Month in Review: November 2018

From putting the building blocks of a content marketing strategy in place to dealing with workplace threats, we are recapping some of our favorite stories on the blog in November.

We are always thankful for our Mind Your Business contributors, but this month we are especially grateful for their commitment. Here are some of our favorite stories that hit the blog in November.

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    Business Growth Boot Camp recap

    During a recent COSE Business Growth Boot Camp, BoxCast VP of Marketing Sam Brenner laid out the blueprint of how his company leveraged its content marketing strategy to grow its business.

    New cyberthreat facing businesses

    Hackers are changing their tactics these days to invade companies. Cybersecurity expert John Carlin cast a spotlight on these new and more sophisticated approaches during the recent BusinessTECH 2018 conference. Check out the recap of this keynote address.

    Are your one-on-ones working?

    Management-staff one-on-one meetings are probably a regular occurrence at your company. But how effective are they and does anyone actually enjoy them? Learn how to make one-on-ones work for you.

    Dealing with workplace threats

    Last month we took a look at 36 warning signs of potential workplace violence. This month we took a deep dive into how to go about handling those situations and next steps to take if you do see a warning sign with one of your employees. Help keep your company safe by following these tips.

    What was your favorite Mind Your Business article from November? Let us know on Twitter!

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    Next up: Month in Review: October 2018

    Month in Review: October 2018

    From cashing in your rebate checks to an easy way to improve your professional appearance, a variety of topics were covered on Mind Your Business in October.

    Falling leaves, pumpkin spice and Mind Your Business. Take a look at the following selection of subjects discussed on the blog so far this fall.

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    Megan Kim to lead COSE

    The Greater Cleveland Partnership has named Megan Kim as the executive director of its small business program, the Council of Smaller Enterprises. Click here to learn more about Megan.

    Cash in your BWC rebate checks

    More than 5,500 Ohio employers are sitting on $10.8 million in uncashed checks, according to the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. These checks were distributed this summer as part of a $1.5-billion rebate. If you received one of these rebate checks but haven’t gotten around to cashing it, you better hurry—they have a 90-day life and began expiring Oct. 3.

    Mediate, arbitrate, litigate?

    Should you negotiate means for Alternative Dispute Resolution into your next business contract? Take a deeper look into ADR clauses, including the objectives and benefits to mediation, and when to avoid it.

    Are you listening?

    Our collective listening skills have taken a hit lately, thanks to all the modern, technological distractions that surround us. Turn on your listening ears (and easily improve your professional appearance) by following these steps.

    Chairman’s Forum recap

    There are nine critical issues impacting Northeast Ohio businesses today. Check out a recap of these big issues as discussed at the latest edition of the GCP Chairman’s Forum, featuring GCP Chairman Scott Chaikin and GCP CEO Joe Roman.

    What was your favorite Mind Your Business article from October? Let us know on Twitter!


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    Next up: Month in Review: September 2018

    Month in Review: September 2018

    From new audit rules to effective social media for small businesses, there were many noteworthy posts on the blog this month. Check out these five articles to know from September.

    We shared a lot of important information on Mind Your Business in September. Be in the know: Read on for a recap of our favorite stories.

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    Know the warning signs: 36 signs your workplace could turn violent

    Nothing is more important than keeping yourself and your staff, customers and business safe. In the first of this two-part series we have identified 36 warning signs that a future violent incident could be possible at your workplace. Check back next month when we discuss specific next steps.

    Know the rules: Understanding the new audit rules

    Do you have a partnership or an LLC that is taxed like a partnership? If the answer is yes, don’t wait until tax time—read on now to ensure you have a solid understanding of the new rules governing the auditing of these types of businesses.

    Know the chairman: Notes from “The John Young Coffee Tour”

    Since becoming COSE Board Chair, John Young has made it a priority to sit down with fellow Board members to get their perspective on what COSE's priorities should be and how the organization can continue to be a powerful resource for small businesses. Here's what he's learned from his "John Young Coffee Tour" and how you can lend your insight, too.

    Know where Ohio Stands: What Caused the medical marijuana implementation delay?

    Have you been wondering where we stand with the implementation of Ohio’s medical marijuana program? It’s been over three weeks since the implementation deadline, yet there aren’t any open dispensaries or registered patients. Find out more about the delay and what happens next.

    Know social media: Best practices for small businesses

    Whether it's matching your voice to the channel or crafting an effective call to action, there's a lot to know about building a top-notch social media strategy perfect for your small business. Check out this recap of a recent COSE WebEd Series webinar for tips and tricks to maximizing engagement on your social channels, and scroll to the bottom for the full presentation. Also, be sure to register for next month’s webinar: Cybersecurity - Recent FTC Cases and Guidance on Data Security and Data Breach.

    What was your favorite Mind Your Business article from September? Let us know on Twitter!

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    Next up: NEOSA Sales and Marketing Seminar - Selling to the CFO

    NEOSA Sales and Marketing Seminar - Selling to the CFO

    NEOSA hosted executives from Cisco, Stratavant and Shark Finesse who shared their expertise in how to best position a technology company and its solutions to CFOs.

    NEOSA hosted executives from Cisco, Stratavant and Shark Finesse who shared their expertise in how to best position a technology company and its solutions to CFOs.

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    Next up: NEOSA Seminar Selling to the CIO without being DOA Part 1

    NEOSA Seminar Selling to the CIO without being DOA Part 1

    Selling to the CIO level in an organization can be agreat tactic, but how do you ensure you're approaching them the best way? Our panel of CIO's share their insight...

    Selling to the CIO level in an organization can be agreat tactic, but how do you ensure you're approaching them the best way? Our panel of CIO's share their insight...

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    Next up: NEOSA Seminar Selling to the CIO without being DOA Part 2

    NEOSA Seminar Selling to the CIO without being DOA Part 2

    Selling to the CIO level in an organization can be agreat tactic, but how do you ensure you're approaching them the best way? Our panel of CIO's share their insight...

    Selling to the CIO level in an organization can be agreat tactic, but how do you ensure you're approaching them the best way? Our panel of CIO's share their insight...

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