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Oct 22, 2014, 21:26 ET
2014 Small Business Convention, October 22-24 at Kalahari Resorts, Sandusky, Ohio

Custom Guitar Maker Wins $20,000 First Prize in 2014 COSE Business Pitch Competition

Ryan Schoeneman of Colby Featherbottom's Custom Sound Machines in Parma, Ohio took home the $20,000 first prize in the 2014 COSE Business Pitch...

Oct 09, 2014, 12:59 ET
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Final Four in the COSE Business Pitch Competition Announced

An advertising platform that helps colleges recruit more students, a unique storytelling iPad and iPhone app, custom body shape electric guitars,...

Sep 08, 2014, 11:14 ET
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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...

Jul 30, 2014, 15:32 ET
2014 Small Business Convention, October 22-24 at Kalahari Resorts, Sandusky, Ohio. (PRNewsFoto/(COSE))

2014 Small Business Convention Kicks Off with $40,000 Challenge

The Council of Smaller Enterprises' (COSE) has announced that its highly popular Business Pitch Competition will again take place this year at...

Apr 09, 2014, 11:47 ET
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Huge Increase in Electric Costs Looming for Small Business!

The Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE) is urging all small businesses to act immediately to protect themselves against alarming increases...

Mar 06, 2014, 09:12 ET

COSE Supports Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Extension on May Ballot

The Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE) has announced its support of the Cuyahoga County alcohol and tobacco tax extension that will appear on...

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. ...

Sep 13, 2013, 10:21 ET

COSE Supports Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act!

-Urges U.S. Senate vote and passage of bill as soon as possible-  The Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE) and its small business members...

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
COSE Small Business Monitor Survey Report: Small Businesses in Northeast Ohio More Confident Than National Counterparts.  (PRNewsFoto/Council of Smaller Enterprises)

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
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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
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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...