I remember as a lad growing up one of my teachers telling me there is always more to learn.

Amen, Brothers and Sisters. Amen!

I was taught that by my parents and grand-parents and other military brats I grew up with.

I learned that the learning process is never ending and the more I learned the more I knew there was still more to learn.

Discoveries lead to more discoveries.

Knowledge to more knowledge.

And the process that produces increased knowledge produces tools, attitudes and advantages.

Things like entrepreneurship could be taught and business incubators accelerated business growth and neither a college degree or a business plan are requirements for a successful business. 

And the confidence  to explore the unknown with the curiosity to go where no-one has ever gone before and the courage to move new ideas forward.

Join us for breakfast any  Wednesday ,  and bring your discoveries to share.

Successful regard$ 

C. Dean Kring ~ 713.932.7495 ~ Endorsements 
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 "You can't teach what you don't know."
What you learn in 6 months with The Co-Op
will last a lifetime with your business.
Connect ~ Learn ~ Grow ~ Prosper ®
Houston CrossRoad$ Business Building Breakfast
The Group For Growth®
Wednesday, March 18th, 2020
Come tell us what's next for you
and what we can do to assist?
Motivational Speaker:
"The More You Learn"
C. Dean Kring ~ Research, Services Cooperative Association
Featured Speaker:
"Impacting The Minds of Youth"
TaShunda Joiner,
S.T.E.P. Today Youth Community Development Outreach Center
la Madeleine ~ 10001 Westheimer Road ~ 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM
Check-in starts at 7:00 AM
Don't let the coronavirus outbreak slow your networking activity! Attend the meeting remotely via Skype, enjoy the speakers, introduce yourself and we'll also send you contact information on everyone present so you can do your follow-up, all for only $5.00!
 
Pay here then connect to Houston Crossroads on Skype.
Business of the Week:
Graphic Artist
Should you be in this type of business,
please attend for special recognition! 
Featured Business:
Bruce Hurta ~ 281.384.2595
VP - SBA & USDA Lending
Special Features:
Need assistance? Want to provide assistance?
VIRTUAL ACCELERATOR PROGRAM
SENIORPRENEURS
Are you 65+, have an idea and want to consider it
as a part/full time business?

Featured Networking Group:
The coronavirus outbreak is causing some events to be cancelled or rescheduled. You are advised to confirm the event is still active!

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Featured Event:

Global Health Conference & Exhibition 



Virtual:
Mentor,

Advisory Board,
 
Master Mind Group,

Professional Development Coach
Custom Tailored Development Methodology
Friday Forum via Skype
St. Patrick's Day
Tuesday, March 17th
Washington, D.C.
The Successes of Houston Mechatronics
and the Entrepreneurial Experience
5th Annual Women in Industry Conference
Galveston Moody Gardens Convention Center
Understanding Financial Statements and Cash Flow
Tuesday, March 24th ~ 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Mexico City | Mexico
The SBA Houston District Office is seeking established entrepreneurs to participate in a free, seven-month Emerging Leaders intensive executive-level training series with classes held at Houston District Office on South Gessner, starting on Monday, April 13 and every other week until October from 8:30 am-noon.
 
Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:
  • Have annual revenues of at least $250,000.
  • Have been in business for at least 3 years.
  • Have at least one employee, other than self.
  • Participant must be CEO, COO, CFO, Owner, or President and be key decision maker.
  • A demonstrated commitment, professionalism, and readiness to take one's venture to a new level of success.
Applicants must be prepared to:
  • Attend nearly 100 hours of classroom time and complete assigned projects over the duration of the 2020 session (April through October)
  • Engage with other CEOs, mentors and business experts in learning modules and out of classroom strategic sessions.
Creating a Contagious Company Culture
A special note from the producers:
As always, we are committed to bringing you relevant updates and valuable business intel from the region's top producers, operators and analysts. So, rest assured - the 2020 DUG Permian Basin Conference & Exhibition will continue as planned.
How to Break the Ice Young Professional Happy Hour
Join the largest veteran-focused business plan
competition in the country.
2020 Spring Thing Car Show - Katy, Texas
"SHOW N TELL N SMILE N SELL"
38th Annual Spring Trade Show & B2B EXPO
After Tax Day Celebration

4th Annual Houston Cyber Summit 
38th Annual Entrepreneurial Workshop
&
REI Pool Party

Don't miss this!
Ethics and integrity workshop
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On This Day In History - March 18th
1925
For seven hours, a massive tornado wreaks destruction over some 200 miles, the longest twister track in recorded history, roaring through Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana. The twister kills 695 people and causes an estimated $1.4 billion in damage.
1962
Seven years of war and 132 years of French rule come to an end in Algeria as the Front de Liberation Nationale (FLN) and France sign a peace agreement. Hundreds of thousands, mostly civilians, have died in the conflict.
1965
Soviet cosmonaut Alexey Leonov emerges from his spacecraft and spends 12 minutes suspended in outer space, with only a tether connecting him to his craft. It's humankind's first " extravehicular activity," or EVA. 
1990

$500 million worth of art nabbed

Disguised as cops, brazen thieves enter Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and make off with 13 invaluable artworks, including paintings by Vermeer and Rembrandt. The crime will remain unsolved.
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Since 1983!
  A not-for-profit cooperative association of independent businesses, founded from an economic development research project on the
importance of small business development conducted by the
 Houston Chamber of Commerce in the late 1970's.

With our first Co-Op meeting held March 14, 1983, to date we've worked with 65,639
 people, generating 45,018 tips, leads, referrals and items of new business, generating revenues exceeding one billion dollars, founded the Entrepreneurial Development Center - Houston's first and Texas' oldest small business incubator and co-working space, First Houston Small Business Seed Capital Fund - literally the first small business seed capital fund in Houston, the Womens Business Center - first business incubator for women business owners in the country with residency space and the Virtual Business Center - the first remote business incubator in the world - all totally without public funding, grants, gifts, donations or contributions. 

Co-Op companies have won virtually every award for business growth in Houston, some nationally and some even internationally.
 
Our Entrepreneurial Research Division conclusively demonstrated "entrepreneurship" could be taught in a classroom environment, resulting in colleges and universities, globally,
commencing entrepreneurial courses.
 
Here are but a few of the many endorsements given us.

Here are some of the organizations we've worked with.

We grow companies, build careers and advance ideas.
May we assist with yours?

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Among our projects for 2020:
We're asking our government to please stop tax-payer
funding of  those Small Business Development Centers across
the U.S. which 
knowingly compete with tax-paying businesses.
Should you have a business that has been negatively impacted by
SBDC competition let us know. 
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