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Federal Web sites

Small Business Administration 
Covers all aspects of small business including planning, financing, start up, management, training.

IRS Business Page
Quick and comprehensive information for small businesses, including online EIN application and “Subscribe” link for IRS e-newsletter.

Fed BizOpps
Access point for contracting with the federal government.

International Trade Administration
Information about the import/export environment.

State Web Sites:  

Ohio Secretary of State: Includes search for business names, applications for Ohio trademarks and applications for forming corporations in Ohio.                                                  

Ohio Department of Taxation: Ohio tax forms, laws and rulings, and online business filing.

Entrepreneurship and Small Business

Ohio Development Services Agency Research: Data and analysis on the economic, industrial, demographic, and program trends of the state of Ohio

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Business Databases

American Business/Reference USA
Searches and profiles more than 14 million companies located in the United States. 

Business Source Premier 
Contains articles on all aspects of business, including management, economics, finance, accounting, international business, and more.

Regional Business News
Full text articles from 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from across the United States.

SRDS (Standard Rate and Data Service) In Library Only
Largest and most current database of media rates--includes print, broadcast, newspaper, direct marketing and online.

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Local offices for business counseling

Small Business Development Center

Minority Business Assistance Center

Northwest Ohio SCORE

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