of the Endorsements received over the years:
If anyone ever asks you 'Who has the program
worked for?' have them call me."
Mark Long, Long Performance Advisors
Senior Lecturer, Entrepreneurship and Management
Indiana University Kelly School of Business
2010/2012 IU Trustees Teaching Award
"Dean Kring was a great help to me."
Jim "Mattress Mack" McIngvale, Owner, Gallery Furniture
Emerging Business Owner of the Year 1988
"My association with Dean goes back several years, and I found him to be forthright and honest,
and highly experienced in helping startup companies like mine make better
business decision, improve marketing approaches, and see improved performance."
Jerry Cooper, Managing Partner, CDC Integrated Services
" . . . you are one of the long standing leaders
in this business
" . . . advice you gave me helped me build a
"Working with you was
"I learned a
lot from you."
Sarah Gallagher, Economic Development Director, City of Boonville
Now President of The Katy Bridge Coalition - Missouri
"If you would like to know how business is really done in this city, I recommend you visit
C. Dean at one of his Services Cooperative Association breakfast meetings.
SCA is Houston's longest serving incubator/accelerator."
Jennie Larry Johnson, Owner, Creative Funding Solutions
"Thanks so much
for all you do for Houston!"
for money and content."
"Working with you and SCA has been a real blessing
"Thank you for
all that you do!"
. . . I admire what you do on a regular basis for entrepreneurs!!!"
up the good work of helping people succeed!"
Wendolyn Smith, Owner, The Transcription Connection
"You are a man that helps capitalism grow in this Country."
Anne Sturgill, Import/Export Buyer/Seller
"The Center was obviously a good deal for me and my business!"
Charlie Montgomery, Fidelity Bonded Warehouse Company, Inc.
"Completely invaluable knowledge, and support."
Kristina Fleagle, Owner, Creative Practice Solutions ~ Delaware
enlightenment and inspiration for my personal vision."
". . . thanks for
investment I ever made in my business."
"I'm moving forward
with the knowledge gained."
when I doubted I could measure up, there you were still cheering me on."
"Working with Dean was the best thing I
ever did for my business."
"I want to express my appreciation for the
expertise, models, education
Peter Haskell, Partner, Rodas Haskell Associates, Inc
"The success levels I've achieved could not have been reached without your assistance."
Cyndi Gutierrez, Artist Owner, Art & Frame
"Thanks for being a part of my growth."
Lorraine Mettlach-Larzabal ~ California
"Thank you for all you have done to help Freedom Builders."
Cal Allen, President, Freedom Builders
"Altogether a very satisfying and richly rewarding experience.
Thank you very much for your dedication to my vision!"
Rev. Rosemary Behrens, Executive Director,
Women Achieving Independence And Financial Success
(The first not-for profit to be incubated in the nation)
Federation of Houston Professional Women "Woman of Excellence 2002"
"I appreciate your comments and suggestions. It's what you do best. Again, thanks."
Andrea Robinson, Executive Director, Houston Proud
"I learned much . . ."
Sharon Jensen, Owner, RM Trading/Investments ~ Oklahoma
". . . how much I am impressed with your work in the here-and-now
and how much I quote your many comments.
You got it right during the time when many of us only sort-of got it right."
Barbara L. Harley, Harley Consulting Group ~ California
VP - Science Park and Innovation Center Expert Group, Fellow - IC2 Institute
UKBI Award International Business Incubation Champion 2007
"Certainly worth my time and money."
Cynthia Shaiu - Commercial Attaché
Taipei Economic and Cultural Office
(Now Deputy Director for U.S., Canada and Europe)
"Thanks again for all your help."
Patrick Ryan, President & CEO, The Texas Chamber of Electronic Commerce
"You made my dreams come true."
Sarah Gallagher ~ Missouri
"Thank you for the years . . ."
Catherine James, Partner, Dixie Cullen Interests, Inc.
Houston 100 Company 2014
Fast 100 Company 2015 & 2016
"I am grateful beyond words."
Ann Stevenson, RN
"I have enjoyed the things that I have learned . . . "
Vickie Manies ~ Banco Popular
"Thank you for the extraordinary attention."
Paul Cummings - International Visitor Program, Institute Of International Education
"Thank you for believing in me."
Denise Patrick, Owner, Patrick Marketing Group
(Now a partner in the largest advertising group in Houston.)
"Once again, thank you so sincerely."
Yeboa Amoa, Managing Director, Ghana Stock Exchange - Ghana
"As I approach 20 years of having been in the incubator,
I continue to realize what a beneficial program you provided and how much
I learned with the Services Cooperative Association and the Entrepreneurial
Development Center. Best regards to you and all the Advisors who made it possible."
Paula Belleggie, partner in the first client company
in the Entrepreneurial Development Center
"Dean, you are a powerful example for all of us who are entrepreneurs!"
Sandy Lawrence, Owner, Perceptive Marketing
"It worked for me."
Kathleen O'Brien, Owner, Business Support Center
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