Our valuable links to local and state resources help you locate the nearest chamber of commerce, information research database, loan and funding for your business, specialized state & national business centers, small business software & website information                                                                          

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Ohio Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC)  help Ohio's businesses compete for federal, state, and local government contracts.

    Federal Government Contracting Process     

    Doing Business with the Defense Logistics Agency  

    Steps to Starting and Finding Federal Government Contracting Opportunities   

IRS Video Portal

SmallBusiness tax Workshop

Community Capital Development Corporation

U.S. Small Business Administration

Incorporation Information

Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center

Licking County Public Library

Licking County Library A TO Z DATABASES    Click on "Databases" and then "Locally Purchased by Your Library."

Census Business Builder - data to determine the best location for your business

Entrepreneurs with Disabilities

Chambers of Commerce

Newark Area Chamber of Commerce

Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of

Lancaster Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce

Coshocton County Chamber of Commerce

Perry County Chamber of Commerce

Marrietta area Chamber

Cambridge Area Chamber of Commerce


Business Owners Information Toolkit

Wall Street Journal Center for Entrepreneurs

All Around Business Advice

Inc. Magazine Business Information

Sample Business Plans

Women's Business Enterprise National Council

Franchise Information

State of Ohio

Secretary of State

Credit Scores and Financing Options

Free Financial Assessment from businessloans.com who is a SCORE Foundation partner to determine which options are open to you based on your credit score and other factors. 

 SBA Loan Programs  Get the latest information here on SBA loans and other information available for small businesses.

   Fees for 7(a) SBA Loans Made to Veteran Owned Small Businesses Effective October 1, 2016 

   Non Veteran 7(a) and 504 SBA Fees Effective October 1, 2016

Access Business Development and Finance provides growing businesses with long-term, fixed-rate financing for major fixed assets, such as land and buildings. A certified development company [CDC] is a nonprofit corporation set up to contribute to the economic development of its community or region. CDCs work with the SBA and private-sector lenders to provide the financing to small businesses. 

Crowds Unite  The biggest crowdfunding review site in the world.   A guide  through the crowdfunding process from start to finish. 

Gust provides simple, powerful tools for finding and working efficiently with angel and venture capital investors throughout the funding process

Tax Information for Businesses

Business Taxes  The form of business you operate determines what taxes you must pay and how you pay them.

Tax Information for Businesses  If you run a small business or are self-employed, the IRS Web site offers a wide variety of information to help you.

Business Structures  When beginning a business, you must decide what structure to use. Legal and tax considerations enter into this decision.

Employer ID Numbers (EINs)  An Employer Identification Number (EIN) is also known as a federal tax identification number, and is used to identify a business entity. Generally, businesses need an EIN.

Online Application - Form SS-4, Employer Identification Number (EIN)  Apply online for the Employer Identification Number (EIN), also known as a Federal Tax Identification Number.

IRS Forms and Publications

Forms and Publications  Need an IRS form or publication?

Electronic Filing

Electronic Federal Tax Payments (EFTPS)  Businesses and individuals can use the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System to pay all their federal taxes electronically, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, via the phone, personal computer (PC) software or the Internet. Visit the EFTPS web site for all the latest information! Or visit the Department of Treasury’s Financial Management Services web page on EFTPS.

QuickAlerts "More" e-file Benefits for EROs  Get on board and be one of the thousands of tax professionals that currently receive information on “up-to-the-minute” e-file events.


Businesses with Employees  Information about hiring, recordkeeping, and other topics for business owners with employees.

Employment Taxes for Small Businesses  If you have employees, you are responsible for Federal Income Tax Withholding, Social Security and Medicare taxes and Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA).

IRS Withholding Calculator  This easy-to-use calculator can help you figure your employees’ Federal income tax withholding so you can withhold the correct amount from their pay.

Talk With The IRS

Contact My Local Office  IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers are your one-stop resource for face-to-face tax help and solutions to tax problems, every business day.

Taxpayer Advocate Service  The Taxpayer Advocate is an independent organization within the IRS. They help taxpayers resolve problems with the IRS and recommend changes that will prevent the problems.

Learning Center  On-Line Classroom
The Small Business/Self-Employed Virtual Small Business Tax Workshop is designed to help new and existing small business owners understand and meet their federal tax obligations.


Small Business Products Online Ordering  Looking for a tool to help you meet your tax requirements? Choose from our free products, developed especially for the Small Business/Self-Employed person, and obtain updated information on existing products.

e-News for Small Businesses   e-News for Small Businesses is a free electronic mail service designed to provide tax information for small business owners and self-employed individuals. Sign-up and you will receive information about:

  • Important upcoming tax dates
  • What's new for small businesses on the IRS Web site
  • Reminders and tips to assist small businesses with tax compliance
  • IRS News Releases and special IRS announcements.

Disaster Information

Help for Hurricane Victims: Information on Tax Relief, Charitable Issues  The Internal Revenue Service is working to provide appropriate relief and assistance to victims of Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma.

Tax Relief in Disaster Situations  Special tax law provisions may help taxpayers recover financially from the impact of a disaster, especially when the president declares their location to be a major disaster area.

Resources for Specific Communities

Industries/Professions  Specific tax information for Agriculture, Automotive, Child Care, Construction, Cosmetology, Entertainment, Fishing, Gas Retailers, Manufacturing, Real Estate, Restaurants, Tax Professionals, and other industries.

Tax Information for International Businesses  This section provides a vast amount of information on U.S. taxes for both aliens living in the U.S. and U.S. citizens located overseas.

Tax Information for Tax Professionals  Provides links to items on IRS.GOV which are helpful to the tax professional. We want to make it easy for tax professionals to find everything they need.


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