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Ohio promotes veteran entrepreneurship

Launching a new business can be a big undertaking. As an entrepreneur and a veteran, there are services to help get your business off on the right foot. Did you know that the Small Business Administration (SBA) has an Office of Veterans Business Development (OVBD)? They can provide you with access to capital, business plan workshops, mentorship, and training. They can also connect veteran small business owners with federal procurement and commercial supply chains. 


Not sure what kind of business you need to create?

Find out how to set up different kinds of organizations in the state of Ohio.  The Ohio Secretary of State’s business guides provides practical information.

Guidance is included for the following types of organizations:

  • Corporations
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Partnerships
  • Sole proprietorships
  • Trademark or service mark registration

Considering a technology startup?  

Technology entrepreneurs can find a robust network of business supports to take advanced ideas and turn them into new technology businesses. The Ohio Third Frontier is a thriving statewide community of expert people and organizations dedicated to increasing the odds of success of your entrepreneurial enterprise.