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COSE WebEd Series: Building Your HR Policies’ & Employee Handbook

A productive, fulfilled workforce was never created out of an Employment Handbook. Rules alone neither encourage accountability nor motivate action. Employee "buy-in" only evolves when the team is working together towards a common goal, with common values. The Handbook should mirror this concept and should uphold the organization's Mission, Vision and Values ("MVV"). Handbooks and job descriptions when developed in response to bona fide business purposes, will almost always withstand scrutiny. More importantly, those policies will garner the support of the workforce.

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How the Entrepreneurial Operating System® Can Propel Your Business to Success Cleveland, Ohio

If you are looking for ways to add more stability, structure and strategy to your work to help your business grow, you won’t want to miss our upcoming education session focused on Entrepreneurial Operating Systems (EOS).  As a business owner or leader, you have likely heard about the value EOS can create for your leadership team, your employees, and your organization for the long-term.  Using the book “Traction:  Get a Grip on Your Business” as a guide, our panel of experts will share their own experiences and best practices for implementing the principles of Traction and EOS into your day-to-day operations. You will walk away with specific strategies and tactics you can immediately apply to your business helping you to take the first steps down the path of gaining control of your business and positioning it for high level growth and success.

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Business Matchmaking at its Best: Get the Most Out of the Cleveland Business to Business Matchmaker Cleveland, Ohio

Business Matchmaking is more than just passing out business cards.  Arm yourself with the tools and information you need to create new business opportunities at the Cleveland Matchmaker that will be held on June 8th at Progressive field. This complimentary workshop will insure that you are well prepared for your buyer meetings at the Matchmaker event.

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Cleveland B2B Matchmaker 2017 Cleveland, Ohio

The twelfth annual Cleveland Matchmaker Event is a unique small business contracting event, which presents a great opportunity for small businesses to gain access to buyers that represent millions of dollars in purchasing. The goal of the event is to create future contract opportunities for your small business through one-on-one sessions between buyers and sellers.

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University Circle on the Up and Up Cleveland, Ohio

The last few years have been exciting times of growth and development for University Circle and the Uptown area of Cleveland.  But it’s really only the beginning.  Already home to museums, universities, hospitals, restaurants, parks and more, there are plans in place to continue to evolve and advance the district for the benefit of students, medical professionals, residents, and visitors alike. Join us for an inside scoop as Chris Ronayne, President of University Circle Inc. shares what’s happening and what’s to come as we take you on a tour of the neighborhood.  We will explore new development and share with you the plans for groundbreaking new projects like One University Center and University Circle City Center (EC3).

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Business Growth Boot Camp: Destination Unstoppable - The Journey of No Teammate Left Behind Cleveland , Ohio

Join us for a workshop with renowned leadership and team Expert Maureen Electa Monte. Monte builds winning teams (groups that work together to achieve significant goals) using a strengths-based program proven successful from the board room to the locker room. Her process is well-tested with an extensive list of clients including Kellogg, SalesForce, Huntington National Bank, Bristol-Myers Squibb and multiple sports teams.

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COSE WebEd Series: The Internship Program for Small Businesses

Small business owners are often hesitant to hire interns because they believe they do not have the time or resources to devote to starting an internship program. In reality, internship programs can be extremely valuable for both the small business and the intern. Interns often provide fresh perspective, new ideas and help in tackling an old and growing “To Do” list. Small businesses often see a large ROI when they find the right intern for their business. The Internship Program for Small Businesses webinar will provide valuable tips and takeaways on how to start or grow an internship program that won’t create a burden on their business.

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BizConCLE 2017 Cleveland, Ohio

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.

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