COSE, the Council of Smaller Enterprises, is working with a number of local organizations to stage a regional business plan competition. Entries are being accepted now through the end of the year, with winners announced early in 2002.
For information, contact COSE Customer Service at (216) 592-2222 or online at email@example.com.
Individuals interested in writing a business plan will find a wealth of resources on the Internet. The following are among numerous reliable sites offering free assistance.
* www.cose.org -- Members and nonmembers will find valuable assistance and support.
* www.sba.gov -- This site offers small business start-up and business plan information, as well as links to other useful sites for business planning.
* www.score.org -- This site from the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) includes business plan samples, templates, shareware and software.
* www.americanexpress.com -- The small business section includes interactive tools for writing a business plan.