Source www.thecentersquare.com New business filings are filed with the Ohio secretary of state to declare the formation of a business.
December’s increase in new businesses filings was particularly large, with a 51% increase in new businesses compared with 2019. Despite restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic, 40,000 more new businesses opened last year than in 2019, which was the previous record year.
“We know that a large percentage of Ohioans work for small businesses, so there is nothing small about a small business,” LaRose said. “These enterprises that are beginning today, maybe they are a sole proprietor right now, but maybe in a year they are going to need to hire somebody to bring in some extra help, and maybe next year they are going to have to hire a couple people more. So I think that’s the kind of thing that bodes well for the future.” “Despite the challenges of the pandemic, Ohio entrepreneurs continue to demonstrate great resilience and ingenuity,” LaRose said. “They are taking risks to build better lives for themselves and their families – and they are doing so in record numbers. Starting a business is a huge commitment, and I am proud that my office is able to play a role in supporting Ohioans as they take their first steps in this journey.”
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