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"The Group for Growth"

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We grow companies, advance careers and move new ideas forward!

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The Co-Op is a self-funded, not-for-profit, cooperative association of business owners, former business owners, and future business owners - an educational, sales, marketing, business development, mentoring, incubation
and support organization for the start-up, early stage and
poised-for-growth entrepreneur.

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    Bring us your bright ideas! 
We design a custom tailored development methodology based on your resources, attributes and aptitude for the entrepreneurial process.

We've worked with more than 45,325 companies to date and our associate companies have won virtually every award for business growth in Houston, some nationally and some even internationally!

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Our Specialty
is business development for service companies, where The Co-Op provides the environment, resources, education and methodology to accelerate business growth. The Co-Op is proud sponsor to Houston's first and Texas' oldest business incubator, founded the first  Womens Business Center in the nation, the First  Houston Small Business Seed Capital Fund and the first Virtual Incubation Program in the world. All totally without gifts, grants, donations, contributions or public funding.

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Since 1983,
The Co-Op has conducted a weekly business building development breakfast, the oldest in the United States, to train early stage entrepreneurs in the experiential skills necessary for rapid business advancement.

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"We don't enable. We Empower!"
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Click the image above to discover handy growth guides
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Click the image above to discover business tips and tricks that make a difference.

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Have empty offices to rent?

We can show you how to fill them.

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Tired of all the drab black, white and grey websites? We've been on the World Wide Web 11 days after it became open to the public in 1991. Enjoy our colorful, informative 1,500+ page site as we educate, enlighten, entertain and inspire!

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Have an burning issue you need
immediate assistance with?

For starting, expanding, relocating
or acquiring  a business in Houston

For TOTAL service & support
for incubator owners, operators,
developers, and sponsors

To establish a self-funded small
business development Co-Op
in your city CLICK HERE!

For the complete turnkey startup program
for your business in Houston.

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C. Dean Kring
Research Director
Economic Development Advisor

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Columbus took a chance and discovered
a whole, new world.
He also took only experienced seafarers
to guide him.

and discover there is a whole,
new world awaiting you, too.

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Everything except the office!
First In The World!

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Since 1983.
Join us for a business building breakfast
any Wednesday!

Houston's greatest energy
resource is its Entrepreneurial Energy!

Entrepreneurship Spoken Here!

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We still love ya Stros!
Houston Astros
World Series Champions
October 31st, 2017

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