March 30, 2015 Small Business Matters

Share Your Expertise With the Community

National Volunteer Week: Find Local Volunteer Opportunities

Business Volunteers Unlimited and the Center for Non-Profit Excellence 

Points of Light

Rule Breakers – Over Service Your Clients

12 Secrets to A+ Customer Service by Small Business Trends

Group Transportation Services (GTS) - Find articles of interest on shipping, freight and transportation on the GTS Blog.

Get a free customized freight quote from GTS.

Connection Calendar

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

COSE Workers’ Compensation Program

Timely information about COSE’s group-rated Workers’ Compensation program, including deadlines and how to request a free quote.


March 23, 2015 Small Business Matters

Small Business Exchange

Get timely information about COSE’s group-rated Workers’ Compensation program, including deadlines and how to request a free quote.

COSE Membership Information

Ask the Expert – When is it appropriate to outsource IT support and services?

How to Build a Better Business with Outsourcing by Entrepreneur

8 Things Great Consultants Say by Inc. Magazine

This week’s “Ask the Expert” was authored by Patty Zinn of Micro Systems Management. Contact Patty at www.msmctech.com.

Do Your Homework When Hiring a Consultant

7 Things to Consider When Hiring an IT Consultant

Looking to find IT support for your business? Check out OHTec’s IT directory of local talent.

March 16, 2015 Small Business Matters

Get Involved Locally

Why Join Your Local Chamber of Commerce by American Business Magazine

COSE Membership Information

Connection Calendar

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

Tech Week 2015

For a full list and registration information for all the events taking place during Tech Week 2015, visit http://techweek.ohtech.co.

March 9, 2015 Small Business Matters

Be Proactive to Ensure Workplace Safety - Owner Resources

COSE Workers’ Comp Program and Safety Plus

Safe Cleveland (Safety Training)

Northeast Ohio Safety Council

Occupational Safety & Health Association

Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation

COSE/OSHA Store (Posters, Training Materials, First Aid)

Industrial Safety Products (Safety Products Distributor)

Mid-America OSHA (Training Institute and Education Centers)

Safety Controls Technology (Occupational Health and Safety Controls)

Connection Calendar

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

What’s Hot

BoxCast HD-Quality Streaming

Cool Tech Challenge

Learn more about the tech design competition.

March 2, 2015 Small Business Matters

Make the Most Out of Networking

Why Networking in Person Still Matters by Small Business Trends

The 59 Commandments of Business Networking by Small Business Trends

7 Tips for Networking by Entrepreneur

Connect with Ed Stevens of Stevens Strategic Communications or follow their blog

COSE Business Pitch Competition

Qualifications, Rules and Submissions

COSE Workers’ Compensation Program

Find out more about COSE’s group-rated Workers’ Compensation Program.

Request an AC-3 form to request a workers’ comp savings quote.

Connection Calendar

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

Ask the Expert - “How can I build capital for my business?”

Six Things You Need to Know about Raising Capital for a Small Business by Huffington Post

This week’s “Ask the Expert” was authored by Wesley Gillespie, Senior Vice President and Regional Manager of Core Business Banking, FirstMerit Bank. See business financing solutions offered by FirstMerit.