Starting a Business

The resources in this section are essentially a toolkit to guide your decision-making process.

HUBZone Program

The Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) program helps small businesses in urban and rural communities gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities.

HUBZone Application

Entrepreneur Ohio Small Business Development Centers of Ohio

The Ohio Small Business Development Centers Network is the premier technical assistance program for Ohio’s small businesses.

Ohio Build Your Business

Diverse industries. Skilled workforce. Thriving economy. Ohio is leading the nation in an economic resurgence. Businesses from across the country and around the globe call Ohio home. It’s where transformation happens. Learn more about why Ohio is the place to build your legacy. Come and be a part of it. Learn more about why Ohio is the place to build your legacy.

Ohio Department of Development

The Ohio Development Services Agency is committed to creating jobs and building strong communities, while ensuring accountability and transparency of taxpayer money and exceptional customer service.

PTAC – Procurement Technical Assistance Center

A nationwide network of dedicated procurement professionals working to help local businesses compete successfully in the government marketplace.

U. S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.

U.S. Department of Energy

The mission of the Energy Department is to ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions.

U. S. Department of Energy / Energy Saver

Saving energy in the workplace results in saving money. Here you can learn how to use energy in your workplace more efficiently.

U.S. Export Assistance Center

Their mission is to provide the help you need to compete in today’s global marketplace.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance

The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance is a government-wide compendium of Federal programs, projects, services, and activities that provide assistance or benefits to the American public. It contains financial and nonfinancial assistance programs administered by departments and establishments of the Federal government.