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.


August 31, 2015 Small Business Matters

Tips for Your Business – BYOD can be a boon to productivity

Research: 74% using or adopting BYOD

The danger of the bring-your-own-device-to-work trend

For more expert advice, check out Linktunity, COSE’s online tool that connects small businesses with specific needs, questions or challenges with experts who are eager to share their wisdom.  

Target your most profitable customers

How to find your most profitable target market

For more information on the COSE Strategic Planning Course, visit www.cose.org/spc

Connection Calendar

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


August 24, 2015 Small Business Matters

Tips for Your Business – Solving the foreign hiring puzzle

Foreign-born workers in the workforce

Labor force characteristics of foreign workers

For more expert advice, check out Linktunity, COSE’s online tool that connects small businesses with specific needs, questions or challenges with experts who are eager to share their wisdom.  

Workforce Development

Tri-C Workforce Training

Connection Calendar

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

August 17, 2015 Small Business Matters

Tips for Your Business – Keep up with your growth

For more expert advice, check out Linktunity, COSE’s online tool that connects small businesses with specific needs, questions or challenges with experts who are eager to share their wisdom.  

20 accounting best practices for small businesses 

These 5 steps will boost your sales in 90 days (or less)

My top 10 sales tips

What, exactly, is business development?

Connection Calendar

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

August 10, 2015 Small Business Matters

Tips for Your Business – 4 Benefits of Cloud Computing

For more expert advice, check out Linktunity, COSE’s online tool that connects small businesses with specific needs, questions or challenges with experts who are eager to share their wisdom.  

Why cloud computing must be embraced by businesses now.

Enterprises are expected to spend more than $235 billion on cloud computing and architecture by 2017 

Green Lease

Interested in learning more about how green leases can improve your business? Contact COSE at (216) 592-2205 or energy@cose.org to take part in the pilot for free technical assistance. And learn more about COSE’s energy products and services here.

Connection Calendar

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

August 3, 2015 Small Business Matters

Tips for Your Business – Be Disaster Ready

For more expert advice, check out Linktunity, COSE’s online tool that connects small businesses with specific needs, questions or challenges with experts who are eager to share their wisdom.  

How to Create a Disaster Plan for Your Business by entrepreneur.com.

This week’s Tip was written by David Saliba, vice president of Expedient, a leading provider of cloud computing, managed services and colocation in Cleveland. Find our more information about business continuity and disaster recover solutions at www.expedient.com. 

COSE Small Business Convention 2015

Follow the latest developments, including speakers, workshops and networking opportunities.

Connection Calendar

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