Welcome to Small Business Matters, a resource for Northeast Ohio small business owners. Below are a list of topics that have recently been featured in COSE’s Small Business Matters page in Crain’s Cleveland Business. Check back each week for more helpful resources for your small business.

 

December 21, 2015 Small Business Matters

Tips for your business – Source a supply of interns

Greater Cleveland Partnership internship survey

Cuyahoga Community College

5 ways to boost cybersecurity at your firm

Cyber security tips for 2016

By the Numbers

Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education

Connection Calendar

Find out all of the exciting opportunities to connect with other small business owners at COSE education and networking events

 

December 14, 2015 Small Business Matters

Tips for your business – Market to the Millennial Consumer and Employee

Millennials pass Gen Xers as the largest generation in US labor force

Millennials at work: Reshaping the workplace

Tips for your business – Motivate your Team

How to motivate employees in less than 5 minutes

By the Numbers

National Federation of Independent Business

Connection Calendar

Find out all of the exciting opportunities to connect with other small business owners at COSE education and networking events


December 7, 2015 Small Business Matters

Benefit from Cyber Security and Privacy Training

BlueBridge Networks

Department of Homeland Security, cyber security exercises

Keep Your Long-Term Growth in Focus

VSP Vision Care

COSE Health Advocates

By the Numbers: Small Business Saturday

National Federation of Independent Business stats

Connection Calendar

Find out all of the exciting opportunities to connect with other small business owners at COSE education and networking events

  

November 30, 2015 Small Business Matters

ESOPs

The questions to ask before adopting an ESOP

Going ESOP: Why one HVAC rep firm is glad it did

Expert Network

Leadership lessons: Be real with your team

COSE Expert Network

By the Numbers

National Center for Employee Ownership

Connection Calendar

Find out all of the exciting opportunities to connect with other small business owners at COSE education and networking events

  

 

November 23, 2015 Small Business Matters

Small Business Saturday makes BIG Impact:

Learn more about shopping small

List of local communities participating in this year’s Small Business Saturday

Why Small Businesses Should Care About Wellness Programs for Employees

Employee wellness programs are due for an overhaul

Connection Calendar

Find out all of the exciting opportunities to connect with other small business owners at COSE education and networking events

 

November 16, 2015 Small Business Matters

How to build your brand and engage with customers

Advice on building an authentic brand from Gwyneth Paltrow

New research shows Black Friday marketers are engaging customers at the wrong time

5 takes on the value of internships

Take the survey

By the Numbers

National Association of Colleges and Employers internship study

Connection Calendar

Find out all of the exciting opportunities to connect with other small business owners at COSE education and networking events

 

November 9, 2015 Small Business Matters

How to build your brand and engage with customers

10 ways to build a brand for your small business

The five ways top-performing companies engage customers

Tips for your business: Understand the ins and outs of your retirement plan

One participant 401(k) plans

By the Numbers

The 2015 Retirement Confidence Survey (Employee Benefit Research Institute)

Connection Calendar

Find out all of the exciting opportunities to connect with other small business owners at COSE education and networking events

 

November 2, 2015 Small Business Matters

Smoke Out: How Legal Marijuana Will Change How You Do Business

COSE’s Issue 3 Resource Center

Steve Millard, President and Executive Director of COSE, and other business and addiction experts discuss how marijuana could change the business landscape in Ohio (free registration required)

Tips for your business: Entrepreneurship Lessons From the Small Business Convention

Small Business Convention

COSE Voting Guide

4 Issues to Know in November: A Voting Guide

Connection Calendar

Find out all of the exciting opportunities to connect with other small business owners at COSE education and networking events

 

 

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October 2015

September 2015

August 2015

July 2015

June 2015

May 2015

April 2015

March 2015

February 2015

January 2015