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The 2015 Small Business Convention: Two Days to a Better Business

Terri Kevany |

There is no limit to what you can achieve as a small business owner, especially when you are equipped with a healthy attitude, a solid plan, and the right tools and support. COSE’s annual Small Business Convention is a two-day event that challenges participants to learn, experience and take action to be the best business owners they can be. We asked COSE’s 2015 Small Business Convention Planning Committee Chairman Dr. Joe Mayer, co-founder and managing partner of the Mayer Business Group, to give us a sneak preview of the event, and offer his top five reasons not to miss this year’s Convention.


Small Business Matters

Tips for Your Business: Generate Revenue by Selling Soft Cost Savings

Terri Kevany |

Competing on price is extremely difficult to do. Thus, businesses need to find ways to add value, along with competitive pricing, to stand apart from the competition and succeed in today’s economy. “When it comes to cost savings, most organizations focus on hard dollar amounts,” says Sara Schweda, director of client solutions for Group Transportation Services (GTS), a third-party logistics provider in Hudson. 

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Technology Podcasts

Event38 Flies Into the Most Promising Startup

Brad Nellis |

The Most Promising Startup is annually one of the most interesting, yet also most challenging, categories in the Best of Tech Awards. The nominees are doing cool work, they’re getting traction and they often have great advisers and outside capital; which can make it hard to separate the companies to finalists and then from finalists to winners.

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Tips for Your Business: Always be Ready to Pitch

Terri Kevany |

Quick, in 30 seconds or less tell us what your company does and wow us with your unique selling proposition. Can’t do it? You’re not alone. It can take some time to get your business pitch just right. You'll likely go through several drafts before finding one that is compelling, and that sounds natural in conversation. A business pitch or elevator speech is a brief, persuasive speech used to spark interest in you and your business.