. The show will promote a variety of activities developed by the Entrepreneurial Initiatives Department, Centers of Excellence, students, partners, and business owners in our community.

The show will air on Mondays, Wednesdays, (6:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.) and Saturdays (7 p.m.) and it is broadcast on AT&T U-verse Channel 99, Comcast Channel 19, TV Max Channel 97, Phonoscope Channel 77 and Cebridge Channel 20. HCCTV reaches more than 700,000 basic cable television subscribers daily in Houston’s city limits and beyond. This show will be an opportunity to drive more engagement to our programs and to highlight the success of our students, small business owners, and community.


Center for Entrepreneurship - Northwest

Sandra Louvier

Program Director

Alief Hayes Campus 2811 Hayes Road, Houston, TX 77043

About Us

The mission of the Northwest College Center for Entrepreneurship (c4e) is 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.