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Sep 08, 2014, 11:14 ET Small Business Confidence Level Dips in Northeast Ohio

 The confidence level of small business owners in Northeast Ohio has seemed to have peaked and is now lower compared to the level of those...


Oct 23, 2013, 21:40 ET GiveNext Wins $20,000 First Prize in 2013 COSE Business Pitch Competition

 Daniel Mansoor of GiveNext in Shaker Heights, Ohio took home the $20,000 first prize in the 2013 COSE Business Pitch Competition. ...


Jul 30, 2013, 08:00 ET 2013 Small Business Convention Kicks Off with $40,000 Challenge

-Kalahari to host Business Pitch Competition Finale-  The Council of Smaller Enterprises' (COSE) has announced that its highly popular...


May 08, 2013, 12:38 ET Northeast Ohio Small Business Confidence Trumps National Peers

 Small business owners in Northeast Ohio are more optimistic and see more opportunity ahead for growth than their counterparts around Ohio and...


Jan 30, 2013, 10:12 ET Dominion East Ohio, COSE Offering Free Nonresidential Energy Assessments

 Dominion East Ohio and the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE) have teamed up to offer free energy efficiency assessments (up to a $6,000...


Dec 04, 2012, 22:00 ET Weatherhead 100 Award Winners Announced!

At a black tie gala, Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management and the Council of Small Enterprises (COSE) announced the...


Oct 18, 2012, 23:26 ET Lake County Distillery Wins $20,000 First Prize in The COSE Business Pitch Competition

 Kevin Suttman of Seven Brothers Distilling Company in Leroy Township in Lake County took home the $20,000 first prize in the 2012 COSE...


Oct 05, 2012, 11:06 ET Sales, Profits and Hiring Up in Small Business Survey Results

-But View National Economy "Flat" at Best-  While business conditions have improved for them this year, small businesses in Northeast...


Oct 04, 2012, 14:12 ET Final Four in the COSE Business Pitch Competition Announced

-$40,000 in prize money is up for grabs-  A stronger wind turbine output, language interpreters via teleconference for the court system,...


Sep 26, 2012, 08:00 ET Top 12 Finalists in the COSE Business Pitch Competition Announced!

-Competition Will Award $40,000 in Prize Money-  The Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE) has announced the top 12 finalists in their...


Aug 28, 2012, 12:08 ET COSE Small Business Convention Announces Keynote Speakers

The Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE) has announced the line-up of national keynote speakers scheduled to appear at their 2012 Small Business...


Aug 13, 2012, 11:12 ET Local Program Gives Artists Tools for Business Success!

 Starting in September, the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE) will present the ninth annual Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute, a six-week...


Jun 28, 2012, 13:20 ET COSE Reacts to Supreme Court Upholding Affordable Care Act

The Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE) has released the following statement on the heels of today's Supreme Court ruling upholding the...


Jun 22, 2012, 10:02 ET Local Music Festival Wins Top Prize at the 2012 COSE Arts Business Challenge Awards

 ChamberFEST Cleveland, a local music festival was awarded first place in Wednesday night's 2012 COSE Arts Business Challenge competition held...


Apr 03, 2012, 11:24 ET COSE Small Business Conference Moving Locations

-Keynote Speaker Line-up Announced- The Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE) has announced plans for its highly successful COSE Small...


Apr 03, 2012, 08:00 ET COSE & OnDemand Energy Solutions Join Forces

-Unprecedented Savings on Electric Generation Results- The Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE), one of the nation's largest regional small...


Mar 06, 2012, 15:31 ET COSE Awarded $50,000 Energy Education Grant from State

 The Ohio Department of Development has awarded the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE) a $50,000 grant to provide energy efficiency...


Feb 23, 2012, 14:02 ET COSE Applauds PUCO Action on AEP Agreement

Earlier today, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) made a decision to disapprove AEP-Ohio's electric security plan (ESP) as previously...


Jan 09, 2012, 17:15 ET COSE Annual Meeting at Playhouse Square January 18

COSE (The Council of Smaller Enterprises) will hold its 2011 Annual Meeting on Wednesday, January 18, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the State Theatre...


Oct 04, 2011, 16:54 ET COSE Small Business Conference Helps Small Businesses Thrive

The Council of Smaller Enterprises' (COSE) Small Business Conference – one of the nation's largest, most comprehensive education and...


Sep 07, 2011, 19:53 ET "Shark Tank" Panelist to Host COSE Business Pitch Competition that Will Award $40,000 in Prize Money

The Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE) has launched a "Business Pitch Competition" similar to the concept of the popular ABC reality TV show,...


Oct 05, 2010, 17:50 ET COSE Small Business Conference Helps Small Businesses Thrive

The Council of Smaller Enterprises' (COSE) Small Business Conference – one of the nation's largest, most comprehensive education and...


Aug 19, 2010, 15:21 ET COSE Energy Challenge Offering $10,000 Top Prize

 The Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE) has announced the launch of the COSE Small Business Energy Efficiency Challenge.  Small...


Mar 12, 2010, 12:06 ET What Real Health Care Reform Must Address

The following is a statement by Steve Millard, President & Executive Director, Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE): As Congress and...


Jul 22, 2009, 15:45 ET President Obama Asks for COSE's Input on Health Care Reform Plan

President Barack Obama has invited COSE (Council of Smaller Enterprises) to participate in tomorrow's Town Hall Meeting to discuss his health...