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In partnership with FirstMerit Bank, COSE produces the COSE Small Business Monitor to highlight the economic conditions and concerns of the region’s small business owners. The COSE Small Business Monitor surveys the small business owners of Northeast Ohio to assess their experiences, attitudes and concerns on current economic conditions and their outlook on the business economy.

The Small Business Monitor represents the region’s small business community through the lens of COSE members. The comparisons drawn in the most recent report are from samples taken in Northeast Ohio by COSE and from national small businesses taken by NSBA. Research results are presented with a 95% confidence level.

Previous Reports

Q2 2014 Report

Q2 2013 Report

Q1 2013 Report

Q2 2012 Report