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We grow companies, advance careers and move new ideas forward!

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 and career professional.

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    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 45,200 companies to date and our associate companies have won virtually every award for business growth in Houston, some nationally and some
even internationally.

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Our Specialty
is business development for service companies, where The Co-Op provides the environment, resources, education and methodology to accelerate business growth. The Co-Op is proud sponsor to Houston's first and Texas' oldest 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.

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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 business advancement.

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"We don't enable. We Empower!"
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Click the image above to discover handy growth guides
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Click the image above to discover business tips and tricks that make a difference.

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Please use our LIVE CHAT for immediate
answers to your questions.

For starting, expanding, relocating or
acquiring  a business in Houston

For TOTAL service & support
for incubator owners, operators,
developers, and sponsors

To establish a self-funded small
business development Co-Op
in your city CLICK HERE!

For the complete turnkey startup program
for your business in Houston.

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C. Dean Kring
Research Director
Economic Development Advisor

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Columbus took a chance and discovered
a whole, new world.
He also took only experienced seafarers
to guide him.

and discover there is a whole,
new world awaiting you, too.

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Everything except the office
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Join us for a business building breakfast
any Wednesday

Houston's greatest energy
resource is its Entrepreneurial Energy!

Entrepreneurship Spoken Here!

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Way to go Stros!
Houston Astros
World Series Champions
October 31st, 2017

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