Welcome To The Houston Economic Empowerment Center
The Houston Economic Empowerment Center (H-EEC) of the Houston Area Urban League works with private, public and nonprofit resources to build strong, sustainable and successful minority businesses. The result will be wealth creation, job creation and better economic health in the minority and urban core communities of Greater Houston Area.
The goal of the H-EEC is to help established minority entrepreneurs obtain the necessary management skills that will enable them to take advantage of new business opportunities and qualify for financing that will lead to higher levels of business growth.
One on One
The one on one mentor sessions provide the client with business support and guidance. H-EEC staff assesses the situation and helps the client determine what their next steps should be. The benefits to the client are access to resources and opportunities to develop new skills or enhance existing ones. The H-EEC will combine direct entrepreneurial skills development and assistance from business mentors with targeted resource referrals to insure that the assistance received by the client is specific to their needs.
Sessions are designed to assist established companies that are now ready to take the next step. H-EEC provides numerous workshops throughout the year. Clients will receive group training sessions on business management that can advance their entrepreneurial skill level and provide new information on new business opportunities and financing options. Training session topics can include: Franchising, Buying vs. Building a Business, Understanding Your Financial Statements, Conducting Market Analysis, The Fundamentals of Marketing.
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses at Houston Community College is a practical business management education program that helps you develop the skills you need to grow your company. If you are selected to participate, you also will receive a series of one-on-one business advising sessions from dedicated professionals to help develop a tailored plan for growth.
- Business revenues between $150,000 and $4 million in the most recent fiscal year
- At least four employees
- Business has been in operation for at least two years
- The potential and desire to grow and create jobs in the community
- Own an established business that is poised for growth
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For questions or to schedule an information session, email 10KSB@hccs.edu or call 713-718-8348
Do I have to meet a certain set of standards to get help?
The program is designed for minority business owners who live or work in the Greater Houston area.
How much do services cost?
The initial assessment and matching is free. There may be fees for external consulting, training classes, etc.
Call Houston EEC at 713-393-8700 ext. 8725
8:30 a.m. to 4:30p.m., CST
Monday through Friday
We can help research and answer your business resource questions and guide you to the right organization for business assistance.