Prior to 2013, no forms required to start or maintain a business were available online
Columbus, Ohio – Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that 100 percent of all filings needed to start or maintain a business in Ohio may now be submitted online. Additionally, business owners may now submit all Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) statements and certified search requests online. The announcement completes an effort that began in 2013, when Secretary Husted launched Ohio Business Central to modernize operations and better serve business owners.
“Since day one, our office has committed itself to working on behalf of job creators and entrepreneurs to make it easier to start and maintain a business in Ohio,” said Secretary Husted. “By improving the way our office does business, we are helping companies cut costs, save time, and reduce administrative burden so they can focus on providing quality services and products, as well as create jobs.”
Three out of four Ohio businesses are now started using Ohio Business Central, and 274,196 filings have been processed online since 2013 according to Husted. “The expanded use of online filings has helped to boost overall filings in recent years. So far, 71,979 new entities have filed to do business in Ohio this year – up by 9,500 over the same time-frame last year. Additionally, March 2017 marked the best month in Ohio history for new businesses with the filings of 12,827 entities.”
“In this day and age, everything is technology-based,” said Andrew E. Doehrel, President and CEO of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce. “Businesses need to operate at the ‘speed of business,’ which means they need government to operate at the speed of business.”
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