National Small Business Week - Small Business Passport Contest
Small businesses make America run. They are the backbone of America – and Greater Cleveland.
Small Business in the News:
GCP President and CEO Baiju Shah was on Wills and Snyder in the Morning on WTAM to highlight small businesses in celebration of National Small Business Week; discuss the Cleveland Talent Alliance’s new web resource to attract and retain talent in Cleveland; and promote Greater Cleveland Partnership’s upcoming Annual Event on May 15.
Show your support for Greater Cleveland’s vibrant business community. In honor of Small Business Week 2023, COSE has created this passport to get you out and about town, shopping local. Complete at least one action – though we’d love you to do them all – and post a photo tagged #clesmallbiz on Instagram (not a story). Winners will be randomly selected at the end of the week to receive a locally-sourced gift basket.
During this #SmallBusinessWeek, COSE is inviting small businesses to participate on its marketplace platform, Shop CLE! It provides a great opportunity for small businesses to sell online together through a shared platform and network together as a unified group.
With customers from all over the U.S., small businesses can gain additional reach and sales through the e-commerce platform, all without any listing or commission fees. Furthermore, if the business is supported by either Shopify or Square, there’s an integration that enables the business to conveniently import products and sync inventory across both websites.
To get more information on Shop CLE or to apply as a seller, please visit COSE Shop CLE.
Small businesses make up 99.9 % of all U.S. businesses, from healthcare to hospitality, manufacturing to medtech, professional services, construction, retail and much more. The Small Business Administration has dubbed April 30- May 6 Small Business Week — but every week is small business week at COSE. We provide membership, resources, advocacy, education and support 24/7/365. See below for more on the small businesses that make Cleveland run, ways you can support small businesses in the area, facts on small businesses and how to get involved with COSE.
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