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Exploring the Possibilities of Starting, Buying or Expanding a Small Business?. Discover what it takes by charting your course with… Small Business Basics Training. Small Business Development Guide Business Entities. Ohio Secretary of State, www.sos.state.oh.us Sole Proprietorship

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    1. Exploring the Possibilities of Starting, Buying or Expanding a Small Business? Discover what it takes by charting your course with… Small Business Basics Training

    2. Small Business Development GuideBusiness Entities • Ohio Secretary of State, www.sos.state.oh.us • Sole Proprietorship • Partnership (General or Limited) • Corporation (C-Corp or S-Corp) • Limited Liability Company (Partnership) • Non-Profit Organization www.terra.edu/ContinuingEducation/SmallBusinessDevelopment.html Click on “Business Basics – Guide”

    3. Small Business Development GuideName Registration • Ohio Secretary of State, www.sos.state.oh.us • “Doing business as a name other than your legal name, you must register it” • Fictitious Name Registration • Trade Name Registration • Corporate Name Registration www.terra.edu/ContinuingEducation/SmallBusinessDevelopment.html Click on “Business Basics – Guide”

    4. Small Business Development GuideLicensing & Permits • First Stop Business Connection www.business.ohio.gov/starting • Menu of Business Types – Checklist of Regulations & Requirements • “Starting Your Business in Ohio” Publication www.terra.edu/ContinuingEducation/SmallBusinessDevelopment.html Click on “Business Basics – Guide”

    5. Small Business Development GuideVendor’s License • Ohio Department of Taxation,www.tax.ohio.gov • “If you need to charge sales tax, you need the appropriate vendor’s license or licenses” • Ohio Business Gateway • County Auditor’s Office • Regular Vendor’s License • Transient Vendor’s License • Certificate of Exemption www.terra.edu/ContinuingEducation/SmallBusinessDevelopment.html Click on “Business Basics – Guide”

    6. Small Business Development GuideTax Requirements • Federal Taxes, www.irs.gov • Ohio Taxes, www.tax.ohio.gov • Local Taxes – city, township, county & school www.terra.edu/ContinuingEducation/SmallBusinessDevelopment.html Click on “Business Basics – Guide”

    7. Small Business Development GuideEmployer Requirements • Employer Identification Number (EIN), www.irs.gov • Immigration Law, www.immigration.gov • New Hire Reporting, www.oh-newhire.com • Wages and Hour, www.com.state.oh.us • Unemployment, www.state.oh.us/odjfs • Worker’s Compensation, www.ohiobwc.com • Employee Rights, www.state.oh.us/crc www.terra.edu/ContinuingEducation/SmallBusinessDevelopment.html Click on “Business Basics – Guide”

    8. Small Business Development GuideProfessional Advisors • Accountant • Attorney • Insurance Agent • Bankers/Lenders • Financial Advisors • Other Service Providers • Mentors

    9. Small Business Development GuideSources of Assistance • Ohio SBDC at Terra State, www.terra.edu/ContinuingEducation/SmallBusinessDevelopment.html • Small Business Development Centers of Ohio, www.entrepreneurohio.org • Ohio Development Services Agency, www.development.ohio.gov

    10. Small Business Development GuideSources of Assistance • Association of Small Business Development Centers, www.asbdc-us.org • Small Business Administration, www.sba.gov • Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) – Toledo, www.scoretoledo.org • Local Chambers of Commerce • Local Economic Development Organizations

    11. Small Business Development PlanningBusiness Plan Functions • Acts as a Feasibility Study • Tool for Obtaining Financing • Serves as a Management Tool

    12. Small Business Development PlanningBusiness Plan Narrative • Statement of Purpose • Description of Business • Marketing Plan • Competition • Location • Organization Plan (Management and Personnel) www.terra.edu/ContinuingEducation/SmallBusinessDevelopment.html Click on “Business Basics –Bus. Plan Narrative”

    13. Small Business Development PlanningBusiness Plan Financial Pro Forma • Financial Requirements • Amortization Schedule • Pro Forma Income Statement • Pro Forma Cash Flow Analysis • Pro Forma Balance Sheet • Industry Standard Income Data www.terra.edu/ContinuingEducation/SmallBusinessDevelopment.html Click on “Business Basics – Bus. Plan Pro Forma”

    14. Small Business Development PlanningSmall Business Funding • Private Funding • Public Funding • Hybrid Funding

    15. Confidential, In-DepthBusiness Plan Counseling • Complete Research • Complete Narrative • Complete Financial Data Worksheet • Complete Counseling Information Form • Contact the SBDC for an Appointment • SBDC Complete Business Plan Pro Forma www.terra.edu/ContinuingEducation/SmallBusinessDevelopment.html Click on “Business Basics – Guide”, “Business Basics – Narrative”, “Business Basic – Worksheet”, “Business Basics – Counseling Information Form”, and “Business Basics – Pro Forma”

    16. Small Business Development PlanningChecklist – 1st Things 1st • Register with the Ohio Secretary of State (www.ohiosecretaryofstate.gov) • Obtain your EIN from IRS (www.irs.gov) • Open a bank account • Contact the Ohio Department of Taxation (www.tax.ohio.gov) • Report hired employees (www.oh-newhire.com)

    17. Small Business Development PlanningCheck-list – 1st Things 1st • Contact the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (www.bwc.ohio.gov) • Contact the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services (www.jfs.ohio.gov) • Obtain the proper licenses and permits (www.business.ohio.gov/starting) and www.tax.ohio.gov

    18. Small Business Development CenterPresenter’s Contact Information • Bill Auxter, Director Ohio SBDC at Terra State Community College 2830 Napoleon Road, Fremont, Ohio 43420 Building D, Suite D-201, Office C Direct Line: 419-559-2210 Email: bauxter@terra.edu