"The Group for Growth."®
Services Cooperative Association delivers products, services,
information and training that 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.
"Transforming vision into reality,
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 entrepreneur, where we teach
you what you need to know and do so in the best way that you
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 show our clients how to
be that way, too.
for "The Co-Op Advantage!"®
here for business tips
here for business growth guides,
here for business
here for business development,
here for business mentoring,
here for business resources,
facts about free business advice,
here to learn the myths about
here to learn the
travesty of tax-funded competition.
You can be ANYWHERE
in the country and participate in the 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, 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 commenced original 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 entrepreneurs.
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 and established the First
Houston Small Business Seed Capital Fund. 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
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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. Click on either of
the two links below to discover what The Co-Op can do for you.