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Over the years we've noticed that people essentially come to us for one of two reasons:

They require assistance or they want to provide assistance.

So we've made the process more simple with one web page to provide options for both situations.

For those of you already familiar with Services Cooperative Association, you know our history and track -record so you can skip this part, for others, please read on, including  Houston's first and Texas' oldest business Incubator; the first Womens Business Center in the United States; the first Virtual Incubator in the world; that our clients have won essentially every award for business growth in Houston, some nationally and some even internationally; that our clients  have ranged from pre-startups to the largest companies within their respective industries in the world, plus non-profits, plus universities plus governments, plus charities.


Oh yes, we're independent business owners and operate entirely without grants, gifts, donations, contributions or public funding.

We are not your tax-dollar at work and we are outspoken critics of those organizations which use tax-funding for business support services and have no up-line overseeing their efficiency, accuracy or accountability.

Here are a few of the endorsements we've received over the years from real people and you probably already know some of them.

I invite you to check us out on the World Wide Web and to determine if working with us is appropriate for you.

Join us for breakfast any Wednesday to connect face-to-face.

Need immediate assistance? It's just a click away .

Happy New Year & Successful Regard$,  
C. Dean Kring ~ 713.932.7495 ~ Endorsements 
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 "Entrepreneurship is an experiential discipline.
To teach it, you must be able to do it."

To our regular readers, yes we know we normally send this to you on Thursdays. We're testing a day change.
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, January 15th, 2020

Motivational Speaker:
"Redirect Your Focus in Current Times"
Sonia Thomas - AOFL Business Solutions
Featured Speaker:
"Avoiding the Legal Pitfalls of Starting a Small Business"
Katrina M. Davis - KMD Law & Associates

7:30 AM to  8:30 AM
Corner Bakery Cafe - 9311H Katy Freeway (I-10W at Echo Lane)
Check-in starts at 7:00 AM
Business Showcase:
"Constructing the Conversation"
Annual Best Introduction Contest
1 st Place
Marianne Gooch ~ DynaComm, LLC
2nd Place
Michael Lewis ~  Holes Hoops And Hope
3rd Place
Sonia Thomas ~  AOFL Business Solutions
Business of the Week:
Graphic Artist
Should you be in this type of business,
please attend for special recognition! 
Featured Business:

To be the Featured Business in EntrepreNEWS, please go here.
Special Feature:
Are you 65+, have an idea and want to consider it
as a part/full time business?
More information here .
To be the Special Feature in EntrepreNEWS, please click here.
Featured Networking Group:
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please click here!

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Featured Event:
Starting February 12th, 2020
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
and the following 2nd Wednesdays of each month
Should you be seeking assistance with your business, career or new idea or you wish to provide assistance to those seeking assistance with business, career or idea, we invite you to consider the Advisory Board of our Virtual Accelerator Program.
More information here.
To be the Featured Event in EntrepreNEWS,
please click here!

LinkedIn Strategies for Business Growth 
Thursday, January 16th ~ 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM


Advisory Board,
Master Mind Group,

Professional Development Coach
Custom Tailored Development Methodology
Friday Forum via Skype
Houston Naval Museum Tour and Lunch
January 18th ~ 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
January 28th ~  8:00 AM to 11:30 AM.
Houston Community College ~  West Loop Campus
5601 W. Loop South ~  1st Floor Auditorium
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Ethics and integrity workshop
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Have empty offices?
Click here and learn how we can fill them for you!
Interested in being a building
owner rather than a tenant?
Click here and learn about the significant
 advantages of a Resident Owned Co-Op Office Building
On This Day In History - January 15th
Having succeeded her half-sister Mary to the throne the previous November, the 25-year-old Elizabeth is officially crowned queen. Once declared illegitimate, the daughter of the late King Henry VIII and his executed queen, Anne Boleyn, The Virgin Queen will reign 45 years. 
The doors open at Montagu House, a converted mansion, and the public explores thousands of curiosities, manuscripts, artworks, and antiquities.
The collections of the British Museum belong to the nation, not the monarch
nor a church, and they'll grow to be among the largest and most comprehensive in the world.
Sixty million TV viewers tune in as the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs clash at Los Angeles' Memorial Coliseum. Green Bay's quarterback Bart Starr will guide the Packers to a 35-10 victory.
US Airways Flight 1549 strikes a flock of geese shortly after takeoff, and both engines fail. Captain Sullenberger quickly decides to land the jet on the Hudson River, saving the lives of everyone on board.








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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 65,635
 people, generating 44,950 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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Please connect with us on Alignable?

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.
If you have a business that has SBDC competition let us know. 
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