About the convention

The tenth annual Small Business Convention is the premier event for Small Businesses in the Mid-West. Partners from across the region come together to produce the ultimate experience for Small Business professionals, complete with four national keynote speakers, a business-to-business trade show, special events and unforgettable networking experiences.  

The Convention will be taking place October 21-22, 2015 at Public Auditorium and Conference Center in Cleveland, Ohio.


Continuing Education Credits - Coming Soon!

 The Small Business Convention features the opportunity for attendees to receive Continuing Education Credits. Specific workshops have been approved as continuing education accredited workshops for human resource professionals, CPAs and lawyers. Pleas use the key below to find out which workshops are eligible. 

CPA Credit: Any workshop session at the Small Business Convention qualifies.

HR Credits: Any workshop marked on the workshop grid marked with the HR Certification Institute Symbol qualifies.

Legal Credits: Any workshop session at the Small Business Convention qualifies. 

About COSE

COSE is the region’s largest small business support organization and provides cost-effective group purchasing programs, advocacy on legislative and regulatory issues, and networking and educational resources to help Northeast Ohio’s small businesses grow. 

COSE has a long history of fighting for the rights of all small business owners, whether it’s through group purchasing programs in healthcare, workers’ compensation and energy or advocating for specific changes in legislation or regulation.

Our Mission

COSE’s mission is to serve, advocate and lead on behalf of the small business community…  

Serve our members by understanding the needs of our market and providing superior programs, services, information and benefits.  
Advocate the interests of small business to influence public opinion and policy and promote the important role of smaller enterprises on our economy. 
Lead through innovation, expertise and actions.


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