September 29, 2015
Secretary of State announces cut in new business filing fees
Last week, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted announced the rollout of two major initiatives -- the 21% cut in new business filing fees and a partnership with Google to help new businesses get off the ground and achieve success in Ohio. This cost reduction establishes Ohio as the least costly state in the region to start and maintain a business.
Secretary Husted also announced a new website (www.MyOhioBiz.com) and partnership with Google’s “Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map” program to help small business access various free tools and connect with community resources from the web giant in order to promote their new services and products. The new feature will give all new Ohio businesses information on how they can build a website, reserve a free domain name, have their office locations registered with Google’s map and search features and get advice from industry experts. MyOhioBiz.com also contains resources and programs offered by Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted.
Thanks to Husted's efforts, 100% of Ohio-based businesses can now be started online, among many other services, through the Ohio Business Central feature on the Secretary of State’s website. As a result, the state’s response time on business applications has been reduced from four days or more to fewer than 24 hours in most cases.