Established in 2018, NewSpring Business Edge is a 12-month program that guides high-potential businesses in the Houston area to operate beyond the plan/start-up stage. Through a combination of small group learning and one-on-one mentorship, entrepreneurs are empowered to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to build strong businesses that are capable of achieving sustainable, profitable growth.
Experienced advisors, including entrepreneurs and community leaders, help set measurable business goals, provide a proven frame-work to support goals and growth, and maintain the momentum with bi-monthly meetings.
NewSpring charges a nominal fee of $1,200 for the advisory services to show commitment to the year-long program, though no interested company has been turned down because of inability to afford the fee.
At NewSpring Business Edge we believe that through the power of our knowledge, we can help you build a successful business with a defined value statement that contributes to local economic development and strengthens the community.

Would you like to volunteer as a business advisor?

Volunteer as part of a team with promising local business owners to set goals and strategize growth for sustainability.  Generally advisors and mentees meet once or twice a month, for 2-3 hours as determined by the advisor team and business mentee. This is a very personal and rewarding volunteer placement.  Volunteer advisors are asked to make a one year commitment. Time involvement is 3-6 hours per month.  Areas of skill or experience are: Business, finance, startup company --- all experiences across all industries.

Contact Angela Cheves at angelacheves@newspringcenter.org to learn more.

What they’re saying about NewSpring Edge

We appreciate the opportunity for our employees to learn more about how our business operates and the deeper considerations that go into our policies, marketing, and growth decisions. We also find the personalized business advising and overall support to be invaluable.
The presentation on business finance presented many ideas that we can directly apply to our business. I like the informal nature of the speaker presentations and the general Q &A after the speaker’s presentation.
It is a privilege to learn from and be inspired by these experts and visionaries. It has opened my eyes to a whole world of business that I did not know existed, and continues to influence how I think about my own position and career.
The conversations we’ve all had and the speakers you have brought in have been relevant, insightful, and inspirational. As a side note, I began our sessions in a state of near business burn-out/ frustration/ fatigue. With every session, I feel a little more rejuvenated and feel my creative energy flowing again.
The NewSpring Edge program is the perfect complement for the Business Plan Competition, because there is so much to learn in so little time and Edge will go in depth, not only on theory, but with real life practices that will bring your game to the next level. This is what NewSpring Edge offers: support, advise, experience and wisdom from all the mentors, volunteers and members that are in charge of the program. I am grateful and feel blessed that I am part of it.