Published on: November 26, 2013
Saturday, Nov. 30 is Small Business Saturday – a day to show support to small businesses
by shopping at a small business.
Lone Star College System supports small businesses 365 days a year through its career and technical education programs to meet the needs of a wide variety of small-business owners. Whether it is training or retraining, customized or traditional programming, LSCS helps produce a trained workforce that contributes to the success of small businesses.
First observed in 2010, Small Business Saturday has become an alternative to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which feature big box retail and e-commerce stores respectively. Small Business Saturday urges holiday shoppers to support brick and mortar businesses that are small and local.
“Small businesses play a vital role in our local economy every day of the year,” said Linda Head, LSCS associate vice chancellor, Workforce Development and Corporate College. “That’s one of the reasons Lone Star College offers so many diverse and vibrant programs to help them not only compete, but to succeed.”
For those already in the workforce, LSCS offers solutions through its LSC-Corporate College for customized training and professional development, aimed at helping companies and employees succeed in today’s knowledge-based, high-tech economy.
LSCS also provides support through the LSCS Small Business Development Center. This dynamic program helps businesses become established, grow, survive and succeed by providing professional management consulting and training, resulting in a positive economic impact for north Harris and Montgomery counties. Numerous small-business owners have taken advantage of this powerful resource to evolve their business to the next level.
LSCS offers customized training and professional development aimed at helping companies
of all sizes and employees succeed in today’s knowledge-based,
Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest-growing community college system in the nation. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online.