"The Group for Growth."®
Services Cooperative Association delivers products, services,
information, training and customers to accelerate the development, efficiency and
profitability of Co-Op companies, resulting in these companies having won virtually every
award for business growth in
Houston, some nationally and internationally.
business by business."®
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 and early stage service company entrepreneur.
easy to understand
and implement information,
consulting and services for incubator
on business Incubators
"One size does NOT fit all!"
We're not a charity. We don't have our hand out. We're certainly not
your tax dollar at work. We're of business, by business,
for business. We're financially independent, proud of it and teach our Associates how
to be that way, too.
"The Co-Op Advantage!"®
for business resources,
for business mentoring,
here for business
for business consulting,
here for business tips
here for business development,
here for business growth guides,
here for products/services
facts about free business advice,
here to learn the myths about
and here to discover the
travesty of tax-funded
competition negatively impacting your business.
You can be ANYWHERE
in the country and participate in these business development programs because we were also
first in the world with remote/virtual
access where we create for you a custom designed development methodology, complete with an
advisory board, mastermind group, mentor and professional development coach.
Having recognized that perceived needs of beginning businesses are significantly
different from the bottom looking up than from the top looking down, in early 1977, The Co-Op
research in start-up business development, entrepreneurial education, and emerging
business assistance in order to accurately identify and supply all the
required advancement components for early stage business owners.
The Co-Op has conducted a weekly business development breakfast,
the oldest in the United States, to train early stage entrepreneurs in the experiential
skills necessary for rapid business advancement.
incubation for service companies, where The Co-Op provides the environment, resources, education and
accelerate business growth. The Co-Op is proud sponsor to Houston's first and
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.
"We don't enable. We
Columbus took a chance and discovered a new world.
(He also took only
experienced seafarers to guide him.)
and discover there is a whole, new world awaiting you, too."
C. Dean Kring
Director of Research
relocating or acquiring
When it comes to starting a business,
growing a business, business incubation, business incubation consulting, mentoring or
professional development or training for you or your staff, you've come to the right
place, just as 1,500,000 people (annually) have before you.