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2022 NEW BUSINESS FILINGS: SECOND HIGHEST IN OHIO HISTORY

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose announced 179,636 new business filings in 2022, down 18,374 from the all-time record-setting year in 2021 and the second highest in state history. However, December 2022 saw 13,012 new business filings, 496 more than December 2021. With small business optimism reaching its 12th consecutive month below the 49-year average, …

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4 Reasons Your Business Needs a Business Plan

Our mission is to help small business reach their maximum potential, and one tool we use to do that is business planning. Here are four reasons you need a business plan. A business plan directs you toward your ultimate goals. Think of it like a GPS for your business. The process illuminates blind spots. Through …

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How to Get More Products and Services on the Shelves

During the first couple of years, when we, as entrepreneurs, are starting up our business, it is very natural for us to focus strictly on developing our key products and services. This probably results in some good products and services that the customers like, but our turnover is probably not as large as we hoped. …

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