Business Development Programs
Newspring offers two unique opportunities to develop business leaders and support small business development in Spring Branch. The ultimate goal of these programs is to stimulate economic growth and job creation within Spring Branch.
Newspring Edge provides a proven approach and hands-on guidance to help high potential companies achieve sustainable and profitable growth. The year-round program is aimed at nurturing Spring Branch businesses and encouraging growth in the local economy to create jobs and stable incomes. Newspring helps Spring Branch businesses with business planning, market strategies and operational improvements.
Business Plan Competition
The Newspring Business Plan Competition was a unique partnership, began in 2006, with Houston Community College Northwest. The program was designed to encourage and equip small business owners to start and operate their businesses. The goal was to impact economic development and drive revitalization in Spring Branch. From 2007-2018, eleven competitions were held and hundreds of budding entrepreneurs were served, instructed, counseled and mentored by business advisors who volunteered their expertise as partners for the entrepreneurs.
“The HCC/ Newspring Business Plan competition truly did God’s work in creating access and opportunity in a unique and powerful venue of entrepreneurs building economic development and making dreams come true.” — Dr. Zach Hodges, President of Houston Community College Northwest