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Whether you have been in business for a few years or you are nurturing a new business idea, COSE connects you with the resources to spark your next step.

Start Up Basics

Business ownership isn’t for everyone. The resources below identify the common questions and themes associated with starting a business.

General Business Planning

Being able to develop and manage business systems is an important skill for an entrepreneur. Learn more below about the fundamental steps in business planning.


Unless you have access to nearly unlimited funds, you’ll need to have a plan for business finances. The articles below explain the critical importance of business financing.


The following articles detail the need for business protection.


Learn more below about the importance of business marketing in today’s economy.