"The Group for Growth"®
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.
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 51,344 people to date and our associate companies have won virtually
every award for business growth in Houston, some nationally and some even
Our specialty is business development
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.
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 advancement.
"We don't enable. We Empower!"®
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expanding, relocating or acquiring a business in
and support for incubator owners, operators, developers, and sponsors.
To establish a self-funded
business development Co-Op in your city.
For the complete turnkey custom
designed startup program for your business in Houston.
C. Dean Kring
energy resource is its Entrepreneurial Energy!
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October 31st, 2017
Tired of all
the drab black, white and grey websites?
We are, too.
So we kept our
site in colors. Our favorite colors as a matter of fact. Red, White and Blue!
We've been on the World Wide Web since 11 days after it became open to the public in 1991.
Enjoy our colorful, informative 1,500+ pages as we educate, enlighten, entertain and
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