Starting a Business, Expanding a Business or need a Business Resource?

12 Nov Starting a Business, Expanding a Business or need a Business Resource?

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Starting a Business, Expanding a Business or need a Business Resource?
The following is a list of valuable phone numbers and resources to assist you in your new or existing business venture.  The following is a list of valuable phone numbers and resources to assist you in your new or existing business venture.


Better Business Bureau – Summit County

222 W. Market St.

Akron, OH  44303

(330) 253-4590

Call to check the record of a company you’re considering doing business with.


Business Permit Center – One Stop

77 S. High St. 28th Floor

Columbus, OH  43216

(800)248-4040 or (614)466-4232

Call for a free start up kit for your business and information on taxes and licensing.


The City of Cuyahoga Falls, Community Development Department

2310 Second Street

Cuyahoga Falls, OH  44221

(330) 971-8135

The Department of Community Development offers many services for businesses that are just beginning, relocating to Cuyahoga Falls, or expanding their present facility. Community Development may provide a variety of significant economic incentives or share valuable property availability information to assist local businesses. Information on Enterprise Zone, Community Reinvestment Area, and Foreign Trade Zone.


The Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce

151 Portage Trail, Suite 1

Cuyahoga Falls, OH  44221

330-929-6756 FAX 330-929-4278

Contact: Laura Petrella, CEO

The Chamber is a non-profit professional business organization offering monthly networking events (lunch meetings, breakfasts and business receptions) to help you promote your business and meet other business leaders. We specialize in business introductions, business relationships and business referrals. We offer a small business benefits plan with money saving benefits. Check out our Business Directory of Chamber of Commerce Members available on our website.


Cuyahoga Falls Library

2015 3rd St.

Cuyahoga Falls, OH  44221

(330) 928-2117

A great resource center to do research. They offer free Internet usage.


Entrepreneurship and Business Assistance Centers

The Entrepreneurship and Business Assistance Centers provide resources for starting or maintaining a small business in Ohio. Located throughout the state, the centers provide technical assistance, training and financial counseling to Ohio’s entrepreneurs, minority and small business owners.

77 South High Street Columbus OH 43216
(800) 248-4040 or (614) 466-2711


Summit County Fiscal Office – Kristen M. Scalise CPA, CFE
She has served as your Summit County Fiscal Officer since May 2011. She manages the auditor, recorder and treasurer divisions of the fiscal office.


Ohio Department of Taxation

General Business, including Corporate Franchise, Employer & School District Withholding, Financial Institutions, Muni for Electric Light and Local Exchange Telephone Companies, and Sales & Use

P.O. Box 530

Columbus, OH  43216-0530

(888) 405-4091
Post Offices – Cuyahoga Falls

Second Street Location

(330) 945-8091

State Road Location – Main Office

(330) 928-9137


Record Publishing- Falls News Press

1050 West Main Street

Kent, Ohio 44240

(330) 541-9400

Weekly newspaper. Call for advertising rates for your business and a free new business write up.


SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives Association) Chapter #81

175 South Main Street, Suite 204

Akron, Ohio 44308

Non-profit organization dedicated to helping the small business community through no-fee mentoring and business counseling and low-cost workshops.
(330) 379-3163


Small Business Development Center

1 Cascade Plaza, #17

Akron, OH  44308

(330) 379-3170

Provides counseling, support, and training to business owners and individuals interested in starting or expanding their business. Call for a class named Business Basics, which is held once a month at no cost.


Secretary of State – John Husted

Business services – start up business information, document authentication, election services – register to vote, notary commission, trademark information are just a few of the services this site offers.



Team NEO

The Northeast Ohio region encompasses 13 counties including the major markets of Akron, Canton, Cleveland, Lorain and Youngstown. Team NEO can assist in relocating your business in Northeast Ohio and can also help facilitate the growth of your established Northeast Ohio business.



Vendor’s License

May be obtained for a fee  from the Summit County Auditors Office.  A vendor’s license authorizes a business to engage in tangible retail sales and charge sales tax. A license is required for each location of operation within the county. All applications must have a street address; P.O. Boxes cannot be accepted. A sole owner is required to furnish their social security number or federal tax identification number. If the company is a corporation, LLC or LP, list the Ohio Corporate Charter number, Ohio Foreign License number or Articles of Organization number issued by Ohio’s Secretary of State.



 Chamber Member Business Office Space – Property Management


City of Cuyahoga Falls – Community Development

2310 Second Street

Cuyahoga Falls, OH  44221

(330) 971-8142   Fax (330) 971-8168

Call for available sites/locations in Cuyahoga Falls. Information on Enterprise Zone, Community Reinvestment Area, and Foreign Trade Zone.


Commonwealth Properties, Inc.

3630 Shade Road

Akron, OH  44333

John Chlebina

(330) 666-7773 Fax (330) 666-8081

Commercial and residential real estate. Call for available space in Cuyahoga Falls.



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