In 2011, over 7,552 people attended one of the more than 100 COSE events
COSE Annual Meeting
Date: January 2013
Expected Attendance: 400-500
Price Range: $2,500-10,000
Our Annual Meeting focuses on the past, present and future of COSE and
our support of the small business community. The event also includes
recognition of those who helped COSE in 2011 and a networking reception
that brings the COSE family together to celebrate.
7th Annual COSE Small Business Conference
Expected Attendance: 1,700
Price Range: $5,000-50,000
This two-day event features keynote speakers, 50+ workshops, networking
and a business-to-business tradeshow allowing small business owners a
chance to focus “on” their businesses.
8th Annual Ten Under 10 Awards
Expected Attendance: 800
Price Range: $2,500-$5,000
Ten Under 10 recognizes 10 Northeast Ohio businesses with 10 or fewer
employees who exemplify great strides in innovation, growth/success,
value to the community and environment, diversity and customer service.
COSE Networking Nights
Date: March, May, August
Price Range: $1,500-2,500
Our quarterly COSE wide networking events provide opportunities for small
businesses to connect and learn the value of working together.
Swap 35 / Power Networking
Date: February, April, June,
August, September, November
Expected Attendance: 35
Price Range: $500-1,500
This event is speed dating for businesses! The structured networking environment
allows members to deliver their pitch to 34 new contacts.
Small Business Education
Expected Attendance: 75-100
Price Range: $500-10,000
Our 2012 Education provides business owners with real strategies that will lead to
business growth. Learning from experts in their fields, event participants will walk
away with ideas and inspiration they can immediately apply to their business.
Sponsorship: $2.5K - 25K
COSE Business Space is fully equipped, professional meeting space designed
to give small business owners every advantage. Meet with clients, conduct
presentations, hold training sessions or just get away to a quiet place to work,
print, scan and more. You can even receive administrative support to make doing
business faster and easier. And with seven convenient locations across Northeast
Ohio, you’re never far from a prime workspace to get down to business.
The COSE Arts Network serves as a resource for creative professionals.
Members are from various creative disciplines including professional
visual artists, musicians, performing artist, writers and arts
COSE Arts Business Challenge
Expected Attendance: 120
Price Range: $500-2,500
The only program of its kind in our region, the Arts Business Challenge
recognizes the unique intersection of art and business.
Date: March, May, August, November
Expected Attendance: 25-35
Price Range: $250-1,000
Our Arts Education Forums address business issues from the
perspective of professionals working in the creative field. Featured
speakers address topics such as marketing, technology and legal issues.
The Artist As An Entrepreneur Institute
Expected Attendance: 40-50
Price Range: $250-1,000
The Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute
(AEI) is an intensive business course designed for individuals and arts
based business owners. This program covers topics that impact an
artist’s daily operations from creating a personal brand and marketing,
to writing a business plan and accounting. More than 600 artists have
completed the program since it launched in 2003.