Starting a business can be confusing. Let the OSBDC network simplify your journey.
1st Stop Business Connection
Working with an Ohio SBDC counselor and the 1st Stop Business Connection is the easiest way to learn about starting a business in Ohio. It provides free state-level information needed to get started or continue on your entrepreneurial journey. Follow this four step process and you’ll be on your way.
Download Starting Your Business in Ohio, Part 1 for guidance on registering your business in Ohio.
Download Starting Your Business in Ohio, Part 2: Business Financing Opportunities to help you plan your business finances.
Review the following list to see if a checklist is available for the specific type of business you’re hoping to open.
All checklists are in PDF format. Get free Adobe Acrobat Reader.
After reviewing these documents, you are invited and encouraged to contact your local Small Business Development Center (SBDC). SBDCs are staffed with highly trained and experienced business advisors who offer one-on-one, confidential, and no-cost counseling to help with your business needs.