Startup Resources

If you are starting a business, expanding a business, or have questions, the following is a list of resources to assist you.

General Guidance

Cuyahoga Falls Demographics

U.S. Census Bureau

Business Start-Up Guide

Provided by the Ohio Small Business Centers

Business Startup Road Map and Checklist

Provided by the Ohio Secretary of State

Office/Manufacturing Space & Property Management

City of Cuyahoga Falls – Community Development

2310 Second Street Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
(330) 971-8135
Call for available sites/locations in Cuyahoga Falls. Information on Enterprise Zone, Community Reinvestment Area, and Foreign Trade Zone.

Chamber Member Commercial Realtors/Office Rentals/Appraisal Services

Small Business Resources

Better Business Bureau of Summit County

222 West Market Street Akron OH 44303
(330) 253-4590
Call to check the record of a company you’re considering doing business with.

Entrepreneurship and Business Assistance Centers

77 South High Street Columbus OH 43216
(800) 248-4040
Startup information for your business and information on taxes and licensing.

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.

Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce

151 Portage Trail, Suite 1 Cuyahoga Falls OH 44221
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 Third Street Cuyahoga Falls OH 44221
(330) 928-2117
A great resource center to do research. The Library offers free Internet usage. Call for hours.

Ohio Department of Taxation

(888) 405-4039
General Business, including Corporate Franchise, Employer & School District Withholding, Financial Institutions, Muni for Electric Light and Local Exchange Telephone Companies, and Sales & Use Taxes

Post Offices (Cuyahoga Falls)

State Road (Main Office)

3345 State Rd Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44221
(330) 928-9137

2nd Street

2054 2nd St Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44221
(330) 945-5807

Newspapers / On-line News

Falls News Press

Akron Beacon Journal


SCORE Chapter #81

One Cascade Plaza Akron OH 44308
(330) 379-3163
Service Corps of Retired Executives Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping the small business community through no-fee mentoring and business counseling and low-cost workshops.

Small Business Development Center

526 South Main Street Akron OH 44311
(330) 375-2111
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.

Summit County Fiscal Office – Kristen M. Scalise CPA, CFE

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

Vendor License – Summit County

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. Also needed are the names and addresses of the corporate officers.