May 25, 2015 Small Business Matters

COSE Day at the Capital

Learn more about COSE’s advocacy efforts.

Read COSE’s 2015 Public Policy agenda.

Growing the SMB in the Wake of Big Data and Social Media

This week’s Ask the Expert column was written by Nicole Ponstingle, director of Client Services and Marketing at BlueBridge Networks, a holistic technology solutions provider of data center, cloud and infrastructure solutions. She can be reached at 216-367-7571 and nicolep@bbnllc.com.

Connection Calendar

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

Cross-Promote Your Business

Innovative Cross Marketing Promotion by Business Opportunities.biz

5 Secrets of Cross Promotional Success by Small Business Marketing 


May 11, 2015 Small Business Matters

Ask the Expert – Is Team Building Just a Waste of Time for Smaller Businesses?

3 Team Building Exercises Tailored to Unique Business Challenges by Entrepreneur

5 Team Building Exercises to Improve Company Culture

How to Create Team Building Exercises by Inc. Magazine

20 Mistakes to Avoid When Building Your Team by Small Biz Trends

This week’s “Ask the Expert” was authored by Tameka Taylor, Ph.D. of Compass Consulting Services. To learn more about Tameka and the organizational development expertise she provides to businesses, visit www.compassconsultingservices.com or contact Tameka at tameka@compassconsultingservices.com.

Connection Calendar

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

think spot Keynote Series

Get information about COSE’s upcoming think spot event with Cheryl Krueger of Cheryl & Co. on May 21.

Learn more about Cheryl Krueger and her entrepreneurial story.


May 18, 2015 Small Business Matters

COSE Business Pitch Competition

Learn more about the Business Pitch Competition.

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses

For more information about the 10,0000 Small Businesses upcoming program class or to register, go to www.tri-c.edu/10ksb/index.html

Learn more about Eileen Thorsell and the Buckin’ Ohio Ranch.

Connection Calendar

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

Spring into Energy Savings

For more energy savings tips, visit www.energy.gov

7 Ways to Green Your Business by Inc. Magazine

Tips for Energy Efficiency by the Small Business Administration

Find out more about the Dominion East Ohio (DEO) and COSE Non-Residential Free Energy Assessments.


May 11, 2015 Small Business Matters

Ask the Expert – Is Team Building Just a Waste of Time for Smaller Businesses?

3 Team Building Exercises Tailored to Unique Business Challenges by Entrepreneur

5 Team Building Exercises to Improve Company Culture

How to Create Team Building Exercises by Inc. Magazine

20 Mistakes to Avoid When Building Your Team by Small Biz Trends

This week’s “Ask the Expert” was authored by Tameka Taylor, Ph.D. of Compass Consulting Services. To learn more about Tameka and the organizational development expertise she provides to businesses, visit www.compassconsultingservices.com or contact Tameka at tameka@compassconsultingservices.com.

Connection Calendar

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

think spot Keynote Series

Get information about COSE’s upcoming think spot event with Cheryl Krueger of Cheryl & Co. on May 21.

Learn more about Cheryl Krueger and her entrepreneurial story.


May 4, 2015 Small Business Matters

Cheers to Small Business!

Be sure to keep connected to COSE for member features, news and special promotions and deals throughout Small Business Week 2015. Follow COSE at:

Find registration information for all Small Business Week events.

Connection Calendar

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

think spot Keynote Series

Get information about COSE’s upcoming think spot event with Cheryl Krueger of Cheryl & Co. on May 21.

Learn more about Cheryl Krueger and her entrepreneurial story.

Owner Resources

Find out more about the Northeast Ohio Safety Council or register today.

What Goes Around Comes Around: Support Small Business

Why You Need to Support Small Business by Fortune.

Will You Support Your Favorite Small Business? by The Huffington Post