FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Secretary Husted Announces January Ohio Business Profiles
Featured companies highlight Ohio’s appeal to entrepreneurs looking to start a business.
COLUMBUS – As the number of new companies choosing to set up shop in the Buckeye State continues to grow, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that January’s Ohio Business Profile will feature five “New Ventures” that were started in Ohio within the past five years.
“Ohio continues to roll out the red carpet for people looking to start a business, which is why more companies want to do business in Ohio,” Secretary Husted said. “The companies featured this month show that the entrepreneurial spirit is strong in Ohio.”
In Ohio, more than 418,000 companies have been started within the past five years (representing nearly 40 percent of all active registrations). In fact, in 2012 and 2013 the state saw a record-setting number of new businesses with 88,068 and 89,735 new companies filing to do business in Ohio, respectively. Although final figures for 2014 are not yet available, the state is on pace to surpass 2013’s numbers and set a new record.
One reason for the growth in business filings has been the launch of online services. In October 2013, Secretary Husted launched Ohio Business Central allowing businesses to file some of the most commonly used forms online and services continue to be expanded. To date, more than 35,000 filings have been submitted and half of all new companies are now started online in Ohio.
Secretary Husted also noted the benefit of new business ventures to Ohio families. “As more companies choose Ohio it bolsters the economy at the local and state levels, and means more opportunities for hard-working Ohioans,” he said.
Companies profiled this month include:
- Truckshop – Cincinnati – A mobile boutique that hit the road in 2013 and offers affordable dresses, tops, jewelry and accessories.
- Hunger Paynes Food Truck – Dayton – Started by the former executive chef for the Dayton Convention Center in 2013, the company specializes in croquettes and makes everything in-house.
- We Love Your Love Photography – Canton – An on-location, natural light photographer that strives to create photos unique to each client that was started in 2010.
- Turkeyfoot Creek Creamery – Wauseon – Formed in 2012, this business produces handcrafted artisan cheeses that include gouda, feta, chevre and curds – all made from goats milk.
- Purple Sage Bakery – Columbus – Founded in 2013, the company offers classically made assorted croissants, coffee cakes and a variety of seasonal desserts.
Launched in June 2011, Ohio Business Profile has helped raise awareness about companies registered and doing business in Ohio that are creating interesting products, offering outstanding service, contributing to their local communities and employing Ohioans in the process. Each month, a handful of diverse businesses linked together by a common theme are featured on the Secretary of State’s website at OhioBusinessProfile.com, where Ohioans are encouraged to go to submit companies they feel are deserving of recognition in future months.
The Secretary of State’s office releases a monthly report of new business filings in Ohio and recent data has shown that the number of newly-registered businesses in Ohio is up for the year as compared to the same timeframe last year.
NOTE: New business filings are classified as forms filed with the Ohio Secretary of State that declare the formation of a business entity, including for-profit, non-profit and professional corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, limited partnerships and limited liability partnerships. Filing as a business in Ohio does not guarantee the company will begin operations, be profitable or create jobs.
For more information, please contact Matt McClellan at (614) 995-2168.