Resources

Strategy & Management

Resources

Economic Alliance of Port of Houston
The Economic Alliance Houston Port Region is a non-profit organization created in 1985 whose mission is to grow and market a vibrant regional economy through economic development. Supported by public policy,  workforce development, and quality of life initiatives.

Golden Seeds Angel Network 
Golden Seeds is a discerning group of investors, seeking and funding high-potential, women-led businesses. Join us for Houston Office Hours every first Tuesday of the month from 5:00pm – 7:00pm at the GHWCC Office. 

Karen Love + Co
With a 25+ year long career as an owner and shareholder of one of Houston’s largest and most prominent accounting firms, Karen now works with clients on an individual or group basis to position their brand, hone their vision, and get them to the next brilliant step of their careers. 

NewportLLC
Newport is a national strategic advisory firm that helps owners and CEOs of emerging and midsize companies grow and improve the performance of their businesses, often in support of a successful capital transaction or sale.

SCORE Houston
SCORE offers the nation’s largest network of free, expert business mentors. If you’re just starting a business, SCORE mentors can provide the practical action plan, education, and tools you need to open your doors and establish a customer base. If you already own a business, our volunteer mentors can help identify ways to increase profit, improve employee and customer satisfaction, and achieve work/ life balance.

Texas Workforce Commission (TWC)
TWC is the state agency charged with overseeing and providing workforce development services to employers and job seekers of Texas. TWC strengthens the Texas economy by providing the workforce development component of the Governor’s economic development strategy. Texas boasts an incredibly skilled workforce ready to attract enterprise to the Lone Star State. 

Workshops 

Communication & Alignment: Inspire Employees to Embrace Company Goals with Irene Helsinger
Date/Time: Thursday, May 23, 2019 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: GHWCC Office 3201 Kirby Dr. Suite 400 Houston, TX 77098
Fees/Admission: $25.00 for members $35.00 for non-members

Goal Setting & Strategic Alignment with Kim Denney
Date/Time: Thursday, May 23, 2019 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: GHWCC Office 3201 Kirby Dr. Suite 400 Houston, TX 77098
Fees/Admission: $25.00 for members $35.00 for non-members

Human Resources

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Office of Business Opportunity 
The Office of Business Opportunity is committed to cultivating a competitive and diverse economic environment in the City of Houston by promoting the success of small businesses and developing Houston’s workforce, with special emphasis on historically underutilized businesses and disenfranchised individuals.

NewportLLC
Newport is a national strategic advisory firm that helps owners and CEOs of emerging and midsize companies grow and improve the performance of their businesses, often in support of a successful capital transaction or sale.

Texas Workforce Commission (TWC)
TWC is the state agency charged with overseeing and providing workforce development services to employers and job seekers of Texas. TWC strengthens the Texas economy by providing the workforce development component of the Governor’s economic development strategy. Texas boasts an incredibly skilled workforce ready to attract enterprise to the Lone Star State. 

Workshops

Employee Retention & Engagement: Create a Super-Engaged Workforce with Irene Helsinger
Date/Time: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 11:30 AM-1:00 PM
Location: GHWCC Office 3201 Kirby Dr. #400 Houston TX 77098
Fees/Admissions: $25.00 for members and $35.00 for non-members

Organizational Culture & Values: Building a Values Based Culture with Irene Helsinger
Date/Time: Wednesday, August 21, 201 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: GHWCC Office 3201 Kirby Dr. #400 Houston, TX 77098
Fees/Admission: $25.00 for members and $35.00 for non-members

Customer Engagement

Resources

ASTOUNDZ
ASTOUNDZ is your one stop for everything related to web marketing and search engine optimization (SEO). Hence their Vision, “ONE SEARCH, ONE CLICK, ONE COMPANY”.ASTOUNDZ roots are firmly planted in organic SEO. ASTOUNDZ helps you get your website on the first page of the top search engines including Google, Yahoo, and Bing so your website will be found in ONE SEARCH!

NewportLLC
Newport is a national strategic advisory firm that helps owners and CEOs of emerging and midsize companies grow and improve the performance of their businesses, often in support of a successful capital transaction or sale.

Pennino and Partners
Pennino and Partners specializes in business-to-business public relations and writing services for companies of all sizes – from start ups to multi-nationals. They are well-matched with clients in these sectors: technology, telecommunications, manufacturing, distribution, industrial, publishing, professional services, financial services, real estate development, energy products and services, and healthcare. 

Pierpont Communications 
No matter your end goal Pierpont is focused on one thing: creating impactful ROI-driven strategy scaled to meet your specific need. Every engagement with Pierpont is based on analytics and underscored by our philosophy of public relations + advocacy + marketing + digital. The result is improved brand awareness and reputation blended with dynamic engagement of your most important stakeholders.

Strategic Public Affairs
Whether your savvy government relations or communications department wants an extension of their team, or you need counsel on any matters, make Strategic your public affairs partner. Their goal is to engage in long-term, effective relationships with clients, not only to solve current problems and challenges, but also to better position the client for the future. 

Ventures Marketing Group
Ventures Marketing Group provides clients with a portfolio of marketing services, designed and integrated to produce effective marketing leverage: Marketing Consulting • Advertising and Collateral Design • Ad Sales • PR 

Business Operations

Resources

NewportLLC
Newport is a national strategic advisory firm that helps owners and CEOs of emerging and midsize companies grow and improve the performance of their businesses, often in support of a successful capital transaction or sale.

SCORE Houston
SCORE offers the nation’s largest network of free, expert business mentors. If you’re just starting a business, SCORE mentors can provide the practical action plan, education, and tools you need to open your doors and establish a customer base. If you already own a business, our volunteer mentors can help identify ways to increase profit, improve employee and customer satisfaction, and achieve work/ life balance.

Small Business Office Administration 
The U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.

Workshops

Team-Based Management: Using Sprints to Promote Innovation with Juliet Breeze, MD
Date/Time: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 11:30 AM-1:00 PM
Location: GHWCC Office – 3201 Kirby Dr. #400 Houston, TX 77098
Fees/Admissions: $25.00 for members and $35.00 for non-members

Financial

Resources

Loans of $10,000 to $150,000 to help businesses purchase assets, working capital and closing costs. Also provides gap financing when businesses are unable to obtain all of the financing they need from banks.
 
Golden Seeds Angel Network 
Golden Seeds is a discerning group of investors, seeking and funding high-potential, women-led businesses. Join us for Houston Office Hours every first Tuesday of the month from 5:00pm – 7:00pm at the GHWCC Office.
 
Houston Angel Network (HAN)
The Houston Angel Network (HAN) is the oldest angel network in Texas and most active angel network in the USA. Its members have invested more than $100M in more than 366 deals since its inception in 2001. HAN is a non-profit association that does not charge fees to entrepreneurs; its revenue consists of membership fees and sponsorships.
 
LiftFund – Houston
LiftFund provides small business loans in Houston, Texas. They offer SBA and micro loans for startups or companies looking to stabilize or expand their business.
 
PeopleFund
PeopleFund provides small business loans as well as business assistance and education to people with otherwise limited access to such resources
 
Small Business Office Administration 
The U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.
 

Statesman Business Advisors
Statesman Business Advisors offers an array of corporate finance services and products focused on business transition, capital sourcing, and strategic advisory. They specialize in facilitating mergers and acquisitions, private placements of senior, mezzanine, and equity capital, business valuations, restructurings and strategic advice.

GHWCC Member Banks offering a full suite of business banking solutions include:

Allegiance Bank
Amegy Bank
Bank of America
Bank of Texas
BB&T
Cadence Bank
Chase Bank
Comerica Bank
CommunityBank of Texas
EastWest Bank
First Tennessee Bank
Frost Bank
Green Bank
Guarantee Bank & Trust
IBC Bank
Iberia Bank
Icon Bank
Independent Bank
Prosperity Bank
PurePoint Financial
Spirit of Texas Bank
TDECU
Texan Bank
Wells Fargo Bank

Workshops

Strategies for Dealing with Increased Costs with Stephanie Madrid
Date/Time: Thursday, December 12, 2019 11:30 AM-1:00 PM
Location: GHWCC Office 3201 Kirby Dr. #400 Houston, TX 77098
Fees/Admission: $25.00 for members and $35.00 for non-members

Personal/Professional Development

Resources

Bambi McCullough – Chrysalis Partners 
Bambi McCullough and the Chrysalis Partners provide consulting and coaching services that make a meaningful difference for individuals and teams. Our work has a track record of creating sustainable change for companies of all sizes from entrepreneurial ventures to the Fortune 500.

NewportLLC
Newport is a national strategic advisory firm that helps owners and CEOs of emerging and midsize companies grow and improve the performance of their businesses, often in support of a successful capital transaction or sale.

Procurement/Certifications

Resources

City of Houston OBO
The Office of Business Opportunity is committed to cultivating a competitive and diverse economic environment in the City of Houston by promoting the success of small businesses and developing Houston’s workforce, with special emphasis on historically underutilized businesses and disenfranchised individuals.

Port of Houston
The Port of Houston is a 25-mile-long complex of nearly 200 private and public industrial terminals along the 52-mile-long Houston Ship Channel. The eight public terminals are owned, operated, managed or leased by the Port of Houston Authority and include the general cargo terminals at the Turning Basin, Care, Jacintoport, Woodhouse, and the Barbours Cut and Bayport container terminals.

Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance (WBEA)
The WBEA serves as a third-party certifying organization for women-owned business enterprises (WBEs) in south Texas.  Businesses that are at least 51% owned by a woman and meet specific criteria as outlined by WBENC standards and procedures are eligible for this certification — a designation that is not only recognized but required by most major corporations and governmental agencies as a purchasing criterion.

Accelerators/Incubators

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The Cannon
Cannon Ventures is an investor network and venture studio program that helps raise money and grow startups. Once selected into the Cannon Ventures program, startups will have the opportunity to raise money through the Cannon Ventures investor network and receive hands-on operational and strategic support from the venture studio.

Houston Exponential
Houston Exponential (HX) is a non-profit organization created to accelerate the growth of Houston’s innovation ecosystem. HX believes Houston is where the world will come to solve problems that matter. HX is leading the charge to turn Houston into a hub for high-growth high-potential companies by creating pathways for innovation to flow at scale. 

JLABS
The JLABS vision is to provide a capital efficient and flexible platform where emerging companies can transform the scientific discoveries of today into the breakthrough healthcare products of tomorrow. To accelerate scientific discovery, business, financial and operational obstacles need to be removed so that companies can do what they do best, focus on the science and bringing innovative solutions to patients.

MassChallenge Texas
MassChallenge strengthens the global innovation ecosystem by accelerating high-potential startups across all industries, from anywhere in the world for zero-equity taken.  MassChallenge Texas is the second domestic and sixth international location in MassChallenge’s global network. The region launched in 2018 in Austin, and in 2019, the program expanded to Houston, attracting more startups from around the world to the Lone Star State. With the support of corporate partners, innovation leaders, and local government, the Texas team is delivering on their promise to connect the Texas innovation “tapestry” and bring the world to Texas to innovate.

Station Houston
Station Houston aims to transform Houston into a world-leading hub for technology innovation and entrepreneurship. This vision unfolds as a vibrant community where people live, work and play, with Station serving as the connective tissue fostering our culture of innovation. Membership now includes over 180 startups, 350 members, 130 mentors, and dozens of high-impact strategic partnerships with corporations that represent the key industries driving Houston’s economy.

TMCx
Located in the TMC Innovation Institute, the program provides startup companies with shared workspace, a curriculum tailored to the needs of health care entrepreneurs and the guidance of over 200 advisors from the front lines of the industry. Companies have access to the world’s largest medical center, all without membership fees or equity sharing.

Continuing Education

Resources

Houston Community College 
The Houston Community College School of Continuing Education faculty and staff are committed to providing outstanding instruction and services to our community in areas such as: business, languages, industrial technology & energy, information technology, construction, manufacturing, transportation, public safety, and health. 

Lone Star College 
Academy for Lifelong Learning (50+), Discovery College (Youth 6-17), English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Leisure Learning, Certificate of High School Equivalency (GED), Career Training Opportunities.

Rice University – Jones Graduate School of Business 
Rice Business Executive Education. Learn. Lead. Launch. B2B Marketing Strategy: A Customer-Centric Approach, Rice Advanced Management Program, The Leadership Accelerator, Graduate Finance and Accounting Certificate, Health Care Programs, Individual Courses and Custom Programs.

University of Houston 
University of Houston’s Online & Special Programs is a learning gateway for students who want the flexibility to pursue their academic interests online from the comfort of their own home and at their convenience. You can choose from a variety of programs designed to fit your schedule and enhance your professional development.

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