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In 2005 Ohio enacted major tax law changes. Click the link below for a summary. Note: Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader which can be downloaded free at www.adobe.com.
Summary of State of Ohio 2005 Tax Law Changes in PDF
Tallmadge League of Women Voters
The City of Tallmadge Site
Tallmadge City Schools Site
Ohio Chamber of Commerce Site
Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation
The Better Business Bureau of Akron Facts Newsletter
Find out more about the Grow Now small business reduced rate for your business loan, go to www.ohiotreasurer.gov
Northeast Ohio Trade & Economic Consortium (NEOTEC)
Foreign Trade Zones and the Northeast Ohio Logistics Network
Ron DeBarr, Executive Director
Kent State University Administrative Services Bldg.
Kent, Ohio 44242 USA
International Trade Assistance Center
Kimberly Holizna, Director
P.O. Box 5190
Kent, OH 44242-0001
The International Trade Assistance Center, ITAC, provides services to small and medium size businesses that are new to export or want to expand export activity.
SCORE Offers Free Business Counseling
The Akron Chapter of the SCORE Association is a non-profit organization of retired and active executives and business owners that provides free counseling, mentoring and workshops to entrepreneurs and existing businesses in the four-county area of Portage, Summit, Medina and Wayne.
Akron SCORE can be contacted by calling 330-379-3163. Or, toll free at 1-877-AKSCORE. By email at www.akronscore.org, or by fax at 330-379-3164.
Small Business Administration -- Get Information on starting or expanding a business.
JumpStart is a business development organization that identifies and invests in early-stage companies that have strong potential in the marketplace, solid prospects for high growth, and are likely to qualify for later-stage funding. Beyond investing, the JumpStart team provides a continuum of business development services to its client companies to help ensure their success. www.jumpstartinc.org
Upcoming SCORE Workshops
Wednesday, May 8, 5:30-8:30pm, Akron-Summit County Public Library, Akron
Wednesday, May 15, 6:00-9:00pm, Midpoint Campus Center, Brunswick
Wednesday, May 22, 8:30-11:30am, The Taylor Institute, Akron
This is a primer on how to start and market a business. It is for entrepreneurs or for businesses that need basic advice. Subjects discussed include: how to set up the business enterprise, development of a business plan, lender requirements for financing. You will understand the requirements for planning, starting and operating a business.
Monday, May 20, 5:30-8:30pm, Portage Lakes Career Center, Uniontown
Wednesday, May 29, 6:00-9:00pm, Midpoint Campus Center, Brunswick
This workshop will help you set business goals, create your plan, understand the financial considerations and analyze your market. You will become familiar with the various components of the Business Plan.
Marketing Techniques for Success
Monday, May 13, 6:00-8:30pm, The Taylor Institute, Akron
A workshop that will help you find out what your customers want and how to give it to them. It covers a wide range of marketing topics including pricing, research, communication and customer service. You will have an opportunity to learn about your competition, how to describe your service or product, pricing strategy, target markets and channels, creating a marketing message, marketing communications methods and tools, public relations, social media and customer service.
Akron SCORE Contact: Tom Duke
175 S. Main St., Suite 204 330-576-6033 or 330-696-1052
Akron , Ohio 44308 email@example.com
SCORE To Offer Start-Up Business Workshops Beginning May 16
AKRON, Ohio – For the second consecutive year, Akron SCORE will offer its popular Simple Steps for Starting Your Business workshops beginning Thursday, May 16, continuing weekly through June 20. This free series consists of six three-hour sessions that help evaluate an existing business or a new business idea.
All of the workshops will be held at The Taylor Institute at The University of Akron from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Applicants must commit to attending all six workshops. Enrollment is limited to 25 participants
Workshop topics and dates include: Start-Up Basics, a no-nonsense look at the requirements of starting a business, May 16; Business Concept, key concepts involved with creating a business plan, May 23; Marketing Plan, how to market your product or service, May 30; Financial Projections, understanding business financials and forecasting for your business, June 6 and June 13; and Funding Sources, information on how to finance your small business, June 20 . All of the workshops will be led by experienced SCORE counselors.
The interconnected series of workshops offers an interactive learning environment consisting of case studies and work assignments based on a participant’s business idea. Attendees completing the series will receive a certificate of completion signifying that they have successfully completed the course.
To apply or obtain more information call 330-379-3163. To learn more about Akron SCORE, visit the website, http://www.akron.score.org.
Akron SCORE’s mission is to stimulate the Greater Akron economy, which includes Medina , Portage , Summit and Wayne counties, through using the knowledge and skills of its volunteers to successfully guide and lead start-up and existing businesses toward their goals.
Be sure to check our website http://www.akron.score.org
for a current listing of upcoming workshops.