Wondering who C. Dean Kring is and what he can offer
C. Dean Kring has been conducting independent research into entrepreneurial development
since 1977. Among his notable activities to test his methodologies and theories was the
founding of Services Cooperative Association as
the first business/entrepreneurial/professional development cooperative in the United
States and both the Entrepreneurial
Development Center, the oldest business incubator in Texas, and the first Womens Business Center in
the nation, all entirely without gifts, grants, contributions, donations or public
His clients have won virtually
every award for business growth in Houston and continue to do so.
He was the first to publish "Women process information, assess risk, utilize
support systems and demonstrate team playing skills uniquely" which led
him to the design of a development methodology unique to women. As an indication of
validation, in a 5 year period there were 6 women with these incubators recognized as "Women
of Excellence" by the powerful and prestigious Federation of Houston
Dean also was the first to publish that women were starting businesses at a faster rate
than men, resulting in the federal government establishing the Women's Business Center
program across the United States.
Dean was also the first to advocate that entrepreneurship
could be taught, with the best teachers being those entrepreneurs who had started
successful businesses, resulting in colleges and universities around the nation commencing
entrepreneurial programs using business owners in the classrooms.
Dean also predicted that Houston would become the
"Startup Capital" of the United States. Now Houston has had more business
starts, since 1999, than any other city in America.
Dean was also first to define the presence or absence of
the controversial "entrepreneurial exponent" as the chief contributing factor in
the success or failure of entrepreneurial endeavors. "There exists within
some people an inherent quality; an entrepreneurial exponent. With it, the likelihood of
business success is dramatically increased." This led to the theory for design
of the Master Mind Focus Group methodology for women business owners.
Dean is "recognized by the National Business
Incubation Association as an industry leader and pioneer in business incubation"
and as leading "one of Houston's core entrepreneurial groups" by the
Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
Check out his complete bio here.