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Do Business with the State

The State of Ohio encourages your business to do business with us. Learn about opportunities to provide resources, supplies, personnel, services, and more to state government.

Common Questions

View more frequently asked questions in our Help Center.

  • Do I have to report to the state whenever my business hires someone?/wps/portal/gov/site/help-center/faqs/business-faqs/report-new-hires
  • Do I have to report to the state whenever my business hires someone?

    All employers are required to report new employees or contractors within 20 days of the date of hire.

  • Do I need a special license or permit to do business in Ohio?/wps/portal/gov/site/help-center/faqs/business-faqs/license-permits
  • Do I need a special license or permit to do business in Ohio?

    View information about licenses and permits required to do business in Ohio.

  • How do I get a business license in Ohio? /wps/portal/gov/site/help-center/faqs/business-faqs/business-license
  • How do I get a business license in Ohio?

    Businesses are required to register with the Ohio Secretary of State to legally conduct business in the state — this is commonly called a business license. See our Start a Business guide for resources and checklists.

  • What can my business do in the Ohio Business Gateway? /wps/portal/gov/site/help-center/faqs/business-faqs/business-gateway
  • What can my business do in the Ohio Business Gateway?

    Businesses can file taxes, submit other transactions with, and make payments to various state agencies via the Ohio Business Gateway.

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