How to Start a Business In Ohio
There are some specific steps to starting a business in Ohio.
Here are two website links created by the state of Ohio that will help if you want to start a business in Ohio: http://business.ohio.gov/starting/ and https://clients.ohiosbdc.ohio.gov/DocumentMaster.aspx?doc=2609
-Register your business name in Ohio.
Find out more about registering a fictitious name here: http://www.tax.ohio.gov/taxeducation/starting_a_business_step_2.aspx
If you need help selecting a name for your business: 12 Tips To Help Choose a Business Name
-Select your business structure.
Sole-proprietor, LLC, Partnership, Corporation, etc. Find out more about business structure: https://www.tax.ohio.gov/taxeducation/starting_a_business_step_1.aspx
-Register your business with Ohio.
You can register your new business with the state of Ohio here: https://ohiobusinessgateway.ohio.gov
-Open a Business Checking Account.
You will need to open a separate bank account for your business with your new business name.
-Find out about taxes, hire an accountant.
You may want to have an accountant do the work. More information about taxes here: http://www.tax.ohio.gov/Business.aspx and http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Starting-a-Business .
-Get Liability Insurance.
Depending on what type of services you will offer, you may want to consider some type of liability insurance.
You may be required to obtain a license to operate your business in a particular locale, whether you are a resident, or not.