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

Better Business Bureau of Summit County

222 West Market Street
Akron OH 44303
(330) 253-4590
www.akronbbb.org

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
business.ohio.gov/starting/

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
www.cityofcf.com

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
330-929-6756
www.cfchamber.com

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
www.cuyahogafallslibrary.org

A great resource center to do research. The Library offers free Internet usage. Call for hours.

Ohio Department of Taxation

(888) 405-4039
www.tax.ohio.gov

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

SCORE Chapter #81

One Cascade Plaza
Akron OH 44308
(330) 379-3163
akron.score.org

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
www.akronsbdc.org

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

www.sos.state.oh.us

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

fiscaloffice.summitoh.net

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

fiscaloffice.summitoh.net

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.

Other Resources

Office Space

Realtors

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

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