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Small Business

LOCAL RESOURCES

 

Akron SCORE                                                            

SCORE offers several services to help start a small business or to make a small business more profitable including individual counseling, mentoring, workshops, and seminars. 

 

Kent Regional Business Alliance (KRBA)                    

The Kent Regional Business Alliance (KRBA) is a team of Northeast Ohio organizations dedicated to promoting small business in Ohio. KRBA provides services (including free business consulting) and products for both growing businesses and people who want to start their own business in Northeast Ohio.

 

STATE RESOURCES

 

Ohio Business Gateway                                               

The Ohio Business Gateway (OBG) is about making government accessible to you and your business by helping you find the information and services you need to keep your business thriving in Ohio.

 

Ohio Business Gateway- Electronic Filing                     

OBG Electronic Filing offers Ohio's businesses a time-and money-saving online filing and payment system that helps simplify business' relationship with government agencies.

 

Ohio Department of Development                    

This is a direct link to the Ohio Department of Development

 

Ohio Small Business Council

The Small Business Council makes sure that small businesses have a big voice at the Chamber and in the Columbus Region.  

 

Small Business Development Center     

The Small Business Development Centers Network of Ohio is the premier technical assistance program for Ohio’s small businesses. The network is provided through a partnership between the Ohio Department of Development, the U.S. Small Business Administration and selected Ohio chambers of commerce, colleges and universities, and economic development agencies.

           

NATIONAL RESOURCES

 

SmallBusiness3                        

This is a direct link to the SmallBusiness3 website. It provides information geared towards anyone interested in starting their own business including local resources.

 

U.S. Small Business Administration                  

SBA offers information on small business loans, grants, bonds and other financial assistance. Find out which method of financing is right for you.