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Do you require sound business advice? We are here to offer you and your team realistic solutions to common business difficulties, whether you require business consulting, estate planning, project management, or anything similar. We support small businesses at every stage

Business Registration

We make starting, operating, and expanding your business quick and easy. Our staff can assist in pointing you in the direction of a tried-and-true road to success whether you’re formally organizing, getting started, or scaling up.

Here are just a few of the many advantages of registering a business in Ohio:

  • Tax incentives include the absence of any state business income, inventory, or personal property taxes.
  • Financial support: Business owners have access to a range of financing.
  • The OEZP, which is run at the county and municipal levels, “offers real and personal property tax exemptions to firms making investments in Ohio.”
  • The Ohio New Markets Tax Credit Program (NMTCP) encourages companies to invest in underserved areas.

Liquor license

Depending on what you intend to perform in the alcohol beverage sector, Ohio offers a variety of liquor permits (selling, manufacturing, distributing, etc.). Click on the Permit Class Types icon below to discover more about the various liquor permits that are offered in Ohio. Choose the appropriate application from the list under “Applications & Forms” in the menu on the left of this page if you’re interested in submitting an application for a liquor permit. Use the “Forms Required with Applications” link on the main liquor page if you need the extra forms that might be needed to process your application. Depending on the type of transaction and/or corporate organization, extra forms can be needed with your application.

Sales license

Ohio law requires any person or business making retail sales of tangible personal property or taxable services to register for sales tax by obtaining a vendor’s license.

For help with your sales license, please call

According to Ohio law, businesses with one or more employees are required to have workers’ compensation insurance, and those that do must maintain their policy details up to date.

For instance, if you are: You must get in touch with BWC to start a policy or change information.

Launching a new company.
Having employees while working as a subcontractor or independent contractor.
buying, selling, merging, or acquiring a company.

In Ohio, it is required by law for all employers with one or more employees to have workers’ compensation insurance. When BWC receives the completed Application for Ohio Workers’ Compensation Coverage (U-3) and the $120 minimum, non-refundable application cost, coverage for Ohio employers and their employees takes effect.

A US DOT number identifies carriers operating in interstate commerce while an MC number identifies a carrier who transports regulated commodities for hire in interstate commerce. Generally, items that have been changed from their natural state are regulated commodities requiring an MC number.

PUCO regulates providers of all kinds of utility services, including electric and natural gas companies, local and long distance telephone companies, water and wastewater companies, rail and trucking companies.