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- Secretary of State announces additional online services for business based in and out of Ohio
September 21, 2016 from Secretary of State
- Seven success stories to celebrate National Employ Older Workers Week
September 21, 2016 from Department of Aging
- Secretary of State releases new business filing figures for August 2016
September 15, 2016 from Secretary of State
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Hiring Ohioans with Disabilities: A Toolkit for Employers, Managers and Human Resource Professionals
Integrating individuals with disabilities into the workplace can have many benefits for employers. Individuals with disabilities have proven to be dedicated, conscientious and highly productive workers when given the chance. The greatest barriers to hiring workers with disabilities are myths, fears, and misunderstandings. In Ohio, the Toolkit for Employers is the best source of information for recruiting, hiring and retaining workers with disabilities.
Employers can learn about best practices from some of Ohio's top employers; tax incentives for hiring workers with disabilities, and more. View the Hiring Ohioans with Disabilities Toolkit for Employers.
Business identity theft
When most people think of identity theft, they imagine an individual victim's Social Security or credit card number being stolen. However, identity theft does not just affect individuals. Business identity theft, or corporate or commercial identity theft, occurs when a business's identity is used to transact business and establish lines of credit with banks and/or vendors. Learn more about protecting your business.
Ohio EPA improves free help for small businesses
Small businesses in Ohio have access to a new tool from Ohio EPA that can help identify whether environmental permits, licenses or registrations are needed. The Agency's improved and updated Permit Wizard is now available to help new businesses get started on the right track with proper permits; existing businesses also may use the Permit Wizard anonymously as a way to check on whether they still have the right permits for their operations.
View the Ohio EPA Permit Wizard.