Questions? Contact us at 216-592-2222 or email advocacy@cose.org.

It is important that small businesses and those that are elected to represent them take action together to support the kind of environment in which small business owners and their employees can thrive. The level of your involvement is up to you, and COSE is here to help. We want to hear your opinion, directly connect you with elected officials and advocate on your behalf. Be a part of the discussion today! 

Sample Letters to the Editor

Most publications have their own distinct instructions on how to submit a letter to the editor. Please consider using examples as a helpful guide and submit your own letter (on a small business issue that is important to you) to the newspaper in your hometown and/or where your business is located. If we can help you submit a letter or if you have any questions about hot topics or the process please ask us at advocacy@cose.org. We’re happy to assist and we need your help to ensure the small business voice is heard. Keep in mind that most submissions that exceed 200 words are not likely to be considered for publication, but each publication may have their own guidelines. Here are the The Plain Dealer guidelines (Northeast Ohio Media Group/Cleveland.com), for example, that are required to submit a letter to the editor; most instructions can be easily found on any given publication’s website and are usually listed in the “Opinion” section. View sample letters to the editor here.

COSE Day at the Capitol

Join us in Columbus for COSE Day at the Capitol, an annual event, where you will have the unique opportunity to meet with policymakers and discuss ways in which we can work together to enhance the small business climate in Ohio.

National Small Business Association (NSBA) Washington Presentation

NSBA is a non-partisan organization that advocates on behalf of America’s entrepreneurs with membership from every state and every industry in the country. COSE, a core member of NSBA, utilizes the Washington Presentation to meet with members of Congress and their staff in an effort to educate elected officials on the public policy issues that are of most importance to the small business community. To stay up-to-date on NSBA matters, visit the NSBA Action Center.