Tips for starting a business in Ohio

How do you start a business in Ohio?
(Source: Secretary of State)
(Source: Secretary of State)

(Toledo News Now) - If you're interested in starting a business in Ohio, there are a few steps you have to take to make sure it's legal.

The Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce says the first step is searching for your company name on the Secretary of State website. If it's not already taken, register it.

You also have to decide what type of business you want. If it's anything other than sole proprietor, you'll probably need to hire a lawyer to draw up an operating agreement.

Before you open a business bank account, you'll need to go to the IRS and get a tax payer ID number for your company.

The Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce offers a monthly class called "Charting Your Course" to provide more help with starting a business. The next class is October 16.

For more resources, visit the Small Business Administration website.

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