COSE Member MeetUp
Join other small business owners for an evening of conversation, connections and cocktails as Marvin Montgomery, The Sales Doctor, hosts COSE members at the Wine Mill in Peninsula. Connect with business owners and leaders from all different disciplines and areas of expertise. Walk away with new contacts, maybe a few tips on creating customer delight, enjoy good food and drinks, relax and have fun. Your first drink and appetizers are on Marvin and his wife, JoAnn. After that, you’re on your own! We hope to see you there!
COSE Member MeetUp
You are invited to attend a unique networking and bourbon experience featuring low-country food from SoHo - located in nearby Ohio City. Connect with Cleveland-area business owners in a relaxed setting and take away a new appreciation for America’s first choice in distilled spirits. Enjoy 3 different bourbons and a nice selection of light appetizers, compliments of Brian Alquist, ActionCOACH, Rion Safier of Rion Safier Accounting LLC and Damon Piatek of Welke Customs Brokers USA Inc. Space is limited to the first 40 attendees. We hope to see you there!
The Building Education Series: Vegetated Roofs
Interested in learning about vegetated roofs? Come learn about the benefits of rooftop gardens and what you need to know to create one!
SWAP 35/Power Networking
Get ready to make 34 new contacts in just 90 minutes! Throughout the evening, you will move to seven different tables meeting new people at each. Here you will have the opportunity to share your two minute commercial with the group while also learning the benefit to forging relationships with others. At the close of the event, you are encouraged to stay for drinks, appetizers and additional networking opportunities. So get ready...swap!
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.
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.
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.
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.