April 27, 2015 Small Business Matters

Connection Calendar

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

Sustainability

10 Steps You Can Take to Make Your Business More Eco-Friendly by Sustainable Business Forum

5 Reasons Why Small Businesses Should Care about Sustainability by Greenbiz

Small Businesses Lag on Sustainability: What to Do About It by Small Biz Trends

Margie Flynn and her team at Brown Flynn help clients understand how sustainability practices can transform their organization. Find out more.

Sustainable Cleveland is a resource offering information and actionable tools so you can make smart, sustainable choices. Find out more.

COSE Business Pitch Competition

Learn more about COSE’s Small Business Pitch Competition.

For more information about The Toasted Oat visit www.thetoastedoat.com.


April 20, 2015 Small Business Matters

Tech Week

View photos from Tech Week 2015.

See the full list of winners from the Best of Tech Awards Dinner held April 16.

Connection Calendar

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

Third Party Electric Suppliers – Are the Savings Worth the Switch

Energy customers from large manufacturers to residential homeowners are able to shop for energy options from a diverse group of competitive suppliers certified by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO). Visit the energy choice website.

To get a no-cost consultative review of your utility bills through COSE’s energy partner OnDemand Energy, call 216-592-2205 or e-mail cose@ondemandenergy.com.

This week’s “Ask the Expert” was authored by Phil Orend, Director of Marketing & Sales for OnDemand Energy Solutions.

Learn more about COSE’s Energy Assessment Program (Video).

To sign up for a free energy assessment through the COSE/Dominion East Ohio Energy Assessment Program, call 216-592-2334 or enroll online at www.DEOnonresidentialaudits.org.


April 13, 2015 Small Business Matters

think spot

For more information about COSE’s upcoming ThinkSpot event with Cheryl Krueger of Cheryl & Co. on May 21st, visit www.cose.org/thinkspot.

Learn more about Cheryl Krueger and her entrepreneurial story. 

Small Business Exchange

This week’s Small Business Exchange was authored by Rachel Downey, Owner of Studio Graphique and PlaceHolder. To find out more visit www.studiographique.com or www.placeholderllc.com.

Delegate and Know When to Let Go of Small Business Operations by Small Business Trends

Want to Grow Your Business? Get Out of the Way by Entrepreneur.com

Connection Calendar

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

Don’t Forget to Recognize Your Employees

The Power of Praise in Business – And How to Do it Right by Entrepreneur

The Importance of Employee Recognition Programs by Small Business Trends

Need help designing and implementing some simple recognition strategies in your business? COSE member Lisa Ryan, Chief Appreciation Strategist at Grategy can help in creating a culture of appreciation in your business. Visit Grategy’s website or contact Lisa directly at lisa@grategy.com.

April 6, 2015 Small Business Matters

Raise Your Voice: Small Business Big Impact

Time for Action: Business Owners Need to Take Proactive Steps for Concerns to be Heard by Smart Business Cleveland

To view COSE’s complete Public Policy Agenda for 2015-2016, visit www.cose.org/publicpolicyagenda or call 216-592-2392 to request a printed copy.

Get involved in small business advocacy. COSE’s volunteer members direct our small business advocacy efforts by providing valuable input and experiences. E-mail COSE’s Director of Government Relations, Sante Ghetti at sghetti@cose.org to learn how you can get involved.

Stay informed of legislative and policy issues that can affect your business. Sign up at COSE’s grassroots Advocacy Action Center and to get updates and weigh in with legislators as public policy issues and legislation is developed and debated. Learn more

COSE Day at the Capitol

Join us for COSE Day at the Capitol on Tuesday May 12. Contact Adina Magda at amagda@cose.org.

Connection Calendar

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