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December 2013

Ohio Business Central

For the first time in Ohio, you can start and manage your business online.

In October, Secretary of State Jon Husted announced that the most frequently used business forms from his office can now be completed online. The new system, Ohio Business Central, helps both streamline and simplify the submission process to start a business and to manage required filings throughout a businesses’ lifecycle.

In the past two months, more than 2,000 businesses have gotten started using the online system, with more than 550 businesses keeping their records current using the online forms. By utilizing technology to improve the services available from the Secretary of State's office, Ohio is now in position to roll out the red carpet to business and job creation by cutting the red tape.

Check out Ohio Business Central to get your business started today or access forms to help keep your business records current.

This newsletter will introduce you to some of the services the Ohio Secretary of State's office provides, as well as update you on some of the business trends in Ohio. If you need more information, or if there's something you'd like to see in a future newsletter, please contact our office at businessnews@OhioSecretaryofState.gov.

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Telephone: (614) 466-3910 • Toll Free: (877) SOS-FILE (767-3453)
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E-mail: busserv@OhioSecretaryofState.gov • On the web: www.OhioSecretaryofState.gov

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