A Glimpse Inside the 10,000 Small Businesses Program
Interested in learning more about the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program or thinking about applying? This is an opportunity for you to get an inside peek at what the program is about. You will learn about the program, meet lead faculty member Larry Polena, participate in a mini-10ksb session, and engage with a panel of local small business owners who graduated from the program.
SOLD OUT: A Cleveland Fan Experience - An Exclusive GCP Investor Event
It has been a great couple of years for our Cleveland Indians with a $26 million stadium renovation in 2015 and a World Series shot in 2016. Join us as the Indians leadership shares the story of how they listened to the customers and redesigned the ballpark to create a unique and more positive experience for spectators. We will end the evening enjoying a Cleveland Indians game together
Should You Have a Board of Advisors
Being the owner/CEO of a small business is a fairly lonely proposition. There aren't many people inside your business you can talk with about problems and ideas you have. Many small business owners have found the sounding board of a group of advisors to be a valuable remedy for this problem. A board of advisors is different from a board of directors and is also different from consultants. The board of advisors does one thing: giving the best advice they can to the CEO of the company. Boards of Directors, by contrast, not only have a fiduciary obligation to the shareholders of the company, they make binding decisions about key actions in the company. Consultants may or may not actually make decisions and/or execute decisions, but they tend to be more short-range and transitory than the advisory board.
COSE Member Summer Networking Night
Take your business to new heights at the COSE member networking night! This annual event is the perfect opportunity for you to meet new members, get reacquainted with old friends and enjoy a night out with your team. The observation deck at the 100th Bomb Group, provides a unique view of the airplanes arriving and departing our city. We hope to see you and your team at this can’t miss summer event of the year.
Ninth Annual Inclusion Conference
A year ago, the Commission on Economic Inclusion brought Mahzarin Banaji to Cleveland. She effectively demonstrated how even the most well-intentioned people unwittingly allow unconscious thoughts and feelings to influence apparently objective decisions. This year, at the Commission’s 9th annual Inclusion Conference, four experts will continue that conversation with a deeper dive into the concept of bias, specifically as it relates to attracting and selecting top talent for your organization. Join us and analyze your organization’s recruiting, interviewing, and selection process.
Business Growth Boot Camp: Looking with Fresh New Eyes - A How-to Workshop to Improve Your Observational Skills
Co-author of the highly successful book The Experience Economy, Jim Gilmore will introduce skill-building material from his most recent book, LOOK: A Practical Guide for Improving Your Observational Skills.
Sales Academy: Session One
Proven sales trainers Hal Becker and Marvin Montgomery have designed two hands-on workshops for sales professionals and sales managers. Using years of experience as salespeople, sales team leaders, and sales coaches, they have designed full-day experiences that will give you the strategies and tools you need to excel.
BizConCLE is a unique education and networking experience exclusively designed for small and middle-market company CEOs, C-Suite, and their employees. The one day convention is the coming together of the award-winning COSE Small Business Convention (now in it's 12th year!) and the GCP Middle Market Forum. It includes national keynote speakers, plenary sessions led by regional business and community leaders, and hands-on workshops in areas like Talent, People and HR; Marketing, Customers and Branding; Business Growth, Sales & Financials; and Owner, Leader and Team Development. There’s also a full exhibit hall, networking dinners hosted throughout downtown Cleveland, and multiple opportunities to connect through industry focused round-tables and networking receptions.
The Convention will take place October 12, 2017 at Cleveland Public Auditorium & Conference Center in Cleveland, Ohio.
For more information and to register, visit www.bizconcle.com.
Business Growth Boot Camp: Creating a Culture of Innovation to Drive Business Growth
Join us for a discussion with Nottingham Spirk’s Co-President, John Spirk, and his son Evan Spirk, Director of Innovation to learn how Nottingham Spirk continues to evolve and embrace innovation.