Let's Get You
Back in Business

Rice University’s Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies is partnering with The Ion to provide education and insight to small business owners, helping them return to normal operations and recover from the closures.

Houston is home to thousands of small businesses impacted by closures as a result COVID-19. Coming back involves more than just flipping over the “OPEN” sign. The Glasscock School and The Ion are teaming up to provide education and insight to small business owners, helping them return to normal operations and recover from the closures. The Back In Business Initiative will provide online short courses with timely, industry-specific case studies for local business owners.

  • Collaborative Decision Making with Inadequate Information

    This course will apply research and best practices to making decisions with inadequate information and communicating them successfully during this COVID-19 crisis. Startups, small businesses, and large corporations are all facing important, difficult decisions with inadequate information and inadequate time...

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  • Marketing Strategy and Communication in Uncertain Times

    As industries face sudden and unique challenges, now more than ever, we must think strategically to maintain business and build relevance through our marketing and communications. From customers and internal staff to industry partners and peers, learn how we can take a strategic look at supporting existing needs while building new opportunities for our organizations...

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  • Open Innovation and Problem-Solving in an Organization

    Open innovation enables firms to leverage data, talent, and expertise to rapidly generate new ideas, solve problems, and find efficiencies. This course will help business leaders identify urgent and critical problems amenable to open innovation solutions and develop creative strategies and implementation through open innovation...

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OpenRICE Webinars

OpenRICE is an effort to continue the Glasscock School’s long history of being Rice’s “open gate” to the Houston area. Through this initiative, we will provide free relevant, and timely expertise and insight in the form of short courses called OpenRICE Sessions. These single session experiences will help Houstonians gain a greater understanding of a multitude of topics and serve as an educational supplement and primer for further thought and deeper study.


Connect with us

Have questions about our offerings? Speak with a member of our team to discuss which of our offerings would be the right fit for you. Contact Lori Cykala, senior program coordinator for the Glasscock School's Professional & Corporate Programs at 713-348-6167 or email lori.cykala@rice.edu.

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