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Business FAQs

Review the latest unemployment rates and Labor Market Information from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

Setting up an out-of-state business to do business in Ohio is very similar to starting a business in Ohio. See our Start a Business guide for resources and checklists.

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.

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

Check out programs and services from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services’ Office of Workforce Development.

Check out the services for employers available from OhioMeansJobs.com.

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

Consult the Ohio Department of Commerce’s Wage and Hour Division.

Consult the Ohio Department of Commerce’s Wage and Hour Division.

State law mandates that certain types of employers and licensing entities conduct background checks as part of the hiring or licensing process. Learn about background checks from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.

The Ohio Attorney General's Office offers an online guide to consumer laws.

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

To close your business, you must file a dissolution with the Ohio Secretary of State's office as well as close any business accounts you may have with the state.