NEWS UPDATE From HCC BIZCONNECT Entrepreneurial News  (edited) January, 25 teams with 45 contestants were notified they won a prized slot in the 2014 HCC – Newspring Business Plan Competition!  Forty teams in all had applied for one of 25 available spots. January 21st was the competition application deadline.

The competition was kicked off February 4 with the first of five training sessions. All applicants are either students of HCC’s Small Business Management class or graduates of the HCC Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program.

Each of the 26 teams chosen have from one to five team members. Each team will be mentored by two “Real World” Business Advisers. The mentoring will take place from February through April as they refine and polish plans to start or grow their businesses.

The 99 contestants and their Business Advisers meet one-on-one and also benefit from five training sessions held by Newspring’s master trainers, Jack Barry, Richard Tyler and Robert Westheimer.  Training sessions began on February 4th and continue through March 25.  Written plans are due April 3.  Finalists will do an oral presentation to Panel of Judges on April 24 and prize money will be awarded on April 28.

HCC congratulates the contestant teams chosen and encourages them to make the most of the invaluable training and mentorship they will receive in the 2014 HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition!

NEWS UPDATE From Newspring Center for Social Entrepreneurship and Business Nurturing:   Click to read – The HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition is in full swing.

About HCC
HCC is one of the country’s largest singly-accredited, open-admission, community colleges offering associate degrees, certificates, workforce training and lifelong learning opportunities for 75,000 students each semester. HCC is composed of six colleges that serve the greater Houston area’s diverse communities by preparing individuals to live and work in today’s increasingly international and technological society. To learn more go to

About the HCC Center for Entrepreneurship

The mission of Houston Community College’s Center for Entrepreneurship is to provide education and training for entrepreneurs and small business owners. Our mission fosters economic growth through business and community development. More details…

About Newspring
Newspring-Center-logoNewspring are followers of Christ: professionals, business people, artists, teachers, and colleagues who believe that helping others to sustain themselves and their families financially is an important part of our Christian witness.

Newspring is totally focused on the Spring Branch area of Houston. Those of us who work with Newspring believe that many people in Spring Branch suffer the effects of economic instability. Families in Spring Branch are constantly on the move, seeking employment and better housing. It is difficult for many Spring Branch businesses to network into the broader Houston marketplace.

The primary goal of Newspring is to help stabilize Spring Branch, especially the Latino population there. How? By starting and nurturing businesses in the area. We are experienced business men and women who want to share what we know about business. And we also help Spring Branch businesses by expanding their market opportunities, offering our collective network of business contacts and potential customers far beyond the borders of Spring Branch.

Newspring was organized in 2006 and is a 501(c)(3) public charity.


About John J. Barry III (Jack)
Independent Senior Consultant

Mr. Barry is head of his own independent consulting practice. Richard Tyler International, Inc.® is fortunate to have an association with Jack Barry as an outside independent business consultant calling on him to lend his considerable expertise as projects and programs warrant.  Jack Barry’s philosophies regarding leadership, management, customers, employees and shareholders are based on 38 years of firsthand experience and success plus 12 years of consulting and training experience.  His firsthand experience includes the United States Navy, Fortune 500 Companies such as IBM, Xerox and Harris through mid-size companies and entrepreneurial companies.

About Richard Tyler International, Inc.®

Richard Tyler International, Inc.® Name-LogoRichard Tyler International, Inc.® is a Training and Consulting firm, educating clients of all industries and sizes on the five Fundamentals of Business: Sales, Management, Customer Service, Leadership, and Quality Improvement. With its vast resources of consultants, Richard Tyler International provides companies the necessary expertise to grow their businesses profitably.  Richard Tyler International conducts Seminars and Keynotes throughout the world to allow all types of organizations to experience Richard Tyler’s philosophies on business and success. The Richard Tyler International, Inc.® “Commitment to Excellence”® Sales Immersion™ Program and it’s “Commitment to Excellence”® Leadership Mastery™ Program are considered two of the leading education seminars in the world for Sales, Leadership and Management. For more information about Richard Tyler International, Inc.® or Richard Tyler please contact us at

About Richard Tyler:
Richard Tyler, “America’s Corporate and Entrepreneurial Business Expert™” is recognized as the world’s top sales trainer and management consultant. Richard is the CEO of Richard Tyler International, Inc.® as well as a diversified family of companies and services including Excellence Edge™ Films, Excellence Edge™ Productions, Richard Tyler Films®, Excellence Edge™ Ltd., and Richard Tyler International Technologies®.

Richard Tyler - Best Selling Author, World's Top Sales Trainer and Management ConsultantRichard Tyler, Best Selling Author, World's Top Sales Trainer and Management Consultant,  an Award Winning Filmmaker and Entrepreneur. Richard Tyler is a 2-time Best-Selling Author, a 5-time Expy® Award Winner, a 2-time Quilly® Award Winner, a 2-time Editor’s Choice Award Winner, and a C-Suite Book Club featured best-selling author. Richard is a highly acclaimed Professional Speaker and Trainer. Richard Tyler has been inducted into the National Academy of Best Selling Authors® and the National Association of Experts, Writers, and Speakers™. Richard was selected as one of America’s PremierExperts™ and his philosophies have been featured in Forbes magazine, Entrepreneur magazine, The Business Journals, Sales and Marketing Management magazine, Wealth & Financial International magazine, Acquisition International magazine, Corporate America magazine, the Houston Chronicle as well as in hundreds of articles and interviews. Richard has been seen on FOX, CBS, NBC, and ABC television affiliates,,,,,, Wall Street Journal’s,,,, as well as other major outlets.

Richard Tyler's inspirational films including  the documentaries Maximum Achievement: The Brian Tracy StoryThe Soul Of Success: The Jack Canfield Story and a series of short films, The Power In You™. All are critically acclaimed. His award winning film production companies are Excellence Edge™ Films and Richard Tyler Films®.

Richard Tyler’s two immensely popular training seminars, “Commitment to Excellence”® Sales Immersion® Program” and “Commitment to Excellence”® Leadership Mastery™ Program”, are influencing businesspeople from all rungs of the corporate ladder.

Richard Tyler’s two new books, “Success Today” with Brian Tracy and “Boom!” with Mark Victor Hansen and leading experts are international Best-Sellers.

Richard Tyler was recently recognized as the “World’s Top Sales Trainer” and Richard Tyler International’s, “Commitment to Excellence”® Sales Immersion Program®” was recognized as the “World’s Top Sales Training Program” when they received the “Award for Excellence in Sales Training” from Wealth & Finance International magazine.

As Richard says, “Remember, your success tomorrow is in direct proportion to your ‘Commitment to Excellence®’ today.™”

You can connect with Richard at:

Richard Tyler International, Inc.®, ‘Commitment to Excellence®’, Sales Immersion® and Richard Tyler® are registered trademarks of Richard Tyler. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. © 2019 Richard Tyler. All rights reserved.

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