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COSE offers various signature events throughout out the year to enhance the opportunities and knowledge of small businesses in Northeast Ohio. Our Signature Events include:
BizConCLE is a unique education and networking experience exclusively designed for small and middle-market company CEOs, C-Suite, and their employees. The one-and-a-half-day convention is the coming together of the COSE Small Business Convention and the GCP Middle Market Forum. It includes national keynote speakers, plenary sessions led by regional business and community leaders, and hands-on workshops in areas like Talent, People and HR; Marketing, Customers and Branding; Business Growth, Sales & Financials; and Owner, Leader and Team Development. There’s also a full exhibit hall, networking dinners hosted throughout downtown Cleveland, and multiple opportunities to connect through industry focused roundtables and networking receptions.
Learn more about BizConCLE.
Strategic Planning Course
The COSE Strategic Planning Course is a 6-month, results-oriented training that delivers concentrated executive-level business education and exceptional networking opportunities. The course is designed to help business owners establish rationale for strategic decision-making.
During the course, participants analyze target markets, customers and competitors in an effort to construct a successful business plan. Participants will also be matched with a business mentor that will act as a collaborative partner during the course. All combined factors of the strategic planning ensure participants receive an education that will contribute to greater success.
Learn more about the Strategic Planning Course.
Cleveland B2B Matchmaker
This unique small business contracting event will present a great opportunity for small businesses to gain access to buyers that represent millions of dollars in purchasing. The goal of the event is to create future contract opportunities for small businesses through one-on-one sessions between buyers and sellers. Attendees will also have the opportunity to network with peers and learn how they can grow their small business.
Learn more about the Cleveland B2B Matchmaker.
Our annual meeting brings together small business owners, community leaders and COSE partners to celebrate small business success and highlight projects and initiatives for the upcoming year. This event features a unique theme each year with speakers from different industries to provide education and insight into operating a successful small business.
Learn more about the Annual Meeting.