COLUMBUS – Secretary of State Jon Husted has announced February as “Minority-Owned Business” Month. Throughout the month, Ohio Business Profile will feature minority-owned businesses from across the state.
In Ohio, there are more than 120,000 minority-owned businesses employing over 130,000 people.
“Entrepreneurship and small business are the backbone of our state’s economy,” Secretary Husted said. “Having a strong minority business community is essential to the future prosperity and economic growth of Ohio.”
Companies profiled this month include:
- Corbus, LLC (West Carrollton, Ohio) is a global service provider of business processing and supply chain management services. As a privately owned company, they are accessible and responsive while continually adapting to meet the unique needs of each of their clients.
- LFL Insurance Agency LLC (Dayton, Ohio) has been serving insurance needs for the Miami Valley since 2001. Their policy holders are provided with fast, courteous service and competitive pricing.
- The Old San Juan Jewelers Inc. (Cleveland, Ohio) is a jewelry store whose mission is to ensure a long-lasting and genuine relationship with their customers through both quality service and merchandise.
- Too Good Eats (Columbus, Ohio) is a family business dedicated to providing gourmet goodness to everyone. They partner with non-profits in the Columbus area to promote healthier eating and donate to families in need.
- Twist Cupcakery (Dayton, Ohio) is a unique sweets and confections bakery that specializes in cupcakes, cakes and other treats. They use the finest ingredients and focus on the little details to ensure their customers are satisfied.
- Z Promotions (Columbus, Ohio) is a strategic branding partner to companies nationwide. Their purpose is to get their clients noticed and to make them memorable through creative product branding.
Last month, Secretary Husted announced that 2017 was a record-breaking year for new businesses formed in the Buckeye State. This marks the eighth consecutive year Ohio has seen a record number of new entities file to set up shop.
Since taking office in 2011, Secretary Husted has made it a priority to offer better services to Ohio entrepreneurs and businesses at a lower cost. In 2013, he launched Ohio Business Central, which allows businesses to be created online with a significantly quicker turnaround time. This efficiency allowed the state to cut the fees associated with starting a new business by 21 percent in 2015. That same year, Secretary Husted began a partnership with Google’s “Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map” program making it easy for new businesses to access free tools to help them get off the ground.
Ohio Business Profile was launched in 2011 to highlight Ohio companies that create transformative products, offer outstanding service, contribute to their local communities and employ Ohioans. Each month, a handful of diverse businesses linked together by a common theme are featured on the Secretary of State’s website. Ohioans are encouraged to submit companies they feel are deserving of recognition in future months.