Two of this year's COSE Business Plan Challenge winners are busy, but in different ways. Here's what they have been up to.
Home Team Marketing
Football season is just beginning but Home Team Marketing has already scored.
Home Team Marketing brokers sports sponsorship agreements between high school athletic programs and companies. It has landed sponsorship deals with Burger King, Cleveland State University, Charter One Bank, Tops and Todd Associates Insurance for Home Team's network of 70 schools.
The companies receive signage at the games, inserts in the programs and announcements on the public address system.
Home Team was the "Best of Show" winner in the COSE Business Plan Challenge.
Tea Jones founder Sarah Jones is re-evaluating her plan for a chain of tea cafes, while she revamps her first business, Phoenix Coffee. Jones plans to redecorate her six cafes with artwork by Morris Everett, who owns The Last Moving Picture Company in Kirtland.
She will repaint the cafes with Phoenix Coffee colors, purple and gold, and hang vintage travel posters from Everett's shop.
"It fits in with who we are and our atmosphere because they look exotic and interesting," Jones says.
Everett's posters will be for sale in the cafes.Tea Jones was the "Female Business Enterprise" winner in the COSE Business Plan Challenge.