Ohio Secretary of State:  Check Name Availability  To check the availability of a business name with the Ohio Secretary of State.

Federal EIN Number:  Apply online  To apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN) online from the IRS.

Ohio License RequirementsOhio Licensing Information  To find out what licensing requirements a business or professional may have.

Ohio SBA Funding Options and Resources:  SBA Funding and Resource Guide  To find out about SBA programs, finding options and resources.

Ohio Small Business Development:  1st Stop Business Connection Guides  For a reasonably complete listing of Ohio Resources and requirements for starting and operating a business.