Episode 451: Academic Entrepreneurism
The very passionate Sandra Louvier, Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship at Houston Community College—who is also Outreach Ambassador for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses—has the scoop on another great program. In our vignettes, Leisa interviews Lisa Pounds of Green Plate Foods; PKF’s Karen Love chats with Rose Morales, King Ranch Saddle Shop; Robin visits with Michelle Holmes of James Coney Island; and Laura Max chats with Jared Lang, Audi Central Houston.
Russ and Leisa host the show that champions entrepreneurship. Clearly Houston is THE place to be; we have a great show! Includes: our Quote of the Week—more inspirational words from our favorite British statesman Sir Winston Churchill; This Week in Business History includes genius inventor Lawrence Hargrave, the Lincoln Motor Co. and Play-Doh; and the Jargon Challenge Round—trendy technospeak you should know.
What is it about Houston?! We found another over-the-top college entrepreneurship program, this one catering to all ages and business levels, whether it’s writing a business plan or growing an existing company to the next level. Sandra Louvier, director of the Center for Entrepreneurship at HCC, explains how it all started with a competition, the curriculum was launched in 2009 and now HCC runs a mentor-based working competition and is in a partnership with Goldman Sachs and Babson College. It’s a wonderful story!
It’s all about image and lifestyle. Laura Max visits with Jared Lang, general manager of Audi Central Houston and founder of Fashion Houston.
How do you know your brand needs an update? Robin Tooms asks Michelle Holmes, director of marketing for James Coney Island.
The entrepreneurial bug hits in many different ways. Leisa Holland-Nelson interviews Lisa Pounds, founder and CEO of Green Plate Foods.
It’s Rodeo time in Houston and you KNOW the King Ranch Saddle Shop is ready. PKF's Karen Love chats with Rose Morales, general manager.