- January 2017 was third best month for new businesses in Ohio history
February 15, 2017 from Secretary of State
- Statewide investments to create $40 million in new payroll
January 30, 2017 from Governor's Office
- Secretary of State's Office to hold open office hours across Ohio in February
January 30, 2017 from Secretary of State
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CyberOhio Business Summit – March 31, 2017
The Ohio Attorney General's CyberOhio Business Summit will feature cybersecurity experts from across the country to provide business owners with practical, understandable, and actionable cybersecurity information. Come learn how to better protect your business and yourself from the ever evolving cyber threat landscape. Learn more and register for the CyberOhio Business Summit.
Ohio minimum wage increased
Ohio's minimum wage increases on January 1, 2017, to $8.15 per hour for non-tipped employees and $4.08 per hour for tipped employees. The minimum wage applies to employees of businesses with annual gross receipts of more than $299,000 per year. View the minimum wage poster for 2017 .
Ohio Business Central
File business documents online with Ohio Business Central. Available online forms include: articles of incorporation for domestic corporations, nonprofits, and professional associations; articles of organization for a domestic limited liability company; foreign for profit and nonprofit corporation application for license; foreign limited liability company registration; trade and fictitious name registration and renewal; and biennial reports for associations and limited liability partnerships, and more.
Hiring Ohioans with Disabilities: A Toolkit for Employers, Managers and Human Resource Professionals
Integrating individuals with disabilities into the workplace can have many benefits for employers. Individuals with disabilities have proven to be dedicated, conscientious and highly productive workers when given the chance. The greatest barriers to hiring workers with disabilities are myths, fears, and misunderstandings. In Ohio, the Toolkit for Employers is the best source of information for recruiting, hiring and retaining workers with disabilities.
Employers can learn about best practices from some of Ohio's top employers; tax incentives for hiring workers with disabilities, and more. View the Hiring Ohioans with Disabilities Toolkit for Employers.