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Start a business
Learn about starting a business in Ohio. Follow these four steps and you'll be on your way.

The 1st Stop Business Connection provides free state-level information needed to get started or continue on your entrepreneurial journey. 

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Startup Guide

Review Starting Your Business in Ohio for guidance on choosing a legal entity and registering with the Ohio Secretary of State, employer requirements, business taxes, and more.

Checklists

Checklists cover state regulations for specific types of businesses. See if a checklist is available for the type of business you're opening.

Program Partners

Ohio Business Gateway, Common Sense Initiative, Development Services Agency, Ohio Secretary of State, Ohio Attorney General, and Ohio Treasurer.

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Disclaimer

The Ohio Small Business Development Center (SBDC) program is partially funded by the Ohio Development Services Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions, or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact 614-466-2711.