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.

Business Plan Competition

The Business Plan Competition, co-sponsored with the Houston Community College (HCC), is an annual five-month business plan competition designed to nurture new and existing Spring Branch businesses. Newspring couples HCC’s training and resources with accomplished business leaders who serve as advisors on business planning, market strategies, operational improvement and customer connections. The top-three winners receive a cash award to invest into their enterprises.  Since 2008 over 170 teams have competed for more than $150,000 in business plan competition prize money.


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Newspring Edge

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.