On October 22, the final four contestants will be vying for $40,000 in prize money and making presentations to a panel of judges. Since its inception, approximately 275 aspiring entrepreneurs have received invaluable feedback on their business plan from small business experts. To enter, participants must submit a two-page summary of their business idea as well as a two-minute video pitch. All entries will go through a series of judging that will culminate with the final four plans advancing to the final event on October 22. For more information and to submit an entry, people can logon to www.cose.org/pitch.
More than 1,000 small business professionals are expected to convene on October 23 and 24 to learn, connect and demonstrate the collective strength of the small business community. This year’s Convention features four inspiring keynote speakers, more than 40 idea-sparking educational breakout sessions, an 80-exhbit business-to-business trade show, as well as various networking opportunities and special events.
This year’s Convention is truly a collaborative effort as COSE has partnered with more than 40 chambers of commerce and business support organizations across Ohio and the Midwest to produce the event. COSE members and members of collaborating chambers can register for the Convention for just $149 versus the non-member rate of $299. Kalahari is also offering attendees a special hotel room rate of just $109 per night for those choosing to stay over.
“We are so excited to see this event continue to grow as the largest event targeting small businesses in the Midwest,” says Steve Millard, President and Executive Director of COSE. “We are delighted to be working with so many of our fellow chambers of commerce across Ohio on making this an event experience small business owners can’t afford to miss.”
“We are really excited about what we will deliver on at this year’s Convention,” says Tim Dimoff, Chairman of the 2014 COSE Small Business Convention Committee and President of SACS Consulting and Investigative Services, Inc. in Akron. “My fellow committee members and I have very worked hard on developing the content at this year’s Convention. I know attendees are going to love the experience at this year’s event.”
For more information and to register, logon to the official Convention website at www.smallbizconvention.com. If you have questions, please email Angela Presutti at email@example.com or call (216) 592-2385.